brown coal

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Recent Examples on the Web This could abate greenhouse gases produced elsewhere, such as from Germany’s heavily polluting brown coal plants. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 11 Dec. 2021 The fine imposed on Wednesday comes on top of a 500,000 euro daily fine that the Court of Justice ordered Poland last month to pay for having ignored its injunction to close the Turow brown coal mine. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2021 The plant produces 20 percent of Poland’s electricity, but does so by burning an especially dirty form of coal known as lignite or brown coal. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Aug. 2021 Some regions, particularly in the less prosperous east, are heavily dependent on mining lignite, or brown coal. Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2020 The liquid hydrogen will be produced in Latrobe Valley, Victoria through a brown coal gasification process. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2019 Remarkably, this trend is even sweeping up brown coal, or lignite, a cheap-and-dirty variety that’s been seen as more resilient than Germany’s costlier black coal. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2019 The share in the electricity mix of brown coal (lignite), the cheapest and dirtiest sort, has remained stable for two decades. The Economist, 19 Sep. 2019 Germany’s last deep-shaft black coal mine closed in December, but open-cast lignite, or brown coal, mines still operate. Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of brown coal

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Brown coal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20coal. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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