Energy & Fuel

"Not in My Backyard: US Sending Dirty Coal Abroad"

"NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution."

Source: AP, 07/29/2014

"Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help From Oil and Gas Drilling"

"Geothermal energy — tapping into heat deep underground and using it to produce power — is sometimes described as a forgotten renewable. It languishes in the shadows of better-known sources like wind and the sun, and in 2011 it accounted for less than 1 percent of electric power worldwide, according to last year’s World Energy Outlook."

Source: NY Times, 07/28/2014


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