Natural gas’ leaks may make it worse for the climate than coal

Natural gas industry leaks makes gas worse than coal Back in July, 2018, Anthony J. Marchese and Dan Zimmerle published an article on CNBC regarding studies attempting to measure the level of leakage of methane gas throughout the industry. They found that, while natural gas was rapidly displacing coal in part [...]

Natural gas’ leaks may make it worse for the climate than coal2023-11-15T21:35:36-08:00

Renewables + Nuclear: Partners in Decarbonization

Renewables + Nuclear:  Partners in Decarbonization (The following analysis is available for use for any purpose with attribution to the Climate Coalition.) (Click to download a PDF of this information.) “Nuclear or Renewables” is a false dichotomy when 83.1% of the world’s primary energy [...]

Renewables + Nuclear: Partners in Decarbonization2022-03-24T18:52:08-07:00

What’s Greenwashing?

About Greenwashing Consumer, investors, voters, marketers and even corporations are increasingly aware of the harmful environmental impacts of much of what we consume and are striving to make increasingly sustainable choices and options. Unfortunately, demand for better choices has put pressure on those selling products, services and investments to attract the [...]

What’s Greenwashing?2022-03-17T23:01:01-07:00

Evidence that the U.S. could have been 50% clean energy today

MM Tallying the cost of antinuclear sentiments By Matt MacCaughey, Guest Author I am a passionate pro-nuclear advocate with an engineering degree from UMaine, along with two minors in renewable energy. I am working in the energy sector now doing mostly safety work for nuclear plants and a few fossil [...]

Evidence that the U.S. could have been 50% clean energy today2021-03-08T21:51:10-08:00

Setting the Record Straight on Indian Point

February 2021 Over 2020 and 2021, New York prematurely shuttered the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, NY. The two reactors at Indian Point had been safely providing 12% of New York's electricity. This one plant generated over one fifth of all carbon-free generation statewide — 2.5x [...]

Setting the Record Straight on Indian Point2024-01-15T12:23:03-08:00

NYISO’s Misleading Information

NYISO's Mischaractization of Key Information The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) releases an annual state of the grid and markets report called Power Trends. According to NYISO CEO, Robert Fernandez, this report "provides the facts and analysis necessary to understand the many factors shaping New York’s complex electric system."  In [...]

NYISO’s Misleading Information2020-09-14T02:15:24-07:00

How the American Petroleum Institute fakes antinuclear action

It is impressive how many of the smartest and most informed people thinking about our climate dilemma have expressed their support for nuclear energy. We know that it takes courage to even talk about nuclear, so we have compiled a listing of many of the brightest lights who have expressed such [...]

How the American Petroleum Institute fakes antinuclear action2020-07-20T21:04:51-07:00

Saving Indian Point

The Save Indian Point Campaign continues Curtailment and closure of Indian Point Reactor 2 was initiated on April 30th despite the hazards of this work being done during the pandemic. Governor Cuomo and his office ignored petition with over 8,000 signatures as well as our letter [...]

Saving Indian Point2021-04-09T00:17:45-07:00

How API tricks you

How API tricks you into opposing nuclear With climate change approaching a range of tipping points that will cause climate to shift forever, it is worth pondering the very basic question of who benefits from the world acting on climate and eliminating emissions and who doesn't.  When you think of individuals—people [...]

How API tricks you2020-05-25T18:07:28-07:00

So Gas it is . . .

So Gas it is! by Isuru Seneviratne, Nuclear New York April 27, 2020 ______________________ New York’s electricity is a tale of two grids: the low-carbon upstate grid (81% powered by hydro and nuclear), and the high-carbon downstate one (70% powered by methane gas). Indian Point is responsible for 80% of downstate clean [...]

So Gas it is . . .2020-05-10T10:22:51-07:00

Closing Indian Point is Bad for New York

Learn the Facts The agreement to close Indian Point, announced in January 2017, capped decades of controversy over its safety and was seen as a victory for environmental groups and Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who had long opposed the downstate plant, despite supporting New York's upstate plants. [...]

Closing Indian Point is Bad for New York2020-04-18T17:57:54-07:00

Dear Governor Cuomo

Dear Governor Cuomo, We thank you for your leadership at this very difficult time. With New York’s number of coronavirus infections now exceeding 250,000, with 57,000 New Yorkers in the hospital and almost 15,000 deaths, we are facing the worst disaster in the state’s recent history and [...]

