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Existing Coal Power Plants Will Emit 300GT Of CO2

Existing Coal Power Plants Will Emit 300GT Of CO2 | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

“Bringing down carbon emissions means retiring more fossil fuel-burning facilities than we build,” said Steven Davis, assistant professor of Earth system science at UCI and the study’s lead author. “But worldwide, we’ve built more coal-burning power plants in the past decade than in any previous decade, and closures of old plants aren’t keeping pace with this expansion."

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This is bad.  We need to decommission power plants faster than we build them.  Much faster.

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Finland becomes latest country to unveil climate change law

Finland becomes latest country to unveil climate change law | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Finland has become the latest country to announce a new climate change act, setting a legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.


"Last month, Denmark took another step towards its lofty aim to be powered 100% by renewable energy by 2050, as the country’s Energy Agency set out four possible pathways to achieving such an aim.

The plans showed that the country could be completely reliant on renewables in the electricity and heat sector by 2035 and totally fossil free by 2050."

Garry Rogers's insight:

An American might ask, "how can their energy lobbyists allow this to happen?"

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Coal industry dealt another setback as Oregon blocks export plan – will feds help?

Coal industry dealt another setback as Oregon blocks export plan – will feds help? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The coal industry has been dealt another blow after a state agency in Oregon denied a key permit for a controversial terminal, marking the latest salvo in an escalating fight between coal exporters and fossil-fuel loathing environmentalists on the West Coast.
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They will be back.

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