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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

Climate Change

Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil Ties Climate Policy to Local Oil Hazard

A Massachusetts conservation group says it will sue ExxonMobil for failing to protect the Boston harbor area from an old, leaky oil terminal that spews toxic material into nearby rivers, charging that the company’s dual

Southern Company, Climate Change

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

Edelman

Edelman Shuns Coal and Climate Denial – The year in review

Aug 2014 – The original CIC PR Industry Climate Change Survey Aug 4, 2014 Guardian story – World’s Top PR Companies Rule Out Working With Climate Deniers Aug 5, 2014 CIC blog – PR Industry Climate Change Survey  Aug

Obama’s Arctic Adventure – Michael Klare commentary

Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, (my alma mater for full disclosure), has written extensively about the geopolitics of oil, the quest for “extreme energy”, exploring to the ends

“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