Across the nation, utilities continue to announce the planned shutdown of nuclear power plants. Early retirement of these crumbling, outrageously expensive and dangerous plants is long overdue. But will they be replaced by polluting natural gas plants, or can clean, renewable energy be brought on line quickly enough to fill the gap?Read More
A new report estimated the sweeping public health benefits that a 15 percent reduction in energy demand would yield in one year.Read More
Senate confirms top lobbyist for the coal and chemical industries as Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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As expensive, dirty coal power staggers toward its inevitable demise, natural gas has come to dominate the electricity market.Read More
Despite efforts by the Trump administration and some states to prop up the coal industry, its future remains bleak.Read More
FirstEnergy, a utility struggling to stay alive in the dying coal and nuclear industries, is once again looking for a bailout from government regulators.Read More
In an era of bitterly divisive politics, there’s one thing that unites Democrats and Republicans across the nation: They oppose Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas.Read More
“Let it be written that environmentalists didn’t kill the nuclear industry, economics did,” Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson wrote last summer.Read More
A leading lobbyist for the coal and oil industries, who is a staunch climate change skeptic, is a step away from being second in command at the Environmental Protection Agency.Read More
The rejection of dirty and expensive coal power is accelerating worldwide. Yet the Trump administration continues its desperate attempts to keep a dying industry on life support.
This week, federal regulators rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to require the use of electricity from failing coal and nuclear plants, even when cheaper sources are availableRead More
Federal regulators’ rejection today of the White House’s scheme to prop up the coal and nuclear power industries is a big win for electricity customers and renewable energy, said EWG President Ken Cook.Read More
The CEO of one of the nation's largest coal companies claimed last month he had nothing to do with the Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers pay above-market rates for electricity from failing coal-fired power plants.
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The Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers subsidize dirty, dangerous and aging coal and nuclear power plants would result in 27,000 premature deaths and a net cost of $263 billion by 2045, according to projections by independent researchers.Read More
For the only public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration picked a location where residents are sure to support the desperate attempt to save the dying coal industry.Read More
The Environmental Working Group and American Oversight formally petitioned the Department of Energy today to release all communications between senior officials and the energy industry over the Trump administration’s proposed bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants.Read More
U.S. utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear power units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by the Environmental Working Group. But the Trump administration is telling other nations that coal and nuclear power can help fight climate change.Read More
Without Energy Secretary Rick Perry's scheme to make utility customers buy more expensive electricity from aging, dirty and dangerous coal and nuclear u, utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by EWG.Read More
Under President Trump's leadership, the U.S. has attained a unique – and shameful – distinction: the only nation on Earth to reject the Paris agreement on climate change.Read More
FERC data compiled by EWG show why the Trump administration’s friends in the coal and nuclear industries are desperate for a ratepayer bailout: Their plants are losing billions of dollars, and without subsidies to make them competitive with renewable energy and natural gas, utilities are proposing to close 75 coal and nuclear facilities in just three short years.Read More