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April 13, 2021: While the deadly coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world, energy researchers in Europe have been assessing a drop in carbon emissions and an acceleration of the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable electricity.
April 13, 2021: A special kind of coal still plays a big role in steelmaking. Does that justify a new mine, during an era of transition away from fossil fuels?
April 11, 2021: The president defends his EPA rules preventing the building of new coal plants and explains to CBS
April 11, 2021: A jury in West Virginia convicted the former CEO of a coal mining corporation of conspiring to violate safety standards. The charges came in the wake of the 2010 explosion at the Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine. Anna Werner reports with more.
April 11, 2021: In a highly unusual case, a jury in West Virginia has convicted the former CEO of a coal mining company of conspiring to violate safety standards. The charges followed a deadly coal mine explosion in 2010, the worst such mining disaster in 40 years. Anna Werner reports.
April 11, 2021: Rescuers on Sunday were trying to reach 21 coal miners who were trapped by an underground flood in China's northwest, a state news agency reported.
April 7, 2021: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu emphasizes Hurricane Katrina was an infrastructure failure, not a natural disaster. The mayor explains the city’s new role as America’s “the canary in the coal mine” for infrastructure reform and community policing.
April 1, 2021: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told America’s
March 30, 2021: China accounted for a slight majority of all coal-powered electricity generated in 2020, according to a report released Monday by British research group Ember.Although China, the world’s top emitter, has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions...
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March 28, 2021: From the archives: A massive coal ash spill turned a Tennessee town into an apocalyptic
March 28, 2021: Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pennsylvania, says America needs to develop more of its abundant domestic energy resources.
March 26, 2021: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, and Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant discussed the president's energy policies and the coal industry in a debate on Tuesday night.
March 24, 2021: Rising coal prices could trigger BHP Group's planned exit from the unpopular business.
March 23, 2021: West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who’s campaigning to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, told CBS News ahead of a joint event with Sen. Elizabeth Warren that she’s willing to fight the Massachusetts Democrat when it comes to defending coalminers.
March 23, 2021: Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., criticizes President Obama's energy policies, saying new regulations are killing jobs and inhibiting growth.
March 21, 2021: Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., warns that excessive environmental regulations are inhibiting job growth and harming the economy.
March 20, 2021: A U.N. agency overseeing the reef's conservation warns that the Australian government's plan to boost coal exports is putting the reef under threat. CBS News' Lee Cowan reports.
March 20, 2021: At the entrance to the mine where an explosion and fire occurred Tuesday, each time a survivor or body emerges on a stretcher, the crowd pushes forward to see if it's their family member or friend. More than 270 people are confirmed dead, and many in Turkey are blaming the government for the disaster. Holly Williams...
March 20, 2021: Demonstrators are blaming the government for the explosion and fire at a mine in Turkey. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports from Soma, Turkey, where distraught relatives are mourning.
March 19, 2021: Nuclear-powered electricity generation surpassed coal-fired generation for the first time on record last year, according to an analysis released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).In 2020, natural gas generated 1.6 billion&...
March 18, 2021: A massive leak from a Duke Energy waste pond in February coated a stretch of the Dan River from Virginia to North Carolina with sludge containing chemicals known to cause cancer. Now a federal grand jury will begin hearing evidence on whether North Carolina regulators looked the other way when toxic coal ash leaked ...
March 18, 2021: Duke Energy has been charged with environmental violations eight times in less than a month. In its latest violation, the company is accused of dumping 61 million gallons of ash and water into the Cape Fear River -- far exceeding routine maintenance. Mark Strassmann reports.
March 17, 2021: Statement by energy secretary is the clearest indication yet of opposition within the governmentThere are “very compelling reasons” not to open a controversial planned coalmine in Cumbria, business and energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Wednesday.The statement is the clearest indication to date of oppositio...
March 17, 2021: Hong Kong-based firm, whose logo appears on Spurs shirts, has bowed to pressure from activistsThe Hong Kong-based insurance company AIA, whose logo features on Tottenham Hotspur shirts, has bowed to pressure from campaigners and announced it will pull out of all coal investments by 2028.AIA, the largest independent,...