Fossil Fuels archive
Countries have crucial decisions to make about their energy mix beyond the coal era. In the UK, there is no need for new gas – so what comes next?
ClientEarth has submitted a complaint to the Finnish administrative court in Vaasa to halt the construction of a 374 kilometre-long section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the country.
Today, the Unfriend Coal network released its report “Aviva and Coal: a very long engagement”. The briefing casts doubt on the success of the company’s engagement policy with coal companies.
Environmental organisations have submitted additional challenges to Greece’s biggest lignite-fired power plant, Agios Dimitrios.
Investors in Rio Tinto have made it clear that they will not stand by and watch while the company funds lobby groups that block climate policy.
Coal plants must pay back €400 million in unlawful subsidies from Spanish government, environmental lawyers insist
Environmental lawyers are supporting the European Commission’s investigation into coal operators in Spain to decide whether they have to pay back millions in subsidies to the Spanish government.
The number of coal plants across the world will start to drop within five years, according to a new expert report.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria has refused Brikel coal power plant permission to increase its coal burning capacity. The court said that the plant had systematically failed to comply with environmental laws.
Plans for a huge opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay were today formally rejected by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, on the basis that the environmental impact would be too significant.
ClientEarth and EEB are fighting to protect laws aimed to protect people’s health and the climate form dangerous levels of pollution.
The argument for underwriting coal is on ever shakier ground, but many European companies are still fuelling the fire.
Lawyers point out fundamental flaws in EU rules that mean it can approve ‘badly disguised coal subsidies’.
Three out of the top five official risks to the global economy in 2018 stem from the changing climate. Financiers need a plan.
Operators of failing UK coal giant have a planning application for conversion well underway.
Investment in renewable energy production in the UK has dropped dramatically for a second consecutive year. The government must improve the legal framework for renewables.
New York City is suing five oil majors over climate change. The decision shows that the impunity the industry once enjoyed can no longer be taken for granted.
The Bulgarian government is doubling down on its efforts to shirk environmental responsibility.
UK Government’s coal phaseout plans risk seeing natural gas rush to fill coal’s shoes.
As coal runs at a loss, power companies are running out of excuses to invest in it. A new report by Carbon Tracker charts a route to minimising the impact to shareholders as coal loses out to cheaper, cleaner ways of making and using energy.
A new legal campaign gives people the chance to share their own local industrial emissions insights, enabling lawyers to launch more actions to protect people from harmful chemicals.
ClientEarth has filed an appeal to the Finnish authorities, asking them to deny Gazprom the permits they need to start constructing gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.
Top insurers pull billions from coal – lawyers say there are “serious questions” for those still invested in it
This week, insurance giant Zurich announced that it would both divest from and stop insuring coal-dependent businesses. ClientEarth lawyer Alice Garton questions why others are lagging behind.
Italy’s dirtiest coal plant faces losing its permit as international lawyers launch legal action against its toxic pollution.
Wave of legal action against Bulgarian coal continues as ClientEarth teams up with national lawyers to take on illegal pollution.