25 Jun 08

Andy Revkin's New York Times Dot Earth has published a letter from Vic Svec, Senior Vice President for Peabody Energy, the largest private coal company in the world, reacting to the statement made earlier this week by NASA's Dr. James Hansen that top executives of coal and oil companies should be tried for “crimes against humanity and nature.”

Here's an excerpt of the Svec letter:

» read more | by Page van der Linden | 6 comments
25 Jun 08

Glenn Hurowitz has a great piece on the Virginia Air Resources Board's imminent decision on  whether or not they will permit Dominion Power to build a dirty, coal-fired power plant.

Hurowitz writes in his article on Huffington Post:


» read more | by Kevin Grandia | 0 comments
24 Jun 08

A new coal plant in eastern Arkansas is expected to come on line in 2010. The joke is that the supporters of the $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant are pointing to "emerging technology that could capture and store carbon..." (my emphasis)

» read more | by Kevin Grandia | 41 comments
24 Jun 08

Anyone who has ever visited the southwestern state of New Mexico understands why the state's nickname is "The Land of Enchantment".  From the vast grasslands in the south, to the Rio Grande Gorge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north, it is a land of incredible beauty and wildlife, unique ecosystems, and cultural diversity.

» read more | by Page van der Linden | 2 comments
24 Jun 08

Check out this video called Clean Coal Does Not Exist submitted by one of our readers. Well done!


» read more | by Kevin Grandia | 1 comments
23 Jun 08

This weeks issue of the Economist tackles the enormous topic of “The future of energy”.

The article adresses solar, geothermal, biofuels, electric cars, nuclear power, and our favorite pipedream technology- carbon storage.

» read more | by Kate Rooth | 4 comments