Government Floats Proposals to Phase Out Coal and Oil Heating from 2020s

The government has launched a Call for Evidence on its plans to phase out high-carbon fossil fuel heating systems, such as coal fires and oil burners, over the next decade. In a document released yesterday the government offered more detail on its plans to halt the installation of oil and …

‘The Beginning of the End of Coal’: Chile Unveils Coal Phase Out Plan

The global push to phase out unabated coal power chalked up a major victory this week, as Chile announced it would ban the development of new coal power plants without carbon capture and storage (CCS) and begin work on a plan to phase out its existing coal capacity. The country’s …

Changes to National Monuments Could Benefit the Fossil Fuel Industry

On December 4, President Donald Trump announced plans to drastically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah. “Some people think the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington,” Trump said during the announcement, according to the New …

India’s Coal Imports From North America Tripled Year On Year In October

Imports of coal from North America have risen rapidly in recent times in India, on the back of a regional ban on the use of petroleum coke and a domestic coal shortage, according to recent reports. Relying on shipping data compiled by Thomson Reuters, it appears that India’s imports of …

Oregon and Washington Join 20 Countries to Phase Out Coal By 2030

Even though the Trump administration used its only public forum at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn to promote coal, it’s clear that many individual U.S. businesses, cities and entire states would rather keep fossil fuels in the ground. Oregon and Washington state have joined a new global alliance to …

Canada & UK Form Alliance To Dump Coal

At the COP 23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany this week, Canada and the UK announced that they are spearheading a global alliance to phase out the use of coal completely. The two countries expect 9 other nations to join their alliance shortly and anticipate a total of 50 countries …