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26 May 2016

G7 host Japan goes rogue on coal as renewable jobs buck global trend

Japan, host of this week’s G7 summit, is isolated before the meeting has even begun, as its continued love of dirty coal has exposed it as a rogue among its G7 peers.

26 May 2016

Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale

Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German lignite mines, with a ‘special’ debate on the issue kicking off in the country’s Parliament.

19 May 2016

300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift

More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries are calling on the world’s seven largest economies to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives ahead of this month’s high level G7 meeting in Japan.

03 May 2016

UK coal battle heads to Wales as fossil fuel fight goes global

In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with coal, hundreds of protesters have today shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in Ffos-y-fran, South Wales.

21 Apr 2016

Climate warning: Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists confirming that 93 per cent of the world heritage area is now suffering from severe coral bleaching.

18 Apr 2016

Swedish government under pressure to end Vattenfall’s ‘dirty’ coal deal

The Swedish government is in the spotlight today with calls for it to stop state-owned Vattenfall’s “dirty deal” to sell its German lignite – or brown coal – assets.

13 Apr 2016

World’s largest private coal company files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, becoming the 50th coal company to do so since 2012.

05 Apr 2016

Coal plant closures becoming the new normal for Europe?

The downward spiral for Europe’s coal industry continued this week, with Belgium becoming the latest country to rid itself of the dirty energy source.

31 Mar 2016

Bleak outlook for coal as UK closes three plants

The UK has put the world another step closer to ridding itself of coal with the closure of three more polluting power stations.

30 Mar 2016

Are Australian taxpayers to fund Adani’s zombie coal project?

With over dozen financial institutions essentially ruling out funding Indian coal conglomerate Adani’s Carmichael mine in Queensland, Australian taxpayers are now being asked to open their wallets for the project.