Coal Stories November 14

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • African Development Bank pulls out of an eastern Kenyan coal plant project at Lamu.
  • Seoul is putting solar on all public buildings and 1 million homes.
  • German steel giant Thyssenkrupp uses hydrogen as a step toward its net-zero-by-2050 pledge.
  • An earthquake in France earlier this week prolongs the shutdown of nuclear reactors until December.

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Coal Stories November 13

Navajo Generating Station, biggest coal plant in the US West, shuts down this week

The 2,400-MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in northeastern Arizona — the largest coal plant west of the Mississippi River — is shutting down this week.

Coal Stories November 4

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • EPA weakens pollution rules on how power plants store coal waste and release metals into waterways.
  • The UK puts a moratorium on fracking.
  • New Delhi declares a health emergency due to the worst pollution in three years.
  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s new report says a US coast-to-coast transmission “super-grid” is possible.

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Coal Stories October 29

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The largest private coal company in the US, owned by Robert Murray (above), has filed for bankruptcy.
  • Could saltwater and rust be the latest source of green energy?
  • Which US metro areas have the most solar panels on homes?
  • The Bureau of Land Management approved what will become the largest wind farm in the US.

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Coal Stories September 23

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • What’s happening today at the UN Climate Action Summit.
  • Countries need to triple climate emissions targets to limit 2C global heating.
  • Global electric bus adoption will triple by 2025.
  • More Americans are worried about the environment — but they have to make real changes. expand full story

Coal Stories August 19

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Greenpeace names the worst global sulfur dioxide air pollutant hotspots.
  • The UK is exploring using minewater as a source of geothermal energy.
  • A gas plant in Fife, Scotland, sparks safety fears due to technical failures.
  • Six green energy ideas that flopped.

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Coal Stories July 15

After an increase in 2018, energy-related CO2 emissions in the US are expected to decrease this year, and a drop in coal consumption is far and away the biggest reason for the change.

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Coal Stories July 9

In today’s EGEB:

  • The newest FERC energy infrastructure update reveals even more coal retirements.
  • A new study claims Europe could get 10x of its electricity needs through onshore wind alone.
  • Solar installations pick up in New York City.
  • Cleaning up China’s air pollution can increase solar output.

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Coal Stories June 19

The Environmental Protection Agency, failing in their sole duty to protect the environment, has moved ahead with its plans to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, as EPA Administrator and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler signed the final so-called “Affordable Clean Energy” rule into effect today.

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Coal Stories June 10

US electricity generation capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed coal for the first time this April, and that gap looks to grow substantially during the next three years.

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