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QUICK NEWS, August 3: CPP FACT SHEET; WILL CPP COST? – CO-OP UTILITIES; CPP MOST SIGNIFICANT PRESIDENTIAL ACTION ON CLIMATE – SIERRA CLUB

CLEAN POWER PLAN WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET …The Clean Power Plan is a Landmark Action to Protect Public Health, Reduce Energy Bills for Households and Businesses, Create American Jobs, and Bring Clean Power to Communities across the Country August...Show More Summary

The wrong way to honor Florida's Rick Scott

The Sierra Club's Frank Jackalone said this week, "No one in their right mind would give Rick Scott an award for protecting wildlife."

Sierra Club member asks Executive Director Brune to support nuclear energy

A few days ago, a friend from Californians for Green Nuclear Power shared a letter he had written to Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club. He gave me permission to share his letter with Atomic Insights readers. My...Show More Summary

200th Coal Plant Shuttered!

The 200th coal plant was just shuttered since The Sierra Club started its Beyond Coal campaign in 2010. From NationalSierraClub via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

The Ebola Survivors Soccer Club

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Struggling in the shadow of Ebola, survivors of the disease in Sierra Leone found new strength and solidarity on the soccer field.

Electric Car Guide From Sierra Club Updated & Improved

Originally published on Gas2. While I focus a lot of attention on the electric vehicle consumer benefits of instant torque and convenience, another huge benefit is of course that they’re greener than gasmobiles and diesel cars. That is of course the reason why nonprofit organizations like the Sierra Club support their adoption. Show More Summary

U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

Not only is clean energy on its way in, coal plants are on their way out. This week the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal project celebrated the announcement of the 200th coal plant shutting down since 2010. 200 out of 535 US coal plants is a big deal, 40% of

Bernie Sanders Is Against Keystone XL. Hillary Clinton Was 'Inclined' to Approve It. Why the Difference?

The Sierra Club calls Keystone XL a "climate disaster." Therefore, when a presidential candidate once "inclined" to green-light the pipeline hires someone who was also a "major Keystone lobbyist," Democrats should inquire as to the reasoning of such a curious decision. Show More Summary

Speed demon: EV market moving at an incredible pace

Electric vehicles (EV) are getting a boost from all sides — most recently, by the Sierra Club, who has released an updated interactive Electric Vehicle Guide, featuring an EV consumer incentive database. Searchable by zip code, the database identifies what rebates, tax credits, EV charging incentives, utility programs, and discounts are available in each user’s […]

5 Real Headlines for Environmental Education

I recently received a letter from the Sierra Club featuring glossy pictures of grizzly bears and jaguars. A bold heading declared: Once They're Gone...They're Lost Forever. The conservation movement is adept at generating provocative campaigns that inspire people to take action. Show More Summary

Blue Skies

The skies are looking bluer. Today the Sierra Club announced the 200th coal plant to be retired since the Beyond Coal campaign began working with local communities to shut down old and outdated power plants. Since the current goal of...Show More Summary

Iowa utility agrees to phase out seven coal plants in settlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Sierra Club said on Wednesday that an Iowa utility has agreed to phase out seven coals plants in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency, the state and the environmental group.

Iowa Utility Will Phase Out Coal At 5 Plants, In Milestone For Sierra Club

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An Iowa utility will phase out coal at five plants in the state under a settlement announced Wednesday by the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Sierra Club and the state of Iowa were also co-plaintiffs...Show More Summary

HOW THE CLEANEST & GREENEST ENERGY TECHNOLOGY — NUCLEAR — BECAME VIEWED AS BAD FOR ENVIRONME…

HOW THE CLEANEST & GREENEST ENERGY TECHNOLOGY — NUCLEAR — BECAME VIEWED AS BAD FOR ENVIRONMENT: “While California & others embraced nuclear, faction in Sierra Club saw cheap power as opening door to more people & more development.” Even the Sierra Club, try as they might, couldn’t prevent California’s growth. The 1970s was a period […]

Sierra Club Bought And Paid For By A Billionaires Club?

Billionaire, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has pledged $30 million to the Sierra Club to help fund their campaign to close coal-fired generating plants in the United States, Politico reported. Bloomberg and other allies...Show More Summary

FL: Sierra Club Wants Hike in Gas Tax for Transportation Projects

July 12--TAMPA -- On the eve of a long-awaited decision to seek a sales tax increase for roads and mass transit, one of the key groups in the pro-transit alliance is now calling for an increase in gas taxes. In a recent policy paper,...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Paris climate talks may make as much progress as all 20 past conferences

Will the Paris climate talks speed up the change in the world's energy landscape? Carl Pope, former executive director of the Sierra Club, writes—Paris Climate Talks Could Bring as Much Progress as Previous 20 COPs Combined: Neither Paris nor Lyon are burning—yet. Show More Summary

Groups Encourage Transparency, Ask Obama For Honesty About Corporate Spending

The Sierra Club sent a letter to President Obama this week, urging the President to make good on his promise of increasing transparency in Washington. Specifically, the environmental group wants the administration to be forthright about...Show More Summary

Nature: Fuel for Your Health

By Mimi O'Connor Long considered to be America's most influential naturalist and conservationist, author John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892. He called out the therapeutic value found in nature when he wrote, "Thousands of tired,...Show More Summary

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