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Dead scientists vs TV weathercasters

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Rebirth or Retreat: Are We Better Prepared Four Years After Katrina?

Four years and four months ago today Hurricane Katrina (soon followed by Hurricane Rita) ravaged the Gulf Coast claiming thousands of lives and leaving over 800,000 displaced.  Four years is a long…

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A year since the Kingston disaster and still no coal ash regulations

How long will it take before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lives up to its responsibility to protect human health and the environment?  With respect to coal combustion waste, apparently a little…

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Georgia Coops Get It Wrong Again

Another New Coal Plant Proposed in South Georgia by Power4Georgians Power4Georgians is at it again.  Just recently, citizens in Ben Hill County started hearing rumors that Power4Georgians, a consortium made up of…

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Out With The Coal, In With The New

Recently in the Southeast we've had some exciting announcements about utility plans to begin retiring and repowering some of their oldest and dirtiest coal plants.  By our estimate, eleven retirements are in…

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So what Really Happened in Copenhagen?

This post was co-authored by Stephen Smith and Jennifer Rennicks Well, it depends on who you ask? While the United Nations climate talks are officially over, the world does not have the fair,…

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Copenhagen Close-up: Denmark’s Thrifty Use of Bioenergy

This post was co-authored by John Bonitz “We do need a 'new economy,' but one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving and conserving, not on excess and waste. An…

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Copenhagan Close-Up: Black Carbon - small particle, big problem

This post was co-authored by John Wilson, Laura Wilson and Anne Blair Being so close to the Arctic here in Copenhagen, I have been listening carefully to what people have to say…

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Live from Copenhagen: So The Climate Talks Are Winding Down

So the Climate talks are winding down, leaders of National governments are leaving town, including President Obama, it's approaching midnight here in Copenhagen and I don’t believe we have a clear understanding…

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Live in Copenhagen: Rep. Blackburn plays politics at the expense of the planet

It was with great disappointment that I watched the congresswoman’s republican response to the President's weekly radio address last Saturday. She is now in Copenhagen as part of the U.S. Congressional Delegation. Her…