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U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

Coal production in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years thanks in part to low natural gas prices and climate policies.

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Fossil fuel companies risk wasting up to $2.2 trillion in the next decade

Fossil fuel companies risk wasting up to $2.2 trillion in the next decade

According to CTI, over $2 trillion of new and existing investment is in danger of being wasted over the coming decade if governments and companies don’t take action to divert investments away from fossil fuels.

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How cheap can energy storage get? Pretty darn cheap

How cheap can energy storage get? Pretty darn cheap

If current trends hold, world is on trajectory for energy storage cheap enough to allow 24/7 clean energy in next 15-20 years

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Toyota vs. Tesla – can hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles compete with EVs?

Toyota vs. Tesla – can hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles compete with EVs?

Toyota is hoping to take a leaf from the Tesla playbook, and encourage an ecosystem of fuel cell suppliers and hydrogen fueling stations. But is this just the fossil fuel economy repackaged?

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Renewables: does the IEA continue to underestimate them?

Renewables: does the IEA continue to underestimate them?

In a new market report on renewable energy, the IEA notes that renewables will represent “the largest single source of electricity growth over the next 5 years.

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GE launches digital power plant to act as virtual battery for wind and solar

GE launches digital power plant to act as virtual battery for wind and solar

The IOT-equipped, cloud-supported software suite aims to squeeze increased flexibility and efficiency out of existing and new gas-fired power plants.

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Exit ahead – Shell at the end of the oil superhighway

Exit ahead – Shell at the end of the oil superhighway

Shell’s departure from the Arctic is another sign that the End of the Oil Age is in sight.

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When fuels compete: the new dynamics of global energy markets

When fuels compete: the new dynamics of global energy markets

Rapid change is sweeping across the energy world: fuels are increasingly encroaching on each other’s territory and the silos of regional markets are breaking down.

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Head of UK's National Grid says "idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Head of UK’s National Grid says “idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, believes the idea of large coal-fired or nuclear power stations to be used for baseload power is “outdated”.

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1GW solar plant - the world's largest - planned for Omani oil field

1GW solar plant – the world’s largest – planned for Omani oil field

It’s a gigawatt of concentrated solar power for enhanced oil production.

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BP's extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP Energy Outlook calls into question role BP and other international fossil fuel companies are playing in adapting to a carbon-constrained future.