China bets on coal beyond borders – CNBC.com – CNBC

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China bets on coal beyond borders
China is now the world’s biggest investor in coal outside its shores.
Once globally vilified for extensive air pollution due to heavy coal usage, China now talks a big game about its environmental efforts after the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate pact.

But, beyond its borders, the country has been the world’s biggest investor in coal power.

“Chinese banks’ and companies’ investments in coal abroad are a cause of major concern because of their potential to lock in more climate warming emissions in our carbon-constrained world,” said Huang Wei, a climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia.

Chinese financial institutions are the world’s largest investor of overseas coal plants, pumping in $15 billion in coal projects from 2013 to 2016 through international development funds, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a U.S.-based non-profit environmental advocacy group. There’s another $13 billion in proposed funding.

That is even as data from the International Energy Agency show a slowdown in coal power investment globally.

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Department of Energy report highlights need for coal generation in extreme weather, former regulator says – WIBW News Now

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Department of Energy report highlights need for coal generation in extreme weather, former regulator says
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A former Missouri utility regulator highlighted the backbone that coal provided during last winter's extreme weather in the eastern part of the country. “The Department of Energy just completed a study of how the grid operated during late December

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Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback, Everybody Still Hates Coal (CT Exclusive Interview)

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Oct 162017
 

If President Trump is serious about protecting US manufacturing jobs, he has a strange way of showing it. In just the past few days, his Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, which were met with a hail of invective from, well, pretty much everybody, including leading manufacturers as well as other top US businesses.

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Coal Won’t Bring Appalachia Back To Life, But Tech & Government Jobs Could

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Oct 092017
 

Rather than dangle an unlikely return to former glories in front of the residents of these mountains, let’s be realistic and do everything we can to start a new chapter.

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Coal Has Been Largely Banned In China’s Taiyuan (Capital Of Shanxi)

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Oct 062017
 

The capital city of China’s Shanxi province, Taiyuan, has now largely banned the sale, use, and transport of coal in a bid to reduce local air pollution problems, according to the country’s state news agency, Xinhua

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Rick Perry’s Energy Department Plans To Prop Up Coal Plants With Direct Subsidies

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Sep 292017
 

Coal power plant cc by x1klima on FLickrIn a blatant money-grab for the coal industry, Rick Perry’s Energy Department is pushing for direct subsidies to dirty, un-economical coal-fired power plants.

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Coal & Nuclear Lobbies Threaten Renewable Energy In South Africa

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Aug 212017
 

Originally published on The Conversation. By Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics, University of Johannesburg South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations. These developers were selected under a programme to facilitate private sector involvement in the building of medium-sized renewable energy power stations. The [&hellip

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Wind & Solar Are Already Cheaper Than Coal & Gas, So Let’s Get On With It

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May 282017
 

New wind and solar energy generation is already cheaper – on average – than the cost of existing coal or gas power on Australia’s National Electricity Market.

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Former Aussie Coal Town Not Mucking About, Set To Become A Solar Power Showcase

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May 092017
 

Queensland Solar Power Farm

Collinsville, Australia, is hoping to become the solar power capital of Australia. The former coal town has been on the decline as coal prices fell over the past several years.

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Trump Promises More Coal Jobs, New Mexico Thumbs “Cleaner” Power Nose

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Apr 212017
 

New Mexico’s PNM ditches coal with a message for Trump: “Our number-one responsibility is to act in the best interests of our customers…”

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