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Oregon Set To Become First Coal-Free State

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

Oregon lawmakers have approved legislation to eliminate coal from the state's electrical supply by 2035, the first U.S. state to do so. The bill, call...

Crowdfunding Campaign For Local Boulder Energy Utility Triples Goal

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 11.06.2013 | Denver

When New Era Colorado launched an online crowdfunding campaign last month to raise money in support of Boulder municipalization efforts, $40,000 was t...

This Is How You Fight Back Big Energy Companies

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Still feeling like you can't do anything to change the world? Well, just take a look at this Colorado nonprofit's video that has gone viral and feel t...

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...

Nearly 100 Mayors Speak Out in Support of Mercury Safeguards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Believe it or not, while coal plants are our nation's one source of mercury pollution, until this year there were no national mercury standards in place for coal plants.

Nuclear And Coal Power Could Face Future Climate Change Risk

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green

* Risk of power cuts rises in coming decades as world warms * Falling river flows, higher water temps main threats * Shi...

Coal Use Drops to Record Lows While Clean Energy Soars

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

What energy companies should be doing is focusing on how to transition away from dangerous fossil fuels and invest in clean energy and a just transition for workers. One key measure that will help that transition is, unfortunately, in jeopardy.

outhwestern Tribes Lead 3-Day March to Move Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We can do better than coal -- for the Moapa Band of Paiutes, other Native American tribes and all Americans.

Governor Quinn OKs State's First Coal-To-Gas Plant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation OKing a proposed plant that would convert coal to natural gas, the state's first of its kind,...

Japan, YouTube Moments and Energy Policy

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aron Cramer

The events of the past few days in Japan will provide many lessons about whether nuclear plants should operate in locations at risk of severe earthquakes, or whether we should have them at all. But the reality is that every form of energy we have relied upon over the past century presents risks. As tempting as it might be this week to eliminate nuclear as part of the future energy mix, that means eliminating a no-carbon fuel source that we may well need to stave off the slow motion disaster of climate change.

Obama's Global Challenge

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marco Trbovich

America's energy future is a goods news, bad news joke. The good news is that America has enough domestic resources to meet its energy needs. The bad news is, the resource is coal.