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Vistra’s coal plant closures demonstrate need for clean energy legislation in Illinois 21.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Vistra’s coal plant closures demonstrate need for clean energy legislation in Illinois
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Good News, Bad News: 4 Trends in US Energy Use 16.8.2019 WRI Stories
Good News, Bad News: 4 Trends in US Energy Use Comments|Add Comment|Print In 2018, the United States set a new record for energy consumption: 101 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy. Of this total, 81 quadrillion Btu (or 80%) were from fossil fuels: petroleum, natural gas and coal. What does this growing consumption mean for climate change, and is it still possible for the United States to get on a path to reduce emissions at the pace needed? We reviewed the U.S. Energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Opinion: California sues Trump over greenhouse gas emissions. Now the rest of us need to step up 14.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California joined 21 other states in suing over regulatory rollbacks governing power plants, which is good, but more needs to be done by all of us.

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Colorado among states suing Trump administration over new coal rules 14.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Colorado is among a coalition of 22 Democratic-led states that has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
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California sues to stop Trump rollback of Obama-era restrictions on coal-burning power plants 13.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Trump's effort to dismantle the Clean Power Plan undercuts efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Shift Toward Renewable Energy Is Coming. Western States Aren’t Ready. 10.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2018, record-setting federal oil and gas lease sales in the booming Permian Basin helped pump more than $600 million into New Mexico’s state coffers. With that cash burning a hole in its pockets, New Mexico upped education […]
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A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah 8.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Los Angeles hopes to store solar and wind power in underground salt caverns, to help replace a giant coal plant.

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EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Arsenic-laden Waste That Could Pollute Water, Activists Warn: 'A Disgrace to Everything the EPA Stands For' 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
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Op-Ed: Berkeley banned natural gas. The rest of California should too 31.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Natural gas is the new coal. It's greenhouse emissions have surpassed coal's overall since 2015.

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Can Chefs Learn to Love Cooking Without Fire? 26.7.2019 Mother Jones
Picture a chunky gas-fired stovetop. Twist a knob, and whoosh—a potent ring of fire licks at a metal grate. Now think of an induction range: a glass flattop etched with pot-sized circles. Push a button, and the reaction is silent and invisible. As a committed home cook who toiled on the fiery line of a […]
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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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Xcel Energy starts to dismantle lofty coal plant icon in Burnsville 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The 600-foot-tall chimney at the Black Dog power plant is no longer needed after the plant switched to natural gas.
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Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas? 8.7.2019 WRI Stories
Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas? Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind turbines north of Corpus Christi, Texas. Flickr/Drew Kolb In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were concerned that with the dramatic decline in the cost of renewable energy,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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While you were grilling, the world moved forward 8.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
While Americans were doing cookouts and lazing by the lake, the rest of the civilized world was moving forward on climate and other issues.
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The Nation’s Largest Commercial Insurance Company Has Ditched Covering Coal. That’s a Big Deal. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Climate advocates have been pressuring U.S. insurance companies to end their support for the dirty energies driving the global crisis, and on Tuesday they claimed their first big win.  Chubb Ltd., the nation’s largest commercial insurance company, announced it will move […]
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Chubb is first big U.S. insurer that won't underwrite new coal plants 3.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Over the next three years, the new policy will also phase out support for mining operations and utilities dependent on coal for more than 30 percent of their revenue.
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Major U.S. Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy Despite Trump Saying 'the Coal Industry Is Back' 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Revelation Energy informed workers that the shutdown would last at least two weeks, and possibly longer.
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Chubb bans coverage for coal, a first for big U.S. insurance firms 1.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Chubb became the first of the big U.S. insurers to announce a ban on coverage for coal companies.

Chubb, facing increasing pressure from environmental action groups, said Monday it will no longer sell insurance to new coal-fired power plants or sell new policies to companies that derive more than...

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To meet Paris climate targets, some power plants may need to take an early retirement 1.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Over the course of its expected lifetime, existing energy infrastructure will emit too much carbon dioxide to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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5 things to watch for when Xcel Energy files plans with Minnesota regulators 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Xcel Energy will file its resource plan for the next 15 years with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Environmentalists, consumer advocates and others will be scrutinizing the details.
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