Hollande seeks 'historic' climate pact at key 2015 summit

French President Francois Hollande today urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact he hopes to leave as his government's legacy.

Australia PM defends using coal after UN warning on climate

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday defended using coal to generate energy as "the foundation of our prosperity", after the United Nations warned that carbon emissions were leading to disaster.

BJP hails decision to bring Ordinance on coal blocks

BJP on Monday welcomed government's decision to promulgate an Ordinance to facilitate e-auction of coal blocks for private companies for captive use and allot mines directly to state and central PSUs and said the reforms initiated by the Prime Minister are aimed at helping the common man.

Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change
Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change

In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Courts need to be more accountable: Goa CM Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the judiciary has to be more accountable because its decisions have an impact on the country's economic trajectory.

Companies given 6 months to wind up can't be stopped from mining coal: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to restrain coal companies, which were directed to wind up mining operations in six months after their coal block allocations were cancelled by it, from extracting coal during this period and selling it in the market.

Coal Ministry to review fuel stock situation at power plants

 With almost half the thermal power stations in the country left with less than a week's coal stock, the Coal Ministry has called a meeting to review the fuel position at the plants.

Nixing of coal block allocations will end 'policy paralysis': Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the cancellation of coal block allocations by the Supreme Court will set aside the 'policy paralysis' which had affected the Centre for a decade.

Supreme Court cancels 214 coal blocks allocated since 1993- Part II

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled all the coal blocks allocated since 1993, except four vested with the NTPC and other public sector undertakings.

Supreme Court cancels 214 coal blocks allocated since 1993

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated since 1993, except four vested with the NTPC and other public sector undertakings.

Coal scam: Government favours cancellation of coal blocks

The Centre on Tuesday favoured cancellation of coal blocks, which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a previous judgement.

Coal Scam: Supreme Court to give verdicts on 218 coal blocks today

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of 218 coal blocks, whose allocation it had declared "illegal and arbitrary in a previous judgement.

Quick action after the Supreme Court's decision on illegal coal mine allocation: Piyush Goyal

Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said quick action will be taken after the Supreme Court's decision on illegal coal mine allocation.

Sukhbir Singh Badal warns of food crisis if power plants don`t get coal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday warned if uninterrupted supply of coal was not ensured for the state, it could lead to a food crisis as paddy plantation will be severely affected.

Opting for coal-based energy `wasteful approach` by govt: IPCC

Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.

HC notice to TN govt on safety regulations in CFTPPs

The Madras High Court today ordered issue of a notice to Tamil Nadu government on framing of guidelines with respect to occupational safety and health regulations to be maintained by various industries in the backdrop of the recent Supreme Court judgement pertaining to Coal Fired Thermal Power Plants (CFTPP) across the country.

Obama to unveil new carbon emission limits

US President Barack Obama is poised to unveil sweeping new limits on carbon emissions in the fight against climate change.

In climate change fight, Obama gets tough on coal

US President Barack Obama is doubling down in the fight against climate change.

China plans to shut down 2,000 coal mines by next year

China plans to shut down over 2,000 small-scale coal mines by next year in an effort to eliminate outdated capacity and improve work safety and address pollution concerns.