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Coal, the dirtiest of the fossil fuels, is in high demand

Apr 26, 2022
While coal is having a resurgence as a fuel source, the spike in its use may not last.
People line up for ice cream in Cheswick, Pennsylvania, near a coal-burning power station. Existing coal plants in the U.S. are being used more, though that’s likely only temporary.
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For Europe, quitting Russian coal will be easier than quitting Russian natural gas

Apr 5, 2022
Russia supplies more of the EU's oil and gas than it does coal.
A storage site for a coal-fired power plant in Duisburg, Germany, on April 5. The European Union recently banned imports of Russian coal.
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Oil execs ponder a future without oil as they gather in Houston

Dec 7, 2021
We won't stop using fossil fuels right away, but the transition to renewable energy could be tricky.
A poster of an offshore drilling station at the World Petroleum Congress, where the oil industry is discussing its role in the future of energy.
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Coal prices are high as stockpiles hit new lows

Nov 30, 2021
Coal producers are reluctant to ramp up production because it takes a lot of money. And who knows how long demand will last?
A labor shortage is, in part, limiting a ramp up in coal production.
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U.S., other countries cut funding for international fossil fuel projects

Nov 4, 2021
Instead, they'll put about $18 billion a year into renewable energy projects.
On Thursday, more than 20 countries pledged to redirect investments from fossil fuels to clean energy. Above, signage inside the COP26 United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
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What will the clean energy transition look like?

Oct 28, 2021
The road to a clean, affordable and reliable power grid won’t be straightforward.
"If you look at where wind and solar need to be placed in this country, it's mainly in the Midwest, and your demand centers are on the coasts," said Gary Kruse, managing director of research at Arbo.
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Facing the electric vehicle era, Brits grow nostalgic about fossil-fueled cars

Aug 9, 2021
One of the hottest new attractions this summer is a car museum that offers visitors the chance to relive their petrol-driven past.
The Morris Minor, launched in 1948, was the first British car to sell more than 1 million units.
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Oil companies are expected to report a good quarter. So what'll they do with the profits?

Jul 30, 2021
Usually they'd plow them back into drilling new wells. But right now, that's not what investors want.
A general view of an Exxon Mobil refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands in April 2020. Exxon-Mobil and Chevron report their earnings on Friday to optimistic investors.
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Fossil fuel pollution is killing 8.7 million people a year, study says

Feb 9, 2021
Further investment in fossil fuels, even for a pandemic recovery, could have devastating human costs, the study says.
"One of the worst things we could be doing is stimulating our economy with measures that then lead to more deaths on the fossil-fuel front," says climate economist Gernot Wagner.
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The Economy Reimagined, Part 3: Climate and Technology

Making the technological revolution more accessible, building a sustainable future and creating more jobs and a healthier populace while doing it.
A maintenance boat works next to the turbines of an offshore wind farm.
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