Pope Francis

The Green Pope; 27-Percent-Renewable China; Bureau of Land Management Mea Culpa

POPE FRANCIS IS EXTOLLING THE VIRTUE OF GREEN-ENERGY JOBS, arguing for them not just for moral reasons but for economic ones as well. In a speech in Germany this week, … Continue Reading →

Buchanan: Five Years On, Millions in Costs From AMP’s Cancelled Coal Plant Still Hang Over Towns and Cities

By Sandy Buchanan Five years ago this Thanksgiving, newspaper headlines across Ohio announced the cancellation of a coal-fired power plant that American Municipal Power (AMP) had planned to build along … Continue Reading →

Exelon offices

Kunkel: FERC Approval of Exelon-Pepco Merger Is a Step Back

By Cathy Kunkel By approving Exelon Corp.’s acquisition of Pepco Holdings Inc. last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) dealt a potential blow to the development of renewables and … Continue Reading →

BLM coal

Lawsuit Challenges BLM Coal Leases; A “Long-Held Dream”; Coal ETF Tanks

THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT IS BEING SUED FOR HOW IT MANAGES FEDERAL COAL LEASES in Western states. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington today, asks that the … Continue Reading →

WSJ hedge funds

Hedge Funds See Coal Weakness; Fool.com Weighs In; Solar USA Today

HEDGE FUNDS ARE BEGINNING TO CIRCLE U.S. COAL COMPANIES, shorting both coal stocks and bonds in anticipation of bankruptcies, the Wall Street Journal reports today. The headline: “Hedge Funds Bet … Continue Reading →

Powder River Basin via BLM

Sanzillo: Teddy Roosevelt Wouldn’t Be Happy With This Coal-Royalties Loophole

By Tom Sanzillo The ghost of Theodore Roosevelt is awake and on the prowl again as new doubt emerges in Washington over federal subsidies that in effect let coal companies … Continue Reading →


NRG Responds; Galilee Heats Up; FirstEnergy Retreats

IN A BOW TO THE DIVESTURE MOVEMENT AND TO CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS, NRG has come out with a plan it says will reduce emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and 90 … Continue Reading →

Ohio Statehouse

Commentary: ‘The Ohio Green-Energy Jobs Report That, Shamefully, Stayed Buried Until Now’

By the Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board If you believe coincidence explains how the Statehouse works, there’s no mystery about the bureaucratic stall given to a $435,000 report on green … Continue Reading →

Seattle port

$8 Billion Untouched; Coal-Export Report Coverage; ‘Big Energy Interests’ in North Carolina

SNL IS REPORTING TODAY THAT A FEDERAL LOAN PROGRAM TO SUPPORT NEW COAL TECHNOLOGY HAS GOTTEN FEW TAKERS. The article, by Taylor Kuykendall, appears under the headline “8 years after … Continue Reading →

Kemper rendition

Schlissel: Kemper Power Plant, a Debacle That Should Never Have Been

By David Schlissel

 It’s pretty well known that cost overruns at Mississippi Power’s new plant in Kemper County now total $3.1 billion, roughly 100 percent more than the estimate the … Continue Reading →