clean energy economy

EU approves German plans to shut down eight coal-fired power plants

The European Union gave its blessing Friday to plans by Germany to subsidize the closing down of eight power plants fired by highly polluting lignite, also known as brown coal.

Obama administration pauses new coal leases on federal lands

The Obama administration, citing the need to review fossil fuel resource management as the US moves to a "clean energy economy," on Friday announced a pause on new coal mining leases on federal...