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Power Generation – Is Coal Making a Comeback?

New Strategic Directions Report examines the role of coal, renewables in powering the future
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The current administration has revived debates over coal’s role in the country’s overall energy mix. Still regarded as one of the most economical generation resources in an industry heavily driven by cost and reliability, some believe coal may experience a revival of sorts; however, most forward-looking infrastructure investors and industry leaders are not as optimistic.

Wells Fargo Stories of Better Celebrates Remarkable People: West Virginia Coal Miner

Jared Blalock, a laid-off coal miner in Williamson, West Virginia, who received education and training from the Coalfield Development Corporation and found a new job in construction.
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Jared Blalock, a laid-off coal miner in Williamson, West Virginia, who received education and training from the Coalfield Development Corporation and found a new job in construction. (video 2:56 minutes).

Domtar's Sustainability Economics

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Domtar is a case study of how supply and demand has accelerated sustainability—in particular, how the growing supply of natural gas has accelerated the reduction of coal burning in our power boilers. Over the past few years, energy economics and the drive for competitive advantage through improved efficiency have reduced air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions further and faster than what would have occurred under any likely scenario involving additional government regulation.

Watch National Geographic’s Coal Industry Documentary for Free Until July 3

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From June 26 until July 3, audiences can watch From the AshesNational Geographic’s new feature documentary about the coal industry, for free on YouTube

Protecting the Environment and Growing the Economy Go Hand-in-Hand

The best way to help out-of-work coal miners is to invest in making them part of the clean-energy future.
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Originally posted on www.huffingtonpost.com.

San Francisco has reduced its carbon emissions by 28 percent since 1990, while growing its GDP by 79 percent. And it’s far from alone. Across the country, cities have been proving that protecting the environment and growing the economy go hand-in-hand.

Former SEC Chair: Fossil-Fuel Interests Should Disclose Financial Risks of Climate Change

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Originally posted on Morning Consult

Companies with investments in oil, gas and coal need to do a better job disclosing the financial risk of climate change to their investors, a former chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission and an Obama administration official said Monday.

Mccrone: If Interest Rates Turn, Clean Energy Will Find it Tougher

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Originally posted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

By Angus McCrone
Chief Editor
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The last time U.S. interest rates were on a sustained upward trend was just over 10 years ago, in summer 2006. George W Bush was president, ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ by Shakira was at the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, and no one had heard of Justin Bieber.

China is Losing its Appetite for Coal-Fired Power Plants

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Originally posted by Mashable.

China is the world's top emitter of carbon dioxide and the world's largest user and producer of coal. Any step the nation takes to reduce its fossil fuel consumption would translate into significant cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions.

China's 114 gigawatts of canceled, early-stage coal projects amounts to about 40 percent of America's total coal generating capacity of 276 gigawatts.

After the Structural (and Possibly Abrupt) Decline of Fossil Fuels

An In-Depth Look at Our Renewable Energy Future
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by Garvin Jabusch, cofounder and chief investment officer, Green Alpha Advisors 

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