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Trump administration weakens mercury rule for coal plants

The Trump administration on Thursday withdrew the legal justification for an Obama-era rule that forced coal-fired power plants to cut their mercury emissions, saying the cost of compliance far outweighed the public health benefits.

Factbox: Big Oil's varied climate targets

Royal Dutch Shell deepened its climate ambitions on Thursday, saying it plans to become a net-zero emissions company by 2050, including emissions from the use of the oil and gas products it sells.

Investors line up against Mizuho support for coal

Investors with nearly $200 billion in assets holding shares in Japan's Mizuho Financial Group say they plan to back a shareholder motion urging the bank to cut its lending for coal and other fossil fuels, they told Reuters on Friday.

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