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Simran Sethi Covers Kansas Coal

Simran Sethi Covers Kansas Coal

Simran Sethi interviews Rod Bremby, the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, who prevented Sunflower Electric from building multiple coal plants in Kansas on the basis of denying them permits to release CO2 pollution. As it turns out, Rod Bremby has been under a lot of pressure from coal industry lobbyists to…

Obama's Green Investment Plan Could Refresh Ohio's Economy

Obama's Green Investment Plan Could Refresh Ohio's Economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 13, 2009 (ENS) – After he takes office on January 20, President Barack Obama has said he will seek congressional approval to invest $150 billion over 10 years on clean energy initiatives. This would fund next-generation biofuels and fuel infrastructure, advance the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, develop renewable energy, invest in low-emissions…

Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

NEW YORK, New York, September 27, 2008 (ENS) – “I believe we’ve reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction [applause] of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Al Gore declared at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting this week…

Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius today vetoed legislation that would have overturned a decision of her administration to deny an permit application to build two new coal-fired power plants because of the greenhouse gases they would have produced. The measure passed without a veto-proof majority of state legislators. Last…

Feds Halt Financing for New Rural Coal Plants

Feds Halt Financing for New Rural Coal Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2008 (ENS) – The federal government is suspending its loan program for new coal plants in rural communities. The Rural Utility Service announced today that due in part to uncertainty over litigation, it will not fund new coal plants in 2008 and 2009. A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,…

Green Video Games

Green Video Games

Video games seem to have infected everything in society with their contagious delivery of interactive instant-gratification. In many ways, the interactive nature of video games makes them powerful tools for training people to react to stimuli. All other forms of media before video games were purely consumptive forms of communication. People who read books, watch…

Nanosolar INC. Creates Solar Plant in San Jose

Nanosolar INC. Creates Solar Plant in San Jose

Recent studies show that most Americans believe solar power [www.sundance.tv] has the greatest likelihood of allowing America to be independent of foreign energy sources. This is interesting since solar power [www.sundance.tv] currently provides less than one percent of all the alternative power in the country. There must be something enticing about the idea of getting…

The US Government Creates One Environmental Victory!

The US Government Creates One Environmental Victory!

Sometimes it is necessary to focus on promising and hope-inspiring news stories, especially since the majority of environmental news stories are about doom and gloom. Recently, there has been a major victory for all Americans as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) managed to get the giant energy company American Electric Power to settle an eight…

Liquid Coal Quietly Becoming a Reality?

Liquid Coal Quietly Becoming a Reality?

Liquid coal has been debated hotly for years. American energy companies tend to love coal because the United States has the most coal reserves of any region in the world. Some scientists and many environmentalists dislike coal because it has historically been the dirtiest means of generating energy. Liquid coal processing companies explain that this…