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We Energies to idle one of its coal plants for half the year

The plant hasn’t been called on much during the spring and fall in recent years, utility spokesman Brian Manthey said. The reason: in the wholesale power market, natural-gas-burning plants are called on first because the fuel is cheaper than coal.

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Ontario’s Coal Plant Phase-out Produced Many Health and Environmental Benefits

On January 17, 2017, industry think-tank the Fraser Institute released a new report, Did the Coal Phase-out Reduce Ontario Air Pollution? which suggests that coal plants across Canada should not be phased out based on its assertion that Ontario’s phase-out did not significantly reduce air pollution (Fraser Institute, 2017). 1,208 more words

Climate Change

Ontario -- Shutdown of Coal Plants Raised Electricity Rates, Failed to Reduce Pollution

Antonella Artuso — Toronto Sun — January 17, 2017

Ontario’s hell-bent determination to phase out coal-fired generation raised electricity rates without significantly improving air pollution levels, a new Fraser Institute report says.

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Liberal Watch

Here's why Trump can't save jobs in the coal industry?


Completed in 1974, Monroe Power Plant will be the last one standing in 2030

❝ All year, Donald Trump has been promising to rescue the US coal industry by repealing various Obama-era pollution rules and ending the “war on coal.” And all year, analysts have pointed out that he probably can’t stop the collapse of the coal industry — since coal’s woes go far beyond the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Economics

Some Good News for People and the Planet

It has been a good week for people and the planet. Last Monday, November 21st, 2016, the federal government announced that it will take steps to phase out pollution from coal-fired power plants across the country by 2030. 572 more words

Climate Change

Health Benefits from a Canada-Wide Coal Phase-Out

In collaboration with CAPE and nine other health organizations, energy think tank the Pembina Institute has released a new report titled “Out with the coal, in with the new: … 319 more words

Climate Change

A Caution to DOE Secretary Al Cusi On A Realistic Energy Mix Policy

David Celestra Tan, MSK
25 July 2016

Dear Secretary Cusi:

You are coming into the Department of Energy that had been touting an Energy Mix objective of 30% coal, 30% natural gas, 30% renewable Energy, and 10% all others. 788 more words

Matuwid Na Singil Sa Kuryente (MSK)