Posts Tagged with "clean-coal"

Deep in the Heart of Dirty Energy and False Solutions

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Deep in the Heart of Dirty Energy and False Solutions

I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes. -Kinky Friedman They say everything is bigger in Texas. And in the race to drive our environment and climate off a steep cliff, my home state of Texas is speeding ahead in a big ass Mack fucking [...]

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The Dirty Business of “Clean Coal”

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Nearly 50% of energy in the U.S. comes from coal, and now many industry propagandists are touting the benefits of a “cleaner” way of using this controversial fossil fuel. Check out the fascinating new documentary Dirty Business which explores the murky realities of “clean coal.” In the digital age, half our electricity still comes from [...]

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Big day for climate, Big new bill, and Big giveaways to coal, oil and loggers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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With climate talks underway in Bangkok, Indigenous activists reviewing the text and engaged in the talks calling for no market-based REDD deal, Greenpeace activists blockading the tar sands in Alberta, and the EU investigating fraud in carbon trading schemes, today is a big day for the movement for climate justice. Too bad it’s such a [...]

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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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Climate Justice and Coal’s Funeral Procession

Saturday, May 2, 2009

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About a month or so after the Capitol Climate action I wrote a movement strategy piece to reflect on its lessons. It is the cover story for the May issue of Z Magazine and pasted below. This magazine came out on the day we heard from the Administration that they have begun to implement their [...]

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video from the Cliffside Climate Action

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Check out this great video from the Cliffside Climate Action.

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44 Arrested at Duke Energy’s Headquarters

Monday, April 20, 2009

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Community members engage in civil disobedience to prevent the construction of coal fired facility. This morning, the Cliffside Climate Action brought hundreds to Duke Energy’s headquarters in Charlotte North Carolina to protest the construction of the new Cliffside coal facility. The latest news is that 44 community members and supporters have been arrested, sending a [...]

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CAPITOL CLIMATE ACTION VICTORY: in context for activists

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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Yesterday thousands of people converged on the Capitol Power Plant to engage in mass civil disobedience, shutting it down for the afternoon to demand clean energy solutions to our economic and climate crises. Check out the recent media coverage in Associated Press (AP), TIME Magazine, CNN, Huffington Post, The Hill, Alternet, and USA Today. See [...]

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Rising Tide Boston helps big banks market “Green Coal”

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Last Friday, members of Rising Tide Boston set up “Green Coal” marketing tables outside branches of Bank of America and Citibank to highlight these banks’ high-risk investments in coal power and mining. Emulating the coal industry’s marketing pitch of “clean coal”, activists handed out samples of “green coal” while informing fellow citizens not to expect [...]

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North Carolinians Act against Coal

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Activists across North Carolina took action against Bank of America’s dirty coal financing. In the early hours of commuter traffic, Raleigh commuters encountered banners at key thoroughfares – reminding them that “Coal Ain’t Clean”, and that Bank of America continues to finance the coal industry, including Mountaintop Removal coal mining and dirty coal power companies [...]

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