Archive for June, 2011

Cleveland coal plant harms low-income communities and communities of color
Coal / FirstEnergy

Cleveland coal plant harms low-income communities and communities of color

CLEVELAND — “A new national NAACP report, ‘Coal Blooded: Putting Profits over People‘, identifies Lake Shore Plant in Cleveland, as the nation’s sixth-most harmful plant for low-income communities and communities of color, receiving a grade of ‘F’. On Thursday, June 30, NAACP leaders will release the report and urge Cleveland […]

Coal Executive Roundtable
Coal / Energy

Coal Executive Roundtable

TULSA, OK — “Robert L. Reymond, PE, associate vice president, Energy Group, Burns & McDonnell: ‘I think that what we are going to see over the next three to four years is a lot of work in the engineering construction business in the power industry driven by regulation, specifically in terms of […]

AEP spent $2 million lobbying in the 1st quarter
AEP / Coal

AEP spent $2 million lobbying in the 1st quarter

NEW YORK, NY — “Electric utility American Electric Power Co. spent $2 million lobbying the government in the first quarter on clean air and clean water rules, according to a recent disclosure report. That’s about half of the $3.6 million that the company spent in the fourth quarter of last […]

AGING NUKES, PART 4 of 4: NRC and industry rewrite nuke history
Energy / Uncategorized

AGING NUKES, PART 4 of 4: NRC and industry rewrite nuke history

ROCKVILLE, MD — “When commercial nuclear power was getting its start in the 1960s and 1970s, industry and regulators stated unequivocally that reactors were designed only to operate for 40 years. Now they tell another story — insisting that the units were built with no inherent life span, and can […]

Cuomo takes tough stance on nuclear reactors
Energy / Uncategorized

Cuomo takes tough stance on nuclear reactors

ALBANY, N.Y. — “One of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s top advisers met with the operators of the Indian Point nuclear plant last week and told them that the governor was determined to close the plant. Mr. Cuomo is not the first politician or the first governor to take that position, […]

The silent Energy [R]evolution
Energy / Uncategorized

The silent Energy [R]evolution

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — “This new analysis of the global power plant market shows that since the late 1990s, wind and solar installations grew faster than any other power plant technology across the world – about 430,000 MW total installed capacity between 2000 and 2010. . . Between 1970 and 1990, […]

Coal / Duke Energy

Miami Fort coal plant model helps recruit coal campaign volunteers at 2011 Paddlefest

CONEY ISLAND AMUSEMENT PARK, CINCINNATI — A model of Miami Fort coal plant drew the eyes of many Paddlefest participants last Friday and led to great conversations with Ohio Citizen Action staff. The model, made by Cincinnati Ohio Citizen Action canvassers, stood out among the water sports gear, canoes and […]

Fernald – From nuclear weapons production site to nature preserve
Uncategorized

Fernald – From nuclear weapons production site to nature preserve

FERNALD PRESERVE — Ohio Citizen Action canvassers toured the site of a nuclear weapons production facility that’s been reclaimed by the community as a nature preserve. Their guides, Lisa Crawford of Fernald Residents for Environmental Safety and Health, and Sue Walpole of Flour Fernald, both have over 20 years experience […]

Sierra Club coal pollution ad on New York bus stop
Coal

Sierra Club coal pollution ad on New York bus stop

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Paddlefest fills river with kayaks, canoes
Ohio Citizen Action

Paddlefest fills river with kayaks, canoes

Brewster Rhoads has grown event into the largest in the country CINCINNATI — “…Rhoads has another thrill in store this weekend on the Ohio: the sight of more than 2,000 Paddlefest participants in kayaks and canoes. Organizers say it’s the largest paddling event of its kind in the country. Rhoads […]