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Energy Quote of the Day: On US Coal Exports to Asia Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

August 29, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Global Carbon Emissions and Coal Exports

With US natural gas production growth and subsequent natural gas price declines coal has been backed out of the power generation fuel mix to some extent. As a result, US coal producers are exporting greater volumes to European and Asian buyers.[read more]

US Coal Exports Do Not Offset Massive Emissions Reductions from Natural Gas

August 25, 2014 by Alex Trembath
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Coal, Natural Gas, and Emissions

In the end, achieving deep reductions in emissions will require that gas must be a bridge to lower-carbon energy sources, not an endpoint. But for now, emissions are declining and gas is displacing coal, which until recently, virtually everyone agreed was the most important climate mitigation objective.[read more]

Will Coal Exports Abroad Offset Hard-Won Carbon Reductions at Home?

July 29, 2014 by Meredith Fowlie
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Coal Exports and Carbon Reduction

Many are hoping that the current U.S. commitment to reducing domestic emissions will provide the moral authority needed to negotiate international commitments next year in Paris. It is important to understand and account for the emissions implications of both our energy consumption and production.[read more]

Coal Exports Are Dragging Down Indonesia's Economy, Is the US Next?

March 22, 2014 by Justin Guay

Indonesia Coal Exports

Greenpeace released a mountain of evidence highlighting how coal mining is destabilizing the Indonesian economy. From restricting the country's market growth and capital investment, to exacerbating poverty, coal is having disastrous effects on an otherwise diversified and thriving economy.[read more]

Are We Heading for a Coal COP?

November 4, 2013 by David Hone
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It is widely known that Poland gets much of its energy from coal (it is even a next exporter). Many countries do, so it is hardly alone in this regard. But what should we then make of the Warsaw Communique released recently by the World Coal Association and the Polish government?[read more]

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Energy Facts: U.S. Coal Consumption Is Down But Are Exports Eroding Climate Benefits?

March 29, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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coal consumption and exports

While coal use declined at home, coal exports increased and global prices for coal fell, prompting some to worry: are the climate gains associated with declining U.S. coal consumption simply being offset by booming exports?[read more]