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Cold Days For Coal Could Mean Better Forecast for Our Climate

October 4, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Coal and Climate Change

The future is looking darker for the coal industry. Publicly-traded giants such as Alpha Natural Resources, Arch and Peabody have seen their stock prices hit historic or near-historic lows. Peabody was recently dropped from the S&P 500 index.[read more]

Can an Economy Develop Without Coal?

August 5, 2014 by David Hone
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Coal and Economic Development

While all fossil fuels are contributing to the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coal stands apart as really problematic, not just because of its CO2 emissions today but because of the vast reserves waiting to be used and the tendency for an emerging economy to lock its energy system into it.[read more]

Railroad Deliveries Continue to Provide the Majority of Coal Shipments to the Power Sector

June 15, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Railroad Coal Shipments

In 2013, electric power generators consumed 858 million tons of coal, accounting for 93% of all coal consumed in the United States and 39% of electric power generation. Two-thirds of the coal (67%) was shipped either completely or in part by rail.[read more]

Why We Need CCS, Part 3: Coal

June 10, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Coal Consumption and CSS

 

While one of the most hated commodities on earth, coal is the world's most rapidly growing energy source over the course of the 21st century. Given the growth ambitions of the developing world, this trend is set to continue, creating an even greater need for a rapid CCS rollout over coming decades.[read more]