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Global Emissions Might Have Started To Decrease In 2015

There might not be any better news as 196 countries head into a second week of climate negotiations in Paris. A Stanford-led study claims that we might have hit global peak emissions in 2014. But that’s not a call for complacency: There is still much work to be done.


China's New Carbon Pledge Puts The US Clean Power Plan To Shame

In the wake of yet another bout of devastating smog, China announced today that it plans cut its power sector carbon emissions 60 per cent by 2020, a promise that puts the US Clean Power Plan to shame. If fulfilled, the pledge would make a major dent in global carbon pollution.


Wind, Solar, Coal And Gas Will Cost The Same By 2030

By 2030 renewable energy sources such as solar and wind will cost a similar amount to fossils fuels such as coal and gas, thanks to falling technology costs, according to new forecasts released in the CO2CRC’s Australian Power Generation Technology (APGT) Report.


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.


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