In a truly personal Energiewende, Steffen Kirsch has swapped lignite, previously used at Klingenb
Vattenfall works for positive changes in Colombia. Three-week audit trip concluded.
Vattenfall will visit Colombia in March to receive first-hand information on the situation in the country.
In May this year, Vattenfall added three minimal criteria for Colombian coal suppliers in addition to the company’s ordinary due diligence criteria.
Mining & Generation, with its 7500 employees, has a new owner.
Vattenfall is investing approximately SEK 1 billion to upgrade the Klingenberg power plant in Ber
Violation of human rights is still an issue in parts of Colombia. Vattenfall has intensified its efforts to improve the situation.
The EU Commission on Thursday, 22 September, cleared the acquisition of Vattenfall’s lignit
After having reviewed the proposal, the owner has now confirmed that it stands behind the di
As the lignite sale continues to be one of the hottest topics in the energy debate in Sweden, Vattenfall’s energy policy expert shares her viewpoint on the impact for lignite and the German energy transition.
Climate activists regularly target lignite operations in Germany.
More than 1,000 climate activists have occupied different areas of the lignite mine Welzow-S
This weekend, hundreds of activists will gather in Lusatia in a campaign to protest against Vatte
Representatives from PAX and Vattenfall met to discuss hard coal from the mining province of Cesa
The new owner of Mining & Generation embraces long term climate goals but sees lignite a
Czech energy company EPH and investment company PPF Investments buys Vattenfall’s lignite b
As Vattenfall closes its books for 2015, it can look back on a year which ended with a loss of al
The conditions for phasing out all coal power plants in the Netherlands will be investigated afte
Eight years after the build commenced, the Moorburg power plant in Hamburg has now been officiall
The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025 with their use restricted by 2023.
Munster says it will end investment of its pension fund in fossil fuels as German cabinet approves capacity market scheme.
Vattenfall leaves any decision to invest in open-cast mine extensions in Jänschwalde as well as i
Vattenfall will take a total of 1.000MW of lignite capacity out of operation at the Jänschwalde p
Bidders are now invited to submit an official statement of interest for acquiring Vattenfall&rsqu
The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, narrowing the gap with power generated from fossil fuels and nuclear reactors, according to the International Energy Agency.
French energy giant Total has this week made good on its pledge to divest from coal-related activities, confirming it no longer produces or markets coal.
With China clearly pursuing an accelerated green agenda, what are the implications for the rest of the world?
China's carbon emissions from fossil fuels may be 14% lower than thought.
Electricity generation from renewable sources has overtaken natural gas to become the second largest source of electricity worldwide.
President Obama has launched a proposal for the USA to greatly reduce the greenhouse gas emission
Germany has decided to abandon the plans for a CO2 levy.
Germany has abandoned plans for a levy on coal-fired power plants but will reduce brown-coal power generation.
What kind of energy system has the smallest impact on the natural world?
The Netherlands must increase its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases after a ruling by the Hague
Vattenfall sells Danish Nordjylland power plant to municipal company Aalborg Forsyning for DKK 82
Vattenfall will focus new investment on offshore wind, energy services and district heating and expects Germany to remain its main market, even after selling its lignite, or brown coal, activities there.
The world’s largest pension fund, the Norwegian oil fund, will pull out of investments in t
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund, one of the world’s largest investors in the coal industry, is set to divest the country’s sovereign wealth fund from the coal industry.
New study: Top energy firms are responsible for 31% of global emissions.
The age of coal is inevitably coming to an end and it politicians need to invest in a just transition to an economy based on renewable energy and sustainable long-term jobs.
The chief executive of Engie, one of the world’s biggest power companies, says fossil fuel electricity generation is on the way out in Europe.
Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a new estimate by the International Monetary Fund.
In October last year Vattenfall's Board of Directors decided that the company should investig
False information allegedly coming from Vattenfall has been spread in Sweden and Germany. Vattenfall is taking action against these fake accounts and referes to its official information channels.
The National Audit Office believes that Vattenfall promises mor
The falling coal consumption and production in China is putting pressure on European electricity
Industry warns that emissions cuts will cancel many planned new plants in Germany.
It is more constructive and effective to take a case-by-case approach to investments in the energy sector.
Ten to 17 GW of conventional generation capacity in Europe coul
Germany plans to force the oldest coal plants to curb production to achieve its climate targets.
New report: The number of cancelled coal projects across the world has outstripped those completed at a rate of two to one since 2010.
Italy’s largest utily Enel has pledged to phase out new investments in coal and lead the charge among global energy companies for a global climate pact.
The UK’s political leaders have pledged to tackle climate change after the next election, whatever the outcome. Simon Evans of the Carbon Brief assesses the significance of the pledge.
UK's political leaders have pledged to work together to combat climate change and end coal burning for power generation.
Energy security, smog and industrial strategies drive China to
The impact of China’s clean air and renewable energy policies are beginning to have an impact on the country’s coal industry.