Oakland City Council Moves on Coal Transport Ban

Cities do not have the power to prohibit fossil fuel shipments because only the federal government can regulate railroads, so it’s an easy…

Stanford Becomes the First Major University to Divest From Coal

Stanford University announced that it will not make direct investments in coal mining companies.

Energy Efficiency: The Nation’s Cheapest Energy Resource

What method of electricity generation is cheaper than solar, wind, oil or even coal? Trick question; it’s energy you don’t need to produce…

Feds, State Investigate Duke Energy for Illegal Pumping of Coal Ash

Southeast power company Duke Energy is under investigation and facing at least eight state citations for environmental pollution in North Carolina. Its troubles…
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Coal vs. Solar: Considering All the Costs

Two new reports find that the BLM is shortchanging the public on federal land sales, benefiting coal companies. How does this change the…
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Australian PM Ignores Climate Change, Trades Renewables for Coal

As a deadly heat wave kills bats, burns homes and scorches cities, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reverses the nation's progress on tackling…

COP 19 in Warsaw Overshadowed by Coal

The COP 19 climate conference in Warsaw, Poland might not have been very effective, but it sure was interesting. For many, it was…

Coal Industry Rallies Against Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

Nearly 3,000 miners and workers from across the coal industry descended on Capitol Hill late last month to protest President Obama’s alleged “War…
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Asian Energy Expansion Means We’re Probably Too Late to Avert Climate Change Disruption

Home to some of the world's fastest growing economies and populations, an energy forecast for Southeast Asia bode ill for efforts to curtail…

GHG Impacts in China Now Considered in PNW Coal Export Review

In a major victory for opponents of the export proposals, the scope of the environmental review will be broad, and not limited to…
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Climate Change Threatens Electricity Production

There is a growing trend around the U.S.: changing conditions from a warming planet are causing disruptions in our power supply. The U.S.…
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The Urgent Need to Forge a ‘Low-Carbon, Water-Smart Electricity Future’

The U.S. can meet its energy and water needs by pursuing a "renewables-and-efficiency" path, according to a new report from the "Energy and…
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Coal Investments May Implode

In the most recent sign that coal is in trouble, Wyoming's only new coal mine, Kiewit's Haystack Mine, halted construction last week before…
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Political Spending, Climate Change Dominate Shareholder Proposals

The CEO of As You Sow share what's on the minds of responsible investors this season.
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Ambre Energy’s PNW Coal Export Plans Face Financial Problems

Australia’s Ambre Energy has big plans to open two coal train export terminals in Washington and Oregon, but a number of financial woes…