Energy

Six Coal-fired Power Plants to Permanently Close by September

Six Coal-fired Power Plants to Permanently Close by September

Ohio Environmental Council The Ohio Environmental Council is praising First Energy Corp. for its plan to permanently close six coal-fired power plants, including four along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast.  The Akron-based energy company’s announcement on Jan. 26 said that the shut down will take place by September for the Bayshore (Toledo), Lakeshore (Cleveland), Eastlake (Eastlake) […]

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    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Greenpeace By Kert Davies Recently, Greenpeace got a rare look behind the curtain at how Big Oil stages citizen support for huge oil companies, when activists got inside a television commercial shoot in Washington, D.C. The American Petroleum Institute (API), and their public relations firm Edelman, were filming a new series of television commercials that we […]

    Congressional Inaction Threatens Middle Class Wind Jobs Across America

    Congressional Inaction Threatens Middle Class Wind Jobs Across America

    Center for American Progress Congress has been unable to extend vital tax credits for the wind industry, causing incredible uncertainty for investors in the fast-growing wind sector and threatening thousands of jobs across America, like those at Alliant Energy in Iowa highlighted in the video released by the Center for American Progress Dec. 20. With […]

    Who Will Control the Green Economy?

    Who Will Control the Green Economy?

    ETC Group From the United Nations (U.N.) Rio+20 preparatory meetings in New York, ETC Group launched Who Will Control the Green Economy? The 60-page report connects the dots between the climate and oil crises, new technologies and corporate power. The report warns that the world’s largest companies are riding the coattails of the “Green Economy” […]

    Nation’s Longest Running Fight against Coal Plant Ends

    Nation’s Longest Running Fight against Coal Plant Ends

    Sierra Club The country’s longest-running campaign against construction of a new coal plant ended Dec. 12 as LS Power, a New Jersey-based power company, announced that it will cancel plans to build the Longleaf Energy Station in Blakely, Ga. Sierra Club, Friends of the Chattahoochee and GreenLaw have been organizing against the Longleaf coal plant […]

    First Nations Unite to Oppose Crude Oil Pipeline and Tanker Expansion

    First Nations Unite to Oppose Crude Oil Pipeline and Tanker Expansion

    Tar Sands Action First Nations, whose unceded territory encompasses the entire coastline of British Columbia (B.C.), have formed a united front, banning all exports of tar sands crude oil through their territories, and effectively all of B.C.—whether by Enbridge in the north or Kinder-Morgan in the south. Several new First Nations signed the Save the […]

    Offshore Oil Plan a Disaster for Wildlife and Climate

    Offshore Oil Plan a Disaster for Wildlife and Climate

    Center for Biological Diversity The Obama administration announced plans Nov. 8 to expand offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and offer additional lease sales in the sensitive waters off Alaska. Ramping up offshore drilling raises the risk of disastrous spills, puts wildlife in harm’s way and deepens U.S. dependence on the fossil fuels […]

    Boycott Bank that Bankrolls Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    Boycott Bank that Bankrolls Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    iLoveMountains.org You may remember in 2008 when Bank of America stepped up and became the first bank to pass a policy about investing in mountaintop removal coal mining. Well, it turns out the devil is in the details. At that time, Bank of America committed to “phase out financing of companies whose predominant method of […]

    Solar Jobs Grow Nearly 7 Percent in 12 Months

    Solar Jobs Grow Nearly 7 Percent in 12 Months

    Environment America The U.S. has more than 100,000 people employed by the solar industry, according to new data released Oct. 17 by Environment America. This represents a 6.8 percent growth in solar jobs since last year. The new data comes from an annual report by The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization, […]