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July 7, 2020: With the global coal market already in steep decline, Poland's mines are facing another threat from the coronavirus. While miners number 80,000 in the country of 38 million, they account for one fifth of the nation's virus cases.
July 7, 2020: In another blow to the coal industry, the German Parliament is understood to have agreed legislation that will see coal-fired power phased out of the country’s energy in less than twenty years.
July 6, 2020: Environmentalists are celebrating their great victory over the pipeline, but looking further, it is clear that the real winners are the coal companies and railroads who would have lost billions in revenues had the pipeline been completed.
June 26, 2020: The Trump campaign's energy billionaire donors include fracking pioneer Harold Hamm.
June 26, 2020: The Energy Department on Friday announced a new initiative that aims to boost the declining coal industry by creating new uses for the fossil fuel. The department said in a statement that it will make about 22 million available to create “...
June 24, 2020: Ari Hoffman said on Wednesday that Seattle is the “canary in the coalmine for the rest of America” as protestors there were the only ones in the country to succeed in forming an autonomous zone.
June 16, 2020: A union representing U.S. coal miners has asked a court to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to protect them from the coronavirus
June 10, 2020: After relying for generations on coal for jobs and cash, the Navajo tribe was looking for a change. Instead they got deeper into mining. How could the way out of coal be ... more coal?
June 9, 2020: England, Scotland and Wales on brink of two-month milestone, says National GridGreat Britain will on Wednesday be able celebrate not having used any coal-powered electricity for two months – the longest period since the Industrial Revolution.Great Britain, which introduced coal-fuelled power to the world in the 18...
June 9, 2020: A proposed mechanism to finance the acceleration of coal plant retirements in developing countries seeks to sharply bend the curve on global carbon emissions from the power sector in the next 1-3 decades. Success will depend on good targeting and addressing potentially serious equity concerns.
June 9, 2020:  Britain is expected to reach a record two months of coal-free electricity generation this week, the BBC reported Tuesday.The last coal generator was disconnected from the grid on April 9. Britain's previous record was 18 days without coal-...
June 3, 2020: In Texas, electricity from wind farms hit its highest market share ever in April, generating over a quarter of electricity, used by more than 26 million people.
June 3, 2020: Renewable energy continues to get cheaper, and it is increasingly the cheapest form of new power capacity around the world, less expensive than any form of fossil fuel electricity.
June 2, 2020: Coronavirus slump and sunniest spring on record send green energy soaringThe UK’s electricity system recorded its “greenest” ever month in May after running without coal-fired electricity for a full calendar month.The National Grid, the energy system operator, said the country’s sunniest spring on record hel...
May 31, 2020: In 2019, U.S. renewable consumption overtook coal, but still lags far behind consumption of petroleum and natural gas.
May 28, 2020: Renewable energy consumption in the U.S. topped coal consumption in 2019, the first time this has occurred in more than 130 years. The last time renewable energy was more widely consumed than coal was prior to 1885, when wood was the main...
May 26, 2020: HAPPY TUESDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at...
May 22, 2020: Alberta is cancelling blanket environmental protections that have been in place since the 1970s and making it easier to develop open-pit coal mines in some of the province's most ecologically sensitive areas.
May 22, 2020: Coal has been the backbone of West Virginia for generations until rising costs and cheaper fuel alternatives wiped out jobs by tens of thousands. Now, there's a new opportunity in the state and it's green. Adam Yamaguchi tells the story in a new CBSN Originals Clinging
May 22, 2020: A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit attempting to reinstate a moratorium on leasing federal land to coal producers.The administration first attempted to end an Obama-era ban on new coal leasing on public lands in 2017, although Judge Brian...
May 19, 2020: The Energy Information Administration says coal generation is expected to fall by 25 percent this year, with an 11 percent cut in emissions.
May 18, 2020: Renewables will outpace coal when it comes to generating electricity -- a trend that will only continue. How will U.S. leaders respond to this? What about Appalachia?
May 17, 2020: Crisis has proved renewable energy is now a safer investment, and accelerated the shiftThe global coal industry will “never recover” from the Covid-19 pandemic, industry observers predict, because the crisis has proved renewable energy is cheaper for consumers and a safer bet for investors.A long-term shift away...
May 12, 2020: Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, analysts say.
May 8, 2020: In good news this week: As part of its plan to be fossil fuel-free by 2030, Austria closed its last coal-fired plant – plus more positive headlines.