News from the "war on coal"
A couple of very recent articles from the frontlines
From Lisa Friedman in the New York Times:
E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to change the way it calculates the health risks of air pollution, a shift that would make it easier to roll back a key climate change rule because it would result in far fewer predicted deaths from pollution, according to five people with knowledge of the agency’s plans.
From Justin Fox in Bloomberg:
Natural Gas Now Beats Coal, Even in West Virginia
We appear to have quietly passed another landmark in the transformation of U.S. energy production. For the first time ever, the famously coal-centric state of West Virginia last year produced more natural gas, as measured by energy content, than coal.
And earlier this month, CNN reported:
The U.K. just went one week without coal power for the first time in 137 years
The article notes that Britain "is now on course to generate electricity with zero carbon by 2025."