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#coal-Plant Shutdowns

Jan 11 2018 09:25 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

13 GW of Coal electricity, . . . at more than a dozen different units across the country, . . . are set to retire this year. Texas is expected to have, . . . 5,583 MW of coal retirements in 2018, . . . based on planned retirement dates reported to EIA....

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#coal: Where Does It Come From?

Jan 01 2018 06:00 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Gas power plants are cheaper to build than coal. . . . They are also cheaper to operate, . . . partly because they can be ramped up and down more efficiently, . . . to match fluctuations in demand and supply. It has become cheaper to build new solar p...

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Who Pay's For Abandoned Nuclear Reactors?

Dec 21 2017 04:00 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

South Carolina's utility regulators on Wednesday refused to throw out, . . . 2 cases against SCANA Corp., . . . as the utility owner and state officials continue to argue over, . . . who should pay for 2 abandoned nuclear reactors, . . . at V.C. Su...

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Japan: Decommissions 2 More Reactors

Dec 20 2017 01:35 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Kansai Electric Power Co., . . . is set to decommission the first large-scale reactors, . . . outside of Fukushima Prefecture, . . . since the 2011 nuclear disaster, . . .a move that could affect the government’s Basic Energy Plan. The utility apparen...

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Global #carbon Emissions Above 2 °C

Nov 15 2017 02:00 PM | eds in Pollution

Global carbon emissions will increase in 2017, . . . after 3 stable years of little-to-no growth, . . . according to new research published this week, . . . growing by 2% over 2016 levels, and . . . predicted to increase again in 2018, . . . meaning th...

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Already Past Point Of No Return: #climate

Nov 15 2017 01:50 PM | eds in Pollution

In 1992, . . . 1700 scientists, penned an open letter entitled, . . . “The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Human activities, . . . inflict harsh and often irreversible damage, on the: . . . . . . environment, . . . . . . critical resources, an...

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#coal Plants: Direct Subsidies?

Sep 30 2017 01:05 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Rick Perry’s, Energy Department, wants, . . . direct subsidies, for coal-fired power plants. Perry has filed a, . . . Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), under the . . . Federal Power Act, directing the . . . Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FE...

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#oil: Job Problem

Aug 20 2017 01:35 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Low oil prices, . . . not environmental protections, . . . are stunting Oil's job growth, and . . . Foreign producers have flooded the market, . . . driving down the price of crude oil. In an effort to cut costs, and salvage profits, . . . oil com...

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#water Filter

Aug 09 2017 12:45 PM | eds in Pollution

Rice University Researchers, . . . have developed a simple water filtration material, ...so effective that a single gram of it can treat up to . . . 83,000 liters of contaminated water, . . . after which it can be washed with vinegar and reused. https:...

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#nuclear Power Is Finished

Aug 04 2017 03:35 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Environmentalists didn't kill the nuclear power industry, . . . economics did. Santee Cooper, South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. . . . abandoned work on t2 new nuclear reactors this week, . . . not because of public protests, but because the on...

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