Is 2019 the beginning of the end for coal in Europe?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Coal generation in Europe fell by a fifth in the first half of this year, with almost every coal-burning country cutting back. Western Europe saw particularly dramatic drops in production – up to 79% in Ireland, […]

The UK is on a record-breaking run of coal-free power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The UK is close to powering itself without coal for two straight weeks. That’s remarkable when you consider it’s just two years since the UK National Grid’s first coal-free 24 hours. It […]

India is investing more money in solar power than coal for first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content In India coal is king. It powers huge swathes of the country and its use is still rising. But there are signs that coal’s dominance might one day be challenged. India’s investments in renewable sources […]

This chart shows the fall in coal-power plants being planned around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Coal is widely acknowledged as one of the most polluting ways to generate electricity. The International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates that this one fuel alone has been responsible for a third of all […]

These countries are leading the charge to clean energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Assirati, Formative Content The Earth is edging ever closer to a point of no return, with a joint statement issued during the COP24 climate conference calling for “decisive action” on climate change within the next two years. Most […]

How revealing the cost of coal makes us all better off

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Gray, Head of Power and Utilities, Carbon Tracker Initiative Knowledge is power, they say. If true, why not spy on the economics and financials of electricity generation infrastructure, given that the taxpayer and consumer are paying for […]

Clean energy will do to gas what gas has done to coal

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute and Mark Dyson,Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute Around the world, an emerging “rush to gas” – a glut of investment in new natural gas-fired power plants and associated delivery infrastructure – threatens to […]