President of China, Xi Jinping arrives in London, 19 October 2015.

NPR Notices Climate Action China are Building a Lot of Coal Plants

Guest essay by Eric Worrall While China publicly demands the USA fulfil Obama’s Paris Agreement pledges, and makes a big deal of their conversion to green energy, behind the scenes the Chinese Belt and Road initiative is starting to look like a gigantic coal plant construction exercise. Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On…

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Coal Advocates Warn The US Grid Is Growing More Vulnerable

From The Daily Caller Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) released a white paper Wednesday warning of the U.S. electric grid’s growing instability as coal plants are phased out. The coal industry has suffered years of decline and coal plants in the U.S. are struggling to stay open.…

Aussie Court Rejects New Coal Mine Because Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An Australian court has just rejected an application to build a new coal mine, because of the alleged impact burning coal extracted from the mine would have on global warming. Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds Michael McGowan Fri 8 Feb 2019 10.20 AEDT Last modified…

Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal

From VOA News Europe Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal February 02, 2019 10:07 PM Reuters FILE – Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jaenschwalde coal-fired power plant of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG in Jaenschwalde, Germany, Jan. 24, 2019. Germany’s phasing out of coal-fired power stations could be delayed beyond 2038…

China not ‘walking the walk’ on methane emissions

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 29-Jan-2019 Chinese regulations on coal mining have not curbed the nation’s growing methane emissions over the past five years as intended Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, DC–Chinese regulations on coal mining have not curbed the nation’s growing methane emissions over the past five years as intended, says new research from a…