Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: coal

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

‘Reckless’ coal companies moving forward with new mines and plants, report...

The majority of the new mining projects being planned were in China, India, Australia, Russia and South Africa.

Hidden carbon subsidies will destroy us

Western governments have been heavily subsidizing their own fossil-fuel industries even as they exhort much poorer countries to do more to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

West Virginia protest calls out Manchin’s coal profits

Over the weekend, 16 people were arrested after trying to block the entrance to the Grant Town Power Plant, which burns pricey waste coal bought from Sen. Manchin’s company.

EPA to require Midwestern utilities clean up coal ash waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold utilities in several Midwestern states accountable for coal ash waste. The agency announced it will...

As last coal chimney falls, will green energy issue in Scotland...

“We cannot trust the Tories with Scotland’s renewables sector and to get the best out of it for the people of Scotland."

Campaign to shut down New England’s last coal plant is doing...

New Hampshire's No Coal No Gas campaign deployed kayaktivists and a garden blockade as part of its latest day of mass action aimed at closing Merrimack Station.

Fossil fuel companies in UK awarded £150 million of public money...

A new paper is calling on the government to scrap research and development tax credits for fossil fuel extraction and instead invest the money in clean energy.

New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new...

Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.

CitiGroup pledges to end coal power financing in updated environmental policy

The announcement came just a month after CitiGroup pledged that its financing reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.