coal

With global warming pretty much an accepted fact, energy policymakers on both sides of the political spectrum are looking for non-carbon alternatives to creating electricity.
DOE EIA figures indicate that approximately 85% of US energy production and economic activity in the USA is currently driven by burning fossil fuels. Pricing up the cost of carbon and making coal, oil, and natural gas more expensive will have... Read More
After being cagey about its vote on the $3.75 billion loan for South Africa’s coal-fired power plant, the US decided to abstain. U.K., Netherlands and Italy followed suit. But several Scandinavian countries voted to approve the loan. So, what’s the... Read More
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A reader of EarthTalk posed an interesting question a few weeks back - does the expansion of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles mean an increased reliance on coal?
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Why mountaintop removal for coal is reducing our energy options for the future
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From West Virginia State Senator Donna Boley
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From Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association.
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From Mike Morris, CEO of American Electrical Power
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Students at Middleburry College in Vermont send an important message about coal.

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