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Germany Is Burning Too Much Coal
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Several readers share a report: Germany is widely seen as a world leader in the fight against climate change. Thanks to its investments in renewable power, wind and solar energy provide a third of its electricity, more than double the U.S. share. Germany’s goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions 40 percent by 2020 is significantly more […]

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EPA chief promises to recuse himself from lawsuits, advocates for coal
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Enlarge / Scott Pruitt on April 19, 2017 in East Chicago, Indiana. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt sent a memo to agency employees last week saying that he would recuse himself from lawsuits that he brought against the Agency as Oklahoma Attorney General, according to Reuters. Pruitt sued the […]

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Despite Clean Power Plan rollback, utilities say coal isn’t ascendant
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Enlarge (credit: Kym Farnik) Despite the executive order signed by President Trump this afternoon to roll back the Clean Power Plan, it’s unclear that much will change in the US for the declining coal industry. An annual survey conducted by UtilityDive and research firm PA Consulting asked 600 utility executives from around the country to […]

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Germany plans to squeeze hydroelectric power out of a coal mine
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As coal energy falls out of favor in much of the world, one defunct mine in the heart of Germany's coal country is preparing for a new life as a sustainable power plant. As Bloomberg reports, the Prosper-Haniel mine in the state of North-Rhine Westph…

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Relaxing coal pollution, methane flaring rules: This week in Congress
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The House voted to roll back rules on methane flaring this week. (credit: WildEarth Guardians) Last week was a busy one for people watching the federal government’s rules on energy and the environment. With the opening of a new administration, the Republican-dominated Congress has been quick to kill regulations from the previous administration and enact new […]

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Renewables Are Set To Overtake Gas and Coal By 2027
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Lucas123 writes: Renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydroelectric will overtake natural gas as an energy source by 2027. According to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, ten years later those same renewables will have surpassed the largest electricity-generating fossil fuel: coal. Solar and wind will account for almost 60% of the $11.4 […]

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New Record Set for World's Cheapest Solar, Now Undercutting Coal
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Anna Hirtenstein, reporting for Bloomberg: Solar power set another record-low price as renewable energy developers working in the United Arab Emirates shrugged off financial turmoil in the industry to promise projects costs that undercut even coal-fired generators. Developers bid as little as 2.99 cents a kilowatt-hour to develop 800 megawatts of solar-power projects for the […]

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Obama's Big New Move on Coal
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In his second term, President Obama has taken increasingly forceful steps to fight climate change. He's forged emissions-limiting deals with China and pushed for the first international climate accord. Most importantly, last year his administration …

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Buy Coal Now!
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“The only reason I'm optimistic about [climate change] is because of innovation," he says. “If you told me that innovation had been frozen and we just have today's technologies, will the world run the climate–change experiment? You bet we will.” The …

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