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The Japanese government is moving ahead with its plans to build up to 45 new coal fired power stations. The power plants will utilise high energy, low emissions (HELE) technology that use high-quality black coal. Japan is...

16.02.2017
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Barack Obama called the adoption of clean energy in the US “irreversible” on Monday, putting pressure on his successor, Donald Trump, not to back away from a core strategy to fight climate change. Obama, penning an opinion...

09.01.2017
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A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India. A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it...

04.01.2017
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The Canadian government has agreed a deal with eight of the country’s 10 provinces to introduce its first national carbon price, Justin Trudeau has told reporters. The prime minister said the move would help Canada meet its...

15.12.2016
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If the United States continues to create greenhouse gases at the so-called business as usual level, net emissions could reach 6.9 gigatons by 2025. But the country is poised for big reductions. Last year, when 195 nations...

08.12.2016
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Could a Trump presidency, in effect, ruin the global climate forever? The answer is yes. The global, delicate effort to mitigate climate change already faced so many challenges, took so long to build, and came into being so...

10.11.2016
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A revolutionary technique to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations has been shown to work on a commercially viable basis for the first time, the company behind it has claimed. If true, the breakthrough could...

12.10.2016
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Two coal power plants will be paid a combined £77m to be on standby this winter as part of National Grid’s plan to minimise the risk of electricity blackouts. The Grid will this Friday reveal the size of the capacity margin –...

12.10.2016
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Slowing down construction of coal-fired power stations will be vital to hit globally agreed climate change goals, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, said as he outlined a five-point plan to flesh out last year’s Paris...

09.10.2016
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Utilities in Michigan plan to shut down aging coal-fired power plants -- which have generated about half of all of electricity in the state -- over the next two decades. Whether there will be enough power to replace it, is an...

09.10.2016
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Poland signed up to the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, ending doubts that the coal-dependent nation might defy other European Union members that have endorsed the shift away from fossil fuels.

06.10.2016
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It won’t be easy to get rid of coal. Worried the nation might miss its 2020 target to drastically cut emissions of carbon dioxide, the German government proposed a steep levy last year on the most heavily polluting generators.

09.09.2016
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