For decades, fossil fuel was the only game in town. Now, even that is threatening to disappear.
Wind power to overtake coal power in Texas John Sciliano, October 13, 2017 (Washington Examiner) “Wind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after [the] news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the nextShow More Summary
With the deadline for public comment on the Department of Energy's controversial proposal to provide cost recovery for coal and nuclear power plants fast approaching, all sides have been weighing in. The DOE’s notice of public rulemaking...Show More Summary
My fledgling city had been laid out in neat little rows; everything in its place. While I had yet to rid myself of my toxic coal plant, wind turbines were being raised to supplement it. My citizens were happily recycling one-hundred percent of their garbage, and my economy mostly consisted of a firmly-managed lumber industry. Show More Summary
The Donald Trump administration has made a lot of noise about bringing back coal. But with renewable energy soaring, and coal plants retiring, their efforts may go in vain - and a new $64 million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies could facilitate progress towards cleaner sources of power. Show More Summary
Last week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions, telling coal miners in Kentucky that “the war on coal is over....Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.
The LA Times tells the story today of a coal-fired power plant in Homer City, Pennsylvania: “Everyone gets concerned when they wake up and don’t see smoke coming out,” said Rob Nymick, manager of the 1,700-resident borough that he says will be economically “crushed” if the plant goes dark. ….The plant remains an albatross to […]
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...Show More Summary
No one can alter the harsh reality of the U.S. coal industry. Last Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions,...Show More Summary
Two more U.S. coal plants are being shuttered, faced with the same low energy prices that have driven half the country’s coal-fired generation fleet to close since 2010. Because the plants are in Texas, they wouldn’t even have benefitted...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the "war on coal."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity gave another $64 million to a campaign that aims to slash the number of U.S. coal-fired plants by two thirds by 2020, he said on Wednesday.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is donating $64 million to a Sierra Club program seeking to phase out coal-fired power plants and reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. The billionaire … Click to Continue »
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday the Trump administration planned to take formal steps to repeal a key environmental regulation that was designed to put coal plants out of business. Upon reporting, though, the mainstream media’s response was not about the shortcomings of the plan itself. It was not about the 28 states’ attorneys general […]
Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leveled pointed criticism and probing questions at Energy Secretary Rick Perry's plan to reward coal and nuclear plants for stockpiling fuel. In the week after DOE’s surprise request,...Show More Summary
Coal, it's the sooty fossil fuel that's heated our homes and generated electricity for centuries, but millions of years ago its formation could've frozen the planet. Coal deposits formed from dead trees and plants roughly 300 million years ago during the late Carboniferous and early Permian periods. Show More Summary
In a speech in Kentucky on Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said the old rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide were tantamount to declaring war on the coal industry.
The Trump administration is to abandon restrictions on emissions from coal-fired power plants, such as the Bailly generating station in Chesterton, Indiana. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that he would sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.