Germany to continue using coal and gas in power plants beyond 2030
The expansion of renewable power generation in Germany is a "herculean challenge" that will likely take longer than anticipated, making an early end to gas and coal-fired power production extremely challenging. Germany will continue to rely on natural gas, adding…
China’s coal imports hit new high
China’s coal imports in October nearly doubled from a year ago. According to customs figures released Sunday, China imported nearly twice as much coal in October as it did a year earlier, despite signals that the country's power shortfall is…
The Indiana Energy Task Force is focusing on small nuclear reactors

Some scientists and lawmakers are drawn to the promise of carbon-free baseload power plants, despite others saying the technology is a hazardous distraction from current options such as wind, solar, and demand response. The recent focus of a legislative task…

RWE, a German energy provider, has stated that it is willing to phase out coal-fired power generating sooner rather than later

RWE, the German energy provider, is prepared to retire its coal-fired power plants sooner than required under the country’s coal departure law, according to CEO Markus Krebber, who spoke to Spiegel Online. He stated that RWE would not seek any…

The German committee suggests that coal be phased out by 2038

According to the final report of Germany’s coal departure panel, the country has a clear route forward to phase out the fossil fuel source while also making progress on its sluggish emissions reductions. Germany’s coal-fired power generation should be phased…

The closure of a wind turbine facility in eastern Germany raises concerns about the future of the coal area

Vestas, a Danish wind turbine manufacturer, has announced the closing of a blade facility in Brandenburg, Germany. Over 450 jobs will be lost in Lauchhammer, and two additional production sites in Spain and Denmark will be closed “as demand for…