Cleanest Coal Plant in the World?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Many people believe that “clean coal” is an oxymoron. Coal is considered the dirtiest fossil fuel because of high emissions of CO2 when it is burned. Now that natural gas prices have dropped to record low levels, spurring a transition in power generation from coal to natural gas, use of coal is dropping and prices [.]. carbon capture clean coal CCS Summit Power

Cleanest Coal Plant in the World?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Many people believe that “clean coal” is an oxymoron. Coal is considered the dirtiest fossil fuel because of high emissions of CO2 when it is burned. Now that natural gas prices have dropped to record low levels, spurring a transition in power generation from coal to natural gas, use of coal is dropping and prices [.]. carbon capture clean coal CCS Summit Power

Mass. Activists Cheer Coal Plant Retirement, Call for Transition Plan

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Tom coal plant , knowing that its significant air pollution will soon end. Last week the plant's owners, GDF Suez, announced that the plant will cease operations in October 2014. Tom site is fully cleaned up. "I Tom coal plant. "We've

Dr. Kim's Deadly New Coal Plant?

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But far from steering this ship in the right direction, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim is on the verge of overseeing his first deadly new coal plant. Yes another coal plant that will kill people is needed to avoid more death by freezing.

Early Exit for Coal Plant in Pennsylvania

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It's never too early to shut down coal. Earlier this month, NRG Energy settled a lawsuit that will end coal use six months early at the Portland Generating Station in Portland, Pennsylvania. " How bad was sulfur pollution from the Portland plant?

Waterways Need Better Protections From Coal Plants

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Sporting "Beyond Coal" shirts, speakers from the three groups held the press gathering next to a local event called "Welcome America/Taste of Philadelphia," a big community gathering featuring food, entertainment, and fireworks.

Ukranian Coal Plant “Facelift” Actually Means More Pollution

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Burstyn Thermal Power Plant, photo courtesy NECU. More troubling are the massive oversights in USTDA’s request for proposals, which indicate that the agency has failed to do even a basic examination of the Burshtyn power plant. The U.S.

Victory in Georgia: Students Continue to Make Progress Against Campus Coal Plants

Sierra Club Compass

I am thrilled for students at the University of Georgia: After more than four years of campaigning, gathering more than 5,000 signatures and 100 faculty endorsements, and a slew of community and campus events, the UGA Beyond Coal Campaign is seeing some serious results.

Video: EPA, please adopt stronger coal plant water pollution standards!

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EPA, please adopt strong water pollution standards from coal-fired power plants from Kristen E on Vimeo.   The EPA is considering adopting new standards for water pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. Coal Dirty Fuels Safe and Healthy Communities Video

Will a dirty coal plant in Kosovo spoil the Clean Energy Record of Dr. Kim and World Bank?

Sierra Club Compass

  For the fourth year in a row , the World Bank’s investments are coal-free. But the real test of the strength of this commitment will come when the bank decides whether or not to fund the Kosovo C coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.

Blog Action Day: Violence and Intimidation Don't Stop Indian Activists Fighting Deadly Coal Plant

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Here''s a post from Nicole Ghio of the Sierra Club International Program: Violence and Intimidation Don''t Stop Indian Activists Fighting Deadly Coal Plant. What would you do if a massive coal plant that would poison your air and water broke ground adjacent to your home?

Ex Im Bank: New Dirty, Controversial Coal Plant? Where Do We.

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COP 18: What Negotiators Can Learn from the Qatar Symphony Orchestra » Ex Im Bank: New Dirty, Controversial Coal Plant? taxpayer money as possible to dirty climate destroying coal projects with devastating social and environmental impacts , the U.S. Coal-Director.

