energy

Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

  Geoffrey Sea   Environmentalists should be jubilant as the dinosaurian uranium enrichment plant at Paducah, Kentucky, nears expiration as soon as May. Based on antiquated gaseous diffusion technology, the facility is the largest single-meter power consumer on the planet, eating as much electricity as the city of St. Louis. It is likely the largest […]

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    Coal Plants Shut Down

    Coal Plants Shut Down

    Phil Radford Earlier this week, Edison International announced that they would shut down the Fisk and Crawford coal plants—a victory for the books! After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard. On the same day, citizens in Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania […]

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29 the Sierra Club marked a major milestone in the transition to clean energy as the Fisk and Crawford facilities in Chicago became the 99th and 100th coal-fired plants to announce retirement since January 2010. These iconic Midwest Generation owned plants are two of nine coal-fired plants from Chicago to Pennsylvania […]

    Quakers Fire PNC—The ‘Green Bank’

    Quakers Fire PNC—The ‘Green Bank’

    Earth Quaker Action Team Members of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) launched a website and held a press conference on Feb. 29 with 50 attendees to kick-off their Green Your Money Initiative. Green Your Money is a program to encourage consumers to close their accounts with PNC and pressure the bank to end all financing […]

    Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants Announce Retirement

    Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants Announce Retirement

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Midwest Generation announced the planned retirement of the Fisk and Crawford coal plants, two of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the nation located in the heart of Chicago’s Southwest side. According to an agreement signed by Midwest Generation, the Clean Power Coalition, and […]

    Profligate Use of Fossil Fuels Threatens Humankind

    Profligate Use of Fossil Fuels Threatens Humankind

    In my line of work it’s easy to harp on what’s wrong. Problems with our water, air, food and land are vast. It seems two steps forward is always followed by ten steps back. We’re constantly fighting for protection of natural resources and trying to show that we can live in harmony with nature instead […]

    The Toxic Air Burden from Industrial Power Plants Near You

    The Toxic Air Burden from Industrial Power Plants Near You

    Earthjustice Earthjustice released a white paper and interactive map on Feb. 23 showing the locations and reported baseline emissions from 1,753 industrial power plants across the U.S. Industrial power plants are in‐house power plants that burn conventional fuels like coal, biomass and oil. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently under court order to […]

    Gas Price Games

    Gas Price Games

    Media Matters for America With more good news on jobs deflating their attacks on President Obama, Republican politicians and their media allies have gone into overdrive hyping high gas prices and falsely assigning blame to the president. Core Message: If Republicans really cared about high gas prices, they wouldn’t keep us hooked on Big Oil. […]

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Greenpeace UK It’s official. On Feb. 17, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last wild ocean—the Arctic. The company’s oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea off Alaska was given the all clear by U.S. authorities, even though it’s a work of almost complete fantasy. While Shell prepares […]