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Despite major shifts in the industry and serious worries in coal communities, today coal still supplies nearly 40% of our electricity. According to the Bureau of Land Management, one out of every five homes and business in the US use electricity made from Wyoming coal. But what does the future look like for fossil fuels in a world where there is increasing pressure to keep them in the ground? In this series, we examine the role of coal as an energy source in a world where constraints on carbon emissions are adopted to mitigate global warming. Indeed, the challenge for governments and industry is to find a path that mitigates carbon emissions yet continues to utilize coal to meet urgent energy needs, especially in developing economies.

Future of Coal Series

How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future

Jan 22, 2018 14:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Energy from coal is now being linked to global warming and pollution on a global level. In fact, it has been estimated that coal contributes to 25% of green house gases. Coal use has caused severe negative environmental...

Future of Coal Series

We could use old coal mines to decarbonise heat – here's how

Nov 27, 2017 14:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Fossil fuels currently dominate the production of electricity and heat. Although renewable energy accounts for around a quarter of electricity produced in the UK, the production of central heating is dominated by natural...

Future of Coal Series

The government's energy policy hinges on some tricky wordplay about coal's role

Oct 18, 2017 09:46 am UTC| Insights & Views

The most important thing to understand about the federal governments new National Energy Guarantee is that it is designed not to produce a sustainable and reliable electricity supply system for the future, but to meet...

Future of Coal Series

The pull of energy markets – and legal challenges – will blunt plans to roll back EPA carbon rules

Oct 13, 2017 09:10 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law

On Oct. 10, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt formally announced a repeal of the Clean Power Plan, regulation intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. This follows a...

Future of Coal Series

Even when it's sitting in storage, coal threatens human health

Sep 14, 2017 01:20 am UTC| Health Nature Economy

President Trump and his appointees have pledged to end what they call the war on coal policies designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts from producing and burning coal, such as toxic air pollution and mine...

Future of Coal Series

Coal production: U.S. vs. China and India in climate debate part 2

Jun 29, 2017 12:06 pm UTC| Commentary

On 1st June of 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord (PCA) portraying the deal to be an unfair one American people and American workers. There has been a furor...

Future of Coal Series

Coal Kills More Americans Than 9/11 Attack Every Year; 52,000 According To Study

Jun 08, 2017 07:18 am UTC| Technology Nature

President Donald Trump said that he backed out of the Paris Climate Accord in order to increase jobs in the Fossil Fuel industry. This includes coal and oil, two of the most destructive elements in the energy industry....

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Economy

Polish inflation falls below 2 pct in January, NBP likely to remain relaxed

Polands headline inflation slipped back below 2 percent in the month of January, as expected. This signifies that the National Bank of Polands projection materializes, so central banks voices calling for stable official...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

Politics

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Science

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Children Given New Ear Grown From Their Own Cells

Growing human body parts has been the focus of study for many in the medical industry for decades. In a recent breakthrough, a new study revealed that children with underdeveloped ears were given new ones that were grown...

Scientists Are Now Turning To AI-Powered Viruses To Kill Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Due to the proliferation of antibiotics and the careless disposal of these drugs into the environment, many drug-resistant strains of bacteria have started popping up. Aptly called Superbugs, these microorganisms have...

Mega Cities To Suffer Most Due To Rising Temperatures, Heat Waves To Assault Urban Poor And Rich Alike

Thanks to global warming, the planets temperature continues to rise despite the best attempts of countries trying to curtail the effects of carbon emissions. In a recent study, researchers have found that this rising...

Technology

Twitter Surprises Everyone By Actually Making Money

Twitter has been a bit of an oddity in the tech industry since its inception, in that it doesnt really make much money. Unlike Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook, the sitting U.S. presidents preferred social media platform...

Fortnite Battle Royale’s Valentine’s Patch Is Here And Players Get A Crossbow

One of the best things about Epic Games Fortnite Battle Royale is the many quirky, and often timely events that it provides to its millions of players. Since Valentines Day is coming up, its only fitting that players would...

Renewable Energy Made Up Half Of New U.S. Energy In 2017

2017 saw one of the fastest adoption rates for renewable energy yet, with about half the added power coming from green sources. This is the fourth time that renewables outpaced natural gas as new additions to the power...

Elon Musk Throws Shade At LIDAR For Driverless Cars, Calls It A Crutch

LIDAR is one of the foremost technologies being used in developing self-driving technology right now, with big names like Googles Waymo and Uber frantically trying to claim supremacy using the tool. In his usual renegade...

Google Sued, Accused Of Knowingly Selling Broken Pixel Phones

When Google launched the first batch of Pixel phones, the products received mixed reactions from the industry. Many critics loved it but just as many had issues with it. Apparently, theres a portion of customers who...
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