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Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Coal

April 15, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Internalized Coal Cost Consensus

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of coal. Please chip in with your opinion so that we can gather a statistically significant sample size and get a meaningful indication of the current consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

Australia: 22 Percent Renewable Energy By 2020, 51 Percent by 2050

June 7, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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renewable energy in Australia

Australia may be one of the most coal-dependent economies in the world, but a new analysis of government data compiled finds Australia on track to not only hit 22% renewables by 2020, but an unprecedented 51% of all electricity by 2050.[read more]

China to Ramp Up Energy Efficiency Retrofits

May 22, 2013 by Peter Lehner
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new energy efficient glass

China’s building sector accounts for more than 25 percent of China’s energy use. Improving the efficiency of its buildings, new and old, is a key part of China’s strategy to reduce energy demand.[read more]

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Coal Use Rising Internationally, Environmentalists Must Shape Its Course

March 27, 2013 by Daniel Vermeer, Ph.D.
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US coal use and export

As coal-fired generation is on the decline in the US, American environmentalists have reason to celebrate. But a look beyond our borders reveals a sobering picture: coal will be the world's #1 fuel by 2017.[read more]

LA Off Coal by 2025 at the Latest

March 21, 2013 by Kristin Eberhard

LA's projected emissions

Today the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Board unanimously approved its plan to get off of coal by 2025 and replace it with cleaner energy.[read more]

Coal’s True Cost in India: 100,000+ Deaths per Year

March 13, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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coal's health effects

As many as 115,000 people die in India each year from coal-fired power plant pollution, costing the country about $4.6 billion, according to a groundbreaking new study released.[read more]

Offshore Wind Energy Grows in Great Lakes, But Not in Ontario

March 10, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton
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offshore wind energy

The power crunch will come. Offshore wind, responsibly developed and set back far enough from the shore, could be an important part of Ontario’s clean energy mix.[read more]

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Solar and Coal: Arch Enemies or Best Friends?

May 21, 2012 by Rhys Clay
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To many the concept of power generated from solar energy and fossil fuels seem diametrically opposed. One fuel source is deemed as futuristic, green and renewable whilst the other is seen as old, dirty and finite. But recent projects being undertaken around the world at the moment demonstrate the synergies that can exist when these two energy sources are combined. The question is: is the combination of solar and coal a first step in the path towards renewable energy, or is it nothing more than propaganda with the intention of slowing the progress of emerging renewable technologies?[read more]

Let's Nuke Coal

April 13, 2008 by Ken Levenson
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As in a Coal Power Non-Proliferation Treaty. James Hansen rightly defines climate change in terms of security – our existential security. He's written letters to the heads of Britain and Australia, testified at public hearings and harangued energy officials in his effort to stop new plants. Hansen sees the politicians as intractably...[read more]