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Borneo locals win a court battle to bar a coal miner from their land

After a two-year court battle, Indonesia’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a lawsuit that claims the permit for the mining firm should be revoked.

British carbon tax leads to 93% drop in coal-fired electricity

A tax on carbon dioxide emissions in Great Britain, introduced in 2013, has led to the proportion of electricity generated from coal falling from 40% to 3% over six years, according to research led by UCL.

27,000 deaths avoided in the United States by shutting down coal plants

Researchers from the University of California - San Diego found that tens of thousands of deaths had been avoided between 2005 and 2016 by replacing coal plants.

Mainland Spain registers first coal-free day

Mainland Spain went coal free from 23:50 local time on 13 December until 21:20 on 15 December — making 14 December the first day of no coal burn since records began.

India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible.

The Indian state of Chhattisgarhwill not build any new coal power plants

The falling costs of solar power means that Chhattisgarh is likely to rely on using solar to fill up any excess demand.

Europe coal generation collapsed by 19% in first six months of 2019

€œ2019 may mark the beginning of the end for coal power in Europe,€ said Dave Jones, an Electricity Analyst at Sandbag.

Texas is generating more electricity from wind than coal for the first time ever

Data released this month by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas shows wind created 22 percent of the electricity used in the first half of the year, edging out coal by 1%.

Michael Bloomberg launches $500 million campaign to end coal

UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg has announced Beyond Carbon campaign to close the United States' fleet of coal plants and halt new gas plants.

Chile to close 8 coal plants by 2024, phase out coal entirely by 2040

The move would slash the share of coal within the electricity grid from 40% to 20% in five years, with a view to phasing out the fuel completely by 2040.

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