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West Virginia Chemical Spill Another Black Eye For 'Clean Coal'

January 16, 2014 by Tina Casey
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West Virginia Spill and Clean Coal

If you didn’t happen to know what Crude MCHM was on Thursday, given the nine-county water crisis unfolding in West Virginia you probably know by now that it’s short for 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a foaming agent that is used to clean coal.[read more]

EPA Restrictions Can Encourage Clean Coal

September 25, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy
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Clean Coal and the EPA?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making the coal industry nervous with a proposed rule that would impose new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from newly constructed power plants. Will this force the coal industry clean up its emissions?[read more]

U.S. Coal Consumption Down

March 7, 2013 by Tom Schueneman
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US coal consumption

Despite record amounts being spent to propagandize the coal industry and the ridiculous concept of “clean coal”, United States coal consumption has gone down.[read more]

Coal-to-Liquids Is Not Just A Bad Idea--- It Could Become A Bad Law

May 17, 2011 by Lou Grinzo
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Some mornings, it’s almost not worth the effort to chew through the straps. Green Car Congress: Bill requiring use of coal-derived fuels introduced in US House: Under this legislation, the President has one year after the date of enactment to circulate regulations to refineries, blenders, distributors, and importers to ensure that...[read more]

IEA Report Shows Poland's Energy Future to be Based in Nuclear, Natural Gas, and Clean Coal

March 3, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

After reviewing Poland's energy policies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) concludes the country is on the right path towards a cleaner, more secure energy future. Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the IEA, says his organization's recent assessment of Poland's new energy strategy (EPP 2030) shows the plan will shift the country'...[read more]

Stewart Brand on Colbert Report - With an Open Letter Response About "Clean Coal" Segment

May 8, 2010 by Rod Adams

Stewart Brand appeared on the May 7, 2010 episode of the Colbert Report. (I tried to embed the clip, but Blogger does not like the way that the show's embed code is formatted. It kept telling me that the TD tag was broken. I hit a limit on my HTML coding ability when trying to troubleshoot and correct that error message.) While I like...[read more]

Obama Confronted on “Clean Coal”

February 5, 2010 by Matt Dernoga

1 Sky Director Gillian Caldwell confronted President Obama over his position on “clean coal” at an event, and I think the video is worth sharing.  You can see Gillian’s blog post about it as well. Matt Dernoga is the Campaign Director for the University of Maryland activist group "UMD for Clean Energy", and provides updates...[read more]

Dorgan Plans on Turning to Energy After Senate

January 13, 2010 by Tim Hurst

North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan says he will likely be doing more work in energy after he leaves the Senate at the end of 2010. After North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, a Democrat, announced last week that he would not run for re-election, pundits immediately began to speculate not only about the impact his leaving would have on...[read more]

Rendell On Green

September 28, 2009 by Chris Schultz

On Friday, I had the opportunity to listen to Pennsylvania Governor Rendell talk about Pennsylvania's green initiatives. The governor addressed the bloggers and NGO representatives stationed at the August Wilson Center during the G20.He highly touted the state's economic investments in green technology companies from wind giant Gamesa to...[read more]

"Clean-coal" power part of Galilee coal mining plan

September 13, 2009 by Big Gav

The Australian has a report on a large scale plan for coal mining in Queensland's Galillee basin, with a "clean coal" power plant touted as part of the proposal (technology and dumping ground for the CO2 still to be determined of course) - Clean-coal power in giant Galilee plan.THE giant Galilee coal project proposed by billionaire Clive...[read more]

Cleaner Coal in China

May 11, 2009 by Marc Gunther
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The New York Times is reporting this morning that China is emerging as a leader in clean coal technology. Reporter Keith Bradsher writes:China has emerged in the past two years as the world’s leading builder of more efficient, less polluting coal power plants, mastering the technology and driving down the cost.He goes on to say that...[read more]

Clean Coal: Like It or Not, We Need to Figure It Out

April 28, 2009 by Scott Edward Anderson

We burn coal. We can't ignore it. It's a plentiful resource and fuels the cheap electricity we use everyday. Like it or not, that's the way it is. Don't get me wrong, I hate things like mountaintop removal and the dangers coal-miners have to face every day. But I'm a realist and I don't believe we're going to be able to transition...[read more]

"Clean" Coal and "Healthy" Cigarettes - Coal Industry Huckster Won't Admit Burning Coal Causes Climate Change

March 5, 2009 by Jesse Jenkins

Joe Lucas has a hard job. He's the PR huckster that heads up the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the front group that shills for the coal industry.As you can see in the video below, no matter how many times he watches "Thank You for Smoking," Lucas just can't quite pull off the irresistibly charismatic charm of Aaron...[read more]

Life After Coal. It's Sooner Than You Think

February 18, 2009 by Tom Konrad

 This article was first published at AltEnergyStocks.com. A couple years ago, I began to see reports that coal supplies might not last the 200+ years we've all been lead to believe, so I wrote an article about what you could do to prepare your portfolio for Peak Coal. Now two years have passed, and Peak Coal is undeniably 2 years...[read more]

Washington’s coal wars

January 14, 2009 by Marc Gunther

The debate over clean coal has come to Washington in a big way. Specifically, you can see it in Metro Center, D.C.’s busiest subway stop, where millions of people, including those headed to town for President-elect Obama’s inauguration, will see walls of posters and banners saying that “clean coal” is a myth. The ad campaign comes...[read more]