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Germany to Phase Out Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2038

February 19, 2019

A government commission advised Germany to shutter all its coal power plants by 2038 to cut greenhouse gas emissions and help Germany reach its reduction targets. This announcement will mean further upheaval to an industry already hit by the phase

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India’s Mining Industry is Fueled by a Host of Massive Companies

February 18, 2019

The country’s mining industry accounts for 2.5 percent of India’s GDP and is fueled by a host of massive companies - largely state-owned - which have established a monopoly over the sector Owing to its abundance of natural mineral resources,

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EPA Proposes Easing Carbon Dioxide Emission Standards for Coal Power Plants

February 14, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed significantly loosening the standards governing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants, issuing regulations to allow quicker, less-expensive upgrades and the building of new facilities without as yet unproven carbon capture and

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W. Va. Senator Manchin Releases Agenda as Energy Committee Ranking Member

February 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., put forward his agenda as the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during the body’s first hearing last week on Capitol Hill. Manchin, who previously served as the ranking member of

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Fuel Diversity is Key Because Coal and Gas Both Have Vulnerabilities

February 11, 2019

Both gas-fired and coal-fired power plants have weaknesses when it comes to fuel security, an official from PJM Interconnection told state energy officials Wednesday, highlighting the importance of fuel diversity in the broader conversation of grid resilience. The issue is

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Australia’s Rolling Blackouts May Provide Lessons for Texas Grid Operator

February 5, 2019

Troubles in an Australian power grid facing record summer heat may provide a cautionary tale for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas as it faces a high probability of a blistering summer with a 7.4 percent reserve margin, which has

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Energy Secretary Should Use Discretionary Authority to Support Clean Coal Technologies

February 4, 2019

The threat to power grid resilience and reliability due to the continued retirement of coal-fired power plants has generated calls for immediate action. A severe weather event such as the “bomb cyclone” or “polar vortex” may stretch power capacity to

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Germany Shows How Shifting to Renewable Energy Can Backfire

January 31, 2019

Christmas Eve in Germany brought an extra bit of joy to some — utilities paid customers to use electricity rather than the other way around. When there is too much supply, those producing the power will pay others to use

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Aquatic Consultants in Canada Bring Mine Sites Back to Life

January 29, 2019

As more environmental regulations and stipulations surface, mineral exploration and mining industries in B.C. are just as concerned about cleaning up after themselves as they are about finding pay dirt. “The BC Mines Act has required mine reclamation since 1969,”

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Craig Richardson: The ‘Green New Deal’ is a Prescription for Poverty

January 29, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her allies have made a big splash in advancing the so-called “Green New Deal,” which is supposedly intended to help the environment and address poverty. Ironically, this measure will most certainly only harm those already

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