POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Dec. 30, 2015

Energy breakthroughs for 2016; China to stop approving new coal mines


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • Fuel cell cars like the Mirari, advanced nuclear reactors and home automation are just three of the eight technology breakthroughs that could affect how we use energy moving forward. Scientists and entrepreneurs are working together to take on the challenge of producing energy technologies to meet the goals of the UN climate accord.
  • Bloomberg reports that China will stop approving new coal mines for the next three years in an effort to curb pollution in the country.  This is the first time that China has suspended approval of new coal mines. China will also close more than 1,000 coal mines in 2016, taking out 60 million metric tons of unneeded capacity.
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