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April 18, 2019: Russian social media accounts focused on U.S. division over coal jobs as part of an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, according to the newly released report from special counsel Robert Mueller.The report cites a series of pro-Trump...
April 16, 2019: The low-carbon transition has taken another significant step forward with the news from BloombergNEF that the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for lithium-ion batteries has fallen by 35% in the last year, while the LCOE for offshore wind is 24% lower than in 2018.
April 16, 2019: The snowballing reactions to a comment from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) may have put the kibosh on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plans to visit a Kentucky coal mine.In a battle that has largely played out on Twitter, Omar has come under...
April 16, 2019: COLLINS RAKES IN FUNDS FROM TEXAS TEA: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) received nearly 0,000 in campaign donations last quarter from the Texas oil and gas industry, a number more than five times the amount in donations she received from Maine...
April 15, 2019: As American coal-fired plants get shuttered, business difficulties continue to clobber the Powder River Basin.
April 13, 2019: A Republican congressman from Kentucky says that if U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wants to visit an underground coal mine in his state, she'll first have to apologize to a GOP congressman from Texas.
April 9, 2019: An Afghan official says at least six coal miners have been killed when an explosion in a coal mine caused two separate tunnels to collapse in northern Samangan province.
April 9, 2019: The Jiu Valley in Romania was once an economic powerhouse, producing millions of tons of coal. Now most of the mines in the region are closed.
April 2, 2019: North Korea coal may have been moving across the country's border with China and Russia, according to North Korea analysts on 38 North.
April 2, 2019: Major gains in the first three months of the year have brought indexes back within range of record levels. One market analyst says be weary of the market bounce as there are troubling developments on the horizon.
April 1, 2019: Irish firm joins nine coal plants on list, with carbon emissions up nearly 50% in last five yearsRyanair has become the first non-coal company to join Europe’s top 10 carbon emitters, according to EU figures.The Irish airline, which transports 130 million people a year, declared 9.9 megatonnes of greenhouse gas em...
April 1, 2019: Regulators in North Carolina are requiring the nation’s largest energy company to change how it stores pools of toxic residue that result from burning coal.Duke Energy must now excavate its existing coal ash ponds and move the substance to lined...
March 29, 2019: Charles Bethea writes about the disappearance of local newspapers and the lack of reporters on the environmental beat in Kentucky, especially at the Louisville Courier-Journal.
March 28, 2019: Not long before coal use is over, say analysts, while warning of possible resurgence in ChinaThe number of coal-fired power plants being developed around the world has collapsed in the last three years, according to a report.The number of plants on which construction has begun each year has fallen by 84% since 2015,...
March 28, 2019: Even though the Trump administration has attempted to protect the American coal industry, the U.S. leads the world in coal power plant retirements.
March 28, 2019: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) this week accepted the invitation of a Republican colleague to tour a Kentucky coal mine in order to see how her Green New Deal could affect the industry.Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) invited the freshman...
March 27, 2019: Idaho Power plans to stop using coal power plants. The news comes as a U.S. energy agency says renewable sources produced a record amount of electricity in 2018.
March 27, 2019: On the same day her sweeping Green New Deal proposal went down in the Senate -- with virtually all Democrats voting present -- New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested she'd be happy to accept a Republican congressman's offer to go
March 26, 2019: New research shows 74% of existing U.S. coal-fired plants cost more to operate than building new local wind or solar in 2018, and that number jumps to 86% by 2025, meaning America has reached the coal
March 25, 2019: GREEN NEW DEAL VOTE TO TEST DEMS: Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) this week will face his biggest test keeping White House hopefuls aligned with the rest of the Democratic caucus when Republicans force a vote on the Green New Deal....
March 21, 2019: North Korea is suspected of skirting UN sanctions yet again with the help of its northern neighbor and only close ally, China.
March 19, 2019: Environmental campaigners say backing for Woodhouse colliery cannot be justifiedBritain’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years has been given the go-ahead by Cumbria county council, sparking protests from climate change campaigners that the decision would harm the UK’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.The £165m ...
March 19, 2019: One in ten coal workers who worked in mines for at least 25 years have been diagnosed with black lung.
March 12, 2019: The U.S. hopes economic pressure will persuade North Korea to give up its nukes and missiles. But a U.N. report shows Pyongyang keeps busting sanctions.
March 12, 2019: One Kentucky coal company is transforming two old mining sites into a massive solar farm in an effort to revive Appalachia.