It’s July 4, 2022, and Somehow We Are Still Talking About Trump

Biden can’t possibly like the chatter about him, either.

#coal, #democratic-party, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hutchinson-cassidy, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The E.P.A. Ruling Goes Beyond Coal Regulation

The decision issued a warning shot across the bow of the administrative state.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clean-air-act, #coal, #consumer-protection, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

With Climate Agenda Stalled at Home, Biden Still Hopes to Lead Abroad

The United States has demonstrated international leadership on climate change in the past, but recent setbacks are presenting new challenges for President Biden.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #supreme-court-us, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations

Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Ability to Restrict Power Plant Emissions

The case considered the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers under the Clean Air Act.

#air-pollution, #clean-air-act, #coal, #decisions-and-verdicts, #electric-light-and-power, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

Ukraine’s Coal Miners Struggle While Russia Bombs From Above

#coal, #donbas-ukraine, #mines-and-mining, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.

#air-pollution, #attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #conservatism-us-politics, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-courts-us, #federalist-society, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #judicial-crisis-network, #law-and-legislation, #leo-leonard-a, #mcconnell-mitch, #obama-barack, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-attorneys-general-assn, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

She Spoke Out Against Vietnam’s Plans for Coal. Then She Was Arrested.

The prosecution of Vietnam’s most prominent environmental activist, as well as others, has cast doubt on the country’s commitment to cut coal.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #energy-and-power, #political-prisoners, #vietnam

How Putin Has Played His Energy Cards

The energy realists Jason Bordoff and Meghan O’Sullivan explain why the Ukraine war means a very bumpy ride in the transition off of fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #europe, #european-union, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Australia’s ‘Climate Election’ Finally Arrived. Will It Be Enough?

Voters rejected the deny-and-delay approach that has made Australia a global laggard on emission cuts. But how far the new government will go remains to be seen.

#albanese-anthony-1963, #australia, #coal, #elections, #global-warming, #politics-and-government

How Climate Change Fits in the Australian Elections

The country has been hit hard by wildfires and other climate disasters, but it’s also making tons of money from fossil fuels.

#australia, #coal, #elections, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl

On an Endangered River, Another Toxic Disaster Is Waiting to Happen

Waste from coal plants is threatening the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which the biologist E.O. Wilson called “arguably the biologically richest place” in the nation.

#alabama, #coal, #environment, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hydroelectric-power, #mobile-ala, #rivers, #southern-states-us, #water-pollution

China doubles down on coal

Choices being made about energy in the country right now will have profound implications for the climate crisis.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #south-georgia-island, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas Is Difficult to Break

Dangerously dependent on Russian gas, Germany is still refusing to cut off President Putin, whose war it is effectively subsidizing to the tune of some $220 million a day.

#coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #merkel-angela, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Germany is Dependent on Russian Gas, Oil and Coal: Here’s Why

Under increasing pressure to sever the country’s reliance on Russian energy, German officials must contend with deeply rooted economic ties.

#basf-se, #coal, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #refineries, #rosneft, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #steel-and-iron, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

A major new scientific report offers a road map for how countries can limit global warming, but warns that the margin for error is vanishingly small.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #geothermal-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #land-use-policies, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #wind-power

From an Alabama Coal Mine Strike to an Amazon Warehouse

The strike at an Alabama coal mine is one of the longest in U.S. history. To make ends meet, some striking miners have picked up work at an Amazon warehouse. It’s the same warehouse where workers are trying to unionize.

#amazon-com-inc, #coal, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #wages-and-salaries, #warrior-met-coal

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Hayes, Coal Town Doctor Who Fought for Miners

“Dr. Betty” led 350 miners on a strike in Pennsylvania in 1945 demanding that the mining company that owned their town improve horridly unsanitary conditions.

#biographical-information, #coal, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #hayes-elizabeth-1912-84, #mines-and-mining, #pennsylvania, #sewers-and-sewage, #shawmut-mining-co

Senator Joe Manchin’s Conflict of Interest

How the West Virginia lawmaker intervened on behalf of a coal plant, and earned millions along the way.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coal, #conflicts-of-interest, #manchin-joe-iii, #senate, #west-virginia

Desperate for Cash, Afghans Toil in Mines That Are Deadlier Than Ever

Faced with life-threatening hunger, thousands labor in the coal mines of Baghlan. But safety measures that the former government once provided are gone.

#accidents-and-safety, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining, #taliban

How Joe Manchin Aided Coal, and Earned Millions

At every step of his political career, Joe Manchin helped a West Virginia power plant that is the sole customer of his private coal business. Along the way, he blocked ambitious climate action.

#american-bituminous-power-partners-ambit, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #conflicts-of-interest, #edison-international, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #enersystems-inc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #factories-and-manufacturing, #global-warming, #grant-town-w-va, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #manchin-joe-iii, #manchin-joseph-iv, #mines-and-mining, #nrg-energy-inc, #politics-and-government, #senate, #senate-committee-on-energy-and-natural-resources, #sumitomo-corporation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Will War Make Europe’s Switch to Clean Energy Even Harder?

A wind turbine factory in Denmark and a coal mine in Poland illustrate the painful policy choices after Russia’s aggression in Ukraine added urgency to the transition to greener energy.

#coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-commission, #european-union, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Bitcoin Miners Want to Recast Themselves as Eco-Friendly

Facing intense criticism, the crypto mining industry is trying to change the view that its energy-guzzling computers are harmful to the climate.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #argo-blockchain, #bitcoin-currency, #coal, #computers-and-the-internet, #environment, #hydroelectric-power, #musk-elon, #peter-wall, #solar-energy, #texas, #virtual-currency, #wind-power

U.N. Chief Warns of ‘Catastrophe’ With Continued Use of Fossil Fuels

António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said instead of replacing Russian oil, gas and coal, nations must pivot to clean energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #guterres-antonio, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Tennessee Valley Authority Defies Biden’s Clean Energy Goals

President Biden wants electricity generated from wind, solar and other clean sources. The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to invest in fossil fuels instead.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #tennessee-valley-authority, #united-states-politics-and-government

Europe Must End Its Energy Dependence on Russia

The Ukraine crisis shows just how energy dependent Europe has become on Russia. 

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #coal, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts

As War Rages, A Struggle to Balance Energy Crunch and Climate Crisis

Rising oil prices and increased demand for expanded production come at a time when scientists say nations must sharply cut the use of fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #european-union, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Supreme Court Confronts Climate Change

Coal companies and Republican-led states are trying to limit the E.P.A.’s authority to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the electric power industry.

#coal, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Russian Conflict in Ukraine is Reshaping the Climate Debate

Energy security has gained prominence while the conflict in Ukraine raises concerns over the possible interruption in the supply of oil and natural gas.

#coal, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #politics-and-government

How Spiking Energy Prices Complicate the Fight Against Global Warming

Oil and gas prices are soaring, while coal use is reaching record highs worldwide. Here’s what the upheaval could mean for climate policies across the globe.

#coal, #energy-and-power, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Biden Administration to Reinstate Mercury Pollution Rules Weakened Under Trump

The E.P.A. will resume enforcing limits on the release of mercury, a neurotoxin linked to developmental damage in children, from coal-burning power plants.

#air-pollution, #coal, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mercury-metal, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #respiratory-diseases

John Kerry, U.S. Climate Envoy, Tells Top Polluters ‘We Must All Move Faster’

The United States hosted a virtual meeting of big polluting countries on Thursday as nations struggle to meet their climate change goals.

#coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way

In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy

Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Senator Joe Manchin III noted climate policy when he said he would vote against the Build Back Better Act. In his life and career, West Virginia coal has loomed large.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #natural-gas, #politics-and-government, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

A Mental Health Crisis Among the Young

A health professional and an author/filmmaker write that we are failing our youths. Also: Memo to Democrats; military spending; moving away from coal.

#abeles-vicki, #anxiety-and-stress, #bruni-frank, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coal, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mines-and-mining, #murthy-vivek-h, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

The Achilles’ Heel of Biden’s Climate Plan? Coal Miners.

Unions representing other workers affected by climate legislation have struck deals, but opposition from coal miners has persisted, complicating the path to enactment.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #global-warming, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Mine Disaster in Russia Highlights Safety Shortfalls in Rush to Dig Coal

At least 46 miners were killed in an explosion at a Siberian mine. The director of the mine has been taken into police custody, along with five other administrators.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #siberia

Russian Mine Blast Kills Dozens, Among Them Rescuers

Investigators said a gas buildup at a Siberian mine with a history of problems led to the deaths of at least 52 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #kemerovo-russia, #mines-and-mining, #russia

India’s Toxic Air Pollution Prompts Supreme Court to Act

Schools and factories close. India’s Supreme Court blasts the government’s do-nothing response. But Delhi residents continue to suffer from the bad air.

#agriculture-and-farming, #air-pollution, #coal, #delhi-india, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #india, #new-delhi-india, #shutdowns-institutional

6 Takeaways From COP26, the U.N. Climate Summit

After running a day past its scheduled end date, COP26 ended with a signed agreement, though many called it disappointing.

#carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Negotiators Strike a Climate Deal, but World Remains Far From Limiting Warming

Some activists called the agreement in Glasgow disappointing, but it establishes a clear consensus that all countries need to do much more.

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Glasgow Climate Talks Are Down to the Wire on Money, Ambition and Fossil Fuels

At COP26, negotiators from about 200 countries worked overnight, hashing out differences in the quest for a new global climate agreement

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #kerry-john, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

China and the United States Agree to Work Together to Tackle Climate Change

As nearly 200 nations struggle over global climate negotiations, the world’s two biggest polluters sign an agreement that is short on details..

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wildfires

The Developing World Is Falling Short on Emissions Reductions

Plans for new power generation won’t meet global climate goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #china, #coal, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #mexico, #pakistan, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vietnam

With COP26, China’s Climate Policy Merits a Closer Look

President Biden was among those expressing disappointment over China’s lack of commitment to climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #shortages, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #xi-jinping

Over 40 Countries Pledge to End Use of Coal Power at COP26

The United States did not agree to stop coal development at home but promised to halt overseas funding of oil, gas and coal.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-relations, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

COP26 Climate Summit: What Happened During the First Days

The world leaders have left Glasgow. Now negotiators must hunker down to turn pledges into reality.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rebounded Sharply After Pandemic Dip

Global emissions are now less than 1 percent below their previous high in 2019, suggesting that any climate impact from the pandemic was fleeting.

#carbon-dioxide, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Once a Leading Polluter, the U.K. Is Now Trying to Lead on Climate Change

On the eve of a global climate summit, Britain’s evolution from fossil fuels to clean energy is on display. But experts question whether its commitment is sufficient, and whether it can persuade other nations to meet meaningful goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #electricite-de-france-edf, #england, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #scotland, #thatcher-margaret-h, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wind-power

The COP26 Climate Talks Are Opening. Here’s What to Expect.

Some fundamental differences, including over money, divide the leaders heading to Glasgow. The outcome will determine, to a large extent, how humanity will survive on a hotter planet.

#coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations