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Navajo Coal Plant Powers Down

November 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

The Navajo Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant, has closed its doors for good. It was run for 45 years in Arizona and was the largest coal plant in the West. Its closure will most likely affect the entire region. USA Today reports that the mine that supplied the plant with coal has also closed -- it closed back in August


Batteries Are Breaking Through

November 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate


Ranking Democratic Presidential Contenders’ Climate Policies — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

November 7th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his conversation with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the role of climate change plans and policies in the 2020 presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summarization of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion


Oil & Gas Majors Must Cut Output 35% By 2040 To Reach Paris Targets

November 4th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report from independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker has concluded that the world's seven leading oil and gas majors must cut production by an average of 35% by 2040 if global emissions are to be reined in and kept "well below" 2°C, in accordance with the Paris Agreement's commitment. 


Republicans & Russia Face The Same Problem — And Are Thus Getting Desperate

November 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Republican Party has won the popular vote in a presidential election only one time since 1988. That's more than 30 years (or 7 elections) with just one popular vote win, which went to George W. Bush, possibly due to an Osama bin Laden video tape that came out 4 days before the election. In 2000, Bush won the electoral college (well, maybe*) despite the fact that Gore got more than half a million more votes. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, but lost the electoral college vote (by fewer than 60,000 votes in key states)


Turning Landfill Gas Into Renewable Natural Gas

November 2nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Landfill gas is created by landfills, which account for 16% of the human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions in America. This is not what many people worry about when they think of greenhouse gases, it's important. Thanks to the work of many nonprofits, government programs, and corporations that work in the transportation industry, though, we have a way to use this gas to help lower emissions


Sustainable Paper’s Best Kept Secret: Biogas

October 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Having spent 17 years working at a paper plant in a wide variety of roles, I am passionate about finding and sharing solutions for industries built around fossil fuels. The papermaking process is extremely energy intensive and requires thermal energy to dry paper, making it a challenging nut to crack. The path taken by Rolland to clean up its energy footprint is encouraging for the papermaking industry and serves as a model for other gas-consuming industries


Anatomy Of A Watershed Event

October 27th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

For background, please see this previous article: "Will A Watershed Event Turn The Tide Against Fossil Fuels?" A watershed event is defined as: An event or period that is important because it represents a big change and the start of new developments


Takeaways from the Clean Fuels Summit in New Orleans

October 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah's Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options



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