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China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests 22.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Drop of 1-2% in amount of coal burned offers a window of opportunity to bring climate change under control, say Greenpeace energy analysts

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2 Senate Democrats explore how to protect coal jobs and the environment 22.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In June, Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a defender of the coal industry, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, a champion of the environment, decided to set aside differences and learn about how climate change affects each other's state.
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Kevin Copeland: Facts 1st on coal 22.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
A good historian first will research all available information, then cross reference the data in order to concur that factual events indeed took place. This information should not in any way be infused with personal views or beliefs in order to make a political statement that might be construed as actual recorded history. Mr. Bonnifield’s letter to the editor — “Coal mining dying off” in Saturday’s edition of the Steamboat Today — imbued fact, misinformation and his obvious personal political views, without showing an in-depth knowledge of modern mining or the business strategy behind its practice. True, Twentymile, started as a strip mine, owned by Bob Adams in the 1960s, and later by such corporations as Texaco, Amoco, Getty, Cyprus, R.A.G. and, presently, Peabody Energy. The Wadge Coal Seam, mined at Twentymile, naturally dipped deeper (a syncline) beneath the earth (overburden) than could be surfaced mined practically. They then adapted by following the seam underground as a room and pillar ...
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The dirty effects of mountaintop removal mining 22.10.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
FOR DECADES, coal companies have been removing mountain peaks to haul away coal lying just underneath. More recently, scientists and regulators have been developing a clearer understanding of the environmental consequences . They aren’t ...
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Take it from us in India: the world needs renewables, not more Australian exported coal | Debi Goenka 22.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Carmichaels coal will be exported to India from Queensland. But Indias clean energy industry is already booming we dont need your coal Here are little known facts about coal: its use is responsible for 400,000 premature deaths per year globally, and many more illnesses. In India, coal contributes to between 80,000 to 115,000 premature deaths and 20m new asthma cases annually. It is also responsible for around 40% of the greenhouse gas emissions that are dramatically changing the worlds climate and impoverishing millions of people. This, however, did not stop Tony Abbott from glossing over these costs when he declared recently that coal is good for humanity , nor did it stop environment minister Greg Hunt from saying that coal will lift millions in the developing world out of energy ...
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Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky to campaign for Democratic Senate hopeful 22.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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US greenhouse gas emissions rise despite Obama's new climate change push 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Federal agency finds that emissions increased during 2014 polar vortex, raising questions about USs targeted 2020 cuts

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FactChecking the Michigan Senate Race 21.10.2014 FactCheck
The Michigan Senate race pits Democratic Rep. Gary Peters against Republican Terri Lynn Land, a former Michigan secretary of state, to replace the retiring Sen. Carl Levin.
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America's energy future is starting to look like our energy past 21.10.2014 MinnPost
Three interesting takes on America's complicated energy puzzle showed up in national papers in the last couple of days: A report in the Los Angeles Times on Monday suggesting that geothermal power could be on the verge of a renaissance after decades of decline, not only in geyser-rich California but across the country. A pair of reports in The New York Times on Sunday portraying our so-called renaissance in nuclear power as a limp-along effort to extend the lives of old-technology plants, equipment and designs beyond their normal spans, with all of the safety concerns you can imagine. Both are worth careful study, I think, by anyone who wants a little better grasp on these two industrial sectors and also the factors that will shape America's energy future. Taking the nukes first, it certainly is not news that utilities all across the United States — including Xcel Energy in Minnesota — have sought federal approval for programs to refurbish nuclear reactors as they come to the end of their operating ...
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Why America's energy future is starting to look a lot like the past 21.10.2014 MinnPost
Three interesting takes on America's complicated energy puzzle showed up in national papers in the last couple of days: A report in the Los Angeles Times on Monday suggesting that geothermal power could be on the verge of a renaissance after decades of decline, not only in geyser-rich California but across the country. A pair of reports in The New York Times on Sunday portraying our so-called renaissance in nuclear power as a limp-along effort to extend the lives of old-technology plants, equipment and designs beyond their normal spans, with all of the safety concerns you can imagine. Both are worth careful study, I think, by anyone who wants a little better grasp on these two industrial sectors and also the factors that will shape America's energy future. Taking the nukes first, it certainly is not news that utilities all across the United States — including Xcel Energy in Minnesota — have sought federal approval for programs to refurbish nuclear reactors as they come to the end of their operating ...
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Eastern Kentucky's struggles fuel combative Senate race 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change 20.10.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Oct 20 : In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
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While Didcot B burned, renewable energy powered on 20.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fire at Oxfordshire power station is a reminder of the energy security risks of centralised fossil fuel power and that all energy sources suffer from intermittency

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Sens. Levin, Stabenow seek to block $97 million annual power rate hike for Upper Peninsula 20.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Accident results in Hesperus power outage 19.10.2014 Durango Herald
A tractor-trailer hit a utility pole on County Road 120 at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, knocking the power out for about 40 customers in the Hesperus/Hay Gulch area.The driver was killed.“(The accident) probably happened because of a medical condition, but we’ll have to wait and see what the coroner says,”...
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Paul Bonnifield: Coal mining dying off 18.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Dear Editor, All the political bombast and ballyhoo about government regulations killing coal mining in Routt County is simply rancid political pollution. The hard fact is that Twentymile Mine is running out of coal. It has been in production for nearly 50 years. It was a strip mine during the earlier years, but it ran out of strippable coal, and the surface coal miners were replaced by underground miners. The underground mine survived by pioneering a unique long wall system. Throughout the years, millions of tons of coal were hauled down the railroad through Steamboat. Now, Twentymile’s underground mine, like the earlier strip mine, is about to die a natural death. The Dry Creek Mine near Hayden has received extensive development work, including a paved round about in the middle of nowhere. The Dry Creek Mine will never match the glory of the Twentymile mine. The new mine has significantly different mining conditions and management goals. Its intended principal market is the Hayden Power Plant. Shipping ...
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Fossil fuel divestment: climate change activists take aim at Australia's banks 18.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

A national day of divestment will see more than 1,000 bank customers switch their accounts away from the big four banks

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Fossil fuel divestments are putting the Abbott government on notice 18.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
ANUs decision to end investment in fossil fuels is democracy up against crony capitalism The decision by the Australian National University to end its investment in fossil fuels is a bellwether moment for Australia. Its democracy up against crony capitalism, science up against ideology and renewable energy against the old polluting industries. Tony Abbotts derision of ANU as stupid is a raw ideological refusal to face three key ...
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New rules could limit methane emissions’ effects on the atmosphere 18.10.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
THE OBAMA administration spent all summer mulling new measures to cut air pollution from the booming natural gas industry . Now federal officials are nearing a decision on whether and how to limit emissions from wells, storage tanks and other places from which gas can leak. Whether you believe that the country’s fracking boom is an economic godsend or an environmental disaster — or both — you should favor measures to limit the industry’s effects on the ...
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Jenkins Ads Mislead on Carbon Tax, Coal 18.10.2014 FactCheck
Two highly misleading ads from Republican Evan Jenkins leave the false impression that Rep. Nick Rahall is responsible for higher electric rates and personally profited from his votes in Congress.
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