World Bank-Supported Coal Plant Faces Further Delays Due to Local Opposition

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J-Power) announced new delays in securing the $4 billion it needs to construct the IFC- supported 2,000-megawatt Central Java coal-fired power plant. Coal Energy Solutions Health International

Navy's Steps to Demolish Its Last Coal Plant Lead to Energy Efficiencies

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On July 9 at the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head in Maryland, the Navy said goodbye to the Goddard coal-fired power plant when the aging facility was demolished. The demolition of the Goddard coal-fired power plant will save NSF $7.5

Grassroots Activists Across the Globe Condemn World Bank President’s Continued Support of Tata Mundra Coal Plant

Sierra Club Compass

This means we must start making serious investments in clean, off-grid renewable energy that we can deploy today, without poisoning the air and water, instead of continuing to support centralized coal projects while waiting on costly grid extensions that may never happen.

Violence and Intimidation Continue to Plague Opponents of U.S. Supported Indian Coal Plant

Sierra Club Compass

The toll coal takes on communities across India is staggering: 100,000 premature deaths annually , a $33 billion "coal-gate" scandal , and financial collapse that is pushing plants to the brink of bankruptcy , but only after families have been forcibly evicted to make way for deadly projects.

Former Coal Miner to Obama: Set Strong Carbon Pollution Limits on Coal Plants

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The following is testimony from Nick Mullins, a former coal miner from Virginia, given Thursday before the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Washington, DC, on carbon pollution standards. It also came at the expense of clean water and clean air for future generations.

Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona.

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South Florida Citizens Demand Rubio Support Climate Action » Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona Beyond Coal. Toxic air pollution from the Apache, Coronado, and Cholla coal plants kills dozens and hospitalizes hundreds each year. Compass.

Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal.

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Spirit Bears, Salmon, and Tar Sands Oil Dont Mix » Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal Plants Ripe For Retirement. These generators average 45 years in age, well beyond the 30-year expected life span for a typical coal generator. coal fleet.

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New Ads Highlight World Bank's Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo.

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Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards » New Ads Highlight World Banks Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo. Now, armed with the World Banks own statistics, and some devastating public health advertisements, Kosovar civil society is opening a new front in the battle against coal.

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2013: A Landmark Year For Clean Energy; Twilight for Coal

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As you reflect on your year, remember 2013 as a momentous year for clean energy. Solar and wind generation hit record highs, prices plummeted, and wind and solar took on increased market share from coal. Not a single coal plant has broken ground over the past three years.

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Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires a Family of Activists

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Kathy and Anna are superstar volunteers for Arizona Beyond Coal who are working to transition Arizona away from the Navajo Generating Station coal plant (NGS) and replace it with clean energy. is clean energy. Coal Coal-Director Health

Kentucky's Coal Challenges -- Public Health, Clean Water, and Clean Air

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This week's column focuses on some big coal-related news items out of the Bluegrass State, where some inspiring Beyond Coal activists are making waves. " We're hoping that doesn't continue a trend of pro-coal decisions on mountaintop-removal coal mining.

Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

Sierra Club Compass

Today was a great day for clean water. We heard personal stories of families living in the shadow of coal plants who have been directly affected by toxic water pollution from power plants. It’s time for coal plants to clean up their act once and for all.

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North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Sierra Club Compass

In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. This is a big victory in the struggle for clean air, a safe climate, and healthy communities. "OPPD 645 megawatts of coal slated for retirement.

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David Keeps Winning: Game-Changing Month for Clean Energy

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That's the word I've been repeating over and over this month, as news has rolled in of one clean energy victory after another. These are David and Goliath campaigns, led by community groups fighting for the health of their families, for clean air and water, and for a safe climate.

A Big Win for Clean Air in Pennsylvania - and Nationwide!

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Coal pollution contains all sorts of nasty, dangerous things, but one of the worst pollutants is sulfur dioxide. Up until now, only one of the coal plant's boilers had any ability to limit sulfur dioxide pollution!   -- Mary Anne Hitt, Beyond Coal Director.

Big Clean Air Victory in Indianapolis

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"Harding Street is the largest single source of industrial pollution, sulfur dioxide, soot, and carbon in our city," says Megan Anderson, an Indianapolis-based organizer with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign. " Below, clean-air activists at the hearing.

Clean Energy Summit Highlights Nevada's Energy Shift

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One year ago at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada, Senator Harry Reid joined the Moapa Band of Paiutes in calling for the retirement of the Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant. Last year, Senator Reid called on the state to quit coal for good.

