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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

U.S. Treasuries climb on investors’ anxiety over global economic distress; Fed’s policy sentiments closely watched

The U.S. Treasuries climbed during late afternoon session Tuesday as investors sought safe-haven investments amid growing worries over a global economic slowdown as equities turned red towards the end of this year ahead of...

UK gilt yields face turmoil on concerns over slowdown in global economic growth; eyes on November CPI data

The United Kingdoms gilt yields came under pressure during Tuesdays afternoon session, as investors remained jolted by concerns over a global economic slowdown after equity markets took a hit worldwide ahead of Britains...

German bunds jump after December Ifo business climate index disappoints investors

The German bunds jumped during European session Tuesday after the countrys Ifo business climate index disappointed market investors, amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. The...

USD/RUB likely to trade sideways at 67.00 by end of 2019, says Commerzbank

The USD/RUB currency pair is expected to trade sideways at 67.00 by the end of next year, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The Russian central bank hiked rates by 25bps on Friday, in line with...

Australia’s ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence remains barely changed; future financial conditions flat

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence was essentially unchanged last week, rising just 0.1 percent. Current financial conditions were down 2 percent, while future financial conditions were flat for the...

Politics

Melania Trump 2018: FLOTUS Allegedly Worried Donald Trump’s Health Is Badly Affected by Stress

As the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump is expected to worry about many things concerning the initiatives and advocacies that her office supports. However, a recent report claims that she is also preoccupied...

WhatsApp skewed Brazilian election, proving social media's danger to democracy

Misinformation via social media was probably the main winner in Brazils October 2018 election, playing a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency. Bolsonaro did not win 55 percent of...

Neoliberalism has led to a crisis in care – and we urgently need to solve it

Infant mortality is on the rise in the UK, while life expectancy for both men and women has stalled and is even dropping in some areas. In 2017, the number of homeless families and individuals placed in temporary...

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

As the entrails of the era under South Africas former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption, so the country witnesses the consolidation of the political...

Law and order is no get-out-of-jail card for floundering politicians

With confidence in politicians at an all-time low, it would be easy to assume criminal law-making is only ever about law and order bidding and winning elections. For example, when it emerged that Hassan Khalif Shire Ali...

Science

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

How researchers assess whether medications work

This article is in the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Todays piece explains how clinical trials assess drug...

These 'useless' quirks of evolution are actually evidence for the theory

Evolution is a fascinating field but can be rife with misunderstanding. One misconception is that evolution has some innate sense of direction or purpose. In reality, evolution is a mindless, plan-free phenomenon, driven...

Curious Kids: How does the Moon, being so far away, affect the tides on Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. You can send your question to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The...

Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

The concept of time travel has always captured the imagination of physicists and laypersons alike. But is it really possible? Of course it is. Were doing it right now, arent we? We are all traveling into the future one...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Spoilers, Latest News & Updates: Alleged Theft Leads to Leaking of Gameplay Plot

Leaked images, plot, and all sorts of information have, unfortunately, become a common thing in the gaming industry. The latest victim is the upcoming title Kingdom Hearts 3 that still has more than a month left before its...

'GTA 6' Release Date, Latest News & Update: Possible Cities Where Sixth Installment Can Take Place

GTA 6 is still in development at the moment and it seems Rockstar Games are mapping out where exactly they want the narrative to take place. Right now, the studio hasnt announced anything about the title and that has been...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Reimagining to Come Out in December 2019?

Final Fantasy VII: Remake is speculated to hit the shelves sometime between 2020 and 2022. However, fans who have been religiously waiting for the title have been shocked that the game could very well come out as early as...

How Twitter got blindsided by India’s still-toxic caste system

Twitter chief Jack Dorseys first visit to India had been going so well. He got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi (an avid Tweeter with 44.5 million followers), King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan (36.8 million followers),...

What moves markets more, Twitter or traditional news?

Can a single tweet make a countrys currency depreciate by 16%? Apparently it did on August 10, when Donald Trump tweeted that US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium would rise sharply. Amid 36,100 retweets, and calls by...
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