Why South Africa will struggle to wean itself off coal
South Africa is hugely reliant on coal for its energy but one of the country’s biggest problems is frequent power-cuts. So how can it reduce its use of fossil fuels and switch to greener sources, while at the same time increasing its supply of electricity?
Infrastructure bottlenecks hamper Russia’s booming coal exports to China
China is seeking coal supplies from overseas, in particular after recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the major coal mining regions of Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi forced many mines to close, while coal demand at power generation and heating sectors will soon pick up with the coming of winter.
Energy giants return to fossil fuels like Coal as Europe braces for winter
Energy firm Orsted is to continue or restart operations at three fossil fuel facilities after being ordered by Danish authorities to do so, as governments around Europe ready themselves for winter amid the energy crisis.
Australia’s biggest carbon polluter to go completely net-zero by 2035
The nation’s largest electricity generator on Thursday announced the shutdown of all coal-fired generation by the end of fiscal year 2035, with annual greenhouse gas emissions to reduce from 40 million tonnes to net zero.
China digs deep to raise Coal output to record high
China’s coal production has surged this year as the government seeks to improve energy security by reducing dependence on imports and amassing inventories at power plants.