coal

Mining Giant Rio Tinto Sheds Coal for Good

Mining giant Rio Tinto is moving fast to sell off its last remaining coal operations. The company has put its Australian operations on…

Tensions Rise as Federal Decision on Coal Protections Looms

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, but taxpayers and ratepayers will foot the bill.

Triple Whammy For Last Remaining U.S. Coal Miners

The number of coal industry deaths rose this year, but the Trump administration appears set to relax safety rules for coal miners.

SEC Sues Mining Giant Rio Tinto for Fraud

This week, the SEC accused the international mining company Rio Tinto, and two of its former executives, of fraud in a federal court…

Coal-Fired Power Plants Cost U.S. Consumers $10B a Year

According to Carbon Tracker, the closing of unprofitable coal-fired power plants across the U.S. could save consumers as much as $10 billion a…

New Grid Study Finds Advantages of Coal — If Taxpayers Foot The Bill

A controversial new grid study notes the falling cost of electricity, which presents a formidable barrier to the future survival of coal power…

Vanguard Urging Companies to Inform Investors about Climate Change Risks

In a step that will embolden more financial institutions to demand more environmental and social disclosures from companies, Vanguard announced it will urge…

West Virginia Wants a Handout for Big Coal

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power…

‘Fossil Fuels are Dead’ Says Coal Transport Magnate

The CEO of the United States' third-largest rail transport company has been predicting the end of fossil fuels for a year now. Last…

3p Weekend: John Oliver Squirrel Lawsuit Shows Coal Industry on Last Legs

He invited the human-sized squirrel onto "Last Week Tonight," to poke fun at coal baron Robert E. Murray. It had to be done,…

Could Coal Find a New Life as a Green Building Material?

3p recently spoke with a professor whose research indicates coal could replace wood in plastic composite decking.

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also…

Chinese Wind Turbine Manufacturer Offers Free Training and Jobs to Coal Miners

A major turbine manufacturer says it will train former coal workers for free to staff a massive wind power installation in Wyoming. And…

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much…

Bloomberg Pledges $3 Million for Coal Country Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the U.S. must move fast to avert climate change risks, but also acknowledges that too…