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11 HOURS AGO - Financial Times

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12 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Natural Gas Boom Is Drowning Out Coal Industry's Battle Cries

While a lot of the political fodder during the 2014 election season focused on the “war on coal,” a bigger and even stronger show of force is transforming the nation’s economic landscape, especially in “war torn” Appalachia: natural gas. The natural resource has emerged from the back burner of U.S. energy [...]

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NOV 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Report: Wind power saves $1.2 billion each year

The pool operates the electric grid and plans transmission for 6.2 million households in parts of nine states. Since wind is free after the turbines are installed, most of the consumer savings came from avoided fuel costs at coal or natural gas plants. Goggin said the environmental benefits are even more important in the wake of an EPA proposal to ...

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NOV 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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UMaine System to mull ending coal investments

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine System committee will consider whether the institutions' should stop investing in coal mining companies. Under the proposal, the university system would end direct investments in coal companies while negatively screening for coal when considering future investments.

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NOV 21, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Correction: Emissions Reductions-Minnesota story

(AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about greenhouse gas emissions, The Associated Press reported erroneously that state officials said Minnesota is not on track to meet emissions standards set by the federal government. (AP) —Minnesota isn't on track to meet state-set targets for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that are aimed at addressing climate change, state officials said Thursday. Ideas ...

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