Coal consumption is falling in the US due to growth of renewable energy

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Renewable energy could eventually replace coal Usage of coal to produce electrical power has been on a steady decline in the United States over the past few years, according to a recent study from the Energy Information Administration. The study highlights the country’s continuing shift away from fossil-fuels toward renewable energy. Notably, wind and solar power have begun to replace coal in some parts of the United States. Natural gas is also becoming very popular in the country and while not a clean form of power, natural gas produces far…

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Solar energy sets new record in the United Kingdom

Solar has beat out coal in terms of energy production Solar energy has reached a new milestone in the United Kingdom, benefiting from the continued decline of coal power. Last weekend, solar power was able to provide more electrical power for homes than coal was able to in a 24 hour period. The solar sector has beaten coal in terms of electricity generation in the past, but only for a few hours. As the solar sector continues to expand, the need for coal will diminish, with solar power eventually replacing…

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New global renewable energy initiative seeks support

The Global Apollo Programme wants to accelerate green energy use around the world. A team of scientists behind the Global Apollo Programme, a new global research program that seeks to rapidly drive down the cost of renewable energy to make it cheaper than fossil fuels, require backing for their clean energy initiative that is set to receive its first hearing at the G7 Summit in Germany, taking place on June 7 – 8. The goal of the program is to make green energy cheaper than fossil fuel energy by 2025.…

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Alternative energy replaces coal in Ontario

Ontario becomes the first in North America to be coal-free. Coal is no longer being used to generate electricity in the Canadian province, which is now utilizing alternative energy sources to produce power in place of coal. Advanced biomass has been selected as the clean energy alternative. The Thunder Bay Generation Station was the last place in Ontario to burn coal for power. The 300-megawatt power plant opened in 1963 and is the province’s oldest coal-fired station. Even though coal burning has finally ceased, a goal that was reached earlier…

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Coal favored over renewable energy in Japan

Japan’s coal industry is being pushed by the country’s prime minister. In an effort to expand sales of the Japanese coal industry within the country and internationally, Japan’s Prime Minister Shionzo Abe is supporting coal power, which is a huge disappointment to environmentalists who had hoped that after the Fukushima nuclear disaster that he would be more inclined to favor renewable energy. Coal will play an important role in Japan’s energy strategy. Instead of turning the nation towards renewables, a new energy plan that was recently approved on April 11…

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