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A Clash of Green and Brown: Coal Stays Strong in Germany

A recent battle over imposing a “climate fee” on coal-fired power plants highlights Germany’s continuing paradox: Even as the nation aspires to be a renewable energy leader, it is exploiting its vast reserves of dirty brown coal.

Underground Coal Gasification, the next extreme energy front?

Quietly, and with no public discussion, the Government has been putting in place a system of licences and financial assistance to kick-start a UCG industry in Britain.

Energy Crunch: turning a corner?

2014: the year we turned the corner on CO2 emissions?

Will New Mexico Double Down On Dirty Energy?

The future of energy development in New Mexico’s Four Corners region is at a crossroads.

Energy Crunch: a clean energy revolution?

Will 2015 prove to be a tipping point in the journey to a zero carbon energy system?

Energy policy - Mar 1

Syriza: another energy is possible / Renewable energy grab in the Sahara? / China cuts coal use / Canada and Keystone  

Energy Crunch: Kicking coal?

This week we saw three important signs of the increasingly moribund state of the fossil fuel industry.

McKibben to Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin.

Update on US natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewables

On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in which I looked at US oil. In this post, I would like to look at other sources of US energy.

Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere

The people who agreed to spend their days digging coal from the underside of mountains produced enough power to industrialize the nation: They're owed something back.