November 7th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
You know that feeling when you awake from a long nightmare and see the sun shining outside? Yes, that’s what it feels like today. The US presidential election results have been confirmed in favor of President-elect Joe Biden
October 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
After decades of public denial, ExxonMobil now acknowledges that “the risk of climate change is real” and says it is “committed to being part of the solution,”
May 2nd, 2020 | by Nexus Media
Local leaders weigh in on a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from weakening regulations on power plants
February 10th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
The resolution to enact a Green New Deal was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey this week. The weak-kneed say it cannot be done
November 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A survey of 1200 Americans conducted by GfK for Consumer Reports finds the vast majority of Americans want more renewable energy and less power plant pollution. The survey also reveals that plenty of utilities seem to have a credibility issue with their customers.
October 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Politics is a weird beast. Policymakers are elected in order to enact policies to help society, but politics is largely a cultural war — or even just a series of cult of personality battles. Policy is hardly touched in the lead-up to elections, and people typically go to the polls without having learned much about the policies their representatives have supported or the policies the candidates they're voting on would like to implement
October 8th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
Why coal jobs are never coming back: in the face of an existential threat from climate change, global corporate titans are juicing demand for clean power
August 21st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
While the Arctic sea ice is in turmoil, the EPA has a new plan to boost the profits of coal-fired generating companies. Are there any adults in the Trump maladministration?
July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Today, renewable energy resources like wind and solar power are so affordable that they’re driving coal production and coal-fired generation out of business. Lower-cost natural gas is helping, too
May 8th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Scott Pruitt, still clinging to the helm of President Trump’s EPA, met with allies at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday for what one attendee described as a “deniers’ convention,” according to E&E News. Pruitt told attendees that he is planning to stop counting the co-benefits of environmental protections, The Daily Caller reported
April 9th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Apple and Tim Cook are taking the lead among American companies when it comes to promoting digital privacy and renewable energy. In a recent filing, the company supports the Clean Power Plan.
March 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Of all the congressional representatives who have suckled themselves at the breast of the Koch brothers and their friends, Mike [&hellip
February 2nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped EPA authority. But the move to repeal and replace the plan is really about protecting Big Polluters’ bottom lines at our expense
December 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Lehigh University say that the risk of premature births or low weight births was reduced significantly after a coal fired generating plant in Pennsylvania was ordered closed by under the Clean Power Plan.
November 12th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
If President* Donald Trump thought he could count on the Forbes media empire to help protect coal and nuclear power plants, well, he was wrong. In yet another sign that nobody likes coal, on Sunday, the self-described "home page for the world's business leaders" published a long contributor piece featuring an interview with the lead technical author of the Energy Department's notorious grid study, and she does not mince words
November 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The latest analysis from the EPA shows that the Clean Power Plan would likely prevent even more deaths than the Obama administration claimed it would. But in the end, that may count for little as Scott Pruitt battles to bail out the coal industry.
October 16th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
If President Trump is serious about protecting US manufacturing jobs, he has a strange way of showing it. In just the past few days, his Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, which were met with a hail of invective from, well, pretty much everybody, including leading manufacturers as well as other top US businesses.