Germany has agreed to shut down all coal-fired electricity plants by 2038.
Norway broke the world record for electric vehicle sales in 2018 while sales of cars using traditional fuels plunged
Since the mid-19th century, coal mining has been an essential part of German industry. But, on Friday, the country's last active black coal mine, Prosper-Haniel, will cease operations.
Despite its Green credentials Germany is a heavy user of coal, especially lignite, which comes from Europe's biggest opencast strip-mine. Now it wants to expand, but first it has to expel protesters from what remains of Hambach forest, which is due to disappear.
Germany, a heavy user of dirty coal, has a high profile as an environmental leader, but that paradox has to change and the arguments for phasing out this fossil fuel are, says one expert, incontrovertible.
Central Europe's last primordial forest in Germany is about to be obliterated to dig up dirty and inefficient lignite coal, despite Berlin's trumpeted green credentials. Insiders talks to all sides of the story, but RWE refuses to comment.
Scientists estimate that emissions from just 90 companies contributed for nearly 50% of the rise in global mean surface temperature since the end of the Industrial Revolution.
Leading European banks have pledged to reduce financing of “extreme” fossil fuels, but who is sticking to their commitments?
Sweden gets more than half of its energy from renewables but how is the rest of Europe doing when it comes to generating clean power?
Almost 9% of Europeans can’t afford to heat their homes
Convinced of its oil potential, Madagascar wants to draw foreign investors to the island.
A day before environment ministers from around the world gather in the German city of Bonn for United Nations talks on how to implement the Paris
Environmental campaigners from around the world gathered in the German city ahead of next week's UN conference to ratify the Paris climate deal
Rick Perry was explaining how fossil fuel power could help African villages
EU countries paid out €21 billion in subsidies for diesel - despite exhaust fumes from the fuel being considered a major cancer risk.
Global warming is expected to continue with its share of devastating weather patterns: heavy rainfalls, floods, extreme droughts and lasting effects on nature, the economy and people’s…
On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and…
If Donald Trump were to leave the Paris Agreement, what signal would it send to the world's other top CO² emitters?
Thousands of environmental protesters have blockaded a coal mine in Germany as part of a campaign to end the use of fossil fuels. Vattenfall, the
German utility RWE reportedly plans to cut about 2,500 jobs at its struggling British subsidiary npower amid customer losses, billing issues and tougher competition.
In eastern Germany some members of a little-known group claim they are being ethnically cleansed, not by militia groups, but by the coal mining
In the last few weeks oil prices went on a wild rollercoaster ride. Now they seem to have re-taken their shaky path, driven in no small part by the
Europe’s new air pollution targets should be tightened further, campaigners have urged, after a groundbreaking study on the deadly impact of diesel
The G7 members have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year 2100, according to proposals outlined in June 2015. They share this goal
Ukraine could run out of supplies of gas within two days. That’s according to Russia’s Gazprom. The company which supplies gas to Ukraine said in a
Huge discoveries of oil and gas in the Black Sea off Romania have thrust the country back into the heart of the region’s energy market. In addition