In West Virginia, the clean-energy transition rests on Joe Manchin

In West Virginia, the clean-energy transition rests on Joe Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteWest Virginians’ skepticism about a clean-energy shift — whether from Sen. Joe Manchin III or even those working on a new wind farm — complicates President Biden’s climate push.

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Utilities Want to Convert Coal Plants to Nuclear; Skeptics Abound

Utilities Want to Convert Coal Plants to Nuclear; Skeptics Abound

This post was originally published on this siteStates and utilities are looking at placing small nuclear reactors at former coal plants, but the technology and economics remain unproven.

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Emissions from coal increased in 2021 for the first time in seven years, in bad news for Biden’s climate goal

Emissions from coal increased in 2021 for the first time in seven years, in bad news for Biden’s climate goal

This post was originally published on this siteIn a troublesome sign for President Joe Biden’s climate goals, US greenhouse emissions rebounded from a pandemic slump faster in 2021 than the overall economy, according to a preliminary analysis by the nonpartisan Rhodium Group.

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America’s Power Plants Are Low on Coal

America’s Power Plants Are Low on Coal

This post was originally published on this siteCoal piles at power plants have dwindled to their lowest point since the 1970s, and the race to build up inventories ahead of heating season has sent domestic thermal coal prices to their highest levels in more than a decade.

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Pelosi defends ‘America’s moral authority’ on climate action

Pelosi defends ‘America’s moral authority’ on climate action

This post was originally published on this siteSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday defended the U.S. “moral authority” on climate change at the COP26 climate summit after being asked about the country’s failure to commit to phasing out coal.Pelosi, who led a delegation of House…

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G-20 Climate Talks Threatened by Clash Over Coal

G-20 Climate Talks Threatened by Clash Over Coal

This post was originally published on this siteLeaders from the Group of 20 major economies are split over phasing out coal and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, officials said, throwing into doubt whether ambitious climate change targets can be hit.

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Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

This post was originally published on this site A new study by the United Nations shows that the world’s governments plan to carry on using coal, gas, and oil — despite promises made under the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. (Image credit: Tony Gutierrez/AP)

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West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill

West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill

This post was originally published on this siteDuring the winter months in West Virginia, Felisha Chase pays more for her electricity than she does for her home.

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