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September 6 Energy News



¶ “Germany’s Transition from Coal to Renewables Offers Lessons for the World” • At their height in the 1950s, mines in the Ruhr Valley employed about 600,000 workers, entwining the region’s identity with coal. Today, only two hard coal mines remain, and in 2018 they’ll both be shut down. But the miners have new jobs. [Scientific American]

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¶ In a paper published in July, James Hansen said that because of continued inaction since the Paris agreement was reached, limiting carbon emissions will no longer be enough. Now, he says, active measures to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be required. And those measures will impose staggering expenses. [CleanTechnica]

¶ Two recent reports indicate that the cost of wind power will continue to decrease, making it one of the most affordable green alternatives on…

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