Japan green lights new, soon to be stranded, coal assets
Japan has missed the memo about the dire economic and climate risks of fossil fuels, with its Ministry of the Environment taking a u-turn and preparing to ease its opposition to new coal power plants.
UK fracking fight heats up as Lancashire appeal begins
The debate around the UK’s fledgling fracking industry is once again raging today as planning inspectors begin to hear Cuadrilla’s appeal against the rejection of its plans for exploratory drilling in West Lancashire.
Brexit would return Britain to being the “dirty man of Europe”
A group of leading environmentalists have warned that the UK could become "the dirty man of Europe" again, with a return to poor air and water quality, filthy beaches and weak conservation laws, if it was to leave the European Union.
Fossil fuels in trouble amidst price glut
Amidst plummeting prices for oil and coal, companies betting on risky, out-dated fossil fuels are finding themselves losing the battle for survival against the clean energy future.
Misuse of EU funds leaves Eastern countries hooked on fossil fuels
Europe’s clean energy transition is being hindered as billions of Euros destined for energy projects in Eastern and Central countries continue to prop up the region’s dirty infrastructure.
Zika: As temperatures rise, epidemics spread
As the world continues to reel from extreme weather events, and waking up to the dangerous realities of climate change, the terrifying underbelly of global warming is currently being highlighted by an outbreak of the Zika virus in South America.
Another blow for coal as Vietnam signals retreat
In yet another blow for the global coal industry, Vietnam has signalled its retreat from this dirty energy source.
Coal left out in the cold as China shifts to clean energy
While China suffers through the strongest cold stretch in three decades, partly due to record arctic warmth, life is becoming colder still for the nation’s coal industry.
Protesters evicted from UK’s longest-running anti-fracking camp
Bailiffs and police have evicted protesters from the UK's longest-running anti-fracking camp in Upton, Cheshire, months after high court ordered them to leave so that drilling could begin.
Another nail in coal’s coffin: US halts leases on public lands for better climate
The United States announced today it will pause granting permits for new coal mining projects on public lands for three years, sending another strong signal that there is no future in the already flailing coal industry.
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Californians come to grips with fracking risks during state of emergency
As the Porter Ranch fracking disaster threatens to plunge the US into the most significant environmental crisis since the Gulf Oil Spill, Governor Jerry Brown ordered “all necessary and viable actions” be taken to contain a massive methane le...
Warming fuels rise in methane threat
Higher temperatures and permafrost thaw could cause an increase of up to 50 per cent in emissions of a key greenhouse gas from northern lakes and ponds by 2100.
China clamps down on coal
A slowing economy and falling energy demand, plus concerns over air pollution, spur Beijing to halt new coal mines and close hundreds of existing operations.
Hilary Lewis: Porter Ranch methane leak doesn’t bode well for climate
For months now, methane pollution has been billowing from the Porter Ranch facility into the local community.
Emissions stall as renewables move into top gear
As the news broke today that global greenhouse gas emissions reached a plateau in 2014, a flotilla of announcements from both countries and companies at the Paris climate summit confirmed renewable energy’s pivotal role in the future global e...
World’s health hinges on fossil free future, medics tell COP21
As the Paris climate summit reaches its halfway point, calls to action representing more than 1,700 health organizations representing over 13 million doctors, nurses and other health professionals are urging governments to reach a strong agre...
Fossil investments looking increasingly toxic as smart money moves to renewables
New research warns that US$2.2 trillion of investors money could be at risk if fossil fuel companies continue to pursue high carbon projects.
Fox in the hen house: the polluters bankrolling the climate talks
As corporate anti-climate behaviour comes under increasing scrutiny from law-enforcers, media and public, a new report highlights the conflict of interest between the Paris climate summit’s aims and the polluting actions of the companies bank...
Global momentum for an end of coal grows as Alberta kicks it to the curb
In yet another sign that coal has no future, Canada’s Alberta province has announced its commitment to phase out coal by 2030.
G20 fossil fuel subsidies four times higher than renewables support
Despite their repeated pledges to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, G20 countries - which produce about three-quarters of global emissions collectively - are still pouring nearly four times more support into coal, oil and gas than renewable en...
Exxon investigation: A warning shot for fossil fuel companies as climate lies unveiled
In the first concrete legal action against ExxonMobil’s web of climate lies, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced he will investigate whether the oil giant knowingly misled the public and investors about the dangers of cl...