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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 28, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 26, 2021. Editorial: A fresh start for the State System of higher ed Change can be hard and it can be scary. But, it also can be promising. Because with change comes opportunity. That’s the spirit...

Study: EU electricity demand rebounds without more emissions

Jul. 28, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Electricity demand in the European Union has returned to pre-pandemic levels without a corresponding rise in emissions, according to a report published Wednesday by the energy think tank Ember. An analysis of data from grid operators showed that...

Oregon governor signs ambitious clean energy bill

Jul. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100% clean electricity sources, was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday. The legislation lays out a timetable for the state’s two major...

Some property owners plan to fight proposed Va. gas pipeline

Jul. 24, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some people in central Virginia are preparing to fight a plan to put a natural gas pipeline through their properties that would serve a yet-to-be-built power plant in Charles City County. While Charles City County has approved the plant, property...

Proposal to lay cables under Columbia met with skepticism

Jul. 23, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

Can slicing a 100-mile trench into the bed of the Columbia River be good for the environment? The answer is a big yes, says a team of energy developers that proposes submerging power cables in the riverbed. The developers say the cables could deliver “clean” energy...

Coal production in Montana declines 23% in 2020, demand down

Jul. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal production in Montana fell by 23% in 2020, compared to the previous year, as demand for coal and the electricity it is used to generate declined during the pandemic. Nationally, 535 million tons (485 metric tons) of coal was produced in 2020,...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 21, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Another case showing coal’s decline The coal-fired Mitchell Power Plant, in Marshall County, likely will stay open and economically viable until at least 2028. That’s longer than a lot of coal...

Climate envoy says US, China must end world's 'suicide pact'

Jul. 20, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances that rebuilt Europe after World War II as a model for fighting against climate change. Kerry challenged...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Texas House Democrats’ retreat is continued march for rights In late August 1776, the British redcoats routed George Washington’s Continental Army in the Battle of Brooklyn, capturing, wounding...

Northeastern Wyoming rebranding itself as coal research hub

Jul. 17, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Going carb-free may be the diet du jour for people looking to drop a few pounds, but when it comes to re-imagining the Powder River Basin’s coal-dependent economy, many believe in carbon-loading. Even as PRB thermal coal production has declined...