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Brown Coal

Emissions threaten the future of the world’s kids

News / 22 February 2020, 5:17pm / Sheree BegaFILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 file photo, steam rises in the air from the brown coal power plant Schwarze Pumpe in the Lusatia, (Lausitz) area in Germany. Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell sharply last year, putting the country's 2020 climate goal within reach…
bubmag
February 22, 2020
Brown Coal

Japan, Germany and the war on rationality

LONDON – Germany and Japan are finally winning a war together. Unfortunately, it is the war on rationality.Coal, as everybody knows, is by far the most damaging source of energy we use, in terms of both the harm to human beings and the impact on the climate. It’s twice as…
bubmag
February 21, 2020
Brown Coal

Germany, Japan and the war on fuel rationality

Germany and Japan are finally winning a war together. Unfortunately, it is the War on Rationality.Coal, as everybody knows, is by far the most damaging source of energy we use, in terms of both the harm to human beings and the impact on the climate. It's twice as bad as…
bubmag
February 18, 2020
Brown Coal

Goodbye to the European Union

Even when I was excited about the European Union, I was bored by it. It came into my life as an issue after the Cold War ended. Until then, I had rudely brushed aside a friend of mine who insisted, with the desperate passion of the ignored prophet, that it…
bubmag
January 31, 2020
Brown Coal

Why many Greek greens oppose wind power

Feb 1st 2020 KOZANI AND KARDITSA A CLUSTER OF state-owned power plants in north-western Greece have been spewing smoke and toxic ash over nearby villages for decades. The plants are fuelled by lignite, a dirty brown coal extracted from open-pit mines that s…
bubmag
January 30, 2020
Brown Coal

Protests in Germany as cabinet passes coal exit law

POISON. A coal power plant of German energy giant RWE in Neurath, western Germany, on January 29, 2020. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP BERLIN, Germany – German ministers on Wednesday, January 29 signed off a law to end coal electricity generation that demonstrators and environmentalists say does too little, too late.…
bubmag
January 30, 2020
Brown Coal

Aiming to go green, German cabinet backs coal exit by 2038

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German cabinet on Wednesday backed plans to exit coal as an energy source by 2038 as part of efforts by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition to protect the climate and restore its green credentials. The government is spurring a shift toward renewable energy sources such as…
bubmag
January 29, 2020