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    Despite Climate Warnings, Coal Use Reaching Record Highs in 2022: IEA

    Despite Climate Warnings, Coal Use Reaching Record Highs in 2022: IEA

    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 […]

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    As winter comes to the northern hemisphere, impacting the global energy system, increased fossil fuel prices are stretching U.S. families’ finances to, and past, the breaking point. In Connecticut, the sharp increase in the number of people seeking heating bill assistance is “just unbelievable,” Joanne Balaschak, director of energy programs at New Opportunities, in Waterbury, […]

    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    The state of West Virginia is intimately associated with coal power, so much so that it got 91 percent of its electricity from coal in 2021, and politicians like the state’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin have painted an attack on the highly polluting energy source as an attack on the state’s wellbeing.  When President Joe […]

    China, World’s Leading Methane Polluter, Drafts Plan to Cut Emissions

    China, World’s Leading Methane Polluter, Drafts Plan to Cut Emissions

    During a surprise appearance at the COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Thursday, China’s top climate diplomat touted a draft plan to reduce methane emissions.  However, the country stopped short of signing on to the Global Methane Pledge to cut methane emissions 30 percent by 2030, despite being the world’s leading polluter of […]