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US GHG Emissions Fall in 2019

Preliminary U.S. GHG Emissions Estimates for 2019 (Rhodium Group) Trevor Houser and Hannah Pitt (Jan. 07): After a sharp uptick in 2018, we estimate that U.S. GHG emissions fell by 2.1% last year based on preliminary energy and economic data. This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption. Coal-fired power generation […]

Categories: Climate Change, Coal, Natural Gas

Coal to Gas Switching Benefits

Downstream Air Pollution Impacts of Coal to Natural Gas (Nature Sustainability) Jennifer A. Burney (Jan. 06): The recent shift in the United States from coal to natural gas as a primary feedstock for the production of electric power has reduced the intensity of sectoral CO2 emissions, but—due to gaps in monitoring—its downstream pollution-related effects have […]

Categories: Climate Change, Coal

Coal Still Powers the World

Despite the Talk of Coal’s Demise, It Still Powers the World (Bloomberg, Subscription) Bill Wade (Nov. 25): For all the talk of ditching fossil fuels to fight climate change, coal remains king in much of the world. The amount of electricity generated from coal jumped 7% in the developing world last year, according to Bloomberg […]

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China Coal Capacity Rising

China Coal-Fired Power Capacity Still Rising (Reuters) David Stanway (Nov. 19): China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 GW, or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to the grid at a time when capacity in the rest of the world shrank, according to a study published on Wed. (Nov. […]

Categories: China, Climate Change, Coal

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