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July 18, 2017 1:25 PM War-torn South Sudan at grave risk on climate change

His stained hands sift through jagged pieces of charcoal in his busy shop in South Sudan's capital. But the 29-year-old logger says the number of trees needed to fuel his trade is falling sharply as the country's forest cover disappears. The world's youngest nation is well into its fourth year of civil war. As South Sudan is ravaged by fighting and hunger 93

July 14, 2017 1:23 PM The Energy 202: Trump gets one thing right when it comes to energy and Russia

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting in Germany. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) While getting many of the finer points wrong, President Trump delivered a larger message Wednesday night about U.S. oil and gas production while defending himself from charges of collusion with Russia during his campaign that is — somewhat uncharacteristically 211

July 12, 2017 12:23 AM Deep in coal country, West Virginia patients speak out about GOP health bill

JUDY WOODRUFF: And speaking of the efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, let’s continue hearing how some citizens and health care providers see it. Producer Jason Kane visited a pair of clinics in the heart of coal country. Just across the border, in West Virginia, the Affordable Care Act and its Medicaid expansion meant the rate of uninsured residents 88

July 8, 2017 4:08 AM When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

“Our forecast doesn’t hinge on countries adopting stringent new fuel standards or climate policies,” said Colin McKerracher, the head of advanced transport analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “It’s an economic analysis, looking at what happens when the upfront cost of electric vehicles reaches parity. That’s when the real shift occurs.” If that prediction 97

July 5, 2017 11:46 PM U.S. diplomat blasts China and Russia for ‘holding the hand’ of North Korean leader

The top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations blasted Russia and China on Wednesday for “holding the hand” of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as the Trump administration struggled to respond to Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley chided Moscow and Beijing over their opposition to a Security Council resolution condemning 106

June 26, 2017 9:41 PM Rio Tinto Rebuffs Glencore Again in Bidding for Australian Coal Assets

Yancoal’s sweetened $2.69 billion offer for Coal & Allied Industries finds favor LONDON—Glencore PLC suffered another setback Monday in a bidding war for Australian coal mines, after the commodity giant’s rival Rio Tinto PLC said it would rather take a sweetened offer from a Chinese company. Rio Tinto restated its preference for Yancoal Australia Ltd.’s offer 39

June 23, 2017 3:35 PM Ex-CEO of South Texas power project gets 2 years for fraud

An ex-leader of a failed project to build a South Texas power plant must serve two years in prison after prosecutors say he embezzled $1.5 million from the company. Former Chase Power Development CEO John David Upchurch of Spring was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in Houston. The 54-year-old Upchurch pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to commit 39

June 22, 2017 8:47 PM Trump’s putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — President Trump’s putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced Thursday across the state, which takes pride in its position as a national leader in wind generation. Trump was talking up his support for coal during his speech in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night when he said: “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light 70

June 22, 2017 6:08 PM John Oliver and HBO sued by coal company for 'malicious' 'Last Week Tonight' segment

Coal company Murray Energy is suing HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast.” Oliver’s 24-minute “Last Week Tonight” coal segment on Sunday, June 18, 2017, criticized the Trump’s administration effort to revive the industry and ribbed Murray Energy’s CEO. Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night 40

June 21, 2017 10:19 PM Mississippi Regulators Seek to End Southern Co. ‘Clean-Coal’ Plant

After $7.5 billion spent, Kemper facility may be converted permanently to natural gas The future of a Mississippi power plant aimed at showcasing “clean coal” technology is in doubt after state regulators on Wednesday issued an ultimatum to Southern Co., warning that they would not pass on more of its ballooning costs to ratepayers. Mississippi regulators 48