Category: Coal

Andy Tobin Pushes To Keep Open Dirtiest Coal Plant In The Western United States

The Najavo Generating Station is one of the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants. It is also one of the country’s largest CO2 emitters.

/ February 13, 2017

Legislation Advances to Allow Xcel Energy to Build Natural Gas Plant that Bypasses Usual Regulatory Review

On February 2, the Minnesota Senate Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy voted 7-2 in favor of giving Xcel Energy the certainty to build a 780-megawatt natural gas...

/ February 8, 2017

Gulf Power Wants to Make its Customers Pay for Twice the Coal by 2025

While most electric utilities are sprinting away from coal and toward less expensive and cleaner generating options, Gulf Power wants to make its customers in Florida pay for double the...

/ February 7, 2017

Jay Clayton, the SEC, and climate change disclosure

What does Donald Trump’s plan to nominate Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mean for the future of corporate climate change disclosure? The election of...

/ January 5, 2017

Does Dominion support using Thomas Jefferson’s name to spread climate denial?

This relationship between a lobbyist for one of the nation’s largest utilities and an aggressive purveyor of attacks on climate science and policies warrants much deeper scrutiny than it has...

/ August 29, 2016

Southern Company’s Kemper Scandal and Why Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Will Never Work

Southern Company's Kemper scandal illustrates that investments in carbon capture and storage technology and “clean coal” have wasted billions of dollars, remain too expensive, and are not viable options to...

/ July 12, 2016

Peabody Energy Funding Climate Change Denial and Anti-Renewable Campaigns

Analysis of bankruptcy court documents reveals Peabody Energy funding climate denial that span trade associations, lobby groups, and industry front groups.

/ July 11, 2016

FirstEnergy Ohio Bailout – Bad for Ratepayers, Bad for Ohio

186,000 ratepayers would be forced to pay an additional fee to prop up the company’s uncompetitive coal and nuclear plants, which cannot compete in the free market.

/ January 19, 2016

C. Boyden Gray: Tobacco, Tea Party, and Dirty Energy

As someone with deep ties to right-wing political circles, and strong financial ties to the tobacco industry, C. Boyden Gray fits the bill as the ideal lobbyist for the dirty energy industry....

/ January 4, 2016

Attacks on Clean Power Plan Based on Flawed Reports

This briefing outlines the studies frequently used by special interests, details who has been paid or consulted in the production of these reports, and exposes the front groups involved in...

/ August 25, 2015