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'Green News Report' - October 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Mitch McConnell dodges on climate change: "I am not a scientist";...

EPA Approves Coal Project That Will Store CO2 Underground

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to stor...

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

Sustainable Development: An Agenda for India

Samarth Pathak | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Samarth Pathak

This is a historic opportunity for India to take the lead in shaping the global sustainability agenda. Backed by a strong electoral mandate, the new Indian government has been actively rooting for clean technology and energy efficiency in its endeavor to pursue a low-carbon growth model.

Kate Sheppard

World's Biggest Coal Company, World's Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Freedom Industries: Major Polluter, Egregious Misnomer and Now, a Song!

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

300,000 people in Charleston, West Virginia wernt without safe water last week when a toxic chemical spill polluted the Elk River. And I think Freedom...

To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-b...

Illinois Environmental Council Announces Fight to End Coal Subsidies: Will Gov. Quinn and 'Clean Coal' Frerichs Follow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

With today's bold announcement by the Illinois Environmental Council, statewide residents look forward to a more assertive and effective campaign by environmental groups to end state support for reckless mining devastation.

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

Typhoons, Climate Negotiations and a Reality Check

Rachel Smolker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

Even the environmental groups like to call for renewable energy ad nauseum. It sounds nice, but nobody has bothered to seriously debate what IS renewable.

China's Coal Policy: A Bait and Switch

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change?  Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Join Coal Industry Lobbyists In New Pro-Coal Advocacy Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former and current House members, along with several former staffers who now work as lobbyists, have launched a new group representing p...

Our Ministry of Planning

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It wasn't Al Gore who pioneered the Internet. It was DARPA, the military's advanced projects agency. America has a huge trade deficit, but one of the sectors where we're still a world leader is aircraft -- much of whose technological lead was financed by Pentagon purchases. Within the executive branch, one of the recognized leaders on the issue of climate change and sea level rise is, not surprisingly, the Navy. Even during the Bush Administration with its preponderance of deniers in high places, the Navy insisted that climate change was both real and man-made, and devoted resources to it. Why does the Navy care? As I heard one of their climate change leaders quip, "For one thing, our bases tend to be at sea level." In the case of energy policy, what's holding back innovation and domestic production is the absence of assured markets for startups. But in this anti-government, laissez-faire nation, the military gets a safe conduct pass to do something that no other branch of government is ideologically allowed to do -- commit the sin of economic planning.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Billionaire's Coal Operations Struggle As Business Owners Go Unpaid

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

-- West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice made his fortune in coal and agriculture, and he is revered in his home state as the man who rescued the his...

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

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...

Lucia Graves

Ernest Moniz's Clean Coal Record Draws Environmentalists' Ire

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

When President Barack Obama tapped MIT physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy earlier this month, environmentalists were quick to r...

One Coal Plant's Quest To Prove That Carbon Capture Is Possible

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

OSLO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A technology that holds the hope for cleaner use of coal will be tested on a commercial scale for the first time in Canada ...

How About Some Clean Coal for Our Stockings?

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green
Rev. Jim Ball

With our current situation of cheap natural gas, no price on carbon providing an incentive to decarbonize, and no carbon pollution regulation of existing coal plants, industry efforts are dead in their tracks.

Clean Coal Turnabout?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Okay, it's past Thanksgiving and the election is long over, but a series of ads I saw on television on election night keep playing in my mind. They were about the virtues of coal. Why would such ads stay with me? Let me explain.

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER:...

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...