Solar power hits record 16% of UK’s electricity
A surge in solar power installations and the current sunny weather may result in a new UK record of solar-powered electricity generation
Germany drops coal levy but will close most polluting plants
Germany has cast a shadow on its reputation as a climate leader by today deciding to abandon its ‘coal levy’ in favour of a less ambitious plan.
Sign the petition: Phase out coal in Germany
Take action to #endcoal: Sign the petition calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to phase out of coal in Germany and stand up for a just energy transition.
Future of UK shale gas uncertain as Council votes no
The UK’s floundering fracking industry has been dealt another blow, as Lancashire Council rejected a bid to resume drilling operations in the region.
Court orders Dutch government to protect citizens from climate change
The Dutch government has put its citizens in danger by failing to address greenhouse gas emissions, a court has ruled.
Health community joins call for UK coal phase-out
The UK health community has, today, added its voice to the growing chorus urging the UK government to phase out coal-fired power by 2025.
New flood alert as warming raises sea levels threat
Europe could face a higher marine invasion than anybody anticipated. As polar ice melts, tides could be as much as 1.5 metres higher around the coasts of Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and England, according to a new study.
Fracking proposals win partial backing from Lancashire planners
For the first time since drilling for shale gas caused minor earthquakes near Blackpool, in 2011, officials have given green light to fracking in Britain.
Anne Stauffer: Šefčovič should talk ‘health’ to make progress in Serbia
Maroš Šefčovič would do well to highlight the huge health benefits of climate mitigation and clean energy policies when he visits Serbia 10-11 June, writes Anne Stauffer.
European power is slipping away from King Coal
Analysis of falling demand for electricity within the EU sends a stark warning to investors in new coal plants that their assets could be left stranded.
Sign the petition: Say no to coal
We need to stop the pollution caused by burning coal. Sign the Oxfam petition and tell the UK Government to lead the way by saying no to coal.
Norway’s $900bn sovereign fund to cut coal investments
In a move sending shock waves through international energy markets, Norway is on the cusp of abandoning most of its coal investments, following an unanimous recommendation by a parliamentary committee.
Norway’s oil fund under pressure to drop reckless coal investments
A petition, a Twitterstorm and plenty of attention put Norway in the spotlight this week as key dates approach for the world’s largest pension fund to rid itself of risky coal funding.
Join the No Dash for Gas global call for climate action
Join the No Dash for Gas mobilisation and global call for climate action coming at the end of May and into June 2015.
UK coal consumption heads for record low, as another plant shuts its doors
The UK could soon see coal use fall back to levels last seen during the industrial revolution as yet another uneconomical coal plant shuts its doors.
Edinburgh students: You refused to divest so we’ve occupied
Students from the University of Edinburgh are demanding the university divests from fossil fuels following a disappointing decision by its University Court.
Ruth Davis & Nick Mabey: A story of hope and responsibility for environmentalism
Following on from the shock UK election, where environmental issues barely registered in the political debate, environmentalists are asking what went wrong with the conversation.