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Kenney defiantly challenges Trudeau on climate 23.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada The summer of 2019 will be "the summer of repeal" according to Jason Kenney, who will be sworn in as the next premier of Alberta on April 30. The UCP leader plans to recall the legislature in May to rapidly undo the legislative program of the outgoing NDP government; particularly its Climate Leadership Plan. At the top of the list to be repealed is an Alberta carbon tax imposed as part of a grand bargain negotiated by the NDP with representatives of the oil industry. In return for a tax on consumers -- it could have fallen entirely on Big Oil as part of an existing large-emitters carbon levy -- a significant group of oil sands producers agreed to support an NDP cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Small oil patch operators remained generally negative. This Alberta NDP deal initiated by outgoing premier Rachel Notley was highlighted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when his cabinet came down in favour of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX). Trudeau backed up his support for ...
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Nightmare on Capitol Square: New coal and nuclear bailout bill is a huge blow to Ohio’s clean energy economy 12.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Nightmare on Capitol Square: New coal and nuclear bailout bill is a huge blow to Ohio’s clean energy economy
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Downtown St. Paul utility cutting off coal 10.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
District Energy stopped burning coal as part of its power generation portfolio on March 31, making the St. Paul utility the latest to leave coal behind on the road to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
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St. Paul's District Energy says goodbye to coal 30.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sunday will be the last day District Energy burns coal.
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US Banks Pledged to Fund Renewable Energy, But They Still Spend Way More on Fossil Fuels 28.3.2019 Mother Jones
Each year since the Paris Agreement, major world banks have increased their financing of fossil fuels, pouring $1.9 trillion into the industry from 2016 through 2018. And, it turns out, US banks are the worst offenders, according to a recent report published by a group of environmental organizations.  “The sad reality is that the fossil […]
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Utilities should consider these creative tools to speed system decarbonization 28.3.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Recent news provided a "mic drop" to power providers.
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Idaho utility spurns coal, pledges 100 percent 'clean' energy by 2045 27.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Idaho Power plans to stop using coal power plants. The news comes as a U.S. energy agency says renewable sources produced a record amount of electricity in 2018.
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Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High In 2018: IEA 26.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
China, the United States, and India together accounted for nearly 70 percent of the rise in energy demand.
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Fossil Fuel Is Pricier Than Solar or Wind. That Means “Coal Is on the Way Out.” 26.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire pretty rapidly,” said […]
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Coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018, putting Earth in ‘deep trouble’ 26.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but also the world's growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from coal-fired power plants than ever before.

Energy demand around the world grew by...

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Planning for a "Just Transition": Leaving No Worker Behind in Shifting to a Low Carbon Future 25.3.2019 WRI Stories
Planning for a "Just Transition": Leaving No Worker Behind in Shifting to a Low Carbon Future Comments|Add Comment|PrintProviding for workers displaced by the transition away from fossil fuels should be a priority around the world. Photo by U.S. Air Force Photo/Dawn Waldman Last year the global climate change community convened in the heart of Poland's Silesian coal region. While those working in the coal industry are often overlooked in efforts to address climate change, the Polish... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Scientists Slam Trump’s Bashing of Renewable Energy 21.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“These ill-informed statements show Trump’s allegiance to the fossil fuel industry,” one scientist told Newsweek.
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Hear the new EPA chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal and climate 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The newly confirmed EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks about climate change, personal transportation, the future of coal and more.
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EDF Urges EPA to Withdraw Harmful Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Coal-Fired Power Plants 19.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Urges EPA to Withdraw Harmful Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Coal-Fired Power Plants
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In midst of an oil boom, New Mexico sets bold new climate goals 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill this week mandating state utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Meanwhile, oil production in the southeast corner of the state is breaking records.
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Challenge, opportunity as China begins to tackle fossil fuel methane emissions 8.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Challenge, opportunity as China begins to tackle fossil fuel methane emissions
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Andrew Wheeler takes the helm at EPA. What’s next for crucial safeguards? 8.3.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Just last week, the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator. His installation signals a broader pivot point in defending EPA safeguards. Over the last two years, the Trump administration’s efforts to categorically suspend crucial safeguards without public notice or comment failed across the board. Looking ahead, Wheeler has almost two years to build on […]
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Across Appalachia, historic coal towns are looking to the outdoor economy for their next act 6.3.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Can recreation and tourism benefit the regional economy and fill a gap left by the declining coal industry — sustainably?
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Coal Burning Plants Aren’t Just Polluting the Air—They’re Poisoning Water 5.3.2019 Mother Jones
Fossil fuel companies have polluted the groundwater of communities across the country with poisonous chemicals. According to a new comprehensive study by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, the groundwater beneath 91 percent of coal plants has been contaminated with coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal. Their conclusion? Coal-burning is not only contributing to […]
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Broke, a sheriff in Appalachian coal country struggles to provide law and order 4.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Before making a wave of cutbacks across his department, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk delivered a grim warning to residents of this hardscrabble Appalachian community.

“Law enforcement as we have known for the last four years will not exist,” he posted on Facebook last month. “WE ARE BROKE… LOCK...

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