coal

  • November 11, 2016

    As nations meet in Marrakesh, Morocco to plot the global response to climate change, more than 120 organisations, including faith groups, southern movements and anti-poverty charities, have called for an end for all forms of public support for coal expansion and the world’s wealthiest economies to renounce coal totally. 

  • July 14, 2016

    India's state-owned mining operation Coal India Limited, the world's largest coal producer, is riding roughshod over the rights and land of vulnerable indigenous communities in pursuit of corporate expansion plans, Amnesty International says in a new report.

  • November 19, 2015

    Christian Aid has welcomed Energy Secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement that the UK will stop using coal and also notes a new OECD agreement to tighten restrictions on exports of coal technology.

  • December 15, 2013

    Activists have welcomed the overturning of a decision to allow liquidators for Scottish Coal to abandon environmental obligations at former opencast mines.

  • November 22, 2013

    The UK government has been accused of making an empty pledge on overseas fossil fuel projects, in another blow to its green pretensions.

  • June 9, 2013

    The grim facts of environmental degradation are causing worldwide economic loss and that means greater poverty and health problems, says Fr Shay Cullen, focusing on the ecological and financial cost of coal, and upon the impact on East Asia. Time and again short term benefits are mostly for the rich while the environmental damage hurts the poor, he says, citing a report commissioned by the G8 and the United Nation's Environmental Programme.

  • September 15, 2010

    World Bank funding for coal power stations has soared 40-fold over the last five years to hit a record high of $4.4 billion in 2010, new figures reveal.

  • August 17, 2010

    Ministers been accused of going “backwards”, by delaying plans to introduce an Environmental Performance Standard (EPS) for power companies.