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FirstEnergy Bankruptcy a ‘Cautionary Tale’ for Coal and Nuclear Industry

FirstEnergy Bankruptcy a ‘Cautionary Tale’ for Coal and Nuclear Industry

Electric services giant FirstEnergy Corp. announced over the weekend that its embattled coal and nuclear units have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This move comes just days after the Akron, Ohio-headquartered company called on Rick Perry’s Department of Energy for an “emergency order” to save its dying coal and nuclear plants in the northeastern […]

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    Climate Friendly? Congress Passes Carbon Capture and Storage Tax Breaks

    Climate Friendly? Congress Passes Carbon Capture and Storage Tax Breaks

    Nestled inside the U.S. budget lawmakers passed Friday morning were tax breaks for an array of energy sources, including some struggling and controversial projects and technologies. A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, including several Democrats from coal-producing states, pushed through extended tax breaks for carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS) in the new bill, expanding a […]

    A Climate Resistance Game Plan for 2018

    A Climate Resistance Game Plan for 2018

    By Jamie Henn Let’s talk for a moment about how the climate movement is going to fight back in 2018. But first, a public service announcement. This Jan. 31, movement leaders like the one-and-only Bernie Sanders, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, Jacqueline Patterson of the NAACP, and more, […]

    Is a Wave of UK Public Money About to Enable New Nuclear Plants?

    Is a Wave of UK Public Money About to Enable New Nuclear Plants?

    By Joe Sandler Clarke A reported public financing deal between the UK and Japanese governments for a new nuclear plant in Anglesey, Wales, could set the UK government up to provide state-support for a raft of nuclear projects hit by financial difficulties. The FT reported on Tuesday that letters had been exchanged between Tokyo and […]

    Diablo Canyon Closure Decision Missing Critical Elements

    Diablo Canyon Closure Decision Missing Critical Elements

    By Peter Miller The historic proposal to retire and replace California’s last remaining nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, was mostly rejected Thursday in a final decision unanimously adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which removed critical elements protecting the climate, plant workers and surrounding communities. The commission voted to approve this decision, setting […]

    FERC Rejection of Coal and Nuclear Bailout Is Big Win for Renewable Energy

    FERC Rejection of Coal and Nuclear Bailout Is Big Win for Renewable Energy

    By Alex Formuzis Federal regulators’ rejection Monday of the White House’s scheme to prop up the coal and nuclear power industries is a big win for electricity customers and renewable energy, said Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a petition by Energy Sec. Rick Perry to require […]

    ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Brings Freezing Weather as Grid Debate Intensifies

    ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Brings Freezing Weather as Grid Debate Intensifies

    Temperatures continue in their second week of freezing lows in much of the U.S. as the Northeast braces for an intense “bomb cyclone” storm expected to hit Thursday. Science studies and models report that the outbreak of arctic air bringing freezing temperatures to the lower U.S. is consistent with a warming planet, while researchers also […]

    Cuomo Commits to Set Energy Efficiency Goal for New York

    Cuomo Commits to Set Energy Efficiency Goal for New York

    By Kit Kennedy and Miles Farmer In an advance State of the State proposal released Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed to “propose a comprehensive and far reaching energy efficiency initiative by Earth Day, April 22,” including a new 2025 energy efficiency savings target. The governor’s commitment is an important first step to transforming […]