Coal

07/08/19
Author: 
Aviva Chomsky
Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold)

This article contains some rare information and analysis about U.S. unions' positions on the Green New Deal and the climate disruption crisis in general.

Published onTuesday, August 06, 2019 by TomDispatch

01/08/19
Author: 
Jillian Ambrose
 BlackRock’s fund is larger than the economy of Japan. It is the single biggest investor in the global coal industry, and one of the top three investors in most large oil companies. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy

July 31, 2019

World’s biggest fund manager urged to invest in clean energy for good of the climate and its investors

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has lost an estimated $90bn over the last decade by ignoring the serious financial risk of investing in fossil fuel companies, according to economists.

06/07/19
Author: 
Don Pittis

Global investment of more than $1 trillion in planned LNG plants at risk

Employees work next to tanks for liquefied natural gas at a factory in Xian, China in June. China is a prime customer in a worldwide LNG expansion. (Reuters)
23/05/19
Author: 
Lee Fang
Coal is loaded onto hopper cars at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine near Decker, Mont., on April 4, 2013. Photo: Matthew Brown/AP
May 16 2019
 
THE BANKRUPTCY OF one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human causes of global warming.
22/05/19
Author: 
Linda Flood

 

May 21, 2019 - All agree that there are no jobs on a dead planet, writes Linda Flood. But the road to fewer emissions is full of opinions.

The trade unions’ solution for a greener world is new jobs with good working conditions. The critics argue that there’s not enough time. ”We can either protect industrial jobs in the global north or save the climate,” says political scientist Tadzio Müller. 

Politicians, businesses, and unions all agree: there are no jobs on a dead planet. But the road to fewer emissions is full of opinions.

01/02/19
Author: 
Larry Pynn
Jeff Scott, president and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks, whose proposed coal transfer project will not go ahead. Photo by David P. Ball for The Tyee.

Project would have made BC a major gateway for US thermal coal.

A contentious coal facility planned at Fraser Surrey Docks has been scuttled by the Port of Vancouver

01/02/19
Author: 
Lisa SammartinoI

January 31, 2019

With Sheila Malcolmson’s big win in Nanaimo’s by-election yesterday, the BC NDP are no doubt walking a little taller today. After all, the governing party rarely wins by-elections. The BC Liberals poured significant resources into the riding. Malcolmson was behind in the polls. The Greens ran a strong candidate. For a safe NDP riding, many in the party weren’t really sure if they could pull it off this time.

Mid-mandate, this victory extends the tenure of the NDP minority government. Some in the party are probably feeling pretty confident.

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