As the clock winds down on the lame duck Illinois General Assembly, two out-of-state coal companies are asking to put ratepayers and businesses on the hook for a bailout of their risky projects.
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In a move that portends cleaner air in Chicago and other communities east of the Mississippi, the Obama administration cracked down today on smog- and...
You all know how we feel about CCS, the technology that will somehow miraculously provide the world with so-called "clean coal." Well, along with the ...
What would you do with $3.75 billion -- that is, if you had to use it to fund a project that alleviates poverty and mitigates climate change, and not to, say, purchase a personal tropical island?
As effective as the Sierra Club has been, we need to do our best work in the years ahead. Looking forward, here are a few projects we want to complete.
In the past two weeks alone, we've taken several really major steps forward to a clean-energy future. It's clear that we not only can but should cut our carbon emissions much faster than anyone in Congress is talking about.
Gov. Joe Manchin has declared coal to be the state rock of West Virginia. But why should her stop there? Having a coal-based economy has given his state so many other reasons to celebrate!
While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.
We need to start a carbon diet, and not let the US reach for that donut. Delaying serious short-term cuts in carbon emissions is like saying we will start our diet next January. Why not this January?
Yesterday, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appeals board issued a ruling that will essentially halt the construction of new coal plants in the United States for the near term.
The EAB just ruled that the EPA had no valid reason for refusing to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants. This may signal the beginning of a clean energy future.
There is no such thing as clean coal. Rather than perpetuate our country's dependence on dirty energy, we can rejuvenate our economy with a transition to truly clean and renewable energy resources.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to st...
Last week, the Wonk Room reported that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) joined Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) in opposing mountaintop removal, an ecologically and ec...
A new coal plant in Virginia or a destructive coal mine in Appalachia are not isolated challenges; they are part of a national energy system run amok.
Ashcroft claims waterboarding isn't torture, Green energy sector jobs surge, Ford offers more fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S., and the White House tries to define contraception as abortion.
The study, which uses molecular markers to directly track exposure to coal plant emissions, provides yet more evidence -- if any were needed -- to ban traditional coal plants.
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