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19 Jun 2014

Peak Coal: Why the Industry’s Dominance May Soon Be Over

by FRED PEARCE
The coal industry has achieved stunning growth in the last decade, largely due to increased demand in China. But big changes in China’s economy and its policies are expected to put an end to coal’s big boom. READ MORE

16 Jun 2014

Obama’s New Emission Rules: Will They Survive Challenges?

by MICHAEL B. GERRARD
The sweeping nature of President Obama’s proposed regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants is likely to open his initiative to serious legal challenges. To date, however, the courts have given the federal government wide latitude in regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

09 Jun 2014

How A Small College Launched Divestment from Fossil Fuels

by DIANE TOOMEY
Unity College in Maine was the first in the U.S. to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its endowment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Unity president Stephen Mulkey talks about why he sees this groundbreaking move as an ethical decision and an extension of the college’s mission. READ MORE

03 Jun 2014

New Desalination Technologies Spur Growth in Recyling Water

by CHERYL KATZ
Desalination has long been associated with one process — turning seawater into drinking water. But a host of new technologies are being developed that not only are improving traditional desalination but opening up new frontiers in reusing everything from agricultural water to industrial effluent. READ MORE

29 May 2014

On the Road to Green Energy, Germany Detours on Dirty Coal

by FRED PEARCE
While Germany continues to expand solar and wind power, the government’s decision to phase out nuclear energy means it must now rely heavily on the dirtiest form of coal, lignite, to generate electricity. The result is that after two decades of progress, the country’s CO2 emissions are rising. READ MORE

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21 Jul 2014: India Doubles Coal Tax to Fund Ambitious Clean Energy Initiatives

18 Jul 2014: Germany Tops Energy-Efficiency Ranking and U.S. Scores Near Bottom

15 Jul 2014: Five Questions for Jeffrey Sachs On Decarbonizing the Economy

09 Jul 2014: One-third of German Power Came from Renewables in First Half of 2014

02 Jul 2014: Roughly $80 Billion Wasted on Power for Networked Devices, Report Says

25 Jun 2014: Blizzard Helps Scientists Visualize Airflow Around Wind Turbines

24 Jun 2014: Concentrated Solar Power Could Compete with Natural Gas, Study Says

19 Jun 2014: Rerouting Flights to Avoid Contrails Would Slow Climate Change

18 Jun 2014: Global Energy Systems Must Prepare for Climate Change, Study Says


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