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JUL 02, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Correction: Dominion-Coal Ash story

(AP) — In a story June 27 about coal ash impoundments at the Possum Point Power Station, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. rules governing coal ash disposal were in response to the Duke Energy coal ash spill in North Carolina in February 2014. (AP) — Environmental and water protection groups say Dominion Virginia Power is jumping the gun ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out. Operators now will be offered financial incentives to put plants into reserve, news agency dpa reported.

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JUL 02, 2015 - Forbes

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Germany's Energy Transition Breaks The Energiewende Paradox

Breaking the so-called Energiewende Paradox, Germany’s carbon emissions fell for the first time since the big 2009-2013 emissions increase that occurred because of their record renewable energy installation and nuclear phase-out. But Germany is phasing out nuclear in the next several years, even though nuclear provides about 18% of their production and is still their largest low-carbon source by far. ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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PNM files ownership plan, coal supply deal with regulators

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric provider says it's on track to meeting a deadline for submitting to regulators key documents related to the future of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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University mine rescue teams join to set rules, competitions

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don Hager knows that not all of the students he trains on Virginia Tech's mine rescue team will follow his career path into a coal mine, especially as that industry lays off workers. Hager and a group of fellow industry veterans are forming a collegiate mine rescue association to formalize rules and relationships among the teams at ...

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