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The Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign marks its 179 coal plant retirement

Beyond Coal: One Less Coal-Burning Power Plant

Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign Marks 179th Coal Plant Retirement In response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement of air quality violations, White Pine Electric Power announced last week its commitment to stop burning coal at its small 60-megawatt power plant in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The plant’s two online units will convert immediately to natural gas. The facility has until 2023 to install best-in-class…

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CO2 is Plant Food – We Need More!

CO2 is plant food, therefore more of it is a good thing Or so goes a common tenet of the climate change disinformation campaign. Similar to the Glenn Beckian idea that “the government wants to tax your breathing,” the notion is based on a poorly understood (or deliberately misrepresented) concept in an effort to twist the truth, sowing doubt and…

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The Fallacy of Clean Coal

Clean coal As the tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine unfolds in West Virginia, our hope is that those left alive inside the mine will soon reach the safety of the surface and the comfort of their friends and family. Coal is a way of life for many in this region, but the tragedy helps focus the cost in…

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From CO2 to Cement: Recycling Carbon – the Commoditization of Carbon Emissions

Yesterday we posted on the just-released Clean Edge trends report for 2010 that outlines some of the prominent trends in clean tech and renewable energy. One emerging trend mentioned in the report is the commoditization of carbon, where captured emissions are bought and sold as feedstock for other industrial processes. The idea isn’t new, companies like Mantra Energy have been…

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