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Canada Phases Out Coal As Donald Trump Aims To Revive It In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics

Canada plans to phase out most coal-powered electricity plants by 2030, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced Monday. By speeding up the ti...

The Guy Who Went Viral From The Presidential Debate Works For Coal Company Opposed To Climate Regulations

Steve Horn | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Lost in the shuffle of the viral memes, internet jokes, and a Facebook fan page is a basic question: Who is Ken Bone and what does he do for a living?

Ken Bone Becomes Famous, Though Not For Asking A Non-Climate Question

A. Siegel | Posted 10.10.2016 | Green
A. Siegel

The second 2016 Presidential debate just finished and a new meme is emergent: #KenBone.

'Green News Report' - July 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Surprise! Donald Trump's running mate is also a climate science denier; U...

'Green News Report' - July 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Porn is dirty, but coal is clean, says the Republican Party platform; Sen...

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

Thermal Power Expands Feverishly in India

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

In the town of Patratu in eastern India will soon stand a thermal power plant generating 6,400 megawatts. That is 11 percent bigger than the Taichung Power Plant in Taiwan, currently the world's largest coal-fired station.

Illinois 18th Congressional Candidates Support Climate Action in Democratic Debate

Will Reynolds | Posted 06.23.2016 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois' 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations.

'Green News Report' - October 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Mitch McConnell dodges on climate change: "I am not a scientist"; R...

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

Sustainable Development: An Agenda for India

Samarth Pathak | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Samarth Pathak

This is a historic opportunity for India to take the lead in shaping the global sustainability agenda. Backed by a strong electoral mandate, the new Indian government has been actively rooting for clean technology and energy efficiency in its endeavor to pursue a low-carbon growth model.

Kate Sheppard

World's Biggest Coal Company, World's Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Freedom Industries: Major Polluter, Egregious Misnomer and Now, a Song!

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

300,000 people in Charleston, West Virginia wernt without safe water last week when a toxic chemical spill polluted the Elk River. And I think Freedom...

Illinois Environmental Council Announces Fight to End Coal Subsidies: Will Gov. Quinn and 'Clean Coal' Frerichs Follow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

With today's bold announcement by the Illinois Environmental Council, statewide residents look forward to a more assertive and effective campaign by environmental groups to end state support for reckless mining devastation.

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

Typhoons, Climate Negotiations and a Reality Check

Rachel Smolker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

Even the environmental groups like to call for renewable energy ad nauseum. It sounds nice, but nobody has bothered to seriously debate what IS renewable.

China's Coal Policy: A Bait and Switch

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change?  Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Join Coal Industry Lobbyists In New Pro-Coal Advocacy Group | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former and current House members, along with several former staffers who now work as lobbyists, have launched a new group representing p...

Our Ministry of Planning

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It wasn't Al Gore who pioneered the Internet. It was DARPA, the military's advanced projects agency. America has a huge trade deficit, but one of the sectors where we're still a world leader is aircraft -- much of whose technological lead was financed by Pentagon purchases. Within the executive branch, one of the recognized leaders on the issue of climate change and sea level rise is, not surprisingly, the Navy. Even during the Bush Administration with its preponderance of deniers in high places, the Navy insisted that climate change was both real and man-made, and devoted resources to it. Why does the Navy care? As I heard one of their climate change leaders quip, "For one thing, our bases tend to be at sea level." In the case of energy policy, what's holding back innovation and domestic production is the absence of assured markets for startups. But in this anti-government, laissez-faire nation, the military gets a safe conduct pass to do something that no other branch of government is ideologically allowed to do -- commit the sin of economic planning.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

LA City Takes Major Environmental Step

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 06.24.2013 | Los Angeles

In a major step toward ending the city's reliance on coal by 2025, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a far-reaching plan to amend its a...

Lucia Graves

Ernest Moniz's Clean Coal Record Draws Environmentalists' Ire | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

When President Barack Obama tapped MIT physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy earlier this month, environmentalists were quick to r...

One Coal Plant's Quest To Prove That Carbon Capture Is Possible

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

OSLO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A technology that holds the hope for cleaner use of coal will be tested on a commercial scale for the first time in Canada ...