TAG: Export

Coal Emissions Increase

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The coal industry has been in decline in recent years in the U.S. However, despite an 11.4 percent decrease in 2012, coal emissions in the U.S. are expected to grow by 6.19 percent this year, as predicted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Not quite seven years ago, coal once made up 50 percent of electricity generated in the U.S. It now accounts for 38 percent. Part of coal’s very demise over the last few years has been attributed to the lower cost of natural gas. But as energy needs and the cost of natural gas increase, coal seems… read more

Ethical Coffee

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Coffee is one of the biggest export/import commodities in the world and behind petroleum, coffee is the second most traded product in the world. Despite its popularity, coffee is not free of problems. There are ethical problems, as well as environmental and social issues at play. The most common strands of coffee in the world are Arabica and Robusta. Most of the ethical problems in today‚Äôs coffee industry occur with this poor quality coffee, which end up in the instant coffee jar. Instant coffee is a big business that allow the companies that produce it to purchase massive quantities which… read more