August 16, 2017

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Asia’s Coal Plans Promise Development, Deliver Premature Death

Over 70% of China's electricity is supplied by coal-fired power plants. One of the most noticeable features of these power plants is the cement cooling towers. (Photo by V. T. Polywoda, Creative Commons License)

A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year. Read More »

Pakistan’s Coal Energy: At What Cost?

Kot Addu power plant in Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan.

The thoughtless rush for coal-fired energy by a politically motivated Pakistani ruling elite is both alarming and questionable. Read More »

A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy

A coal-fired power plant in Wyoming. (Photo by Greg Goebel, Creative Commons License)

Coal-burning power plants that capture carbon aren’t worth the expense. Read More »

Mitigating Natural Gas Use in the US Electricity Sector

(Photo by Len Matthews, Creative Commons License)

By acting decisively to implement ambitious renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs, states can help ensure that the United States does not overcommit to natural gas and that it continues on a path toward decarbonization of the economy. Read More »

Pakistan Boosts Coal Production to Ease Power Shortages

(Photo via Duna News TV)

The government has approved 10 new coal-fired power plants to ease Pakistan’s mounting energy crisis, with some areas of the country facing power cuts of 20 hours a day. Read More »