Category: Coal

Comanche coal plant

Colorado regulators reject coal front group’s attempt to intervene in Xcel Energy resource plan

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has rejected a coal industry front group’s efforts to intervene in Xcel Energy’s resource plan, after the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel and Colorado Energy...

/ June 10, 2021
Great River Energy presentation to Lignite Energy Council

Lignite Energy Council shouldn’t be funded by utility ratepayers, Minnesota Attorney General argues

Minnesota’s Attorney General thinks utility ratepayers should not be forced to fund the Lignite Energy Council, a coal industry group that has opposed clean energy policies in Minnesota and supported...

/ May 19, 2021
Basin Electric is the largest generation and transmission association

Basin Electric faces growing pressure on coal from co-ops, insurers, and banks

Coal-heavy power supplier won’t let its member cooperatives leave, which one co-op calls a “financial suicide pact”

/ November 23, 2020
Clean coal awards page was deleted from Peabody Energy's website

Peabody pushes coal carbon capture through front groups, industry associations, PR and lobbying efforts

A coal industry front group funded by Peabody Energy and the state of Wyoming successfully urged the Department of Energy to fund a study proposing a carbon capture project at...

/ August 17, 2020

Petra Nova carbon capture project stalls with cheap oil

The project captured 7% of the carbon dioxide emissions generated by NRG’s W.A. Parish Generating Station, suffered frequent outages, and led to significant losses for investors

/ August 6, 2020
Craig Generating Station

Utilities that operate coal plants in the Western U.S. face growing water supply risks

Electric utilities that operate coal plants in the American West face growing water supply risks, as climate change fuels hotter and drier conditions.

/ July 15, 2020
Craig Generating Station

Coal and water conflicts in the American West

Electric utilities that operate coal plants in the American West face growing water supply risks, as climate change fuels hotter and drier conditions.

/ July 15, 2020

Major banks announce new policies to help push utilities away from coal

Key Points: Major financial institutions have announced new policies that limit how they do business with companies that remain reliant on coal. Leading financial institutions’ coal exclusion policies assess electric...

/ May 25, 2020
murray energy

Murray Energy paid over $1 million to law firm that’s fought renewable energy

Latest update – September 17, 2020: Murray Energy has now disclosed payments totaling over $1 million to a law firm that’s fought new wind and solar farms in Ohio. Filings...

/ May 19, 2020
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