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5 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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China's Economic Slowdown: We May Have Seen Peak Coal

A weak economy is a key reason that a peak in China’s coal use may have occurred in 2013, more than a decade earlier than was thought possible even. Complementing the effect of a weak economy, bit investments in renewable power are starting to pay off.

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15 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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National Briefing | West: California: Coal Dropped From Public Pension Funds

California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that will force the state’s public employee pension funds to drop investments in coal.

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19 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lawmakers push public retirement funds to divest from coal

(AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a plan to force the state's two largest public pension funds to divest from coal holdings. Assemblyman Rob Bonta, an Oakland Democrat, says requiring the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers' Retirement System to drop coal aligns the funds with Californians' values.

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SEP 02, 2015 - Forbes

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The EPA's Clean Power Plan, Canadian Electron Laundering, and the Poor

Electron laundering, the process of selling expensive “green” electrons into the grid and then backfilling them with “dirty” electrons, isn’t just limited to Canada. Oregon has installed hundreds of wind turbines, but less than a quarter of the wind-generated electricity is used in the state, with most of it being sold to California. In fact, coal accounts for more than ...

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SEP 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Duke wins delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has temporarily halted a Duke Energy shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina to give the company time to address related lawsuits and regulatory actions. The judge this week delayed the shareholder lawsuit until Nov. 15, saying that having to simultaneously deal with Clean Water Act lawsuits and ...

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