Environment Forum

‘Friendly’ push for Facebook to dump coal

September 1, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, delivers a keynote address at the company's annual conference in San Francisco, California July 23, 2008. REUTERS/Kimberly White

With half a million signatures backing it up, Greenpeace fired off a letter to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg today calling for the world’s largest social network to cut ties to coal-fired power at its new data center in Oregon.

Must the natural gas industry clean up its act?

October 13, 2009

Natural gas is regarded as a relatively clean source of energy but there is mounting evidence that it has a dirty side.

Futurist says dollars mean bright future for solar energy

July 25, 2009

   Solar power may bring us cleaner air and clearer skies. Nice, yes. But it’s money — not saving Mother Earth — that will catapult solar energy past dirty coal-fueled power plants.

Coal-promoting ringtones draw Sierra Club’s ire

May 8, 2009

West Virginians who want to show off their pride in the state’s coal industry can now do so via some catchy, coal-promoting ringtones put together by the West Virginia Coal Association.

A bad week for U.S. coal projects

May 2, 2009

It was a bad week to be planning a coal-fired power plant in the United States.

The industry suffered its second blow of the week on Friday with the cancellation of a plant in Michigan. The move by power plant developer LS Power marks the ninth such plant to be dropped in the United States so far this year, according to a count by environmental group the Sierra Club.

Anti-coal TV campaign goes Hollywood

February 27, 2009

A U.S. anti-coal campaign has gone Hollywood with a new TV spot directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen of “No Country for Old Men” and “Fargo” fame.