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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

Australia ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence falls sharply on pessimism over future financial, economic conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence fell a sharp 3.5 percent last week, its third straight weekly fall. Confidence declined across all sub-indices, with particularly sharp falls in views towards future...

New Zealand bonds close lower on expectations of ease in global trade tensions ahead of GlobalDairyTrade price auctionnew z

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Tuesday as investors are expecting an ease in the global political and trade war fears ahead of the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction and retail sales for the second quarter...

JGBs remain narrowly mixed in muted trading ahead of July national core CPI, FOMC meeting minutes

Japanese government bonds remained narrowly mixed Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Investors will now remain focussed on the countrys national consumer price...

Australian bonds fall across the curve as U.S.-China trade talks lift investors’ risk appetite

Australian bonds fell across the curve during early Asian session Tuesday as investors risk appetite recovered following the U.S.-China trade talks, lifting the 10-year yield from this years low seen yesterday. The...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin tests $6,500 mark, Chinese regulators arrest 3 in $87 mln digital theft, Ethereum’s Lubin views bearishness as no hurdle to growth – Monday, August 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices, once again disappointed market participants is testing the $6,500 mark during European session Monday after Chinese regulators have arrested three individuals found accused and guilty for $87...

Politics

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Immigration activists fighting to abolish ICE have a bigger vision

Theres a phrase being thrown around a lot these days: Abolish ICE. Its a hashtag, its used in political speeches and demonstrations, and it appears all over Facebook. What does it mean and where did it come from? ICE...

A socialist's primary win doesn't herald a workers revolution in the US

Anyone anticipating a golden dawn of Marxist-Leninist communism soon in the United States might have to wait a while longer perhaps forever. The surprise victory of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime...

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently that took everybody by surprise that Joseph Kabila will not be its...

'Conservative turn' will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

The recent announcement of President Joko Jokowi Widodos running mate in his re-election bid suggests the continued strong influence of conservative groups over politics in the worlds largest Muslim population. A...

Science

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which plastics are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of...

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Biobanks are repositories which receive, store, process and disseminate specimens. These include DNA derived from humans and animals; bacterial strains; and environmental samples like plants and soil. Biobanks also provide...

Jupiter's magnetic fields may stop its wind bands from going deep into the gas giant

One of the most striking features of Jupiter a gaseous giant with no solid surface is the coloured bands that encircle the planet. These bands are so large and distinct that they can be seen from here on Earth using a...

Chemistry kits can help teachers ignite the spark of science

When it comes to physical sciences, South Africas pupils lag far behind their peers in other countries. The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa at 128 of 137 countries in math and science education in its most recent...

How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors

Comets and meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night sky. But without science and space exploration to aid understanding of what these chunks of rock and ice are, ancient cultures...

Technology

Google Pixel 3 Release Date, Features: Potential Pixel 3 XL Seen Anew Being Used in Public Transport

Just about a week since the first incident, it looks like an early model of the Google Pixel 3 XL has been spotted again in public. The said device was seen being used by someone taking the subway. The photo, like the...

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Features: Upcoming Handset Variant May Have a Confirmed Release Date

According to CNET, the OnePus 6T is currently rumored to be released in October. This mirrors the fall release of the higher-end model that usually launches before the summer that OnePlus has followed since the OnePlus 2...

'GTA' 6 Rumors, Release Date: GTA Franchise Rumored to Come Back to Vice City

GTA 6 has yet to be announced as an official game in production by Rockstar Games but fan anticipation is so great that people are talking about the yet-to-exist sequel even before Rockstar has released its most recent...

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Rockstar Games Launches ‘Collector’s Box’ with Exclusive Items, Except the Game Itself

As the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 draws near, more and more purchase options and items are being announced by Rockstar Games. The latest is the Collectors Box with an array of exclusive physical items, except for the...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Features: Title Up for 2019 Announcement, 2020 Release?; Fans Hope to Explore Open World with Cars

Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis are yet to confirm the existence of The Sims 5. But many fans are already speculating that the fifth main title installment could be announced in 2019 and will be released in 2020. In...
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