Tagged: coal

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Beijing creates smog squad

City officials have created a new environmental police squad in an effort to tackle Beijing’s persistent smog problems. The city was under an orange alert last week, the second-highest warning level in China’s four-tiered...

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Canada to phase out coal by 2030

Canada’s environment minister has pledged to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030. The announcement comes just weeks after the government announced plans to implement a carbon tax. While environmentalists are gearing...

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Trump calls for more coal

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to rescind rules restricting coal mining and fracking in a bid to woo voters in energy-traditional states like West Virginia, Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Energy experts question whether...

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Campaign against coal in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are planning to build a new coal-fired power plant to improve the country’s energy supply. Environmentalists are campaigning against this. The country’s cement industry depends on coal. And European countries are more...