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.

Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

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President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for new coal plants overseas. So does the Kosovo coal plant pass this test? Coal International

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

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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. Coal International

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.

Families Near Huge India Coal Plant Deserve Reparations

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Locals in Gujarat, on India's western coast, might soon receive the reparations they deserve from the construction of the 4,000-megawatt Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant, which sits dangerously close to their homes and to another massive 4,800 MW coal plant.

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

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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.

Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

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In the face of intimidation and human rights abuses by police and government representatives, five villages are standing united against a proposed 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Batang, Indonesia.   Coal International Photo Credit: (c) WorldIslandInfo.com.

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

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.

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

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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.

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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Hope for Youth: President Obama Tackles Climate Head-On

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Today, President Barack Obama announced his administration's next steps for building a legacy of action to fight the climate crisis. Student and youth climate leaders have been waiting for the president to take decisive action like this.

EPA's Proposed Standards for Natural Gas Plants Fail President's Climate Goals

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" Those were President Obama's words during his landmark climate speech this past summer at Georgetown University. The president laid out an ambitious vision for a clean-energy future that would generate jobs, promote healthy communities, and set an example for the world. Although the EPA's proposed standard for coal plants will significantly reduce carbon pollution, the standards for natural gas will not require new plants to perform any better than old ones.

Five Senators Urge President Obama To Address Climate Change with Tough Standards on Carbon From Power Plants

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As the the impacts of climate change grow more severe, the pressure mounts on President Obama to address climate change by curbing the country’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions: coal-fired power plantsCoal Energy Solutions Safe and Healthy Communities

Celebrating a Historic Call to Action on Climate - Does Your Rep Have the President’s Back?

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 President Obama finally came out with a plan to use the power of the administration to address climate disruption and to start making the real reductions in carbon emissions that we need to stave off the very worst impacts of climate change.

OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama's Climate Legacy.

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Big Coals Stocking Is Full of Coal » OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama’s Climate Legacy. In fact just last week, like a moth drawn to a flame, he found yet another controversial coal plant to consider.  Coal-Director. Compass.

March Calls for Expansion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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This past Saturday hundreds of tribal leaders, clean energy supporters, and faith leaders from across the southwest joined the Moapa Band of Paiutes for a 16-mile "Coal to Clean Energy Walk." We want to make sure that the coal plant does indeed close and stays closed.

Dr. Kim’s World Bank Legacy Hinges on Kosovo Climate Test

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Kim, President of the World Bank, has declared the world must do more to address climate disruption. His lofty rhetoric has soared over that of previous World Bank presidents, drawing widespread support for his progressive stance. Coal International

To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

president will face a nation in economic chaos, a people suffering from deepening political divisions, and a planet in desperate need of leadership on a whole host of extremely critical issues. The first hundred days of a new administration are the honeymoon, the period in which the president can present a new vision for the nation and begin to advance a new agenda. Barnstorming a world without borders, the President can begin America’s journey toward a bright green future.

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Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution

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Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants have been allowed to dump toxic pollution into our nation''s waterways, with almost no limits. Coal plants have become by far the largest source of toxic water pollution in the country!

On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal.

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Secretary Kerrys Solar Surge » On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal Retirement Milestone. This outside-the-beltway movement has now won the retirement of 130 coal-fired power plants, and that dramatic power shift is now being felt inside Washington DC, as well.

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USA Closed for Overseas Coal Business

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Phillip Bump at The Atlantic Wire summed up yesterday’s climate speech by the president nicely: “ Less Coal, Finally.” But of all the policies outlined in the President’s plan, the international proposals surprised people the most. Coal International

Sierra Club India: Tata Mundra Coal Review Test of Dr. Kim's.

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COP18: Sierra Student Coalition Delegate Speaks at Opening Plenary » Sierra Club India: Tata Mundra Coal Review Test of Dr. Kims Commitment to Protecting Health, Environment. Coal-Director. Compass. « COP18: Why Im Helping from Home and How You Can Join Me | Main.

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

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Solar and wind generation hit record highs, prices plummeted, and wind and solar took on increased market share from coal. Installation of renewable energy capacity outpaced coal, oil, and nuclear growth combined. Not a single coal plant has broken ground over the past three years.

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War is never the answer.proper pricing is

Environmental Economics

The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal.    On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed. ”. Phrasing this as a war on coal just puts people on the defensive and creates political backlash.  “Everybody is waiting for action,” [Daniel P.

