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India's top court rejects power companies' bid to extend emissions deadline

India's Supreme Court rejected a request by power producers to extend a deadline to install equipment to cut emissions by two years to 2024.

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Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.

Toxics

Global coal demand to remain stable up to 2024

Global coal demand is expected to remain stable until 2024 as growth in Asia offsets weaker demand from Europe and the United States.

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Toxics

India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi

India's federal pollution regulator has warned coal-fired power plants around New Delhi that they could be shut down for failing to comply with deadlines to meet emissions standards, according to sources.

Climate

US insurer Chubb pulls back from coal

Chubb Ltd will become the first U.S. insurer to phase out its coal investments and insurance policies, saying on Monday it will no longer sell insurance to or invest in companies that make more than 30% of their revenue from coal mining.

Energy

Russian oil flows to Europe partially resume after contamination

Russia has partially resumed oil flows along the Druzhba pipeline, which runs to Eastern Europe and Germany, following contamination last month that buoyed global prices and left refiners in Europe scrambling for supply.

Climate

Poland's Tauron confirms coal mine sale in green push

State-run Polish utility Tauron confirmed on Monday it was considering selling one of its three coal mines as part of a plan to shift to greener energy and reduce carbon emissions.

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Mine versus lab: How green is your diamond?

Mined diamonds are less carbon-intensive than man-made, but their producers should use more green energy, according to a study commissioned by the natural diamond industry, highlighting tensions between the mined and lab-grown sectors.

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Trump says TVA should consider coal's role before closing plant

President Donald Trump said on Monday that the Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S.-owned power generator, should consider the importance of coal in the power mix before voting to close coal-fired plants, like one in Kentucky.

Toxics

China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards

China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organization, according a new study from a U.S. research group.

Climate

Israel to stop electricity production from coal by 2030

Israel said on Monday it would stop the use of coal by 2030, joining a host of other countries in an alliance that aims to transition to cleaner sources of energy.

Climate

Climate talks work on fair way to phase out coal use

Governments attending climate talks in Poland are working to ensure economies and jobs are preserved in the shift away from coal-fired power generation.

Climate

Don't use protests in France to curb climate ambitions: French officials

Governments should not use the violent protests in France that were sparked by a carbon tax increase as an excuse to stem policies to curb global warming, French officials said on Monday.

Climate

EU's climate chief calls for net-zero emissions by 2050

The European Union's climate chief called for the bloc to take the lead and aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its climate strategy published on Wednesday, ahead of key U.N. talks on curbing global warming.

Energy

China prepares winter smog curbs to improve toxic air

China is considering measures to curb pollution in its smog prone Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas during the upcoming winter season as the government ramps up its push to improve air quality, a draft plan showed on Thursday.
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