Category: Coal

U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

Energy companies in U.S. Chamber silent as Chamber opposed use of Defense Production Act to produce medical supplies for COVID-19

But some energy companies in the Chamber have lobbied for using the DPA to bail out struggling coal plants instead

/ March 27, 2020
An effort to keep Colorado's largest coal plant running, supposedly by the "Independence Institute," was secretly funded and coordinated by a front group for coal mining companies and the state of Wyoming.

Coal mining companies and state of Wyoming secretly funded “Independence Institute” campaign to keep Colorado coal plant running

Coal mining companies and the state of Wyoming secretly coordinated and funded a campaign against Xcel Energy’s proposal to close two units at the largest coal plant in Colorado. While...

/ March 24, 2020

Utilities don’t want Peabody Energy’s “clean coal” awards anymore

In the latest sign of the U.S. coal industry’s declining ability to compete in the power sector, Peabody Energy is now struggling to find electric utility companies who are willing...

/ November 25, 2019

Who’s behind Ohioans for Energy Security’s ad campaign to scare voters?

Ohioans for Energy Security, a new entity blanketing Ohio with a wave of television ads defending the bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions, is brought to you by the same people who...

/ August 28, 2019

FirstEnergy’s Wall Street investors lobbied for bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbyist for the FirstEnergy Solutions Bondholder Group helped organize a community meeting where the utility’s CEO revealed how a “Clean Air” bill designed to subsidize its nuclear plants in...

/ August 26, 2019

The Fossil Fuel and Utility Industries Lobbying for New FERC Commissioners Spots

Prominent players in the fossil fuel industry are involved in the ongoing nomination process for the open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), recent congressional disclosures show.  With...

/ July 29, 2019

Anti-wind activist who backed nuclear bailout bill tied to FirstEnergy

An anti-wind power activist who testified in support of a bill to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants in Ohio did not disclose that he’s worked for the same...

/ May 28, 2019
Hedge fund Acme Equities is attempting to install CCS on the San Juan Generating Station.

Acme Equities wants to add expensive carbon capture to distressed coal plant

Acme Equities wants to install expensive carbon capture technology on the already too costly San Juan Generating Station.

/ March 3, 2019
Hedge fund Acme Equities is attempting to buy the San Juan Generating Station, pictured here. Photo: Wild Earth Guardians

Acme Equities: who is the hedge fund trying to buy a teetering New Mexico coal plant?

Acme Equities, a mysterious hedge fund with no experience in the power sector, is vying to buy a New Mexico coal plant slated for closure.

/ February 28, 2019

Attacks on wind and solar power by the coal and gas industries

Wind and solar power projects are under attack by coal and gas companies that fear competition from the booming renewable energy industry. Below are examples from the past year of...

/ February 19, 2019