Offshore wind farms not only produce significant amounts of renewable, carbon-free energy but also create reserves where sea life flourishes.
Renewables are finally surpassing coal and nuclear as viable, economic energy sources, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.
Given the influx of cheap natural gas and the ascendance of renewable energy sources, coal might not be able to mount a comeback.is down and out…
Could carbon capture & sequestration be the savior of coal and our bridge to the energy future? Carbon capture & sequestration (CCS) may be key to greener energy future
Carbon capture & sequestration (CCS) for coal-fired power plants may be key to a greener energy future, if only we can convince utilities to adopt it…
Dear EarthTalk: How does the Rocky Mountain Institute think we can get off of oil and coal by 2050 and save money in the process? — James Greenville, Redding, CT Colorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins to research and promote market-based solutions to our energy […]
Dear EarthTalk: I saw a chart that quantified the negative impacts on our health of our reliance on coal as an energy source. It was pretty shocking as I recall. Can you summarize what we’re dealing with here? – Mitchell Baldwin, Boise, ID Coal combustion plants account for some 40 percent of Americans’ electric power generation. According […]
A Record Number of Coal Plants Are Shutting Down. In fact, 8.5% of coal-fired power plants will be retired by 2016, thanks to the Sierra Club and others…
Protecting Country Music’s Home A group of country stars like Emmylou Harris and not-quite-country stars like Dave Matthews join forces to prevent more mountaintop removal mining
A group of country stars like Emmylou Harris and not-quite-country stars like Dave Matthews join forces to prevent more mountaintop removal mining.
With all the attention and money being directed to renewable energy and green jobs, the time looks right for a beginning to the end for coal.
In the name of “clean coal” mountaintop removal mining ravages the Appalachians.