The good news is the world’s coal use has peaked – and will soon rapidly decline. Australia is leading the way, and the rest of the world must soon follow.
As opponents of the Whitehaven Colliery protest, an expert on the cultural history of British landscapes revisits an 18th-century poem that reminds us of the town’s industrious spirit.
If all countries in the world followed Indonesia’s target, the global temperature would rise by 4°C by 2050.
Energy bills are about to hurt. But what can the government actually do to ease the pain?
Here’s what I’ve learned from researching the history of UK climate policy.
Here are four reasons their victory is so significant.
The Energy Charter Treaty allows fossil fuel investors to sue governments over climate action – prompting EU countries to withdraw.
A leading climate scientist explains why going over 1.5 degrees Celsius puts the world in a danger zone.
Smaller international deals and fossil free zones point a way forward.
The rain comes as coal demand surges and pressure mounts for the industry to wind back production to help tackle climate change.
Saying that the climate problem is complex is false, and a distraction from what we know needs to be done.
When it comes to dependency on coal power plants, South Africa is in a class of its own: 85% of its electricity is produced in coal power plants.
Fossil fuels were named as the problem at COP26. We’re no closer to eliminating them a year on.
A key issue for African countries is: how to contribute towards averting a climate disaster without compromising economic growth and development.
Victoria’s new renewable plan is welcome - but it relies on building unsexy and challenging new transmission lines across the state.
China is in the midst of a devastating heatwave and drought. This has thrown the nation into an electricity crisis. And China has doubled down on coal investments to meet demand.
Policies supporting fossil fuels are an instant way to ramp up the economy. However, this could come back to hit Indonesia’s economy in the medium to long-term.
An economist explains coal power’s rise and fall in charts.
Five essential reads on why South Africa is failing to keep the lights on.
Considering South Africa’s climatic advantage, the fraction of electricity generated from renewable energy technologies is low.