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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Coal Stories May 16

In today’s EGEB:

  • Democrats look to extend solar and wind tax credits…
  • …while the IEA sees the phaseout as encouraging to wind development.
  • One of the largest coal producers in the US files for bankruptcy.
  • UK solar generation peaked twice in the past week.

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Coal Stories May 10

New York state is on track to close its last remaining coal-fired power plants by the end of 2020 after adopting final regulations that require state power plants to meet new, stricter CO2 emissions limits.

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Coal Stories April 30

Another tipping point in energy seems to be on the horizon, as renewable energy in the US is expected to surpass coal in electricity generation for the first time this month.

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Coal Stories March 27

Constructing new wind and solar projects would be less expensive than continuing to run 74 percent of existing U.S. coal plants, according to a new study. That number jumps to 86 percent of coal plants by 2025.

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Coal Stories November 25, 2016

As of late, the idea of getting rid of coal in their own national electricity grid has become a popular one among several major nations across the world. At 6 least major countries, including Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and now Finland, have all recently announced the imminent phase-out of all coal-fired power plants. expand full story

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