Energy & Fuel

Coal Is on the Way Out at Electric Utilities, No Matter What Trump Says

"In Page, Ariz., the operators of the Navajo Generating Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in the West, have announced plans to close it by 2019. The electric utility Dayton Power & Light will shut two coal plants in southern Ohio by next year. Across the country, at least six other coal-fired power plants have shut since November, and nearly 40 more are to close in the next four years."

Source: NY Times, 04/06/2017

"U.S. Coal Companies Ask Trump To Stick With Paris Climate Deal"

"Some big American coal companies have advised President Donald Trump's administration to break his promise to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement – arguing that the accord could provide their best forum for protecting their global interests."

Source: Reuters, 04/05/2017

"U.S. Would Slash EPA Vehicle Testing Budget Under Trump Plan"

"The Trump administration would virtually eliminate federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's budget for vehicle emissions and fuel economy testing but will seek to raise fees on industry to pay for some testing, a government document shows."

Source: Reuters, 04/05/2017

"Trump Declares End To 'War On Coal,' But Utilities Aren't Listening"

"When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America's "war on coal", usher in a new era of energy production and put miners back to work. But the biggest consumers of U.S. coal - power generating companies - remain unconvinced."

Source: Reuters, 04/05/2017
April 24, 2017

DEADLINE: NPF "Understanding the Environmental Stakes" Fellowship

The National Press Foundation is offering all-expenses-paid fellowships for a four-day training program for journalists, Jun 18-21 in Washington, DC. Issues to be examined: how  proposed budget cuts and changes at the U.S. EPA and elsewhere could affect the environment;  water use out West; the latest scientific research on the environment; the outlook for clean energy and climate treaties; how to find and use the best data to underscore your reporting on the environment; and more. Apply by Apr 24.

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