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Why the Obama EPA Clean Power Plan Will Help Correct Energy System Market Failures

Bob Brecha | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Bob Brecha

The EPA will be taking a first major step toward correcting serious distortions in the United States energy market.

Lobbyist Behind Front Groups Attacking Obama Power Rules

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. To Washington insiders he is ...

EPA Delays Final Rule To Cut Emissions From New Coal Power Plants

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday said it would delay for months a final rule to control carbon dioxide emissions at new coal-...

Some Climate Funds To Go Toward Coal Power Plants

AP | By KARL RITTER and MARGIE MASON | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green

KANCI KULON, Indonesia (AP) — The sprawling power station that hums and coughs along this coast in Indonesia is labeled as a Japanese contribution t...

Stakeholders Clash Over EPA's Clean-Air Rules

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT and RAY HENRY | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant ...

Signs of Success in Cutting Carbon From the Power Sector

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 01.10.2014 | Green
Vicki Arroyo

We need that electricity to light our homes and power our factories, of course. But as the states and some power companies are already demonstrating, we can produce that electricity in ways that significantly reduce carbon pollution.

'War On Coal' Good For Some, Mainly The Natural Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - When the Obama administration unveiled new emission regulations for coal-fired power ...

Major Coal-Fired Power Plant To Shut Down

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts power plant recently cited by federal regulators as one of the state's heaviest polluters is planning to shu...

EPA's Emissions Regulations May Be Too Weak

Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out restrictive new greenhouse gas emissions standards for ne...

Obama Tackling Climate Change

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN AND MATTHEW DALY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is ...

Mr. Obama's Coal Plant

Wahleah Johns | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green
Wahleah Johns

In his inaugural address pledge to respond to the threat of devastating climate change, the president said that America must lead the transition toward sustainable energy sources. Promising news for our children, but what are the specifics?

Startling Number Of New Coal Power Plants Proposed Around The World

Posted 11.20.2012 | Green

In a warming world with record concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a new analysis from environmental think tank World Resources Institute fo...

Move Beyond Coal Now! The Global Anti-Coal Movement Is Here

Justin Guay | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Justin Guay

The story of fierce resistance to coal is hardly unique to the Western world. Across the globe, communities are fighting back against the money and influence of the coal industry. Amazingly, they are winning.

A Big Step Beyond Coal

Michael Brune | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We know carbon pollution is bad for our health and our climate. We also know how to generate power with clean energy like solar and wind. So why keep hitting ourselves on the head by building more dirty power plants?

Government Officials Protest Plan To Reduce Coal-Fired Power Plants

AP | DALE WETZEL | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Top North Dakota officials renewed their protests against a plan to discourage Minnesota utilities from meeting new energy dem...

City's Coal Plants To Close After Mayor Presents Ultimatum

Posted 02.29.2012 | Chicago

Chicago environmentalists won a hard-fought victory late Tuesday as the city's two coal power plants announced that they will close -- one of them by ...

Environmental Groups Plan To Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Again

AP | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A coalition of environmental and community groups say they plan to file a new lawsuit against an Edison Mission Energy power plant...

WATCH: 16 Greenpeace Protesters Arrested While Occupying Coal Plant

Posted 02.13.2012 | Green

Protesters from Greenpeace demonstrated against "the destruction and pollution caused by coal" at a North Carolina power plant on Monday, according to...

6 Coal-Fired Power Plants Closing

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

FirstEnergy Closing 6 Coal-fired Power Plants

Just A Short-Term Trend? Electric Plants Shift From Coal To Natural Gas

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more...

PHOTOS: Disturbing Anti-Coal Plant Ads Take Over D.C. Metro Station

Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

Commuters probably weren't expecting this on their way to work in the morning. But beginning July 12th, the Sierra Club took over all of the ad space ...

Air Pollution From Power Plants Kills 13,000 People Per Year

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released a new report on the dramatic health hazards surrounding coal-fired power plants. The report,...