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EU’s green policies fail to phase out coal

The share of coal in the EU’s electricity mix has declined only slightly over the past 15 years despite efforts to decarbonise, research shows.

By Andreas Walstad 5 December 2017
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2014 in pictures

A look at the most interesting stories that shaped 2014.

15 December 2014
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China’s clean coal hopes may affect gas outlook

China’s coal industry is looking to turn greener with the help of new technologies, presenting a possible obstacle to greater use of gas.

23 October 2014
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India looks to Oz for uranium, rather than LNG

India and Australia are both keen to sign a uranium supply deal this week, as India looks to fill its thermal power shortage with more nuclear capacity.

4 September 2014
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Political risk dims outlook for coal

Pledges by the EU, the United States and China to commit to stricter emission reduction targets could have a dampening effect on future coal demand. However, the extent to which shale gas will replace coal in coal-consuming countries such as China remains to be seen.

20 August 2014
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Japan’s solar wave could herald new energy age

A surge of solar applications in Japan could mark the beginning of the end for the dominance of LNG in the country’s energy mix

11 July 2014
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Renewable capacity additions dominate in 2013

Renewable energy is closing in on established power sources, with more than half of new global capacity last year coming from solar, wind and other renewable sources.

8 July 2014

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