New Study: The Price Tag Of Phasing Out Coal

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 03:31:06 +0000

Coal phase-out is necessary to solve climate change, but can have negative impacts on workers and local communities dependent on coal for their livelihoods. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and Central European University in Austria have studied government plans for coal phase-out around the world and discovered that … [continued]

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EU Wisely Stiffens Road Freight & Passenger Emissions Guidance

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 22:17:44 +0000

A month ago, I spent some time assembling statistics on major geographies’ split of domestic freight tonnage across different modes: road, rail, and water. I was surprised to find that road freight was so much more dominant in Europe than rail compared to other major geographies. I think of Europe … [continued]

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G7 Energy Ministers Achieve Breakthroughs on Unabated Coal Phaseout, Global Energy Storage, and Phasing Out Harmful Non-CO2 Pollutants

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 12 May 2024 12:21:56 +0000

Deputy Secretary Turk Leads U.S. Energy Delegation Advancing Clean Energy Transitions, IRA and BIL Success, and Solidarity with Ukraine  TURIN, ITALY — Energy and climate leaders met in Turin, Italy, April 28-30, for the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Climate, Energy and the Environment, where they reached consensus on a range of … [continued]

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The POWER Interview: Pumped Storage Project Brings Renewable Energy to Former Coal Mining Site

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 13:03:54 +0000

A pumped storage project in Kentucky is being touted as a model example of how land that once was the site of a coal mine can be repurposed for a […]

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U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Decreased in 2022 & 2023

Credit to Author: US Energy Information Administration| Date: Sun, 12 May 2024 03:59:15 +0000

Electricity generation from units that primarily consume coal in the U.S. Lower 48 states decreased for all hours of the day by about 23% between 2021 and 2023, according to our Form EIA-930, Hourly and Daily Balancing Authority Operations Report. Most of the decline occurred between 2022 and 2023, when coal-fired … [continued]

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How Regulatory Burdens and Misguided Incentives Are Degrading Power System Reliability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 12:55:43 +0000

It’s no secret that the U.S. electric power system has undergone a remarkable transition that continues today. Coal-fired generation, which was the leading source of power generation during the 20th […]

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Trump Promises Oil & Gas Execs Free Rein — If They Contribute $1 Billion To Campaign

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 10 May 2024 12:42:17 +0000

Donald Trump has made a prophet out of Bruce Cain, a political scientist at Stanford. Four weeks ago, he told New York Times contributor Thomas Edsall that some of the conservative victories in campaign finance law — particularly Citizens United — have strengthened “the power of elected officials to coerce … [continued]

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States, Trade Groups Sue EPA Over New Fossil Fuel Rules

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 May 2024 22:41:20 +0000

More than two dozen states and a handful of trade groups filed separate lawsuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, challenging parts of the Environmental Protection […]

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Report: Renewables Generating Nearly One-Third of Global Electricity

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 May 2024 19:14:17 +0000

A UK- based global research group said continued growth in wind and solar power increased power generation from renewable energy to nearly a third of worldwide electricity output last year. […]

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Green Builder Sustainability Symposium Presentation — Slides & Transcript

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 06 May 2024 18:48:44 +0000

In mid-2023, Green Builder Media’s CEO Sara Gutterman reached out to me to see if I were interested in presenting at their annual Sustainability Symposium. It’s been running annually for close to a decade, and with COVID it transitioned to virtual and won’t be going back. That event occurred a … [continued]

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