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  1. Bloomberg adds $30M to campaign to slash coal power in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce the nation's use of coal. The Sierra Club has a goal of replacing half the nation's coal plants with renewable energy by 2017. Bloomberg donated $50 million to the program in 2011. The latest donation, along with $20 million from others, will be spent over the next three years. He says that reducing the number of coal plants will save lives and that job growth in solar , wind and natural gas can offset coal-related jobs. "Coal's days are numbered. It is an outdated technology," Bloomberg said during a rally at the Sierra Club's offices in Washington. "It's holding back our economy and it's hurting our health." The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricit y , a trade group, says that every time the Sierra Club helps shut down a coal plant, workers are sent to the unemployment lines and electricity rates for consumers increase. "Sierra Club's effort is purely a political campaign that ignores the energy realities and needs of our nation," said Laura Sheehan, a spokeswoman for the group. "The notion that 5 percent of the energy our country gets from wind and solar can somehow replace the 40 percent of electricity Americans get from coal is simply absurd." The number of coal-fired power plants in the United States has dropped by more than 100 over the past decade. The Sierra Club uses the donations from Bloomberg and others to fund campaign ads, hire lawyers and mobilize local support against opening new coal-powered plants and to retire older plants.

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    Wed, 8 Apr 2015

  2. 750 MW Clean Path Energy Center to combine solar, gas fueled power

    Western Energy Partners unveils plans for a state-of-the-art natural gas fueled unit and an advanced solar photovoltaic array for new power project in New Mexico

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    Thu, 9 Apr 2015

  3. Shifts in power generation spur net job growth, but coal jobs decline

    A new Duke University study says from 2009-2012 the coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while natural gas, solar and wind together created nearly four times that amount

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

  4. EPA unveils carbon emissions rule for existing power plants (Video)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its first guidelines to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants known as the Clean Power Plant proposal

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    Mon, 2 Jun 2014

  1. Coal News: Balancing South Africa's Energy Poverty, Climate Commitments

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    Thu, 11 Sep 2014

  2. Clean Coal Solutions leases additional Refined Coal facility

    Leased and sold Refined Coal facilities expected to generate more than $110 million in annual revenues to Clean Coal Solutions, LLC

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    Tue, 1 Jul 2014

  3. Comment period closes for EPA’s Clean Power Plan, industry groups have their say

    A common theme in industry group sentiment is that EPA’s proposed timeline does not allow adequate time

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    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

  4. UPDATE: NRG Energy to close coal power unit, modify three plants

    NRG Energy said it will close one of two units at a coal-fired plant and modify three separate power facilities in Illinois to comply with environmental regulations.

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    Fri, 8 Aug 2014

  5. FERC says it's working with EPA on Clean Power Plan

    Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 29 told a congressional committee that they are working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make sure the coal-averse Clean Power Plan doesn't destabilize the grid.

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    Wed, 30 Jul 2014

  6. Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs

    Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can comply with the Obama administration's climate pollution reduction proposal, even while protecting energy sector jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that account for a major share of emissions.

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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

  7. Gas-fired power dominated UK energy sector in Q2

    A combination of coal-fired power plant outages and falling gas prices saw a surge in gas-fired power in the UK in the second quarter of this year.

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    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

  8. Energy Markets: Moving Coal Up the Value Chain

    Employing biotechnology in coal conversion could help overcome many challenges faced by the coal industry in creating clean energy while producing high-value products

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    Tue, 3 Jun 2014

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