Coal Is Going Down, Even Without the Clean Power Plan

Last Monday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions, telling coal miners in Kentucky that “the war on coal is over.” The next day he kept his promise, issuing a proposed rule to eliminate the Clean …

Reports: All Dutch Coal Plants to Close by 2030 as Coalition Deal Finalised

The Netherlands has become the latest country to signal an end to coal-fired power, reportedly setting a date to close all its coal plants by 2030 as part of a deal between political parties to form a coalition government. Months after the country’s general election in March, the Netherlands’ new …

Report: Closing Coal Plants Would Save US $10bn a Year

Energy consumers in the US could be paying an extra $10bn a year by 2021 to prop up ageing coal power plants, according to a new study which argues cheap gas and renewable energy will soon undercut the cost of running most existing coal power plants. Analysis released today by …

China Halts Construction On 150 Gigawatts Of New Coal Power Plants

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua has revealed that China has currently halted construction on new coal-fired power plants in an effort to avoid building over-capacity while simultaneously hoping to promote a cleaner energy mix. The Chinese Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday that China had halted construction on a total …

Global Coal Production Falls 6.2% in the Biggest Decline in History

U.S. President Donald Trump may believe coal is the future, but newly-released statistics by BP state otherwise. According to the data, global coal production fell by an astonishing 6.2 percent last year — the largest annual decline on record. Additionally, consumption decreased for the second year in a row, dropping …

India Cancels Nearly 14 Gigawatts Of Proposed Coal Plants

The transformation of India’s electricity market continues to deliver, as shown this month by the cancellation of 13.7 gigawatts of proposed coal-fired power plants, an admission that 8.6 gigawatts of operating coal is already non-viable, and the parallel move of ever-decreasing solar costs helped along by the country’s record low …