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As U.S. gets greener, it is sending dirty coal abroad 29.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Exports threaten to undermine global warming strategy
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Natural Gas Is Not Going to Save the World 29.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy. The Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, many environmental groups, and the oil and gas industry all tell us that the way to solve the problem created by fossil fuels is with more fossils fuels. We can do this, they claim, by using more natural gas, which is touted as a "clean" fuel—even a " green " fuel . Like most misleading arguments, this one starts from a kernel of truth. That truth is basic chemistry: when you burn natural gas, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced is, other things being equal, much less than when you burn an equivalent amount of coal or oil. It can be as much as 50% less compared with coal, and 20% to 30% less compared with diesel fuel, gasoline, or home heating oil. When it comes to a greenhouse gas (GHG) heading ...
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West’s largest coal-fired plant on track to close 29.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Flagstaff, Ariz. • The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount...
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New rule puts West's largest coal-fired plant on track for less power generation, then closure 29.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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The Guardian view on the dash for shale gas | Editorial 29.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Fracking is likely to be part of Britains future, but the mix of Whitehall haste and corporate greed is alarming The very word sounds designed to shock, and it really can make the earth move . But there are serious reasons why fracking is likely to be part of Britains future. The caprice of global markets, which Vladimir Putin does much to emphasise, puts a premium on sourcing some energy at home. The effects of climate change creep ever closer to the horizon , and if the UK is to curb emissions, then on top of scaled-up renewables and reduced waste well need cleaner hydrocarbons to burn. Coal is the dirtiest of the lot, and as the North Sea fields slowly empty, importing vast amounts of liquefied gas is a dismal prospect, since condensing vapour in this way squanders so much energy. So we cant assume that all the gas thats dormant in British rocks can simply be left to lie. Ideally, its potential value would be carefully weighed against ugly wells and other risks, with meticulous care taken to head off ...
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West's largest coal-fired plant on track to close 29.7.2014 AP Business
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon....
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Five things to know about coal trade, global warming 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS U.S. REDUCES COAL USE, DEMAND RISES GLOBALLY. Over the past six years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead. The Environmental Protection ...
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Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Newport News, Va. • As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of thi...
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450-acre Elk Springs Fire 90 percent contained 28.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
450-acre Elk Springs Fire 90 percent contained
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy -- and pollution.
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions.
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Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas: Why Fossil Fuels Can't Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels 28.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Fracking: it's not just our national parks that need protecting, but our houses too 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

From lorries and water use to small earthquakes, there are numerous local environmental risks associated with fracking

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Russia ordered to pay $50bn in damages to Yukos shareholders 28.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
State sought to bankrupt oil firm, appropriate assets and prevent owner Khodorkovsky from entering politics, rules Hague court

Russia has been ordered to pay $50bn to shareholders of Yukos, the former oil firm that was broken up a decade ago after its boss fell foul of Vladimir Putin.

In a judgment against the Kremlin a tribunal in the Hague ruled that the Russian state had sought to bankrupt Yukos, appropriate its assets and prevent its owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky from entering politics.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy -- and pollution.
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10 Things to Know for Today 28.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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10 Things to Know for Today 28.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Adani Gets Approval to Build Mine 28.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
India's Adani Group has secured approval from Australia's government to build one of the world's largest coal mines, a move that comes amid investor concerns about a global supply glut of the commodity and a prolonged downturn in prices.
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AP PHOTOS: As Norfolk battles sea level rise, its coal exports contribute to global warming 28.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Fracking: oil exploration already occurs in national parks, says energy minister 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Tory MP Matthew Hancock's remark comes as government invites firms to bid for first onshore oil and gas licences in six years Continue reading...
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