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U.S. carbon emissions fell in 2023 as coal use tumbled to new lows

The drop was big, but emissions will need to fall three times as fast for the rest of the decade if the country wants to meet its climate goals.
Renewables overtake coal, but natural gas still dominates U.S. power generation
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Renewables overtake coal, but natural gas still dominates U.S. power generation

Wind remains the dominant source of renewable energy in the U.S., and grew 14% in 2020.
U.S. power sector sees biggest one-year drop in emissions in more than two decades
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U.S. power sector sees biggest one-year drop in emissions in more than two decades

U.S. power sector emissions dropped 10 percent between 2019 and 2020, owing to greater energy efficiency, less reliance on coal, and the coronavirus pandemic suppressing demand for electricity, according to a new report.

coal mining cleanups lagging
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U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

A U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee examined the cleanup needs for regions transitioning away from coal production Tuesday.
COVID-19 slump closing coal
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The COVID-19 economic slump is closing down coal plants

This year, coal usage has dropped in the US, and renewables now generate more electricity. To some experts, the financial crisis is a clean energy opportunity.
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Plunging solar energy prices
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Plunging solar energy prices spell bright future for clean electricity

Solar energy has fallen in cost faster than experts predicted. How did electricity from photovoltaic panels get so cheap?
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World's largest wealth fund blacklists Glencore over coal use

The move to exclude big polluters comes as climate issues become a growing concern to investors.

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