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Germany Gets Both: No Nuclear, Less CO2 via World Energy Opinion

July 2020 M.V. Ramana and Solène Delumeau This May, a 1,100 megawatt coal-fired power plant was commissioned in Germany. On Twitter, in the thread started by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who inspired the climate strike, many responded by connecting … Continue reading

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German Economy Minister – Do not want imported nuclear power to make up for coal phase-out: ZDF via Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Monday said that he did not want Germany to compensate for a planned phase out of coal-fired power by 2038 by importing nuclear power from neighbouring countries. “We want energy security … Continue reading

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More U.S. jobs in solar than coal and nuclear combined via pv magazine

A new report from a think tank headed by former Energy Secretary Moniz reveals an additional 100,000 jobs with a part-time solar component, and hints at the political powerhouse that solar is becoming. In the 1990s, the phrase, “it’s the … Continue reading

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A Little 3 Minute Film About Attempts To Re-open Most Dangerous Coal Mine In The UK Near Sellafield Nuclear Site via Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

AGAINST THE PLAN Are:  The Coal Authority, National Trust, Natural England, Colourful Coast Partnership, RSPB, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, The Environment Agency, Coal Action Network and Many More!   Read more.

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Sun no longer shines on Japan’s solar boom as subsidies wane via The Japan Times

JUL 14, 2016 Japan’s solar boom is beginning to falter. Until recently, the resource-poor nation has been one of the leading markets for photovoltaic (PV) units, helping to prop up an industry hurt by falling prices for the technology and … Continue reading

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Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels via The New York Times

For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. That day appears to be dawning. The cost of … Continue reading

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Anti-CSG groups says use of radioactive materials should be disclosed via The Age

Radioactive material is being used at some coal seam gas drilling sites in NSW and Queensland, raising concerns about potential health and environmental impacts. A radiation management licence issued to US-based drilling company Halliburton shows it is permitted to use … Continue reading

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The EPA carbon plan: Coal loses, but nuclear doesn’t win via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The claims and counterclaims about EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards have filled the air: It will boost nuclear. It will expand renewables. It promotes energy efficiency. It will kill coal. It changes everything. It accomplishes almost nothing. Evaluating the impact … Continue reading

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Online Cloud Services Rely on Coal or Nuclear Power, Report Says via The New York Times

[…] Internet companies often cloak themselves in an image of environmental awareness. But some companies that essentially live on the Internet are moving facilities to North Carolina, Virginia, northeastern Illinois and other regions whose main sources of energy are coal … Continue reading

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Coal plants dominate list of Chicago’s biggest polluters via Chicago Tribune

2 plants in Pilsen, Little Village constitute the largest source of local greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. says By Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune reporter Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago’s Little … Continue reading

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