In One Week, Both Sweden and Austria Celebrated the Closing of Their Last Coal Plants

In One Week, Both Sweden and Austria Celebrated the Closing of Their Last Coal Plants

Conservationists are celebrating yet another environmental milestone as the last polluting coal-fired power plants in Austria and Sweden closed their doors. Sweden’s original commitment to stop using coal was a target the country wanted to achieve by 2022, but the recent closure of Stockholm Exergi AB’s Värtaverket power plant means the nation … Read more

As Coal Usage Declines, New Study Finds Dramatic Decrease in Asthma Symptoms and Hospitalizations

As Coal Usage Declines, New Study Finds Dramatic Decrease in Asthma Symptoms and Hospitalizations

After several years of researching four coal-fired power plants, scientists have found that local residents experienced fewer asthma symptoms and related hospitalizations as the plants either retired coal as their energy source or installed stricter emissions controls. Not only that, emergency department (ED) visits dropped dramatically along with the decrease … Read more