G20 Meeting Leaves Much To Be Desired On Climate Action

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:26:04 +0000

Energy and environment ministers at the Group of 20 meeting of industrialized nations that took place in Naples, Italy, late last week failed to come to a consensus on several key commitments to tackle climate change in their final communique. There were two points in particular that were not agreed upon: one was around phasing […]

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In 2020, the United States Produced the Least CO2 Emissions from Energy in Nearly 40 Years

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:40:14 +0000

In 2020, as the country responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from energy consumption in the United States fell to the lowest level since 1983. The 4.6 billion metric tons (Bmt) of CO2 emitted in 2020 was an 11% decrease from 2019, the largest annual decrease on record, according to our Monthly Energy Review. Our new U.S. CO2 emissions from […]

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Powering Rural Economic Development with Renewables

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 17:34:19 +0000

We Need Incentives to Help Electric Co-ops Replace their Coal Plants

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EPA Will Strengthen Limits on Wastewater Pollution from Coal-Fired Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:28:52 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to establish more stringent standards on water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The EPA on July 26 announced it would reinstate Obama-era regulations that were rolled back by the Trump administration. An EPA official on Monday said the new rule would impact about 100 coal-fired plants. The agency […]

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G20 Environment Ministers: No Consensus on Phasing Out Coal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:36:54 +0000

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The U.S., UK and other countries want world governments to commit to a phaseout of the use and financing of coal-fired power generation, but officials who met at the G20 Environment Ministers Meeting summit in Naples, Italy, this past week ended their talks without an agreement on the future of the fuel. The topic will […]

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The EPA Needs To Reject Louisiana’s Regional Haze Plan Until It Complies With The Clean Air Act

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:12:07 +0000

Environmental groups such as the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association want the Environmental Protection Agency to reject Louisiana’s regional haze plan because it doesn’t meet compliance with the Clean Air Act. Regional haze is a type of air pollution caused by coal-burning power plants that don’t have any modern pollution controls. The […]

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German Flood Damage at Power Plant, Energy Facilities Extensive

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:08:25 +0000

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Numerous energy facilities were afflicted by the major flooding event that inundated parts of Europe last week, and at least one major power generator has said the damage will likely mount into a “mid-double-digit million euro sum.” The flooding, which was caused by a cold, low-pressure area dubbed “Bernd,” crawled slowly across the continent over two […]

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TransAlta Completes Second Coal-to-Gas Conversion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:38:38 +0000

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A Canada-based energy company has completed the second of three planned coal-to-gas conversions at its thermal power plants in Alberta. TransAlta Corp. on July 19 said the conversion of the 395-MW Unit 2 at the Keephills plant near Wabamun, about 45 miles west of Edmonton, continues the company’s transition away from coal-fired power generation. TransAlta […]

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In 2020, U.S. Coal Production Fell To Its Lowest Level Since 1965

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 19:08:05 +0000

U.S. coal production totaled 535 million short tons (MMst) in 2020, a 24% decrease from the 706 MMst mined in 2019 and the lowest level of coal production in the United States in any year since 1965. The decline of U.S. coal production in 2020 was largely the result of less demand for coal internationally […]

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