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11 Maps That Explain the US Energy System
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Technology, Infrastructure, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro, Wind, Solar, Transmission Lines, Maps )

Brian
- 66 days ago - vox.com
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a fascinating new mapping tool that lets you take a detailed look at every aspect of America's energy system. Here are 11 maps of interest"
Taking on the Challenges of An Increasingly Electrified World
Science & Tech  (tags: Electricity, Energy, Energy Policy, IEA, International Energy Agency, Coal, Dirty Energy, Growing Energy Demand, Global, Renewable Energy )

Brian
- 98 days ago - iea.org
"We must get it right, but we're on the wrong path at the moment," she added. "Growing use of coal globally is overshadowing progress in renewable energy deployment, and the emissions intensity of the electricity system has not changed in 20 years..."
Steeling Ourselves For More Coal: Why Explosive Steel Manufacturing In China Matters
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Coal, #dirtycoal, #dirtyenergy, China, steel production, manufacturing, #climatechanged, renewable energy, technology )

Brian
- 210 days ago - thebreakthrough.org
"Last year China produced 708 million tons of steel. On average each ton of steel produced in China requires the equivalent of 0.69 tons of coal in energy consumption."
For Germany, It's Coal, Coal, Coal
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Coal, #DirtyCoal, #DirtyEnergy, Coal, Lignite, Brown Coal, Germany, #ClimateChanged, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Subsidies )

Brian
- 212 days ago - realclearenergy.org
"Germany's energy transition has also been a transition to coal: Despite multi-billion subsidies for renewable energy sources, power generation from brown coal (lignite) has climbed to its highest level in Germany since 1990."
Where Arctic Camels Once Roamed, Coal Mining Can Wait
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, coal, paleontology, Canada, research, discovery, science, scientists, climate, environment, investigation, fossils )

Michael
- 238 days ago - cbc.ca
A coal exploration project proposing to tread the same ground as the ancient fossil forests on Canada's Ellesmere Island has been temporarily put on the shelf.
A Vault for Carbon Dioxide
Science & Tech  (tags: coal, energy, computers, design, discovery, environment, NewTechnology, research, scientists, study )

Kit
- 274 days ago - scientificamerican.com
What if there was an easy way to take the carbon dioxide from coal power smokestacks and turn it back into a rock that would sit quietly, deep below the earth's surface?
What Is the Actual Status of Carbon Capture Technology?
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, CCS, Carbon capture and storage, science, research, technology, CO2 emissions, coal, fossill fuels, concept, investigation, NewTechnology )

Michael
- 310 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
The EPA's long-expected rules for carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants have thrown into sharp relief the question of whether carbon capture and sequestration or storage (CC&S) can be described as "demonstrated" and ready for commercialization
Carbon Inequality: Just One Percent Of U.S. Power Plants Produce 12 Percent Of U.S. Carbon Emissions
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, US, power plants, coal, carbon emissions, pollution, #climatechanged, climate, regulations )

Brian
- 338 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Inequality isn't just a matter of income: it plays out in carbon pollution as well. It turns out a mere one percent of U.S. power plants account for over 12 percent of all U.S. carbon emissions -- and for about 30 percent of U.S. power sector emissions.
Koch & Exxon-Funded Scientist Challenged By Students at Climate Denial Event
Science & Tech  (tags: API, CFACT, Charles Koch, climate change, coal, congress, donors trust, ExxonMobil, gas, global warming, ipcc, koch industries, lobbyist, madison, michigan state, money, oil, pr, smithsonian, solar variability, sun, university of wisconsin )

Judy
- 496 days ago - nationofchange.org
Basically, Willie Soon, a Smithsonian Institution astrophysicist, is an expert in whatever problems vested industries will pay him to deny.
A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet With Renewables
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, clean, renewable, solar, wind power, water, 2030, end fossil fuels, dirty energy, oil, coal, natural gas, tar sands, Copenhagen, energy production, technology, carbon tax, political will, scientific american )

Brian
- 525 days ago - scientificamerican.com
"Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels."
Help Clean Up The Dirtiest Thing On The Internet! TAKE ACTION!
Science & Tech  (tags: internet, coal, technology, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, environment, healthconditions, humans, Sustainabililty, discovery, interesting, study, research )

Lindsey
- 854 days ago - greenpeace.org
Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all use asthma-inducing, climate destroying coal to power the "cloud" that stores your emails, photos, music and videos. Take action now & tell these companies to clean the cloud. GREENPEACE petition!
Dave Matthews Advocates the End of Mountaintop Removal Mining
Science & Tech  (tags: climate-change, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, forests, GoodNews, nature, protection, trees, water, wildlife, americans, energy, business, environment, news, coal, mountain top removal, Appalachia, coal mine, Dave Matthews )

Christoph
- 1516 days ago - spinner.com
Between their work with environmental non-profit Reverb in 2006 and the Bama Works Fund, Dave Matthews Band have been known to advocate saving the environment. One issue that frontman Dave Matthews resonates with is the destruction occurring in Appalachia
Mercury Found in All Fish Caught in U.S.-Tested Streams
Science & Tech  (tags: u.s., geological, survey, mercury, fish, freshwater, streams, discovery, investigation, science, research, health, habitat, ecosystems, nature, environment, pollution, health, risks, warning, disease, illness, coal, mining, safety, food )

Tom
- 1817 days ago - usatoday.com
The U.S. Geological Survey's research marks its most comprehensive examination of mercury contamination in stream fish. The study found that 27% of the fish had mercury levels high enough to exceed what the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe.
Ancient Trees Recorded in Mines
Science & Tech  (tags: Paleontology, fossils, trees, woods, extinct species, buries forests, coal, climate change )

IE
- 2171 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Spectacular fossil forests have been found in the coal mines of Illinois by a US-UK team of researchers.
   

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