14 Jul '11, 10pm

Biggest Coal Company and Coal Country Collaborate on Mega Mine

Biggest Coal Company and Coal Country Collaborate on Mega Mine

The New York Times China’s coal appetite . A newly announced partnership between the world’s biggest private coal mining company and coal-burning country cuts against recent efforts to paint China green because of its push on manufacturing wind turbines and solar panels. All of its efforts on renewable energy come atop ongoing expansion of its use of coal. In a news release issued today, the coal company, Peabody Energy, gushingly describes the company’s partnership with the government of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and Communist Party on a plan to develop a surface coal mine that will produced 50 million tons of coal a year “over multiple decades.” The news is summarized well by James Areddy and Simon Hall in The Wall Street Journal. I sent the release to a few experts on coal and carbon dioxide for their reactions. David Victor, the University of California, Sa...

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