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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
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Germany Finds Local Coal Filthy and Irresistible 10.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Though Germany has championed the use of clean energy, a number of German coal mines are expanding—as the few remaining residents of one Saxon ghost town can attest.
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Five things you should know about the Trump Administrations latest assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 2.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
In 1990, while I was busy with kid priorities like learning to roller-skate, Congress was updating the Clean Air Act – kicking off a process to reduce mercury and other air toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Fast-forward several decades to 2012, the year my first daughter was born, and we finally had the […]
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The fossil fuel industry’s dirty secret: Climate action or not, things look bad 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
There is no walking away from the energy transition.
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North Carolina river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump 23.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gray muck was flowing into the Cape Fear River on Saturday from the site of a dam breach at a North Carolina power plant where an old coal ash dump had been inundated by Florence's floodwaters.
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What’s in store for Indonesia’s coal market? 20.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
As the energy landscape shifts, so does the ground underneath the resource-rich island nation.
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Squatting trees to stop a coal mine 19.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Political Action The occupation of numerous old growth trees in the Hambach Forest (Hambacher Forst) near Cologne, Germany, provides an inspiring and innovative example of grassroots resistance to the carbon-intensive, climate-killing coal industry that we can apply to struggles in this country. The open-pit lignite (a low-grade, brown coal) mine, owned by the German transnational RWE, is reported to be both the largest and most heavily polluting coal mine in Europe. Over a six-year period activists have camped in the 12,000-year-old forest to stop the expansion of the 33-square mile coal mine and protect the last 10 per cent of the forest from being destroyed. An estimated 150 to 250 activists live in 60-70 treehouses year-round. They live without running water (they collect rain water), use a compost toilet, have no electricity (other than what is generated by solar panels), and cook vegan in community kitchens in the treehouses with food collected by dumpster diving. One activist told Democracy Now! ...
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Hurricane Florence spared Philly region, but what about the next storm? | Editorial 19.9.2018 Philly.com News
Even though the Philadelphia region escaped the full wrath of Florence, there are important lessons to be taken starting with good preparation and that should include smart energy policies. Unfortunately, we're seeing the opposite from Washington.
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Coal ash landfill collapses in North Carolina after torrential rain from Florence 16.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.
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The Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan replacement – for many states, worse than doing nothing 14.9.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Trump Administration’s proposed “replacement” for the Clean Power Plan would not only increase dangerous climate pollution and cost American lives – it would actually be worse than doing nothing at all in many states. The proposal would severely weaken our nation’s only limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. It would increase climate […]
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Trump's pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hard 3.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn't mention that coal country would be hit the hardest by the health impacts.
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Why Coal's Power Persists 3.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Despite heightened concerns about climate change and a slowdown in financing for projects involving the dirtiest of fossil fuels, coal is making a comeback.
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Sick of coal yet? 29.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The recent EPA decision doesn't just fail sustainability professionals — it will trigger a public health crisis.
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Coal country: EPA plan is short-term boost, no solution for industry decline 27.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Trump administration's proposed changes for coal plants could keep some of them operating longer. But even those in the industry say it won't stop coal's overall decline.
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A chorus of opposition to Wheeler’s sham Clean Power Plan replacement 24.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler just released his proposal to severely weaken America’s only nation-wide carbon pollution protections for existing power plants – to a chorus of opposition from the American public, state and local officials, faith organizations, health and environmental organizations, and leaders across the political spectrum. Wheeler’s proposal would scrap the landmark Clean […]
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Trouble in coal country 23.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This week on Climate Cast, we learn why customers' electric bills have doubled in coal country.
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Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues 22.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration's plan to allow states to regulate their own carbon emissions isn't expected to have much of an effect on Minnesota's energy generation, because a transition away from coal was already in progress.
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Trump administration proposes to scrap Obama-era Clean Power Plan 21.8.2018 Philly.com News
The proposal comes on the heels of an EPA proposal earlier this month to rollback fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks
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Trump moves to let states regulate coal plant emissions 21.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Obama's signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.
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Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants 21.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A plan to be announced in coming days would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
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EPA Head Signs Proposal to Undo Restrictions on Coal Plants 21.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The EPA moved to overturn Obama-era environmental rules on power-plant emissions, a long-telegraphed move designed to help coal-burning plants compete with cleaner alternatives.
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