Posts Tagged with "carbon"

The EPA Can, And Should, End the Construction of New Coal Plants

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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The EPA Can, And Should, End the Construction of New Coal Plants

Are you as fed up as I am about the coal industry’s license to pollute? On January 9, coal cleaning chemicals leaked into West Virginia’s Elk River and poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people. Since February 2, millions of gallons of toxic coal ash have leaked from a Duke Energy coal plant into North Carolina’s [...]

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Fruit Pollutes More Than Coal?

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Fruit Pollutes More Than Coal?

It may seem like a silly question: Can fruit cause more pollution than coal? But from the perspective of Indonesian waterways, the answer is most certainly yes. According to Mukri Friatna, head of advocacy for WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), “Oil palm plantations ranked first as producers of pollutants, followed by mining companies.” WALHI [...]

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Chevron And The Bittersweet California Election Results

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Chevron And The Bittersweet California Election Results

November 3rd was a bittersweet day. The day after the midterm elections, we found out that Prop 23 — the so-called “Dirty Energy Proposition” that was funded by Texas oil companies Valero and Tesoro along with the billionaire oilmen Koch brothers — had gone down in flames, which was most certainly good news. But Prop [...]

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Will Cargill Fall for the Great Sinar Mas Greenwash?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

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After months of waiting for the results of the Sinar Mas “audit,” the controversial findings are finally public and it’s now up to Cargill executives to decide how they will proceed, i. e. whether or not to sever ties with the company known for its rainforest destruction and unsustainable palm oil practices. Read our open [...]

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The Carbon Logic Problem Statement | Grist

Friday, July 10, 2009

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The Carbon Logic Problem Statement by Ken Ward. All too often those debating the solutions and proposed actions to tackle global warming fail to challenge the assumptions. While it's important to deal with emissions it can be argued that the root causes of emissions lie farther upstream and can more effectively deal with the challenges we are facing. Cutting emissions is good. Investing in clean energy and cutting emissions before the fuel is readied is better.

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Why I might not invest in that coal plant after all

Thursday, April 9, 2009

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So there I was, thinking about this GREAT opportunity I just heard about to invest in a new coal-fired power plant. But then, just yesterday, our own special envoy for climate change to the state department Todd Stern said in an interview with the Financial Times: “How good will the business judgment of companies that [...]

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Beware Subprime Carbon

Friday, January 30, 2009

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With the economy in meltdown, it’s no wonder that everyone is casting around for a fast way to make a buck. You can hardly turn around without hearing more dismal news about layoffs. Almost everyone (except maybe JPMC CEO Jamie Dimon who keeps telling everyone how much money he has) has been affected in some [...]

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NY Activists Call Out Citibank for Financing Dominion’s Dirty Energy

Monday, September 15, 2008

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In solidarity with Wise County residents – who shut down the construction of Dominion Resources’ Coal Power Plant in Wise County, Va this morning, activists in New York arrived at Citibank’s Manhattan doorstep to remind the bank of their ongoing financial support for Dominion and other coal utility companies. Citi still guilty of financing coal [...]

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Public Interest Groups Oppose Carbon Capture Scam

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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In conjunction with the international release of a report by Greenpeace today – that identifies the ridiculous risk, uncertainty and cost associated with industry-driven plans for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), Public interest groups (from across the country) sent the following letter to Congress, demanding that taxpayer subsidies be disallowed CCS, and that safe, affordable and [...]

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Wall Street announces “Carbon Principles” – but what do they mean?

Monday, February 4, 2008

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So, big news on Wall Street today regarding coal and our climate. Three of the largest investment banks (Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase) announced the formation of the “Carbon Principles” – a set of guidelines the banks will follow when lending money to carbon-intensive projects, such as coal-fired power plants. While the banks [...]

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