America’s Top Coal Miner Says Killing Clean Air and Water Rules Is for ‘Shareholder Value,’ Not Jobs

Bloomberg: Even Under Trump, a U.S. Coal Giant Plots Cautious Comeback Plan

President Donald Trump has been offering coal companies everything under the sun –- fewer regulations, more land to mine, a freer pass from concerns about climate change. The combination, he says, will put coal miners back to work.

But the nation’s biggest coal miner, Peabody Energy Corp., is touting a less grandiose strategy. It’s no longer looking — or expecting — to boost coal output significantly, said Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow Tuesday, after his company emerged from yearlong bankruptcy. Instead, he’s focused on a narrower objective: simply making money.

Windpower Monthly: Wind Pushes Iberdrola to Second Place in Carbon Ranking

EnBW, Endesa, CEZ and RWE (taking into account its 76% share in renewables, grid and marketing company Innogy) rank the lowest of the 14 companies examined by CDP's report, Charged or static: which European electric utilities are prepared for a low-carbon transition? released on 3 April.

Iberdrola was helped into second place by having the second largest share of non-hydro renewables — that is, mainly wind — at 15.2GW, 35% of its total generation capacity of 43GW, according to CDP's data.

Forbes: Terrestrial Energy Describes Progress Towards Commercializing Advanced Small Modular Reactor

Simon Irish, the Chief Executive of Terrestrial Energy, provided a project update to the 7th Annual SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit organized by Nuclear Energy Insider.

His company is developing an Integral Molten Salt Reactor (iMSRTM). He noted that he had last provided information to the Nuclear Energy Insider (NEI) annual summit two years ago when the event occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the period since that report, his company has been making steady progress towards commercialization.

Terrestrial Energy has a specific way of defining progress towards commercialization in the nuclear energy development enterprise.

Vox: A Beginner’s Guide to the Debate Over 100% Renewable Energy

Imagine powering civilization entirely with energy from renewable sources: wind, sun, water (hydroelectricity), naturally occurring heat (geothermal), and plants.

No coal mines, oil wells, pipelines, or coal trains. No greenhouse gas emissions, car exhaust, or polluted streams. No wars over oil, dependence on foreign suppliers, or resource shortages. Sounds nice, right?

A growing number of activists say it is within reach. The idea has inspired ambitious commitments from an increasing number of cities, including Madison, Wisconsin, San Diego, and Salt Lake City. Advocates are pushing states to support the goal.

Clean-energy enthusiasts frequently claim that we can go bigger, that it’s possible for the whole world to run on renewables — we merely lack the “political will.” So, is it true? Do we know how get to an all-renewables system?

Guardian: Can UK Companies Rule the Waves?

“In two weeks we face the full brunt of the South Westerlies and we’ll see what the sea is going to do to us.”

Simon Gillett has a habit of talking about the device his company, Wave-tricity, has created as an extension of himself. This must be a nerve-wracking time.

The Ocean Wave Rower, launched into West Wales’s Milford Haven estuary in March, is undergoing a period of initial testing before it gets towed out to the open seas.

It’s an attempt to crack one of the toughest engineering problems in renewable energy: how to extract usable energy from the ocean waves, and do it affordably.

from GTM Solar https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/americas-top-coal-miner-says-coal-jobs-arent-coming-back

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