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Al Gore at Paris Climate Talks Decries Climate Carnage, Heralds Dawning "Age of Renewables"

John J. Berger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after deliveri...

Republican Economic Debate Must Confront Reality of Climate Change

Bill Ritter, Jr. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Bill Ritter, Jr.

On Wednesday, the wide field of Republican candidates vying to become the 45th president will arrive in Boulder, Colorado for a debate on the economy. But the health of our economy is inextricably linked to our environment.

Don't Just Blindly Follow All 'Green' Trends -- Do Your Research First

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
The University of Central Florida Forum

A hybrid car is a pretty good choice, but making and disposing of the batteries in electric and hybrid cars results in serious impacts on the environment. They require special chemicals and result in nasty waste. Again, there is always a price to pay.

America's Coal-Fired Divide

National Journal | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green

When Oregon state officials last month denied a key permit to a huge proposed facility for exporting coal to Asia, they deepened a geographic divide t...

Largest Coal-Fired Plant In Western U.S. Set To Close By 2044

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a pr...

Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Naomi Oreskes | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Naomi Oreskes

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy.

Coal Surge Sullies Country's Clean Energy Image

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BERLIN (AP) — The share of electricity generated from coal rose in Germany last year as the country seeks to achieve its ambitious aim of switching ...

Old King Coal

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has decided to shutter eight coal-burning generating stations at three locations in Alabama and Kentucky, yet another blow to the beleaguered coal industry.

Mercury Levels In Pacific Ocean Rising Thanks To Asia's Coal-Burning Plants

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geo...

WATCH: 'What's Wrong With Coal'

Posted 06.09.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has released a startling video to raise awareness about the effects of coal on both human health and the environment. "Coal 101: W...

Old Wang Coal?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

As China's economy has grown, so has its consumption of coal, which has increased by an average of nine percent per year. By comparison, average coal demand growth for the rest of the world has been about one percent per year.

International Agencies Using Flawed Data to Fast-Track Kosovo Coal Plant, Put Health At Risk

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While no new coal plants have broken ground here in the U.S. since 2008, the U.S. government is backing a huge, polluting new coal plant oversees.

The New World Bank President's First Night

Carl Pope | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

The kinds of "big" development schemes that come most easily to the World Bank often bring with them nominal increases in gross domestic product, but only do so by degrading natural and community systems on which billions of people depend.

Love the Tech, but the Cloud Needs Some Cleaning

Kevin Grandia | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A report released today by Greenpeace International finds that major tech companies Apple, Microsoft and Amazon are burning vast amounts of polluting coal to power their data "clouds."

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 ...

Rahm Tells Polluting Coal Plants To Clean Up Their Act

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has put Chicago's two coal power plants on warning: Either present a plan to clean up their pollution or risk being shut down by th...

Climate Dawn

Carl Pope | Posted 03.02.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

You might be surprised to learn that I think climate protection may have posted its best quarterly results ever in the last three months of 2011.

Occupy, Xcel, And the Mother of All Cliffs

Anne Butterfield | Posted 12.27.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

While the nation salivates -- or trembles -- at the thought of how the Occupy Wall Street movement will affect elections for years to come, an Occupy-style ballot initiative is being voted on in Boulder.

Lucia Graves

EPA Unveils New Standards For Coal-Fired Power Plants | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Thursday for coal-fired power plants to help curb the air pollution that has mar...

The Global Energy Crisis Deepens: Three Energy Developments That Are Changing Your Life

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Any expectations that ever-increasing supplies of energy will meet demand are destined to be disappointed. Instead, recurring shortages, rising prices, and mounting discontent are likely to be the thematic drumbeat of the globe's energy future.

Matt Sledge

Ted Turner Says Coal, Oil Industries Need 'A Good A** Kicking' | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

ANAHEIM, C.A. -- Philanthropist and CNN founder Ted Turner has turned his sights to renewable energy -- and he had some fighting words for the wind in...

Green Power or White Privilege?

Cali Slaughter | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

The struggle against Fisk and Crawford power plants has been ongoing for decades. Today the issue has effectively perked the ears of politicians. How influenced were they by the rapid gentrification of Pilsen?

The Search For Meaning And A Coal-Free Washington

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Surprisingly, the state of Washington has found a voice through faith that may set a precedent for climate action amid paralysis in the "other Washington."

Obama Is Whistling Past Coal's Graveyard

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Climate hawks and world leaders should stick to the truth, knowing it will pay dividends in street cred down the road as human-caused climate change is inexorably, irrefutably and tragically vindicated.

600 New Energy Jobs for Southern Illinois -- Without Rate Hikes or New Pollution

Jack Darin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

To hear the coal lobbyists in Springfield tell it, creating energy jobs in Illinois has to mean higher electric and gas bills, more pollution, and sweetheart deals for specific companies.