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The Illusion of Environmental Protection: Permitting Longwall Coal Mines in Pennsylvania -- a Summary

Schmid & Co. for the Greene County Watershed Alliance
http://www.greenewatersheds.org/uploads/Summary_ILLUSION_of_Environmental_Protection.pdf

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Pennsylvania’s review and permitting of new longwall coal mining operations is based on incomplete application data and as a result doesn’‍t protect the state’s water resources and air quality, according to a report released today by the Citizens Coal Council… 117 more words

Energy And Climate

Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Electricity Generated by Shale Gas Less than Half That of Coal: NREL Study

Harmonization of Initial Estimates of Shale Gas Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Electric Power Generation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Published online before print July 21, 2014; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1309334111) / by Garvin A. 157 more words

Energy And Climate

Germany, UK and Poland top ‘dirty 30’ list of EU coal-fired power stations

Environmental study highlights health effects from pollution, with Germany coming top, and the UK third in total coal consumption

Source: www.theguardian.com

Three coal leaders are also the ones doing well on the economy.

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Replacing Coal Jobs

I am from Eastern Kentucky where people have been effected by coal jobs being shut down or being slowly put out of business. Now, there are some places that are still doing okay, but the idea I have is for how I believed it should have went/should go for those trying to shut down the coal businesses. 336 more words

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Meaningless LCOEs

Proponents of renewables, such as wind and solar, frequently use Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) to demonstrate that wind and solar can generate electricity as inexpensively as coal or natural gas power plants. 843 more words

Energy

Has the failure of CCS at Longannet returned to haunt us?

Today BBC News is reporting that Longannet power station in Fife (Scotland) is among the top 30 CO2 emitters in Europe, in terms of millions of tonnes of CO2 emitted per annum from coal-fired power generation. 666 more words

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