Beijing trying to shrink coal production glut but no indication whether the companies would reduce output.
Would allow utilities to flush wastewater containing traces of highly toxic heavy metals into lakes and rivers.
Responsible for the largest releases of carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides
Change is most dramatic in the US, where coal mining rose 19% in the first five months of the year.
Sprawling power grid unable to handle the influx of new electricity from wind and solar.
Coal-fired power plants are closing as governments, private companies invest billions in wind turbines and solar farms.
Could serve as a cleaner substitute for coal-burning power plants and steel factories.
BC premier says a ban will help develop the province’s liquefied natural gas industry.
…But it would dramatically increase carbon dioxide emissions.
Also seeking to roll back tighter restrictions on pollution from coal mines.
Stripping environmental regulations creates a serious disadvantage.
Statistics Canada cites decline from automotive, petroleum-coal products.
It’s a symbol of the state’s efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source.
Executive order aims to roll back Obama-era policies regulating carbon emissions.
Banking on clean coal technology and overseas exports to boost the local economy.