Britain is warming up its coal power stations once again this winter as a cold snap and light winds have settled into the region. To make sure there is enough power during the cold spell, National Grid’s electricity system operator (ESO) has asked power station operators Drax and EDF Energy to begin warming their respective […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday a proposed reduction of the allowable annual exposure to industrial soot pollution, and will solicit public comment before making a final decision this year. EPA’s proposal would lower the annual PM2.5 limit from an average of 12 µg/m3 (set in 2012) to somewhere between 9 and 10 […]
A new analysis of federal data shows that wind and solar alone could generate more electricity in the United States than nuclear and coal over the coming year, critical progress toward reducing the country’s reliance on dirty energy.
In Florida and Alabama, powerful utilities have lobbied against the renewable energy transition. At the same time, they funneled money through consulting firm Matrix LLC to six media sites in the two states that published coverage favorable to the utilities, as NPR and Floodlight revealed in a major investigation Monday. In one instance, the editor-and-chief […]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that coal use must be largely phased out by 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Despite this, the carbon-intensive fuel is set to reach record levels of use in […]
Nine wealthy, developed nations will help Vietnam accelerate its transition from coal to renewable energy under a $15.5 billion agreement announced Wednesday. The Just Energy Transition Partnership deal between the G7 nations, Norway, and Denmark follows a similar deal with Indonesia reached during COP27. The funding, mostly in the form of loans from both public […]