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The European electricity market saw a significant shift from coal to gas-fired generation in the third quarter of 2019, reversing a trend seen in the previous two years... Read more

A new study by a consortium of NGOs has found that, despite making pledges to limit tax cuts and investment in fossil fuel industries by 2020, EU member states are still providing billions of euros in subsidies to these industries... Read more

Renewables produced more energy than fossil fuels in Europe in the first half of 2019, as it did for the first six months of 2018, according to a report by energy data analysts EnAppSys... Read more

Climate change isn’t often out of the news. Alongside the current focus on the damaging effects on plastic in or seas, it’s not easy to ignore the damage done to the planet by globalisation, industry and the way that we live. Read more

Swiss energy producer Alpiq has announced that the tender for the acquisition of a 100% stake in the company's two coal-fired power stations has been won by Sev.en Energy... Read more

The UK has gone a full week without burning coal to generate electricity. This is the first time since the launch of the nation's first coal power station in 1882. The achievement was announced by the National Grid Electricity System Operator... Read more

In a symbolic gesture at a ceremony marking the end of 200 years of Germany's bituminous coal production, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier received "the last piece of black coal" dug from a German mine. Read more

The US is at a "cost crossover" in coal generation. The rapidly declining cost of wind and solar energy, together with the combined fuel, maintenance and other costs of coal power now make it more expensive than its renewable counterparts... Read more

The future of power engineering in Poland is changing fast. A new state-owned coal area will be created with the aim of being as effective as possible, with the appropriate allocation of resources for its development and modernisation. Read more

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