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Marx was an efficiency freak?

Environmental Economics

In a major victory for benefit-cost analysis: In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the smog from coal plants that drifts across state lines from 28 Midwestern and Appalachian states to the East Coast. The 6-to-2 ruling bolsters the centerpiece of President Obama’s environmental agenda: a series of new regulations aimed at cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants.

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

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Ever since President Obama invited the American public to a national climate conversation, thousands of Americans have taken him up on that offer by participating in town hall meetings held by the Sierra Club and our allies. This coal plant is poisoning the air in the neighborhood.

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Warren Buffett Says Coal Will Be Replaced

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's second wealthiest person and most-respected investor, said this week that it’s time to start planning for the end of coal. "Coal "There aren't any new coal plants being built now, so you will see gas fired plants, you’ll see wind, you’ll see solar."

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What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal

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In the words of our Vice-President, this is a BFD. On Friday, September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency released draft carbon pollution standards for new power plants. And now the EPA is putting a common sense standard in place, which says any new power plant built in the U.S.

David Keeps Winning: 10 Recent Victories That Will Give You Hope for the Planet

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  Each one of these campaigns represents a major victory for local families, who point to these coal projects as threats to the safety of their kids and communities. coal plants, are now retired or slated to retire. Coal Coal-Director Energy Solutions Health

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.

Wither coal (despite all attempts to the contrary)? What's next?

Environmental Economics

illustrated these results in a succinct attack on Trumpian coal policy titled " The war on coal is over.    Coal lost. " 

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Another Global Financial Institution Moves Beyond Coal

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It’s official: international financial institutions (IFIs) don’t see any place for coal in a 21st-clean energy economy. government’s announcement that it too will end support for overseas coal plant construction ( [link] ). Coal International

All Eyes on EBRD, Will it Go Coal Free?

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Just weeks after President Obama announced an end to U.S. taxpayer support for overseas coal plants, two of the world's largest IFIs, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB), followed suit. billion to the coal industry since 1994 so they're pretty important.

The EPA Must Protect Our Water From Coal Pollution

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Here's a pretty shocking fact: While many of us know that coal-fired power plants create significant air pollution, it turns out they're one of our biggest water polluters, too. Coal plants have caused nasty fish kills and their poison builds up in fishing lakes and reservoirs.

Climate Brothers (this would be a great show on HGTV. sell your flood prone home at a bargain price or raise it and keep living there)

Environmental Economics

Although the chief political argument against curbing carbon emissions from cars and coal plants has long been that doing so would harm the economy, the DICE models show that, depending on various scenarios, one ton of carbon pollution can inflict $20 to $30 in economic damage — a major cost, given that the global economy emits about 36 billion tons of carbon a year.

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David Keeps Winning: Game-Changing Month for Clean Energy

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Each one of these campaigns represents a major victory for local families, who point to these coal projects as threats to the safety of their kids and communities. I can't wait to see what the next few weeks bring. -- Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign.

World's Largest Financial Lending Groups Are Rejecting Coal

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In a game changing development, the world's largest financial lending institutions are saying "no" to coal. Coal Consequences International

Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

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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. Coal fired power plants are the number one source of toxic water pollution in the U.S.,

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Ex-Im Bank Announces Historic Coal Finance Ban

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Since the President announced his plan to restrict U.S. government support for public financing of new coal plants overseas, executive agencies that make these funding decisions have been working to make good on this commitment.   Coal International

Beyond Coal Campaign Director Mary Anne Hitt Named One of the Most Influential People in 2013

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This recognition places the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign among the most significant forces shaping the energy sector in the US, along with the EPA, the U.S. Lynn Good , president and CEO, Duke Energy Corp. Bennett Hatfield , president and CEO, Patriot Coal Corp.

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Tata Mundra: The newest World Bank coal project disaster

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Tata Mundra coal-burning power plant serves as the backdrop for this local community in India. In a response signed-off on by President Kim, the IFC largely dismissed the CAO findings rather than taking meaningful action to correct the harm that had been done.

Government Report Shows that Nuclear Uranium Deal Was Illegal

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Almost immediately after the fuel deal was announced, the license for CGS was renewed for 20 years without any regard to public sentiment concerning the stability of the plant. The USEC plant is in bankruptcy. This week the U.S.