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Can looser regulations save the coal industry from market forces?

by Jed Kim Aug 21, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency released details today of its plan to replace the Obama-era rules governing carbon emissions from power plants. The EPA’s proposals differ radically from the old Clean Power Plan. They give a lot of concessions to the…
A truck dumps coal at a coal prep plant outside the city of Welch in rural West Virginia on May 19, 2017.
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Why is this group updating the "social cost of carbon"?

by Jed Kim Jul 18, 2018
President Trump has effectively weakened the government's calculation of the costs of carbon emissions. Others are working to make it much stronger.
A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant built along the Monongahela River, in New Eagle, Pennsylvania in 2013.
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U.S. officials tout cleaner fossil fuels, nuclear power at international talks

by Andy Uhler Nov 14, 2017
At the United Nations climate talks in Germany, White House officials are talking about plans to make fossil fuels cleaner or more efficient, and to expand nuclear power, as approaches to reducing emissions. While the rest of the world may…

U.S. carbon emissions are down since 2005. Here’s why.

by Scott Tong Aug 17, 2017
Despite a growing fossil fuel export business, the U.S. economy has actually seen its emissions of carbon dioxide fall the last two decades. A new analysis lists the specific reasons, and there are many: more natural gas burned instead of…

Walmart aims high on lowering carbon footprint

by Marketplace Contributor Aug 1, 2017
Walmart among the businesses stepping up as government retreats on climate change.
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Climate alliance states have significant leverage

by Adam Allington Jul 18, 2017
Following withdrawal from Paris accord, states take the lead on emissions targets.
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing in June.
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Executive order will discount the cost of carbon pollution

by Scott Tong Mar 28, 2017
The White House says it will try to roll back a host of climate initiatives from the Obama administration. These are rules that apply to power plants and coal mines, for instance. But also look out for a sweeping attempt…

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Plan to rollback EPA rules boosts carmakers’ moods — and would boost emissions

by Jed Kim Mar 15, 2017
President Donald Trump went to Detroit and said he was going to boost American automakers. By rolling back EPA fuel economy standards that President Barack Obama finalized right before he left office, Trump said the big car companies could make…

As Trump talks coal revival, China seeks props on the fuel's decline

by Scott Tong Feb 28, 2017
We now have three years of data points on where China’s coal and carbon emissions are heading: downward. It may have to do with China’s economy becoming less energy-intensive as it moves away from infrastructure and heavy industry. It may…

Natural gas leaks make natural gas dirtier

by Gigi Douban Aug 17, 2016
Study of a methane plume over Southwest tracks back to natural gas fields.
Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. The boom in natural gas drilling has led to an increase in the amount of methane emissions. 
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