Dear Governor Cuomo2023-10-14T20:16:50-07:00

America’s Disastrous Environmental Divide

A message to the climate community. Friends, so many of you have posted wonderful pictures of celebrations, escapes into beauty, and reflections on both the joys and the sorrows of the past, while projecting and wishing good things for our future. In this moment of wishfulness and open introspection, [...]

America’s Disastrous Environmental Divide2020-01-02T23:59:34-08:00

World’s Emissions Gap Is Growing, with No Sign of Peaking Soon, UN Warns

World’s Emissions Gap Is Growing, with No Sign of Peaking Soon, UN Warns Leslie Hook published an article in Inside Climate News called “World's Emissions Gap is Growing, with No Sign of Peaking Soon, UN Warns," in which she highlights the jaw-dropping gap between the future emissions reduction necessary to meet the [...]

World’s Emissions Gap Is Growing, with No Sign of Peaking Soon, UN Warns2020-01-02T15:40:08-08:00

The new science fossil fuel companies fear

The new science fossil fuel companies fear  Zack Colman published an article in Politico called “The new science fossil fuel companies fear,” in which he describes how Richard Heede spent a decade attempting to find out one thing: "how many greenhouse gases the world’s fossil fuel companies, cement-makers and other industrial giants had pumped into [...]

The new science fossil fuel companies fear2020-01-02T16:00:40-08:00

CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 2018

CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 2018 In “CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 2018," by Chelsea Harvey writing in Scientific American, Harvey reports on the findings by a panel of scientists who concluded that 2018 had the highest CO2 emissions ever. As the demand for energy continues to [...]

CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 20182020-01-04T13:45:17-08:00

Taiwan voters reverse nuclear ban

Taiwan voters reverse nuclear ban Nearly 55% of Taiwanese residents turned out to vote on a referendum this past week which would determine whether or not Taiwan maintained its nuclear generation or ended it.  In a result that surprised many observers, Taiwanese voters decisively rejected the government’s phase-out of nuclear power, 59% [...]

Taiwan voters reverse nuclear ban2018-12-06T01:22:42-08:00

Oil Company Knowledge

How the fossil fuel industry got the media to think climate change was debatable Washington Post, by Amy Westervelt, January 10, 2019. Documents uncovered by journalists and activists over the past decade lay out a clear strategy: First, target media outlets to get them to report more on the “uncertainties” in climate […]

Oil Company Knowledge2019-01-15T01:53:16-08:00

Climate Denier Corruption

There is no other way to put this:  a block of Republican politicians are knowingly compromising our lives and our children’s future in order to stay in office. 180 of 535 members of Congress have received $82,882,725 in dirty money from the coal, oil, and gas industries, according to CAPAF’s research.  And, […]

Climate Denier Corruption2018-10-21T19:22:21-07:00

About Fossil Fuel Divestment

Current Status on Fossil Fuel Divestment Commitments According to the Go Fossil Free movement, over $6 trillion in assets have been committed by nearly 900 organizations and some 58,000 individual investors to be divested from their fossil fuel investments.  Below are a few sample listings of such commitments from some of these […]

About Fossil Fuel Divestment2018-10-21T19:23:22-07:00

The Climate Coalition Case

We are facing an existential crisis. If we all don't work together, everything and everyone will be impacted on the planet. We need everyone working to provide sources of clean energy to be properly valued and welcomed — without discrimination. This includes those working to improve and increase renewables as well as those working to improve and increase nuclear energy. Only by embracing and utilizing all available technologies, will we have a sufficiently diverse portfolio of options that can supplant fossil fuels and reliably power 100% clean energy grids in all the various geographies around the world.

The Climate Coalition Case2018-11-10T10:55:15-08:00

Fossil Fuels

  Fossil fuels — a double-edged sword Fossil fuels are a double-edged sword.  On the one hand, since the discovery and exploitation of fossil-era energy sources such as coal, petroleum oil and, more recently, methane, quality of life has improved dramatically.  Electricity and heating systems in the home, access to fuel for […]

Fossil Fuels2021-07-16T16:49:33-07:00
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