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EPA introduces new regulations to curb emissions from coal plants

EPA introduces new regulations to curb emissions from coal plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched stringent regulations aimed at drastically reducing emissions from the nation's largest carbon polluters by 2047.

Lylla Younes reports for Grist.

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G7 nations agree to phase out coal usage by the mid-2030s

G7 nations agree to phase out coal usage by the mid-2030s

Energy ministers from the G7 are set to endorse an agreement to cease coal use in power generation by the mid-2030s, with potential exceptions for Germany and Japan.

Francesca Landini reports for Reuters.

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Mexico's energy policy challenges climate commitments

Mexico's energy policy challenges climate commitments

Mexico’s continued reliance on state-run energy may hinder its climate goals, despite a proud history of oil nationalization.

Fabiola Sánchez reports for The Associated Press.

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Kentucky AG receives $3 million to combat federal environmental regulations

Kentucky AG receives $3 million to combat federal environmental regulations

Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman has secured additional funding to legally challenge new environmental regulations imposed by the Biden administration, which target fossil fuel emissions and pollution.

Liam Niemeyer reports for the Kentucky Lantern.

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Fixing the flawed carbon offset market with a new approach to coal plant shutdowns
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Fixing the flawed carbon offset market with a new approach to coal plant shutdowns

Amid growing scrutiny over the effectiveness of carbon offsets, a major philanthropic organization announces a groundbreaking plan to authenticate their impact by phasing out coal plants in Asia.

Evan Halper reports for The Washington Post.

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New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

The recent initiative by U.S. federal authorities introduces stringent measures to combat the exposure of miners to dangerous silica dust, a move set to prompt significant health surveillance advancements in the mining industry. It could also increase understanding of health impacts among workers in metal mining connected to the energy transition.

Hannah Northey reports for E&E News.

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Coal plants grow despite global push for cleaner energy

Coal plants grow despite global push for cleaner energy

In 2023, global coal power capacity surged due to new plant constructions in China, challenging efforts to curb pollution.

Max Bearak reports for The New York Times.

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