User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
Last updated: Mar 26 2019 02:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New Mexico’s ‘mini’ Green New Deal, dissected 25.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Energy Transition Act could be a model for ambitious policies of the future.
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Colorado coal production dips in 2018 23.3.2019 Denver Post: Business
Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels.

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Wyoming Legislature extends lifeline to coal power 5.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
As economics challenge coal’s future, Wyoming passes a law to prop it up.
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Push for renewables vexes Western power supplier 25.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Tri-State’s future looks less than bright unless it can keep up with the times.
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Englewood-based Westmoreland Coal can scrap health care, contract to sell mine 18.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
CASPER -- A bankruptcy judge says Englewood-based Westmoreland Coal Co. can eliminate health care for retirees and its union contract to sell a southwestern Wyoming mine to a Virginia businessman.
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Environmental victories don’t guarantee economic justice 14.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Without a just transition, the Navajo Generating Station closure will have harmful consequences.
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Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep health, environmental costs 28.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.
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What killed Washington’s carbon tax? 21.1.2019 Current Issue
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
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Cutting carbon requires both innovation and regulation 31.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Where coal-state Sen. John Barrasso got it wrong in a recent New York Times op-ed.
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Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations 29.12.2018 Denver Post: Business
The Trump administration has targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation.
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When a huge utility company pledges to go carbon free 20.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Xcel Energy says it wants to ‘step up and do more’ to reduce greenhouse gases.
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Do climate policies have a negative effect on jobs? 14.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Climate change will hurt the economy if not addressed, but evidence on how environmental regulations affect unemployment is mixed.
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Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? 10.12.2018 Current Issue
A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power.
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Trump administration wants welfare for coal and nuclear power 29.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
The Trump administration just sent a tsunami through America’s electrical energy world with a leaked memo.
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Xcel Energy power plan would cut carbon emissions by half, use renewable sources for 55 percent of power 7.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Xcel Energy Colorado unveiled a new power plan it estimates could save customers $215 million, cut carbon emissions by half and lift renewable sources to 55 percent of its electricity portfolio by 2026, according to a filing submitted Wednesday with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
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Xcel Energy says carbon emissions down 35 percent since 2005 23.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
Since 2005, Xcel Energy has cut carbon emissions 35 percent and expects to surpass 50 percent by 2022, largely through retiring aging coal plants and using more power from renewable sources.
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Englewood-based Westmoreland Coal considers bankruptcy protection 10.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado-based coal company with mines in Montana and Wyoming is considering restructuring options, including filing for bankruptcy protection, after seeing demand drop and dealing with more than $1 billion in debt.
Lands stripped from Utah monuments open to claims, leases 3.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The window opened Friday for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two sprawling Utah national monuments by President Trump in December —but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunities.
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Public asks Xcel Energy to get more aggressive in retiring coal plants 2.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Dozens of people testified for four hours before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission Thursday evening in support of a plan to shutter two Xcel Energy coal units in Pueblo and replace them with wind, solar and natural gas sources. But the support was mostly conditional.
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The power of fossil fuels is fading 1.2.2018 Writers on the Range
Will Western states react in time to save local economies?
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