Coal

15/08/17
Author: 
Union Staff

In a series of landmark statements following the May 2017 election of the pro-reform President Moon Jae-in, Korean energy, transport and public service workers have called for “a just energy transition” allowing the sector to “function as a public asset under public control.” Unions support the new government’s decision to close the country’s aging coal-fired and nuclear power stations, and its planned reconsideration of two new nuclear facilities – Kori 5 and Kori 6.

27/06/17
Author: 
Rex Weyler

re: coal mines closing because of cheap renewables: That is probably overstated, and it would be worth it for our networks of ecology minded people to understand this:  [see http://www.ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/worlds-biggest-coal-company-closes-37-mines-solar-powers-influence-grows]

23/06/17
Author: 
Harriet Agerholm
India has announced it will not build any more coal plants after 2022 Getty

[But see http://www.ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/re-coal-mines-closing-because-cheap-renewables-probably-overstated]

Plummeting price of renewable energy puts pressure on fossil fuel firms

The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable.

16/05/17
Author: 
Kevin Washbrook

After four and half years of advocacy and three years of case preparation, this Wednesday we take the Port Authority to court to challenge their approval of a new coal terminal on the Fraser River. This video helps explain why this case is so important. Thanks to Ecojustice for taking this on!

02/05/17
Author: 
BC Liberals blog

[Webpage editor's note: Not very often we feature a Liberal press release! But Clark is right, the feds should ban the coal shipments, and she is right that if they don't they should be made unprofitable. OK, I know it not a serious stance, she links it to a trade fight with the US over lumber, and she is trying to exploit the BC vs. Ottawa line. But NDP and Greens, can you all agree on this?]

02/05/17
Author: 
Gar Alperovitz, Joe Guinan and Thomas M. Hanna

Government can save the climate from burning the same way it saved the economy from depression: Buy out the companies behind the crisis.

01/05/17
Author: 
Bill McKibben
‘But when it comes to the defining issue of our day, climate change, he’s a brother to the fat old guy in DC.’ Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick/AP

Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north, at Justin Trudeau.

27/04/17
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Last year, just over six million tonnes of U.S. coal passed through Vancouver ports. DAN PRAT

Today, [ April 26th, 2017] Premier Christy Clark wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeking a ban on thermal-coal exports through B.C. ports.

She's crafted this political response to the Trump administration's plan to impose countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber bound for the United States.

19/04/17
Author: 
Arie Ross

Americans reject terminals, so Montana’s coal heads to Asia through the Lower Mainland.

If you’ve ever been to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen, you’ve seen them. The big, black piles of coal framed against the mountains as you drive down the causeway. But not all coal is created equal.

One day the train crawling past beachgoers and tourists might be from Teck’s Elkview mine in the Kootenays. Its load of metallurgical coal will sail away on a bulk carrier, perhaps to a steel foundry in Seoul.

16/03/17
Author: 
The Real News

[See video at the original]

KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network in Baltimore. I'm Kim Brown.

 

One of Donald Trump's campaign promises is that he would "drain the swamp" of Washington D.C. politicians and corruption, and what many have called the revolving door from political office to corporate lobbyist. So, here is Donald Trump on the topic in his joint address to Congress a couple weeks back.

 

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