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Landmark funding announced for Canada’s largest First Nations led infrastructure project

The project will connect remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario to Ontario’s power grid and provide for savings associated with avoided diesel costs.

Fusion power using superconducting magnets: researchers are almost there

MIT scientists describe fusion power as a potentially "inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy."

Tesla completes world's largest lithium-ion battery in less than 100 days

The battery is expected to help power some 30,000 homes in South Australia.

Saskatchewan may set back Canada’s plan to phase out coal by 2030

One coal-fired power plant in Saskatchewan likely won't be retrofitted before 2030.

Chile's Colbun awarded contract to build Latin America's largest wind farm

The contract includes 8,000 hectares of federal lands in the northern region of Antofagasta, and will require an investment of nearly $1 billion.

This company can help decarbonize your mine

The Rocky Mountain Institute published a report outlining what its researchers consider to be a feasible path toward sustainable mining

Electricity consumers have spoken in 2014

Consumer opinions favoring coal are now clearer than ever: The demand for coal to fuel electricity generators remains on the rise to satisfy this greater need in the U.S., much to the chagrin of Obama followers.

ENAP, Antofagasta form Chile geothermal venture

Cleantech reports that two companies plan to develop 400 megawatts of geothermal power in the country over the next ten years.

US coal community calls on congress to advance CCS technology deployment

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts have called on Congress to support a technology solution to climate change.  Their joint letter to key Members of Congress underscores the high priority the entire coal community assigns to the development and deployment of [...]