About: Brian Ricketts

Energy 07-02-2017

Europe’s coal generation: The final curtain call?

European Commission plans for the Energy Union, tabled on 30 November, have set the clock ticking for the EU's coal industry, whose days are now numbered. But proponents of coal say the industry is not down yet and highlight the need for a fair transition to clean energy.

Energy 14-12-2015

Coal lobby chief: COP21 means ‘we will be hated like slave traders’

EXCLUSIVE / The coal industry's European lobbying association has said that the landmark deal to cap global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris means the sector “will be hated and vilified, in the same way that slave traders were once hated and vilified".
Energy 16-03-2015

Pressure on polluters increases as coal industry declines across EU

The coal industry is declining across the European Union according to research published today (16 March).
Energy 27-02-2015

Coal industry stands for progress and prosperity

Outlawing coal, as EU policymakers seem intent on doing, would be a divisive and backwards step for humanity, writes Brian Ricketts.