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Utilities Cut Coal Use Amid Clean Power Plan Fight

Utilities Cut Coal Use Amid Clean Power Plan Fight

  • Published: Mar 4th, 2016

Whatever the fate of the president's most sweeping climate policy, electric companies are looking beyond coal.

Low Oil Prices Force Slowdown of U.S. Tar Sands Project

Low Oil Prices Force Slowdown of U.S. Tar Sands Project

  • Published: Feb 10th, 2016

Low oil prices and the loss of a contractor have forced a Utah oil sands project to slow to a near halt.

Countries Embrace New Rules to Limit Airline Emissions

Countries Embrace New Rules to Limit Airline Emissions

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2016

The United States and 22 other countries agree to cut airlines' emissions over the next 12 years.

Dutch Lawmakers Call for Halt to Wood Energy Subsidies

Dutch Lawmakers Call for Halt to Wood Energy Subsidies

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2016

Dutch lawmakers are worried that subsidizing wood fuel will extend the lives of coal power plants.

Europe Probes Wood Energy Market, Climate Impacts

Europe Probes Wood Energy Market, Climate Impacts

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2016

American manufacturers complained that U.K. subsidies for wood pellets are pushing up their costs.

Coal Slides to New Low As Source of Electricity

Coal Slides to New Low As Source of Electricity

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2016

The amount of electricity generated from coal in the U.S. slid to its lowest level since the 1970s in November.

Citing Climate Change, Obama Halts Federal Coal Leasing

Citing Climate Change, Obama Halts Federal Coal Leasing

  • Published: Jan 15th, 2016

The Obama administration has temporarily halted coal leasing on federal lands to address climate change.

States’ Electricity Goals Have Limited Reach: Study

States’ Electricity Goals Have Limited Reach: Study

  • Published: Jan 13th, 2016

A Berkeley National Laboratory report shows state electricity goals making a small dent in U.S. carbon emissions.