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"Clean Coal" Merely a Marketing Ploy to Stop Climate Solutions

Brian Hardwick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Hardwick

Why is the coal industry spending tens of millions of dollars on a marketing campaign trying to convince people they're "clean" rather than actually cleaning up their act?

Joe the Deacon and the Church of Clean Coal Carolers: How to Faith-wash Green-washing

Justin Callaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Justin Callaway

Forget the ghost-written pontifications of Joe-the-Plumber, meet Joe the Deacon. That's Joe Lucas, the VP of Communications at the ACCCE, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy.

Coal's Sacriligeous Caroling

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

I was shocked at the latest parody of a set of Christmas Carols courtesy of the coal industry's mouthpiece, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity: the "Clean Coal Carolers" with a set of lyrics that take their truthiness and deception to a whole new level of depravity.

Give the Gift of Asthma and a Warmer Planet this Christmas

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Nothing like a Christmassy marketing campaign from the coal lobby to get you in the holiday spirit.

'Clean Coal' Salesman Joe Lucas Shucks and Jives for NPR

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

grist.orgThis NPR story on "clean coal" is astounding. Pardon the long post, but I had to transcribe several parts of it so you wouldn't think I'm ma...

Even a Top Coal CEO Isn't Buying the "Clean Coal" Spin

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The coal industry accounts for 25% of greenhouse gases in the US. If they don't clean up, coal will be one of the biggest industries penalized under a new cap and trade program proposed by both presidential candidates.

Grilling Clean Coal at the Republican National Convention

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When it come to "clean coal," well-known writer Jeff Goodell put it best: "Clean coal is not an actual invention, a physical thing - it is an advert...

Clean Coal PR blitz falling flat in Denver

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

People attending the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week are the target of a $2 million advertising and PR blitz by a coal industry-fun...