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Rare earth discoveries mean coal mines could have a future

Coal plays a huge role in global electricity generation, but has a significant impact on the environment.Boy_anupong | Moment | Getty ImagesFrom Pennsylvania to the north of England, coal mines helped to power the Industrial Revolution, turbocharging the economic growth of countries around...

Coal use needs to be cut faster to meet emissions target, analysis

A coal-fired power plant in Indonesia.Aditya Aji | AFP | Getty ImagesEfforts to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius are failing "across the board" — and major shifts will be required to create meaningful change, according to a new report, including a...

India’s push toward renewables will not stop coal reliance for 20 years

A worker pushes his bicycle under a line of cable trolleys transporting coal in Uttar Pradesh, India, on Nov. 19, 2021.Money Sharma | Afp | Getty ImagesThere's little doubt that India has made progress in its transition to renewable energy.The country's leaders have...