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Dynegy wants to re-write the rules on pollution and pass the buck to its customers 23.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Dynegy wants to re-write the rules on pollution and pass the buck to its customers
A Carbon Tax in Washington State Seemed Like a Sure Thing. What Went Wrong? 23.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Early on election night, as a drizzly dusk settled over Seattle, I made my way to the Arctic Club, a hotel decorated with explorers’ maps and a fake polar bear—a fitting place to await the results on Washington’s carbon tax […]
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Climate Action Barometer: 12 Charts Explain Where We Are Today, and Where We Need to be in 2020 21.1.2019 WRI Stories
Climate Action Barometer: 12 Charts Explain Where We Are Today, and Where We Need to be in 2020 Comments|Add Comment|Print Countries committed under the Paris Agreement to a broad goal of limiting global temperature rise to under 2°C, ideally 1.5°C. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that half a degree of warming makes a huge difference, and 1.5°C is the safer target. So how and where do we start to get to 1.5°C, rather than 2°C or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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EPA nominee Wheeler says he champions deregulation; Dems call him 'extreme' 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler began his testimony Wednesday over the chants of environmental protesters, who shouted "Shut Down Wheeler" in the committee room and the hallway outside.
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Trump’s Climate Plan Is a “Free Pass for Carbon Pollution” 16.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration’s replacement for the linchpin Obama-era plan to combat climate change would increase greenhouse gas emissions in much of the US more than doing nothing at all, according to new research. Planet-warming emissions would “rebound” under the Trump policy, […]
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The Next Likely EPA Chief Has Almost Completed His Former Coal Client’s Wish List 16.1.2019 Mother Jones
Bob Murray is a 79-year-old coal baron who brags to news outlets that he calls many of the shots after “eight years of pure hell” under the Obama administration. Murray thinks most environmental, health, and worker safety protections are unlawful, often putting him at odds with other industry interests that appreciate some regulatory oversight. Murray was an early supporter of […]
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4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy 15.1.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintRooftop solar panels in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Matthew R. Cole/U.S. Navy The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This groundbreaking research, produced by the Global Commission... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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It's the clean economy, stupid 14.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The new Rhodium Group report highlights rising emissions — indicative of a growing economy, but lack of drawdown solutions.
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Trump's EPA is taking what may be its most harmful step yet 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There is no doubt that President Trump views environmental regulations as little more than irksome impediments to robust economic productivity and corporate profits. One of his first acts was to order every federal department to rescind two federal rules for every new one adopted, and his special...

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Utilities Speed Up Closure of Coal-Fired Power Plants 10.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The companies are accelerating the closure of coal plants, as wind and solar power become more economical alternatives and natural gas continues to be a cheap fuel for electricity.
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Andrew Wheeler’s record shows he is unfit to lead EPA 4.1.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Sad but true: since he became acting head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler has ramped up Scott Pruitt’s relentless attack on public health and environmental safeguards. Wheeler is leading efforts to severely weaken or altogether eliminate meaningful limits on the largest sources of climate pollution – including cars, power plants, and […]
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Here's why climate policies don't really kill jobs 3.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
An environmental economist provides the evidence.
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Scott Pruitt Is Doing Just Fine as a Coal Consultant 30.12.2018 Mother Jones
“Where’s Scott Pruitt now?” is a question I’ve gotten a lot in the six months since the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator resigned under a mountain of investigations into possible ethics violations. If you know anything about Pruitt, the answer will not come as a huge surprise: He’s pitching himself as a kind of unique messenger for […]
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EPA says mercury limits on coal plants too costly, not 'necessary' 29.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump's EPA says it will keep limits on toxic mercury emissions from coal plants but now deems them not cost-effective. Environmental groups worry the move could hinder future regulations.
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The EPA’s Latest Move Risks Exposing the Public to More Mercury 29.12.2018 Mother Jones
Children and pregnant women hear the warnings against eating too much fish because of potential exposure to mercury. But where does that mercury come from? Coal and oil-burning plants are the number one source of mercury in the US, and they leech not just that neurotoxin but arsenic, acid gasses, and a host of other air toxics into the atmosphere that drift back towards the […]
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Warren Buffett's power company wants to charge Californians for upgrades to out-of-state coal plants 28.12.2018 LA Times: Business

Homes and businesses in four Northern California counties get their electricity from an out-of-state company controlled by Warren Buffett — and soon Buffett’s company may be allowed to charge them for upgrades to coal plants in Wyoming and Colorado even though a California law prevents most utilities...

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Congress should ensure that aid to black lung sufferers is there when they need it 28.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Although the future of American electricity production will center on renewable sources, such as solar and wind, coal still fuels the plants generating about 30% of the power that lights and cools our homes, runs factory machinery and keeps computers like the ones used to produce this editorial...

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After years underground, a Kentucky coal miner with black lung faces the future 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Danny Fouts was a young man, his daddy warned him about the dangers of working long hours in the mines. “You’ll end up killing yourself for nothing, just to make other men rich,” Vernon chided his son when he put in 16-hour shifts.

But Danny had always longed to work underground, just like...

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What utilities can teach us about fighting climate change 13.12.2018 GreenBiz.com
Even a $400 billion industry can move when the money is right and the need for climate action is clear.
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Weaning ASEAN from coal reveals climate risks and rewards 13.12.2018 GreenBiz.com
Can the region reconcile rapid economic growth with decarbonization?
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