Monday, September 27, 2021

Tag: coal

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.

Politicians try to rally support for coal despite economics and Biden...

"I want to make sure that we conservatives keep on fighting to make sure we don't have a Green New Deal, we don't get rid of gas and coal and oil, that we don't have a Medicare For All plan ..."

Omar, Sanders introduce End Polluter Welfare Act to close tax loopholes...

"Today more than ever we need to protect people and the planet, not polluters and their profits.

North Dakota’s carbon capture project Tundra another ‘expensive greenwashing’ attempt to...

Project Tundra's boosters are frank about the project's intent: To maintain coal's primary role in North Dakota's energy mix.

Replacing coal with renewables could save energy customers $8 billion a...

“We conducted an in-depth, asset-by-asset assessment of the coal fleet in the U.S. and found that >70 GWs of coal capacity will become economically at risk through the course of the next decade.”

“It wasn’t just big oil that knew about climate change decades...

The coal industry knew about the danger of rising greenhouse gas emissions as early as 1966.

Coal plants get a pass to pollute our waterways

"These dangerous attacks on the environment and our public health cannot be allowed to stand."

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.

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Reconciling profit and morality

Many companies, big and small, in the food economy are blazing a different path through Wall Street’s jungle of greed, demonstrating that money and morality can be compatible.

GAO report finds DOD fails to combat waste and fraud

The report noted that the DOD has been susceptible to multiple forms of fraud schemes, including fraudulent bid submissions, counterfeit parts, billing for work not performed, and disguising conflicts of interest.

US House of Representatives passes Women’s Health Protection Act

“The House has stepped in where the courts have failed us."

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.
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Missouri cops under investigation for dog attack on video

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said in a statement that his office “is aware of this video, and we will make a thorough review of the incident.”