In response to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s recent comments that the offshore wind energy resource in the U.S. could potentially provide 25% of our electricity and replace the need for coal-fired power plants, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal balked, telling reporters: “Ain’t going to happen.”
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The stimulus package approved in February contains items aimed at making everyone an environmentalist. Well, let’s say practical environmentalist.
While solar energy is often touted as a way to avoid fossil fuels, California Senator Dianne Feinstein believes some public lands solar projects in the Mojave Desert need to be reexamined for their potential environmental impact.
The Clean Coal discussion is not as simple as anyone (on either side of the propaganda machine) wants to make it out to be. To quote Bruce Niles from the Sierra Club: “Clean Coal means different things to different people.” If clean coal is what the coal industry wants, it’s already here. Environmental scientists agree that Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) has some potential to make coal cleaner. But that nuance is lost in this discussion.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen has has been a staunch critic of the of proposed new coal-fired generation at Holcomb and has held her ground in the face of strong opposition. What happens now that she’s leaving for Washington?
Fox News reports that President Obama’s plan to create green jobs will just be money down the drain.
We’ve seen the best clean coal ad ever and we’ve seen the coal lobby co-opt the Obama message, now we can enjoy the tongue-in-cheek stylings of the Coen brothers and their take on “clean coal”.
Can Green activists play the civil disobedience card… and still be taken seriously?
On Friday, Canadian Environment Minister Jim Prentice jumped the gun when he said the capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide is already proven and being applied on a commercial basis.
The Air Force has abandoned its plans for building a coal-to-liquid plant to produce aircraft fuel. While the plan would have reduced foreign dependence, all those emissions would have kinda sucked.
A new study shows that pollution from automobiles and coal-fired power plants is contributing to the melting of mountain snowpacks up to a month early, thereby exacerbating water shortages and other problems across the arid western United States.
You don’t see commercials for biotech companies that do stem-cell research do it. You’re not seeing wind turbine manufacturers buy ad-time doing it. So why is it that the “clean coal” industry group running primetime television commercials taking soundbites and snippets from what Pres. Obama has said about coal.
Israel’s recently discovered natural gas reserve off its northern coast has raised both hopes and fears. Hopes that this will enable the building of more natural gas power plants to replace existing coal power plants, and fears that it may lead to future conflict with Lebanon.
This week our friends at ZapRoot take an exhaustive look at the elusive clean coal. In short, the reality of clean coal is that it doesn’t exist and now ZapRoot has jumped into the mix with does some more entertaining debunking of the clean coal myth. Don’t blink at the beginning because you’ll miss a […]
In early October, pollsters commissioned by a coal industry group interviewed 600 individuals nationwide about their attitudes towards coal. But pollsters did not seek a random survey, rather they sought the preferences of so-called “opinion elites” nationwide.