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China’s plan?: Burn coal to make renewables for us

Posted on December 24th by Tom Yulsman. 9
A coal-fired power plant in China It is becoming clearer that the Copenhagen talks failed because of China's intransigence. Here's an eyewitness account from Mark Lynas, a freelance writer ...

Head-spinning complexities of cap-and-trade emerge in EPA report

Posted on June 25th by Tom Yulsman. %
In shorter run renewables don't grow under the plan — but nukes and coal do Nukes may be one winner in climate and energy legislation now being considered in the ...

Cap-and-trade hangover

Posted on May 21st by Tom Yulsman. 6
Two days ago, I drank the cap-and-trade Kool-Aid, spiked by a generous portion of climate modeling. I wrote that if the legislation likely to pass a House committee today ...

Cap-and-trade: how much would the legislation tame global warming?

Posted on May 19th by Tom Yulsman. 6
NCAR climate modeler Tom Wigley runs several scenarios for CEJournal to find the answer How big an impact would the cap-and-trade legislation now being marked up in a House committee actually ...

Australian scientists: shut down all coal power plants

Posted on May 1st by Tom Yulsman. 2
A group of Australian climate scientists has written an open letter telling the electric power industry Down Under that the days of coal-fired power plants are numbered:  The unfortunate reality is ...

James Hansen on civil disobedience against coal plants and other issues

Posted on April 17th by Tom Yulsman. %
Part 1 of an interview in which the NASA scientist discusses global warming, tipping points in the climate system, and climate policy   On April 10, freelance journalist  Susan Moran and ...

Three major developments on climate change today

Posted on March 10th by Tom Yulsman.
EPA gets ready to declare CO2 a danger to the public     This video portrays results from a new system for mapping CO2 emissions in the United States over time. In April, ...

Open notebook: Tips for reporters on the coming climate wars

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman. %
Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in my open notebook project. (The previous posting was a Q&A with Roger Pielke, Jr.) As I mentioned in my first post, ...

Coal sludge: top story in today’s N.Y. Times

Posted on December 25th by Tom Yulsman. %
At long last, the Grey Old Lady has spoken — and loudly — with a front page story that begins like this:   "KINGSTON, Tenn. — What may be the nation's ...

Tennessee sludge blanket enough to cover entire National Mall

Posted on December 24th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Update 12/24/08, 8:15 p.m. (see the original posting below): Finally, one national news outlet is covering the story (on Christmas Eve, when hardly anyone will watch it). Here's the video segment ...

Nightmare before Christmas: Coal sludge spill 50X worse than Exxon Valdez

Posted on December 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 24
Environmental catastrophe could be worst in southeastern U.S. history TVA Coal Ash Spill Dec 22 2008 This stunning video portrays the horrifying extent of the coal ash spill in Tennessee that's ...

Great articles on mountaintop removal!

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman.
Wendy Redal, a former CEJ staffer, reported this series of articles on mountaintop removal for coal mining on the scene in West Virginia. And today, the series was ...