Coal

20/10/21
Author: 
Jenny Uechi
The Quebec premier's speech Tuesday is being hailed by environmental activists as a bold step toward reducing fossil fuel production. Photo via François Legault / Twitter

October 19th 2021

In a groundbreaking move, Quebec Premier François Legault announced the province will “definitively renounce the extraction of hydrocarbons on its territory” during a speech outlining his government's priorities in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

20/10/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Tar Sands - Two reports released Wednesday reveal Canada is lagging far behind its climate goals, with both studies making clear the only option left is reducing the production of fossil fuels. Photo by Howl Arts Collective / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Oct. 19, 2021

Two reports released Wednesday reveal Canada is lagging far behind its climate goals, with both studies making clear the only option left is reducing the production of fossil fuels.

14/10/21
Author: 
Damian Carrington
A state-owned coal-fired power plant i in Huainan, Anhui province, China. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Oct. 6, 2021

Trillions of dollars a year are ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of the climate crisis, experts say

The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies of $11m every minute, according to analysis by the International Monetary Fund.

12/08/21
Author: 
Jenna McGuire
"Blue hydrogen is a nice marketing term that the oil and gas industry is keen to push but it's far from carbon free." (Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

Aug. 12, 2021

"Blue hydrogen has large climatic consequences. We see no way that blue hydrogen can be considered 'green,'" says the report.

While celebrated as a climate victory by the Biden administration, the large infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. Senate this week includes billions of dollars of funding toward "blue hydrogen," which new research published Thursday finds is more polluting than coal.

30/07/21
Author: 
Oliver Milman
The Tesoro oil refinery in Washington state. Photograph: Kevin Schafer/Getty Images

July 28, 2021

Whatcom county’s council passed measure that bans new refineries, coal-fired power plants and other related infrastructure

A county in Washington state has become the first such jurisdiction in the US to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure, following a lengthy battle over the impact of oil refineries on the local community.

26/06/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Emissions - rasov/pixabay

June 25, 2021

Despite the cascade of hype around hydrogen, the varieties derived from fossil fuel have a higher carbon footprint than coal, while emitting far more climate-busting methane than producing the same amount of energy from natural gas, a leading U.S. fracking researcher warns in an opinion piece for The Hill.

14/06/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Working on solar panels - /Pikist

June 13, 2021

Australia’s fossil-heavy state of Queensland is committing A$2 billion to create what Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called a “self-reinforcing cycle of investment—a job-generating clean energy industrial ecosystem”.

11/04/21
Author: 
Justin Mikulka
Main image: Coal power plant Credit: x1klima (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Apr 8, 2021

Global declines in coal powered electricity are being offset by China’s continued plans to build more coal-fired power generation capacity.

Despite drops in energy usage during the pandemic, coal power use only declined by four percent in 2020, according to a new report.

While coal used for power generation dropped 20 percent in both the U.S. and the European Union last year, the same is not happening in China.

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