Task force lays out 10 broad recommendations to help workers prepare for a future without coal.
It means no funding for any international project that involves thermal coal.
Democrats say Andrew Wheeler’s work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal.
Companies have mined about 4 billion tons of coal from US federal reserves in the past decade.
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.
The calculations put some of the Paris agreement’s goals nearly out of reach.
More than 24 nations, 17 state, provincial and city governments, and 28 corporations have joined the alliance.
Obama administration rule set limits for emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
States to get broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
The changes are expected to save utilities roughly US$30 million annually.
The red spruce is making a comeback in Eastern US forests after being decimated by acid rain decades ago, thanks to stricter pollution restrictions.
Lafarge plans to burn about 20 tonnes of tires a day in place of fossil fuels such as coal.
Hundreds push back at hearing over EPA’s efforts to repeal restrictions on power plant emissions.
Pros cited are 260 avoided premature deaths” and 190,000 fewer days of breathing difficulty and reduced activity.
To include Finland, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and several US states.