Energy

New Report Reveals Scale of Steam Generator Failures at Nuclear Plant

New Report Reveals Scale of Steam Generator Failures at Nuclear Plant

Friends of the Earth Southern California Edison avoided federal regulatory guidelines when replacing defective steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant—a costly mistake that can’t be fixed by plugging the tubes that carry radioactive steam or by operating the plant at reduced power, according to a new report released today by Friends of […]

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    EVENT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Headlines Rally against Exporting Dirty Coal

    EVENT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Headlines Rally against Exporting Dirty Coal

    Columbia Riverkeeper WHAT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads a noon rally in Portland to expose controversial plans that threaten Oregon and Washington with dangerous coal exports. A strong proponent of clean energy and a vocal critic of the coal industry’s environmental, health and safety record, Kennedy adds a national voice to the growing chorus of […]

    Cincinnati Dumps Duke Energy

    Cincinnati Dumps Duke Energy

    Phil Radford and Sandy Buchanan Today, Duke Energy found out that more than 50,000 commercial and residential electricity users in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio are dumping Duke and shifting to 100 percent clean energy. Cincinnati is a trendsetter: it is the first city in Ohio, and the first of its size in the nation, […]

    Youth Activists Hit the Streets to Protest Bank of America

    Youth Activists Hit the Streets to Protest Bank of America

    Energy Action Coalition Just weeks before Bank of America’s (BoA) May 9 shareholders meetings, thousands of students pledge to move their money and took to the streets to demand Bank of America stop financing dirty coal and bankrupting our future with predatory lending and student debt. Energy Action Coalition, along with student and youth organizations […]

    Northeastern Coal Plant Retirement Announced in Oklahoma

    Northeastern Coal Plant Retirement Announced in Oklahoma

    Sierra Club Sierra Club joined Gov. Mary Fallin, Attorney General Scott Pruitt, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and American Electric Power subsidiary Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (AEP-PSO) yesterday in announcing an agreement in principle in pending federal court litigation over the state’s clean air protections. The agreement sets firm dates for retiring both units […]

    Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

    Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

    Civil Society Institute The common wisdom is wrong—There is no political “fault line” that divides Americans along party lines when it comes to clean energy issues and solutions. Majorities of Republicans, Independents and Democrats agree that the U.S. should move away from its reliance on dirty energy sources that foul the air and water and […]

    Activists Spotlight Apple’s Dirty Energy in New York and San Francisco

    Activists Spotlight Apple’s Dirty Energy in New York and San Francisco

    Greenpeace USA Today Greenpeace activists are demonstrating at Apple stores in San Francisco, New York and Toronto asking Apple to “Clean our Cloud” as part of a campaign to get the company to power its massive data centers with renewable energy instead of coal. “People around the world want to use their iPhones and iPads […]

    PART 2:  BP Covered Up Blow-out Prior to Deepwater Horizon

    PART 2: BP Covered Up Blow-out Prior to Deepwater Horizon

    Greg Palast Evidence now implicates top BP executives as well as its partners Chevron and Exxon and the Bush Administration in the deadly cover-up—which included falsifying a report to the Securities Exchange Commission.  Yesterday, Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP […]