Canada can’t ‘power past coal’ and keep exporting it, environment group says
(CP) OTTAWA – Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says there…
Power plant stacks that loomed over Arizona come down
Visual reminders of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades
Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as Transalta switches to natural gas
Will result in hundreds of mine job losses as employment drops to 40 to 50 people involved in reclamation work.
Maxim Power switches from coal to natural gas near Grande Cache
GE Gas Power helps with the conversion, power plant now generates half the NOx emissions of coal.
Carbon capture project would be largest in world: officials
Energy secretary calls it a game changer for fossil-fuel generation in the US and around the world.
Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback
Utilities to use cheaper technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines.
Federal government to join assessment of Teck coal mine expansion in BC
Castle project would increase the area being mined and allow the company to maintain production of steel-making coal at 27,400 tonnes a day.
Deutsche Bank says it won’t back an new oilsands or coal project
It says its ban on oilsands financing, effective immediately, will include exploration, production, transport or processing
Saskatchewan government pledges $10M for coal communities
Moe says money could be used to retrain workers for other industries and business development in consultation with local groups.
Manufacturing sales down 0.7% at $57.1B in October
Sales fell in 11 of 21 industries.
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy
Investment in China’s renewable energy dropped almost 40% in the first half of 2019.
Trump’s Rust Belt revival is fading. Will it matter in 2020?
Economic trajectory shifting downward quickly, fueled by a slumping global economy and the trade wars.
Cape Breton coal mining suspended after new roof collapse
Inspectors sent to the mine to look at the extent of the rock fall.
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve
More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.
Nova Scotia Power generates 30% of its power from renewables
Marks a 24% reduction since 2007 from reliance on coal-fired power plants.
US says Trump coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions
Critics call negligible effects contention absurd given the scope of the federal coal program.
SaskPower carbon capture facility to fall short of annual target: CEO
Annual goal is 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide; captured 626,000 last year.
Group wants faster phase out of coal-fired plants in Nova Scotia
Agreement with Ottawa means the province can still emit millions of tonnes of emissions for 10 years or more past the deadline.
Climate change support could wane if no help for coal workers: report
Task force lays out 10 broad recommendations to help workers prepare for a future without coal.
New policy says Export Development Canada is off coal investment
It means no funding for any international project that involves thermal coal.
Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks
Democrats say Andrew Wheeler’s work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal.
States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales
Companies have mined about 4 billion tons of coal from US federal reserves in the past decade.
Canada seeking new members of anti-coal alliance at climate meeting
Since the Paris climate-change agreement was signed in 2015, more than 92,000 megawatts of new coal power has been added to the world’s energy supply.
Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018
The calculations put some of the Paris agreement’s goals nearly out of reach.
Canada, UK lure four more states into push to wean world off coal
More than 24 nations, 17 state, provincial and city governments, and 28 corporations have joined the alliance.
EPA rethinking another air pollution rule for power plants
Obama administration rule set limits for emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
Trump ready to ease rules on coal fired power plants
States to get broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balks
The changes are expected to save utilities roughly US$30 million annually.
Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain
The red spruce is making a comeback in Eastern US forests after being decimated by acid rain decades ago, thanks to stricter pollution restrictions.
Judge dismisses residents’ court challenge of NS tire burning project
Lafarge plans to burn about 20 tonnes of tires a day in place of fossil fuels such as coal.
Trump’s plan to ease climate change rules riles Californians
Hundreds push back at hearing over EPA’s efforts to repeal restrictions on power plant emissions.
Trump creates serious headwind to Canada’s competitiveness
Stripping environmental regulations creates a serious disadvantage.