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New York blows past offshore wind limit with 1,000 (more) MW

In yet another indicator that COVID-19 will not stop the inevitable march of renewable energy into the sparkling green future, New York State just approved another 1,000 megawatts in offshore wind — and possibly much more, if all goes according to plan. That makes 2020 the second year in a row that the state’s wind […]

April 26th

Why did methane emissions take a big jump in 2019?

As we learned three months ago, after a big rise in 2018, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly in 2019, almost entirely because of reduced coal burning. And because of the broad economic hiatus induced to fight the novel coronavirus, emissions have already fallen so far this year. But that’s temporary, and while the lowered levels of […]

April 9th

Coal-killing energy storage challenge (also dings natural gas)

It’s no secret that the Trump Administration has presided over the collapse of the US coal industry, but do they have to rub it in? The answer appears to be yes. On Wednesday, newly minted Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced an all-hands-on-deck initiative to push the energy storage envelope farther into coal-killing territory. For good […]

January 14th

Beyond Coal: “Resiliency” is just another ploy to bail out coal billionaires

For years the coal industry has been claiming, without evidence, that the large-scale retirement of coal plants would leave us freezing in the dark, putting the electricity grid at risk. Coal executives and coal-based utilities have repeatedly used this “resiliency” argument to push energy officials to bail out uneconomic coal plants, despite the reality that the […]

January 10th

Free marketers oppose clean energy subsidies, but love them for coal and nuclear energy

At the start of August, we explained how the Ohio bill bailing out coal and nuclear plants with consumer cash was a boon to Trump pal Bob Murray. Murray’s company supplied the FirstEnergy coal plants with their climate-killing fuel, so what’s good for FirstEnergy, like this bill, is also good for Murray. By Climate Denier Roundup […]

September 3rd

Koch attack on Green New Deal relies on bogus numbers (of course)

Kent Lassman of the Koch-funded Competitive Enterprise Institute recently partnered with former Koch lackey Daniel Turner of Power the Future on what the Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson generously describes as a “study” claiming that the Green New Deal will cost American households some $70,000 in its first year. By Climate Denier Roundup While most people would consider a study to […]