Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), subsidiary of OGE, has received approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) for acquiring two power plants in the US state.
French utility ENGIE has announced that it is selling its shares in coal-fired power stations in the Netherlands and Germany.
Emissions of CO2 in Ireland fell sharply last year, the decline outpacing that of the wider EU, in a period that included the closure of ESB’s coal-fired Moneypoint Power Plant.
Standard Bank has announced that it will not provide funding for two new independent coal-fired power stations in South Africa.
Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), the second largest lender in Southeast Asia, has said that the two Vietnamese coal-fired power plants will be the last such plants it finances as it increases funding for renewable projects.
The first Thar coal power generation plant is to be inaugurated later today, with the formal inauguration being carried out by Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party.
French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy said that the French power grid operator RTE is soon to publish a report that will layout a roadmap for shutting down France’s four remaining coal-fired power plants by 2022.
SSE has announced that it is closing one of its four units at the Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station in Cheshire, UK.
Vietnam’s power industry is forecast to see a rise in coal-powered generation as a cheap way of meeting the country’s rapidly rising power demands.
The climate research firm Carbon Brief has reported that CO2 emissions in the UK fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2018.