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Chile: solar to become primary energy source by 2030

The government of Chile and the four groups that comprise the Chilean association of electricity producers, Generadoras de Chile – French energy group, Engie, Italian utility, Enel, U.S.-based AES Gener, and Chilean power provider, Colbun – have agreed not to

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Lloyd’s of London to divest from coal over climate change

Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, has become the latest financial firm to announce that it plans to stop investing in coal companies. Lloyd’s will start to exclude coal from its investment strategy from 1 April. The definition

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Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power plants struggling in competitive electricity markets. The independent five-member commission includes four people appointed by President Trump,

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Why there are twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs

The past decade has seen a revolution in residential solar systems. Cheap panels and creative financing options have led to a massive increase in solar installations– and that increase is driving an employment boom. At the same time, the coal

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China building second enormous floating solar farm on top of defunct coal mine

An old coal mine is being reborn as an enormous renewable energy plant. The state-run energy company China Three Gorges New Energy Co. is building a 150-megawatt floating solar farm that sits on top of a lake that formed from

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Newcastle: world’s biggest coal export port announces shift away from coal

Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, must “urgently” diversify its traffic, the port’s incoming chairman has said, warning that the “long-term outlook for coal is a threat to the port”. The move has been received as a significant sign

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Twenty companies pledge to phase out coal

Twenty companies including Unilever and the Virgin Group announced that they will phase out usage of coal in order to combat climate change. The companies announced their decision at the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in

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Canada and the United Kingdom announce a global alliance on coal phase-out

Following a successful meeting between Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry, the Ministers issued the following joint statement: “Today, we announce that Canada

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Burning the climate: 120 top coal plant developers

New coal-fired power plants are going to harm the climate for decades to come. This would push the world into a climate collapse. Altogether, about 850 new coal plants are in planning in 62 countries. This is happening against the

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World’s biggest coal company closes 37 mines as solar power’s influence grows

The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable. Coal India, which produces around 82 per cent of India’s coal, said the mines would be decommissioned by

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