Blocking Trains And Removing Coal, Climate Activists Fight To Close One Of New England’s Largest Power Plants

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert and Arnie Alpert, -

By escalating from symbolic actions to obstruction, the #NoCoalNoGas campaign is mounting a serious challenge to the fossil fuel industry with a growing network of climate activists. Under cover [...]

Shutting US Coal Plants Saved More Than 26,000 Lives Over The Past Decade

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The shutdown of hundreds of coal-fired power plants in the United States over the past decade has saved an estimated 26,610 lives, according to a new study published in the journal Nature [...]

Coal Train Protesters Target One Of New England’s Last Big Coal Power Plants

By Phil McKenna, -

Climate activists halted a coal train bound for one of New England's last large coal-fired power plants by building a barricade on the tracks and sitting on it for about eight hours this week. [...]

Burrillville Power Plant Blocked By RI Regulators

By Staff, -

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — After more than two years of widespread debate, state regulators on Thursday rejected a $1 billion proposal to build a gas-fired power plant in Burrillville. The [...]

Climate Emissions From Gulf Coast’s New Petrochemical, Oil And Gas Projects Same As 29 New Coal Power Plants

In the last six years, officials in Texas and Louisiana issued permits allowing 74 petrochemical, oil, and gas projects to pump as much climate-warming pollution into the atmosphere as running 29 [...]

Cities Could Create Massive Virtual Power Plants With Distributed Solar

By Fred Lambert, -

It will function much like Tesla’s giant Powerpack system, which charges when demand and electricity rates are low and discharges when demand and prices are high. We reported last month the [...]

9 Eastern States Agree To Cut Power Plant Emissions An Extra 30%

By Georgiana Gustin, -

By Georgiana Gustin for Inside Climate News - Nine eastern states announced Wednesday that they have agreed on a proposal to cut global-warming pollution from the region's power plants an [...]

‘No New Power Plant’ Dominates Ancients And Horribles Parade

By Steve Ahlquist, -

By Steve Ahlquist for RI Future - For the second year in a row a float with the theme of opposing Invenergy‘s proposed $1 billion fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant has taken first [...]

New Yorkers Disrupt Power Plant’s Breaking-Ground Ceremony

By Kim Fraczek and Lee Stewart, -

By Kim Fraczek and Lee Stewart for Sane Energy Project and Beyond Extreme Energy - Dover, NY – The controversial Cricket Valley Gas-Fired Power Plant’s golden-shovel ceremony was disrupted today [...]

Natural Gas Power Plants Emit Up To 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

By Steve Horn, -

By Steve Horn for Desmog Blog - Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more [...]

Power Plant Battle Follows Governor Raimondo To Washington D.C.

By Steve Ahlquist, -

By Steve Ahlquist for RI Future - Lee Stewart entered the JPM Chase United States Capitol Visitor Center in Washington DC and followed the signs to the forum. When he got to the desk, he asked if [...]

Federal Probe Of Competitive Power Ventures

By Pramilla Malick and Nadine Raia, -

By Pramilla Malick and Nadine Raia for Protect Orange County - Slate Hill N.Y.- The residents of Orange County have long been calling for a federal investigation into the numerous irregularities [...]

FANG Escalates Protest In New England

By FANG, -

By FANG. The past three days, FANG has been nonviolently escalating our efforts to stop the fracked-gas power plant proposed for Burrillville and to confront other forms of injustice. It's all [...]

Miami’s Oceanfront Nuclear Power Plant Is Leaking

By Rob Wile, -

By Rob Wile for Fusion - What is arguably America’s least-well-placed nuclear power plant is leaking radiation into the sea. The University of Miami has found that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power [...]

Nuclear Industry Prices Itself Out Of Market For New Power Plants

By Joe Romm, -

By Joe Romm for Think Progress - In the modern era, nuclear power plants have almost always become more and more expensive over time. They have a “negative learning curve” — along with massive [...]

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