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the economics of Australian coal

Despite being one of the most well positioned countries in the world to produce energy from renewable sources, solar power especially, Australian federal government is refusing to give up coal. 447 more words

Politics

Coal Plants have a Significant Impact on Air Quality and Health: Incomplete Facts Don't Change the Truth

It is a sad statement of our times that in the middle of an important public health debate, the National Post has printed a commentary that muddies the water with incomplete facts and misleading information about coal plants, air pollution and human health ( 576 more words

Climate Change

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