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Asheville Votes to Move Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Chicago. Los Angeles. Austin. Asheville. Wait, what? That's right, Asheville, North Carolina, can now join the ranks of cities that have chosen to mov...

Fracking: The Other EPA Shutdown

Michael Brune | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Sometimes we overlook that the EPA (and the rest of our government, for that matter) is made up of people who take pride in serving their community and doing a good job. Unfortunately, when it comes to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the EPA has let down its guard.

Celebrating the 1,000th Sierra Club Solar Home

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

It's been more than two years since my husband and I installed solar panels on the roof of our home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. As the months hav...

U.S. Court: Transcanada's Keystone XL Profits More Important Than Environment

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

After protestors succeeded initially in delaying Keystone XL, Big Oil has chosen a "new normal" stealth approval method: the non-transparent NWP 12.

Coal by Numbers

Michael Brune | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Great news: In the past three years, 150 coal-fired power plants either have been retired or have announced a retirement date. Plant number 150 was Brayton Point in Massachusetts.

150 Plants Retired: Another Major Milestone Hit in Moving Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today, the Sierra Club and a growing coalition of over 100 allies announced the retirement of the nation's 150th coal plant. This is a huge milestone ...

Paul Blumenthal

The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, Md. -- The 2014 election is over a year away, but even so Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) found himself standing in late July in the recessed liv...

Tar Heels Continue to Pressure School to Divest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you're like me, you're looking for some positive news as the government shutdown and stalemate continues to affect millions of Americans. Let me he...

Top 5 Best Experiences From the Best Interns on Earth

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

1. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time 2. Camping in the city of Chicago 3. Getting kissed by a wolf 4. Watching the sunset in Seq...

Wendell Berry and Bill Moyers to Talk Coal, Climate This Week on PBS

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Beginning October 4, PBS will air a special conversation between two of the people I admire most in the world - Kentucky farmer and author Wendell Ber...

5 Things You Need to Know About the Big New Climate Report

Michael Brune | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

There is a lot of bad news: Several effects of climate disruption have accelerated during the past decade, such as the loss of Arctic sea ice, the melting of big glaciers, and the rise of sea levels.

Plug In Day 2013: This Weekend Check Out an Electric Car

Michael Marx | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

Ever wondered what it's like to drive an electric car? Ever wanted to talk to someone who is not a car dealer about how these cars are charged, which cars are the most reliable or lowest in emissions?

Big Clean Energy News Just Keeps Coming: "Solar is the Most Economical Option," Says Energy CEO

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On the heels of last week's release of carbon pollution safeguards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires future power plants ...

Coal's Days of Future Passed

Michael Brune | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

In the 21st century, investing in a new coal-fired power plant makes as much sense as building a typewriter factory. The market has already decided that coal is no longer competitive.

And Then the Summer Ended...

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

There were the in-between moments, too, the turning points, the long hours posted up at the airport during delays, the lesson learned that it's more about the journey than the destination. Backpacking in Sequoia really brought that point home.

The Audacity of Action

Carl Pope | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The Beyond Coal focus has moved from stopping new plants to retiring the existing, outmoded, polluting fleet -- already 149 of 522 coal burners have announced retirement dates in the next few years, and the Pacific Coast will soon be a coal-free region.

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

Service Eruption

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

What: a service trip coordinate by the Sierra Club. These 16 people signed up to camp, help eradicate invasive, non-native plants from the park, and explore the area with each other. A tenacious bunch.

Hokum and Bunk in the Senate

Michael Brune | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

You don't need to be a cowboy philosopher to appreciate what an embarrassment the U.S. Senate's handling of the Shaheen-Portman bill is. It's time for our senators to do their job and pass an energy-efficiency bill that would save money, create jobs, and help stop climate disruption.

A Dangerous Extremist Aiming for Virginia's Governorship

Javier Sierra | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

Cuccinell's anti-science extremism can only be compared to his passion to protect the fossil fuel industry and other polluters. Just consider that, according to the NCLR/Sierra Club survey, for 83 percent of Latinos, coal plants and oil refineries "are a thing of the past." This is irrelevant to Cuccinelli.

What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In the words of our Vice-President, this is a BFD. On Friday, September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency released draft carbon pollution standa...

Try Climbing a Mountain

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

It all began on a windy road leading into Mineral King, a valley deep in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. I would be lying if I said we didn't get massively carsick.

Protecting Americans from Power Plant Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency will release new safeguards against carbon pollution that, if expectations are on target, will co...

Yes, Virginia, There Are Climate Solutions

Michael Brune | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Ken Cuccinelli's extreme record not only shows him to be on the wrong side of every environmental issue but also to be anti-science and aggressively reactionary.

5 Eco Products for Cars

Sierra | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Sierra

Forget those dangling trees. They may be shaped like the Sierra Club's logo, but there's nothing natural about those chemical-swathed "pines."