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U.K. electricity from low-carbon sources accounted for almost a quarter of the country’s generation in the fourth quarter as Drax Group Plc converted a second coal-power plant to burn wood. ...
2. Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution
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Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China’s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year. ...
... to Build Coal Plants appeared first on IER.  ...
4. The Latest Sign That Coal Is Getting Killed
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Coal is having a hard time lately. U.S. power plants are switching to natural gas, environmental restrictions are kicking in, and the industry is being derided as the world's No. 1 climate ...
5. Germany Gives Dirtiest Coal Plants Six Years for Phase Out
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German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said 13 percent of power stations burning lignite, a cheap form of coal, would be phased out by 2021 under a program to cut power industry pollution. The government ...
6. Australia’s Biggest Power Producer Sees Future without Coal
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Australia’s largest electricity producer committed to close its coal-fired power plants within 35 years as part of an effort to cut the nation’s dependence on the fossil fuel. ...
7. Flooding From Hurricane Florence Also Poses Environmental Risks
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Flood waters breached a pit of coal ash at a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., spilling heavy metals into a nearby lake. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Frank Holleman at the Southern Environmental Law Center ...
8. India Cuts Back on Nuclear Power Plants; Will Likely Turn to Coal
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India signed the Paris Accord, but it is already cutting back on its plans for nuclear power, which produces no... The post India Cuts Back on Nuclear Power Plants; Will Likely Turn to Coal appeared first ...
9. Carbon Loophole: Why Is Wood Burning Counted as Green Energy?
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It was once one of Europe’s largest coal-burning power stations. Now, after replacing coal in its boilers with wood pellets shipped from the U.S. South, the Drax Power Station in Britain claims to ...
Carbon capture could help the nation’s coal plants reduce greenhouse gas emissions, yet economic challenges are part of the reason the technology isn’t widely used today. That could change ...
Coal-fired electricity generation is far cleaner today than ever before. The popular misconception that our air quality is getting worse... The post Cleaned-Up Coal and Clean Air: Facts About Air Quality ...
12. Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver
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A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show. On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. ...
Colstrip, Mont., is home to the second-largest coal power plant in the West. The plant's customers in other states are turning away from coal, so locals are looking for support in making a transition. ...
14. Despite the Paris Accord, India and Pakistan Will Continue to Use Coal
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Pakistan’s Water and Power Ministry is committed to building as many as 12 new coal-fired power plants over the next 15... The post Despite the Paris Accord, India and Pakistan Will Continue to Use Coal ...
The President announced on Tuesday, March 28th at the Environmental Protection Agency his new Executive Order based on protecting 75,000 US coal jobs by threatening over 3 million US clean energy jobs. ...
16. Rocky Mountain Power to Test Biomass That May Cut Coal Use
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Rocky Mountain Power, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will test a new biomass fuel that may reduce the amount of coal being burned by power plants.   ...
17. Navajo Workers At Coal-Fired Power Plant Brace For Its Closing
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The largest coal-fired power plant in the Western U.S. will shut down 25 years earlier than expected. Environmentalists are celebrating, but hundreds of Navajo workers there are devastated. ...
18. How Far Can Technology Go To Stave Off Climate Change?
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The U.S. now has two coal-burning power plants that avoid dumping carbon dioxide into the air. Petra Nova in Texas and Kemper in Mississippi use technology to stop CO2 in the smokestack ...
19. How Far Can Technology Go To Stave Off Climate Change?
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The U.S. now has two coal-burning power plants that avoid dumping carbon dioxide into the air. Petra Nova in Texas and Kemper in Mississippi use technology to stop CO2 in the smokestack ...
20. Converting Oregon Coal Plant to Biomass Stokes Controversy
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Plans to convert a coal-fired power plant in Oregon into what would be the nation’s largest biomass facility will be tested before year’s end when 8,000 tons of toasted wood thinned from a national forest ...
21. Renewables have the economic advantage over fossil fuels
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... of coal and gas power plants, so the entire economics of fossil fuel power generation will unravel.The cheapest way of generating energy today is to use renewable fuels - and the authors of a new analysis ...
22. Warming climate likely to have 'minor' impact on power plant output
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Future climate warming will likely cause only minor cuts in energy output at most U.S. coal- or gas-fired power plants, a new Duke University study finds.The study -- the first of its kind based on real-world ...
23. China Won’t Waste Its Time on Wind Power
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China is building coal-fired plants (about one every 2 days)[i] and nuclear plants to supply its energy needs, but has... The post China Won’t Waste Its Time on Wind Power appeared first on IER.  ...
24. Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry
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As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens to shut down vast amounts of coal power plants, the federal government continues... The post Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind ...
A huge legal battle is coming over the White House plan to address climate change with additional power plant regulations. The coal industry has the most to lose, and plans to take the EPA to court. ...
26. How EPA Rules Would Hit Coal-Heavy West Virginia
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Host Melissa Block speaks to West Virginia University law professor James Van Nostrand about the impact of EPA power plant rules in his state.
27. Fracking helping utilities reduce reliance on coal
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When you flip on a light switch, odds are, you're burning coal. But as the fracking boom continues to unleash huge quantities of natural gas, the nation's electric grid is changing. Power plants ...
28. Australia’s Biggest Power Producer Sees Future without Coal
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Australia’s largest electricity producer committed to close its coal-fired power plants within 35 years as part of an effort to cut the nation’s dependence on the fossil fuel. ...
29. EPA Rules Bring Pink Slips to a Town Near You
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Earlier this month, employees at coal plants in West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana received notices from American Electric Power that... The post EPA Rules Bring Pink Slips to a Town Near You appeared first ...
30. As U.S. Shutters Coal Plants, China and Japan are Building Them
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China and Japan have plans to build massive amounts of coal-fired power plants, while the United States is not only... The post As U.S. Shutters Coal Plants, China and Japan are Building Them appeared ...
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