China coal use fell again in 2016, solar capacity rose 82%

China’s coal consumption fell in 2016 – the third year in a row the world’s biggest polluter has cut back its use of the...

World is well placed to stay under 2C – if we have carbon capture

Last year we found that the growth in global fossil fuel emissions have stalled over the past three years. But does this mean we...

Climate fund, EPA likely to pay for huge Trump defence spend

US president Donald Trump will propose a $54 billion increase in defence spending, to be funded through cuts to government agencies, his administration announced on...

EU clashes with maritime industry over ship emissions

The European Parliament has lost patience with shipping industry inaction over climate change and has outlined plans to include vessels in its Emissions Trading System...

Weekly wrap: US to stay in the Paris Agreement?

A dump of Scott Pruitt’s emails this week left little doubt about whose interests the incoming US environment chief represents. He put his Oklahoma attorney...

Exxon Mobil shareholders renew call for 2C climate analysis

Exxon Mobil should show how its business model will fare in a world that takes effective action against dangerous climate change.That is the demand...

Court forces Turkish coal plant to suspend operations

Izdemir coal power station opened in April 2014. Now, a Turkish court has revoked its environmental permit. Without it, the 350MW generator cannot legally run.The judge cited...

Mozambique expands coal port lapped by rising seas

In an old warehouse next to the fishing quay of Maputo port, dignitaries and journalists are gathered, in the height of summer, for two hours of...

The making of Sweden’s climate law – and that photo

When Sweden’s deputy prime minister Isabella Lövin posted a photo of herself referring one of the world’s most ambitious climate laws to parliament, surrounded by...

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