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Congress questions Texas officials about power grid failure
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Republicans said coal, natural gas and nuclear energy are more reliable than wind and solar and must remain a major part of the mix. Renewables ...

Once in a 100 year flood event puts pressure on Australia's coal industry

Once in a 100 year flood event puts pressure on Australia's coal industry. The floods could see prices of the power-station fuel extend March 22's ...

Bank lending to fossil fuel industry down 9% in COVID-hit year

... pressure when it agreed to phase out support for the coal industry and commit to short- and medium-term targets to align with the Paris Agreement.

Europe halfway towards closing all coal power plants by 2030

“We are in the endgame for the coal industry in Europe,” said Kathrin Gutmann, campaign director at Europe Beyond Coal, an alliance of civil society ...

Rising temperatures in China to weigh on coal prices
Argus Media

... according to data from coal industry association the CCTD. A surge in international dry bulk freight rates since mid-February on rising bunker prices ...

Don't Ban Fossil Fuels: Absolutism In Climate Change Policy Is A Vice

... has seen large reductions in CO2 emissions because of switching from coal to gas in power generation. Indeed, gas power enables higher reliance ...

Despite Pledges to Cut Emissions, China Goes on a Coal Spree
Yale Environment 360

China is building large numbers of coal-fired power plants to drive its post-pandemic economy. The government has promised a CO2 emissions peak ...

Coal exploration approvals already exceed legal road thresholds, data suggests
The Battlefords News-Optimist

An environmental group says impacts from coal mining exploration approvals are already past legal thresholds for parts of the Rocky Mountains.

Bills to defend Wyoming's coal industry clear House, head to Senate
Casper Star-Tribune Online

For years, the state's thermal coal resources have been burned to make electricity for Americans. But since peaking around 2008, coal production in ...

Coal exploration approvals already exceed legal road thresholds, data suggests

EDMONTON — Road-building approvals for coal exploration already exceed legal limits in some parts of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and foothills, ...

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