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This article is co-authored by Kert Davies at the Climate Investigations Center.
Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), as their website exclaims in big bold letters, is the "World's Largest Private Sector Coal Company", with 130 years of experience building big shovels and sending men into mines to chip out black rocks and put them on trains.
In a potentially devastating move for the Washington, DC coal lobby, Duke Energy has announced that it is canceling its membership with the controversial American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE).
This piece is authored by Zaher Karp.
The Sierra Club has been leading efforts to stop the construction of new coal plants and retire old ones. As of a statement Thursday, the Beyond Coal Campaign has discontinued or prevented the operation of 100 coal plants since 2002, preventing 400 million tons of CO2.
Clean coal fired energy plants just aren't "clean" no matter how much coal industry lobby groups want us to think they are.
I came across a report the other day by the Union of Concerned Scientists outlining all the nasty stuff emitted from the average US clean coal fired energy plants.
It's quite shocking.
I remember it was almost a year ago now that we started Coal is Dirty and it's lonely little single page orphan site Coal is Clean. Since then the oppostion to the spindoctors and coal lobbyists spending millions to try and refram coal as somehow being clean has grown leaps and bounds.
Here's a small sampling of some of the many bloggers who have done a great job at dispelling this myth.
Celebrate, C'mon! (Seriously, please c'mon) Anti-coal protesters out on Monday: ~2,500 Pro-coal protesters out on Monday: 15 + this guy.
On Monday afternoon, pro-coal activists like the impassioned young man shown above gathered near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as part of a “Celebrate Coal!” counter-protest against a massive anti-coal rally taking place at the nearby Capitol Power Plant.
"Clean" Coal and "Healthy" Cigarettes - Coal Industry Huckster Won't Admit Burning Coal Causes Climate Change
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.
If you thought the application to expand a coal-fired electricity plant in Kansas was dead, think again.
Big Coal and their political allies in the Kansas State legislature have introduced a slick new Bill that if passed will make it very difficult for the massive Sunflower Electric coal plant expansion to not go ahead.