New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal.

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COP 18: The Before and the Beginning » New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal Boondoggle. As state regulators prepare to make a major decision on the future of a proposed Indiana coal plant with a $3.5 Coal is not cheap no matter how you look at it.

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Big Win in Nevada on Clean Energy, Retiring Dirty Coal Power

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Late Monday night the Nevada Assembly passed a bill clearing the path to retire the polluting Reid Gardner coal plant. Paiute families have been suffering for decades from high rates of asthma, heart and lung disease, and cancer they believe are related to the plant's air pollution.

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Filthy and Over-Budget? Let the Public Pay For It! - Compass

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Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona Beyond Coal » Filthy and Over-Budget? A fight over a new coal plant in Mississippi that is heating up this week offers a powerful example of the high cost of coal, both for our wallets and our health.

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Indiana Jones and the Clean Power Rule

Sightline Daily

The proposed US Clean Power Rule puts Oregon and Washington, along with other Western states, on a ledge, too. It can also carry the West to a clean energy economy. But about a third of Oregon’s power use, and about a seventh of Washington’s, comes from coal.

Five Things Northwest States Should Know About the Federal Clean Power Plan

Sightline Daily

Last fall I described how President Obama’s draft federal Clean Power Plan (CPP) gave Oregon and Washington a chance to leap into a clean energy future. The Clean Air Act uses a “ cooperative federalism ” approach; EPA sets goals for each state.

Climate and Clean Energy Events Nationwide: Fighting for Environmental Justice in Omaha

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North Omaha, Nebraska, is home to one of the dirtiest coal plants in the nation, the North Omaha coal plant operated by Omaha Public Power District. This coal plant is poisoning the air in the neighborhood. The state''s enormous clean energy potential.

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Moapa to Lead Powerful, Symbolic Walk from Coal to Clean Energy

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The 2012 Moapa Band of Paiutes "Walk from Coal to Clean Energy." " Southern Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes are organizing a 16-mile "Walk from Coal to Clean Energy" on April 20, 2013 in concert with Earth Day.

Off-Grid Clean Energy Demands Social Bankability

Sierra Club Compass

Now a new class of entrepreneurs are demanding the World Bank step up and do the same for off grid clean energy access. That's why it's exciting to see 22 of the world's leading off-grid clean energy entrepreneurs, as well as the Global Off Grid Lighting Association.

Coming Clean

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Five Easy Ways to Get Clean Energy. A few weeks ago, the Sierra Club announced a historic partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Michael R.Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, to retire old coal plants and replace them with clean energy. We know that America's use of coal pollutes our air and water, destabilizes our climate, and even pollutes our politics.

The Art of Clean Energy War

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That is why a value-destroying and increasingly expensive industry (read: coal) is able to maintain itself in spite of the clear advantages of its competitors. For coal that is off-grid markets where 1.3 Coal Energy Solutions India International Safe and Healthy Communities

Clean Energy: Making Better Economic Sense and Keeping the Heat On During the Polar Vortex

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Clean energy continues to make the news nationwide as solar and wind power continue expanding at an exponential rate. " That's the ruling from a judge in a case about whether Xcel should replace its Minnesota Black Dog coal plant with natural gas or solar.

The Top 10 Clean Energy Stories to Be Thankful for in 2013

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"   #2)  COLORADO DOUBLES DOWN ON CLEAN ENERGY This year, Colorado took a major step toward elevating clean energy in the Rocky Mountains, when Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law new legislation that will double the state's renewable energy standard.

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Georgia Advocates Help Push State Commitment to Clean Energy

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Georgia has taken a huge step toward planting the seeds needed to grow a clean-energy economy. This addition means that Georgia will have 1 gigawatt of clean wind and solar energy online by 2017. " Clean-energy advocates are excited for the future of the state. "Before

What Obama's Climate Announcement Means for Coal and Clean Energy

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Coal-fired power plants are the nation''s single biggest source of the carbon pollution that threatens our kids'' future, and today President Obama made an announcement that puts us a big step closer to turning the corner on climate change - and has big implications for coal and clean energy.