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Spanish utilities aim to decarbonize faster

Spanish utilities will decommission half of the country’s 10GW coal capacity by June 2020, as EU emissions regulations bite. Only four power plants plan to invest in retrofits to comply with new standards, while closure requests for four other plants…

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Coal-to-gas switch slashes U.S. power sector CO2

Grid operators deploy generators in order of increasing short-run marginal cost. They use first the power that is generated at least cost and progress up a power supply curve called…

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The EU ETS: Back in the spotlight

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The inevitable decline of Australia’s coal generation

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Companies reduce exposure to coal as climate risks increase

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Xcel energy’s push to decarbonize

Solar power in Indonesia

Coal will play minor role in expanding access to energy

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Chile’s new coal fleet challenged by renewables and air pollution

A wind farm, under construction

Orsted’s profitable transformation from oil, gas and coal to renewables

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Under pressure: coal economics overtaken by solar and wind

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UK Government policy ushers coal towards retirement

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Sunnier times ahead for coal workers in renewables, tech

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UK retreats from coal, helped along by Drax plant conversion to biomass

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South Korea’s environmental ambition tackles the coal challenge

India Solar thermal power plant. Credit Brahma Kumaris/Flikr

Indian coal power faces long-term headwinds