Coal

Asian countries prioritising development over climate goals

Asian countries prioritising development over climate goals

Countries across Asia are increasingly finding themselves torn meeting emissions reductions targets and meeting economic development goals, and in many cases are prioritising development over limiting emission. Asia has 2,000GW of coal fired power plants that are either under construction or fully operational, with China and India increasing coal power […]

COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host and Polish President Andrzej Duda has told coal miners in the country that the industry will continue to play an important role in Poland. Speaking to miners in the southern town of Brzeszcze, Duda said Poland “will continue to rely on coal. Of course, we’ll achieve an energy […]

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

A new report has found Scotland risks multiple days of blackouts, resulting in deaths and civil unrest as a result of the country’s dependence on renewable energies. A significant gap in Scotland’s electricity system as a result of the closure of coal power stations and the unpredictability of renewables could […]

UK increase coal use as gas market tightens

UK increase coal use as gas market tightens

Coal fired power plants have reached a new level of profitability in the UK, making 35% of coal power stations more profitable than 50% of their gas counterparts, according to data from S&P Global Platts. According to the data, the month-ahead clean dark spread, which refers to the profitability of […]

UK faces energy insecurity after closing coal plants

UK faces energy insecurity after closing coal plants

Britain is facing an energy crisis ahead of winter as it prepares to leave the EU without investing in its gas industry, having closed its coal power stations. Over the course of last week, major policies affecting the UK’s gas and electricity supplies have been put into doubt, including fears […]

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The Trump administration has announced plans to hold a side event at next month’s UN climate talks to promote the use of fossil fuels, according to sources. During last year’s discussions in Bonn, Germany, the US administration a held similar event used to highlight the benefit of technologies that allow […]

Global coal demand rises in 2017

Global coal demand rises in 2017

Global coal demand rose in 2017 as developing countries opt for coal as fuel to drive industrialisation. The International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Outlook published on Tuesday shows that coal will essential for heat and light through to 2040. According to the report, “Many developing economies view coal as […]

Cambodia chooses hydro and coal for electrification

Cambodia chooses hydro and coal for electrification

Cambodia plans to roll out new hydropower and coal power projects to reach its target of full electrification by 2020. Since 2000, the number of people with access to electricity has risen from 16 to 87 percent, with around 73 percent now connected to the grid. Cambodia’s installed capacity now […]