Category: Coal

Clean Coal Officially Dead in Mississippi as Southern Company Battered by Kemper Fall-Out

Clean coal officially died in Mississippi today as state regulators voted unanimously to issue an official order denying further money for the Kemper coal plant and beginning a settlement process with its builder, Southern Company.

Three Coal Companies are Trying to Keep Secret How Much Federal Coal They Mine

Earlier this year, I looked at just how much the largest US coal mining companies depend on access to subsidized federal coal, most of it extracted from public lands in the Powder River Basin of

American Electric Power says “We don’t agree with or share every position” of ACCCE, yet remains a member of the coal lobby group

The Conesville Power Plant in Conesville, Ohio, is operated by American Electric Power and burns about 12,000 tons of coal a day. That’s enough coal to fill 120 box cars.  ALLY MAROTTI / WOSU American

The coal industry can’t decide: climate denial or subsidies for “clean coal”?

The New York Times yesterday reported on a presentation given to a coal industry conference last year titled “Survival is Victory: Lessons from the Tobacco Wars.” The presentation was prepared by Richard Reavey, a former

Two (or three?) more companies confirm departure from coal lobby group ACCCE

Two more companies – and perhaps three – have confirmed their departure from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) this week, following the publication of our report detailing major companies’ departure from coal lobby

Kemper Project’s Untested Equipment Means Southern Company Way Off On Schedule

Engineers who worked on Southern Company’s Kemper coal plant say the proposed start-up date of September 2016 is as unrealistic as previous dates given by the company and that the plant is unlikely to go

CIC Sues Department of Energy for Southern Co. Kemper “Clean Coal” Documents

The Climate Investigations Center has sued the U.S. Department of Energy to force the release of records pertaining to Southern Company’s “clean coal” power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi. In a lawsuit filed late last

Peabody Settles with NY Attorney General, Will Disclose More on Climate – But Not Much

Peabody Energy settled a multi-year investigation by the New York state attorney general’s office last night, agreeing to make more truthful disclosures to investors about climate change-related risks to its coal mining operations. However the

“Are Coal, Oil and Gas the Subprime Assets of the Future?”

That question was actually asked by British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey last year, and its ramifications are extensively explored in a provocative report released today by the Center for

Peabody’s Five Point Plan for Getting the World to Adapt To Peabody

When a coal company chief executive officer offers a decarbonization plan, it means one of two things. One, he has finally seen the light, and realizes that coal is irremediably dirty. Or two, this is