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UPDATE 2-Indonesia pushes back coal, palm oil insurance rules to Feb 2019

JAKARTA, July 26 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s trade ministry has decided to postpone for six months the application of rules requiring coal and crude palm oil export shipments to use Indonesian insurance, …

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Solar Power Employs Twice As Many As Coal In US

According to a report produced by the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative, there are more than twice as many solar power jobs in the US as coal industry jobs

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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)

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.

Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback, Everybody Still Hates Coal (CT Exclusive Interview) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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

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)

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

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.

Rick Perry’s Energy Department Plans To Prop Up Coal Plants With Direct Subsidies was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Coal & Nuclear Lobbies Threaten Renewable Energy In South Africa

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

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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