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Crypto mine comes to Indiana and major polluting coal plant stays open

A pollution-spewing power plant in western Indiana that was set to close this year is getting a reprieve after being purchased by a coal company and landing a new energy-guzzling neighbor hoping to cash in on the international cryptocurrency boom.

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This bold plan to kick the world’s coal habit might actually work

Novel climate-financing deals are promising to shut off dirty energy plants in developing countries and retrain their staff to work in the green economy.
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Concrete has a huge impact on climate. Why is it so hard to fix?

The cement industry is responsible for 8 percent of global carbon emissions — triple the emissions of the aviation industry.
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Why a new coal plant in Bangladesh keeps running out of coal

The problems are an early warning for countries, especially poorer ones, that are investing in new coal-burning plants even as solar and wind get cheaper.
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As Kentucky’s largest coal producer mines Bitcoin, its power discounts draw scrutiny

Alliance Resource Partners headed by Joseph Craft III is mining cryptocurrency in Kentucky and drawing scrutiny for its $4 million electricity discount.
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UK heatwave prompts order to fire up coal plant to meet aircon demand

National Grid has asked a coal-fired power station in the east Midlands to warm up to cope with extra electricity demand for air conditioning as much of Britain swelters in the heat.

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Japan plan to use ammonia for power could boost pollution tied to premature deaths

Japan’s plan to co-fire coal power plants with ammonia in a bid to decarbonize its electricity sector could increase a different type of air pollution linked to millions of premature deaths globally each year, according to a new analysis.

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