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Coal is seeing a bit of a revival in Germany, with out-of-service power plants being placed back online as gas supplies from Russia fall. But bringing coal-fired plants back online is easier said than done.
13 Aug
After banning imports of Russian coal in April, Europe's largest coal producer, Poland, is now suffering a shortage. As prices soar, Warsaw is scrambling to find emergency solutions that could speed up its coal phaseout.
15 Jan
Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel and emissions from burning it are a major contributor to climate change. At the global climate summit, 77 signatories have pledged to phase out coal by 2050. But some of the world's biggest users like China, US and Australia have not signed on to the plan.
21 Dec 2021
Around the world, coal-producing countries are struggling for a "just transition" away from fossil fuels. But for Donbas in war-torn Ukraine, shuttered mines threaten ecological disaster.
16 Dec 2021
Germany is a car country. But times are changing. Electric vehicles are replacing gas guzzlers. Germany doesn't want to fall behind and is now investing in modern drive technology. Batteries made in Germany. Too late?
19 Nov 2021
Shrouded in toxic smog, New Delhi has shut down schools and workplaces. Though nations pledged to move away from coal at the UN climate summit, India is reluctant to replace the polluting fuel source.
12 Nov 2021
The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow is entering the final hours of what are likely to be tough negotiations. In order to reduce carbon emissions, one key objective is putting an end to coal power. South Africa is among the countries that have pledged to progressively phase out this highly polluting fossil fuel. But on the ground, coal mines are booming. Our correspondents Caroline Dumay, Stefan Carstens, Nadine Theron and Sophie Lamotte report.
7 Nov 2021
In 2019, scientists working for South Africa’s government completed a study on the health impacts of pollution from the country's sprawling coal industry. So far, it has not seen the light of day. The study, a copy of which was reviewed by Reuters, showed more than 5,000 South Africans die annually in the country’s coal belt because the government has failed to enforce its own air quality standards.
7 Nov 2021
Germany's environment minister says South Africa's coal phase-out "has the potential to become a blueprint for other regions." The US and several European countries pledged billions on clean energy development.
18 Sep 2021
In the first half of 2021, coal shot up as the biggest contributor to Germany's electric grid, while wind power dropped to its lowest level since 2018. Officials say the weather is partly to blame.
30 Apr 2021
The deal marks the first time the powerful coal mining sector has agreed to reduce its presence. With this pledge, Poland can meet EU climate goals by 2050.
5 Apr 2021
Africa's energy needs are growing. This has led some governments to turn to coal-powered plants. Critics say that's not a smart move in times of climate change and point to the continent's renewable energy resources.

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