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Britain reaches an important milestone — Two months coal-free

Britain is about to pass a significant landmark - at midnight on Wednesday, it will have gone two full months without burning coal to generate power. This breaks the previous record set in June 2019 of 18 days, 6 hours, and 10 minutes.

Global nuclear power getting hammered by pandemic, green energy

Generating power without harmful carbon emissions has never been more urgent, yet one of the biggest sources of clean power is struggling to turn a profit.

Record number of U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down in 2019

U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, lowering carbon dioxide emissions, air pollution, and ozone levels.

EPA targets more coal ash and waste rules as roll-backs continue

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed relaxing two Obama-era regulations on waste products from coal-fired power plants, a move environmental groups say would prolong the risk of toxic spills or drinking water contamination.

Transitioning from coal will save billions of gallons of water

The ongoing transition from coal to natural gas and renewables in the U.S. electricity sector is dramatically reducing the industry’s water use, a new Duke University study finds.

Nearly all coal-fired power plants contaminating groundwater

After comparing monitoring data to health-based EPA standards and advisories, a new report issued on Monday found that 91 percent of coal-fired power plants with monitoring data are contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollutants.

Utilities are accelerating shutdowns of coal-fired power plants

As coal-fired power plants in the U.S. grow increasingly uneconomic, capacity retirements by year-end are likely to hit a record 15.4 GW, exceeding the previous record of 14.7 GW set in 2015.

Over half of Europe's coal-fired power plants on 'death spiral'

Coal power in the European Union is in a "death spiral," according to a report published Friday by the London-based think-tank, Carbon Tracker. Currently, more than half of the EU's 619 coal-fired power plants are cashflow negative.

Coal-fired power plants continue to decline, despite EPA ruling

Luminant, the state of Texas' largest energy supplier has announced it would close three coal-fired power plants in early 2018. Combined, they account for 12 percent of the state's coal power plant capacity.

Carbon capture and storage — A dream that may be unachievable

When two European utilities pulled out of the Rotterdam Warehousing and Capture Demonstration Project (ROAD) on June 27, many proponents thought the carbon capture and storage (CCS) dream was dead in Europe.

India turns to solar power and cancels coal-fired power plants

New Delhi - Something quite amazing is happening in India today. From being a nation dependent on coal for its energy needs, and one of the world's biggest greenhouse gas producers, India has embraced solar power and the technology is transforming the country.

Coal mining museum switches to solar power to save money

Benham - The little coal town of Benham, Kentucky is where folks can find the Kentucky Coal Museum, however, they won't be making any efforts to bring coal back. The museum has decided to switch to solar panels as a cost saving measure.

EU energy companies pledge no new coal-fired plants after 2020

Brussels - In a surprise announcement made at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, energy companies from nearly every European Union nation, represented by Euroelectric, have committed to outlawing the construction of new coal-fired power plants by 2020.

Study: Surge in coal pollution led to smaller newborns

A new study on the effects of coal pollution took a fresh look at what happens when a community switches from nuclear power to coal-fired power, using the 1979 Three-Mile Island nuclear accident.

Op-Ed: Bill would ban wind energy for two years in North Dakota

Bismarck - Worried that North Dakota's growing wind generation industry may be threatening the state's coal-fired power plants, a GOP lawmaker has proposed legislation that would halt all wind generation projects for two years.

Canada to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030

The Liberal government intends to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030. The move is part of the government's clean energy strategy.

More coal-fired power plants being built in Philippines

The Philippines is one of a number of developing countries most vulnerable to climate change. Yet despite calls from local environmental groups and politicians, the country is going ahead with plans to add more coal-fired power plants.

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Individual brain cells within a neural network are highlighted in this image obtained by CMU's Sandra Kuhlman using a fluorescent imaging technique
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Many people in South Korea live with air pollution from soal-fired power plants every day.
Many people in South Korea live with air pollution from soal-fired power plants every day.
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Chinese investments will help Pakistan to construck a dozen coal-fired power plants over the next 15 years.
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