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The UK Is Shutting Down All Its Coal Power Stations

The British Government has announced that it plans to shut down all of its coal-powered fire stations by 2025, with restrictions put on their use as early as 2023.

China Burns A Lot More Coal Than It's Claimed In The Past

It’s come to light that China has been burning up to 17 per cent more coal than its Government has previously claimed — pumping up to 1 billion more tonnes of carbon than expected into the atmosphere every year.

Australia Has A New Chief Scientist, And He Loves Solar Power And Battery Storage

Australia is about to become a massive battleground for alternative energy. We’re getting the Tesla Powerwall first and now we have a brand new Chief Scientist who wants to do away with coal power altogether. Meet Dr Alan Finkel.

The Awful Air Pollution In China Is Killing 4,000 People Every Day

The layer of thick smog that blankets many of China’s cities is not just making residents sick, it’s also causing premature death. Up to 4,000 people a day are dying due to China’s air pollution.

Coal No Longer US's Most Popular Electricity Source For First Time Ever

For the first time ever, coal has been unseated as America’s largest source of fuel to generate electricity. As of April 2015, natural gas is now number 1.

Monster Machines: Canada Ushers In Clean Coal With A Carbon-Capturing Power Plant

Saskatchewan has been a coal-powered province for years, its Boundary Dam power plant burning the most polluting forms of lignite since 1959. But thanks to a modern retrofit, Boundary Dam now serves as the demarcation line between dirty and clean Canadian coal power.

World's Oldest Underground Fire Has Been Burning For 6000 Years In Australia

If you’ve heard of underground coal fires, then you’ve probably heard of the one raging under the abandoned town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, since 1962. Fifty-two years is a long time — and a lot of coal — but that’s barely a blink compared to Burning Mountain in Australia, which has been ablaze for 6000 years.

Germany Is Relocating Entire Towns To Dig Up More Sweet, Sweet Coal

Most of us think of Germany as one of the most energy-progressive countries in the world. But in recent years, it’s also increased its dependence on a form of energy that’s anything but clean: coal. And it’s demolishing or relocating entire towns to get at it.

Miners Want To Ignite An Inferno Deep Beneath Wyoming

Out in Wyoming, an energy company is getting creative about extracting coal from deep below the surface. Rather than blast a hole in the side of the Earth and go digging for it, Linc Energy just wants to set the stuff on fire and gobble up the gas emitted by the blaze. What could go wrong?

Greenpeace Ambushes Apple Stores With Balloon Prank

Apple’s iCloud is powered on the back of some seriously dirty electricity. That truly sucks. You know what else sucks? Cleaning dozens of balloons out of a cavernous Apple store after Greenpeace protesters attack.

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