New U.S. coal consumption figures show industry’s decline

Dec 5, 2018
Economic forces will determine the future of coal, even if environmental regulations are loosened.
A piece of coal is held up at the Savage Energy Terminal on Aug. 26, 2016 in Price, Utah.
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A new wind turbine inspired by a palm tree, big as the Empire State Building

Oct 22, 2018
Today's land-based turbines produce 5 megawatts of power. This new one could produce 10 times more.
Wind turbines towering over deserts usually produce 5 megawatts of power each.
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A new wind turbine inspired by a palm tree, big as the Empire State Building

Oct 22, 2018
Today's land-based turbines produce 5 megawatts of power. This new one could produce 10 times more.
Wind turbines towering over deserts usually produce 5 megawatts of power each.
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Duke Energy CEO on the future of energy

Oct 9, 2018
The company's big challenge is keeping pace with technology.
Lynn Good, president and CEO of Duke Energy, speaks at the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit in 2015 in Harrison, New York.
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BP's CEO outlines the issues surrounding the oil and gas industry

Oct 1, 2018
Bob Dudley on a volatile market, trade tensions and greener alternatives.
British energy giant BP CEO Bob Dudley addresses a keynote speech during the World Gas Conference in Paris on June 2, 2015. 
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Aiming for investments of $1 trillion

Jul 5, 2018
Moving the United States away from carbon-emitting energy sources is getting a push from a clean-energy advocacy group setting a goal to secure $1 trillion in new investments into renewable energy by 2030. How big a lift would that be? Click the above audio player to hear the full story.
Flared natural gas burns off at Apache Corporation's operations at the Deadwood natural gas plant in Garden City, Texas. 
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Moving wind power further offshore could change the renewable equation

Jul 27, 2017
Wind energy provides more than 5 percent of the nation’s power, but the U.S. still lags behind other countries when it comes to offshore wind. Efforts to build it up face opposition from people who fear wind turbines will mar their ocean view and drive down property values or tourism. A bill now in Congress […]

Counting up American coal jobs: What's the real total?

Jun 15, 2017
Here are the numbers behind the much-discussed coal industry in the U.S.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks with coal miners at the Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, in April.
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More than 10 percent of US electricity is coming from renewable sources

Jun 2, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration published data this week showing that more than 10 percent of U.S. electricity came from renewable sources like wind and solar in the first quarter of this year. That’s well above what the federal agency predicted years ago. What happened? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.