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denverpost.com - Alex Burness - Colorado's coal country searches for 'the next thing' to keep communities afloat
Colorado's coal country searches for 'the next thing' to keep communities afloat
The Denver Post

Maintenance workers come in and out of Paonia High School as the building is preparing to close its high school grades in Paonia on Friday May 7, 2021. High schoolers shuttle desks and whiteboards down a hallway lined with used algebra textbooks at…

reneweconomy.com.au - Kerstine Appunn - Shutting down nuclear and coal - can Germany keep the lights on?
Shutting down nuclear and coal - can Germany keep the lights on?
RenewEconomy

Germany's conventional power generation capacity is beginning to dwindle. In December 2022, the country will have over 23 gigawatt s (GW) less nuclear power capacity than ten years ago. By the end of 2022, some 13.9 GW of lignite and hard coal…

bloomberg.com - Julian Lee - Colonial Hack Shows U.S. Must Diversify Its Oil Reserves
Colonial Hack Shows U.S. Must Diversify Its Oil Reserves
Bloomberg

A distributed network of strategic product stores could have alleviated the impact of the cyberattack. Last week's cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers gasoline, diesel and jet fuel along the U.S. east coast, is being seen as…

bbc.co.uk - US climate envoy criticised for clean tech optimism - BBC News
US climate envoy criticised for clean tech optimism - BBC News
BBC

America's climate envoy John Kerry has been ridiculed for saying technologies that don't yet exist will play a huge role in stabilising the climate. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, he said the US was leading the world on climate change -…

wsj.com - Katherine Blunt - Natural Gas, America's No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries
Natural Gas, America's No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries
Wall Street Journal

Vistra Corp. owns 36 natural-gas power plants, one of America's largest fleets. It doesn't plan to buy or build any more. Instead, Vistra intends to invest more than $1 billion in solar farms and battery storage units in Texas and California as it…

smh.com.au - Nick Toscano - Australian grid used the least coal on record last summer as renewables shone
Australian grid used the least coal on record last summer as renewables shone
The Sydney Morning Herald

Coal-fired power consumption in Australia hit a record low during the first three months of 2021 and gas generation crashed to the lowest level in 15 years, as renewable energy and falling prices continue to shake up the market. Figures from the…

bloomberg.com - Lars Paulsson - Ancient Swedish Hamlet Holds Lessons for Future of Clean Power
Ancient Swedish Hamlet Holds Lessons for Future of Clean Power
Bloomberg

A thousand-year-old Swedish village could become a blueprint for local energy grids of the future. Simris, with a population of about 200, has shown that operating independently from the national grid is technologically possible. Villagers use…

roanoke.com - Editorial: Germany prepared for coal's decline. We didn't.
Editorial: Germany prepared for coal's decline. We didn't.
Roanoke Times

In April 1961 — sixty years ago this spring — Gov. Lindsay Almond toured Southwest Virginia. One of the stops on his tour was Clinch Valley College, what today is known as the University of Virginia's College at Wise, where school…

wvgazettemail.com - Mike Tony Staff writer - WV's coal economy keeps carbon emissions coming as aging AEP plants near compliance crossroads
WV's coal economy keeps carbon emissions coming as aging AEP plants near compliance crossroads
wvgazettemail.com

The climate is changing more because West Virginia's economy is changing less. West Virginia's per capita energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were third-highest in the country in 2018 and decreased less than 14% from 1990 to 2018, according to…

wvgazettemail.com - Mike Tony Staff writer - Economic value of Mitchell coal-fired plant to Marshall County under scrutiny as hearings approach
Economic value of Mitchell coal-fired plant to Marshall County under scrutiny as hearings approach
wvgazettemail.com

Worries run deep in Marshall County over the imperiled 50-year-old Mitchell coal-fired generating facility. “We are such an economically depressed area already. The closing will devastate our area.” “Closing this plant would be…

theconservativetreehouse.com - Chancellor Merkel Rejects Cabinet Climate Change Effort to Stop Coal Energy Use
Chancellor Merkel Rejects Cabinet Climate Change Effort to Stop Coal Energy Use
The Last Refuge

Angela Merkel is essentially the de-facto global head of modern political liberalism. The central tenet, almost religious-based in its importance, is the lunacy within “climate change”. However, as most reasonable people have…

bangkokpost.com - Bangkok Post Public Company Limited - Flared natural gas latest prize in bitcoin miners' energy quest
Flared natural gas latest prize in bitcoin miners' energy quest
Bangkok Post

WASHINGTON: As the value of bitcoin soars and concerns rise about the energy-intensive process needed to obtain it, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs in the United States believe they have found a solution in flared natural gas. Profitably creating, or…

wsj.com - Simon Clark - Central Banks Jump Into Climate-Change Policy Fray
Central Banks Jump Into Climate-Change Policy Fray
Wall Street Journal

Central banks, the most powerful financial institutions in the world, want to become the guardians of the environment as well. The central banks say climate change is a financial and economic risk. They believe rising sea levels, more wildfires and…

nbcnews.com - Veronika Melkozerova - Ukraine's war-torn Donbas region is on the verge of environmental disaster
Ukraine's war-torn Donbas region is on the verge of environmental disaster
NBC News

TORETSK, Ukraine — A rusty winch slowly raises the elevator nearly 4,000 feet from the depths of the Tsentralna coal mine in Toretsk, a city of 67,000 people in the Donbas, an industrial region in eastern Ukraine. As the giant cage reaches…

dawn.com - Zofeen T. Ebrahim - Is Pakistan preparing for a decarbonised world?
Is Pakistan preparing for a decarbonised world?
DAWN.COM

ALTHOUGH the world's attention is currently focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, climate crisis remains the planet's greatest challenge. To strive to limit the global temperature to 1.5°C means halving the CO2 emissions by 2030 and reaching net…

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