Mother Earth’s affair with coal goes back in time to when swampy forests predominated the planet 360 to 299 million years ago during the Carboniferous
Source: China’s Stubborn Coal Addiction – CounterPunch.org
Woody biomass, or burning trees to produce renewable energy, is spreading beyond the shores of Europe, where it’s wildly popular and outpacing solar and
Source: The Biomass Peril – CounterPunch.org
GRANT TOWN, W.Va. — On a hilltop overlooking Paw Paw Creek, 15 miles south of the Pennsylvania border, looms a fortresslike structure with a single smokestack, the only viable business in a dying Appalachian town.
Source: How Joe Manchin Aided Coal, and Earned Millions | Portside
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The Ember energy analysis shop, which prioritizes ending the use of coal to combat the …
Source: Combined, Green Sources generated 38% of global Electricity in 2021, for 1st Time Exceeding Coal
“Manchin has lost the coal miners with this latest betrayal,” said one labor reporter.
Source: Coal miners union rebukes Manchin for effort to kill Build Back Better
The COPS26 gathering achieved the height of “blah, blah, blah” when India, joined by China, watered down a key commitment to end coal mining by shifting an original commitment for “phasing out” to “phasing down.” And the final COP26 document never used the words “fossil fuel.”
Source: COP26: Capitalism = Death – CounterPunch.org