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an offshore wind turbine off the coast of naraha in fushima, japan

Energy analysts forecast ‘the end of coal’ in Asia as Japanese investors back renewables

Major Japanese investors, including those most indebted to coal, are seeking to back large-scale renewables projects across Asia, marking a “monumental” shift that energy market analysts say is “the start of the end for thermal coal”.

some of the students who joined the 'youth strike for negros'

Governor declares Negros Occidental coal-free

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr made this declaration during the “Youth Strike for Negros,” a silent protest participated by hundreds of youth leaders calling for urgent action from the provincial government, Wednesday, March 6, at the Capitol grounds.

wood pellets

Burning wood for power breaches EU treaty, new lawsuit claims

Plaintiffs from six European countries and the US argue that burning biomass for heat and power is a false solution to climate change. The EU Renewable Energy Directive promotes logging of ancient forests, according to the brief, contravening the bloc’s higher principles and individuals’ rights.

scott morrison on the snowy hydro leg of his climate and energy policy reset this week

Coalition launches push for hydrogen power in energy policy reboot

Moving ahead with a hydrogen strategy comes at the end of a week where Scott Morrison has attempted to reposition the government on climate and energy policy, with Liberals under attack in their heartland from independents campaigning against incumbents because of the government’s record of frustrating climate policy action.

cottam power station is due to close, with the loss of more than 150 jobs

One of UK’s last coal power stations to close due to rising costs

Closure of Cottam plant in Nottinghamshire likely to lead to more than 150 job cuts — One of the UK’s last seven coal power stations will close this year after half a century of generating electricity, as the polluting fuel continues its rapid decline in the energy mix. EDF Energy said more than 150 jobs …

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emissions have been falling in the electricity sector because of the closure of ageing coal plants and the rapid uptake of renewables

Australia can meet Paris targets if government doesn’t hinder progress, report claims

ANU research suggests net cost of achieving Paris targets is zero because renewables are now cheaper than fossil fuels — New research finds Australia is installing renewable energy faster than any other country, a trend that will allow Australia to meet its economy-wide Paris targets five years ahead of schedule if politics doesn’t derail the …

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zollverein coal mine is a large former industrial site in the city of essen

Germany can end coal power much earlier than 2038

The market can deliver much faster end to coal power than proposed last week, but it needs a confident signal from the German government — A hard-won compromise has been agreed in Germany over the future of its power system. The government welcomed an official proposal to phase out coal-fired power from the country’s energy …

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