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CO2 Emissions Climb to an All-Time High (Again) in 2019: 6 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data 5.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are on track to again climb to a record high in 2019, according to a new report from the Global Carbon Project, putting the world at risk of catastrophic climate change due to these heat-trapping gases. ...
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The coal industry is shrinking — here's what miners need for a just transition 5.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Programs should be nurtured to have lasting effects, rather than serving as short-term band-aids.
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Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years.
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Q&A: Carbon emissions will reach record high in 2019, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels 4.12.2019 LA Times: Science

It's a climate change milestone: The amount of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels will hit 37 billion tons this year, setting another record high. A climate researcher discusses the latest findings.

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CO2 Emissions Climb to an All-Time High (Again) in 2019: 6 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data 4.12.2019 WRI Stories
CO2 Emissions Climb to an All-Time High (Again) in 2019: 6 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data Comments|Add Comment|PrintCoal still dominates fossil fuel emissions, but is declining. Photo by carmine.shot/flickr Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are on track to again climb to a record high in 2019, according to a new report from the Global Carbon Project, putting the world at risk of catastrophic climate change due to these heat-trapping gases. This is further evidence that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants 2.12.2019 WRI Stories
China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China. Photo by Kleineolive/Wikimedia Commons As the world turns attention to the UN climate meetings this week, news from China has captured global headlines: From January 2018 to June 2019, the country added 43 gigawatts (GW) of net new coal power capacity to its existing 1,000 GW coal fleet, while the rest of the world collectively reduced coal capacity by 8 GW.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Better battery storage needed to meet 100% renewable energy goals, Platte River Power says 2.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Platte River Power Authority is expected to release its integrated resource plan, outlining exactly how it plans to reach this ambitious goal of providing 100% renewable energy by 2030, in mid-2020. However, a new study commissioned by leaders in renewable energy industry showed that this massive undertaking could be more efficient by only requiring 90% or even 80% renewable energy and allowing natural gas to act as the nexus.
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Coal Knew, Too 25.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. “Exxon knew.” Thanks to the work of activists and journalists, those two words have rocked the politics of climate change in recent years, as investigations revealed the extent to which giants like Exxon Mobil and Shell were aware of the […]
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Column: Trump's attack on lightbulb standards is his flimsiest environmental rollback yet 7.11.2019 LA Times: Business

California and other states take aim at Trump's reversal of lightbulb rules, a dopey Tea Party cause.

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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Battle over proposed Wisconsin gas plant shows shift in climate fight 29.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Wisconsin regulators held two public hearings early this week on a proposed natural gas power plant that would be co-owned by a Minnesota utility. Environmental groups in both states are fighting the project. That’s emblematic of a larger shift among climate change activists, who are focusing less on coal, and more on natural gas.
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California ditched coal. The gas company is worried it's next 22.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Southern California Gas is engaged in a wide-ranging campaign to preserve the role of its pipelines in powering society.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.
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Pennsylvania is Joining RGGI. Here’s Why That Matters 10.10.2019 WRI Stories
Pennsylvania is Joining RGGI. Here’s Why That Matters Comments|Add Comment|PrintAppalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr Last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order instructing the state Department of Environmental Protection to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a collaboration between nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (New Jersey will rejoin the program in 2020 and Virginia is expected to join in 2021) aimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Dark Money Is Pouring in To Protect the “Worst Energy Policy in the Country” 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
This summer, Ohio’s beleaguered nuclear and coal plants got a major gift in the promise of a big bailout. Now, the fight over that promise has escalated into one of the most dramatic and bizarre showdowns of the 2020 election cycle. It all started back in July, when the Ohio state legislature passed a law—called […]
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Minn. regulators reject Xcel's purchase of Mankato natural gas plant 28.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xcel had wanted to buy the Mankato Energy Center, but the Minnesota Department of Commerce raised concerns about the impact on Xcel’s utility customers.
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Good news, bad news: 4 trends in US energy use 19.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
We reviewed the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s energy consumption data, so you don't have to. Here's what you need to know.
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Trump’s ACE Rule May Especially Harm Vulnerable Communities 17.9.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by EDF intern Laura Supple) The Trump administration’s latest attack on clean air protections may cause the greatest harm to the most vulnerable communities – according to EPA’s own projections. In June, the Trump administration repealed the Clean Power Plan – America’s first and only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from […]
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China is positioned to lead on climate change as the US rolls back its policies 16.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reducing China’s reliance on coal energy is an enormous long-term shift. But it looks like that might change.
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