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Japan's Hokkaido earthquake - power out, lives lost and disrupted

Update from Reuters: Power restored to the Tomari nuclear plant. Read more here. In the very early hours of September 6, 2018, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan in southwestern Hokkaido. News reports have…

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Pres. Trump Defies Free Market Principles and Moves to Force Consumers to Pay for Uneconomic Power

President Donald Trump is preparing to issue a bailout for uneconomic coal and nuclear plants by forcing grid operators to buy their power, even though it is more expensive than alternatives. As…

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Can you win this Bluff the Reader game?

Here are two recent websites. Can you guess which one is real news and which one is the hoax? No Googling and put your answers in as a comment below! Thanks for…

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Overshadowed by coal ash issue, debate continues over Duke Energy’s fixed charge

This is a guest post written by Elizabeth Outz for Southeast Energy News. To read the original post, click here. As a high-profile hearing over Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike in North…

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Alabama PSC's Gift List: Power Company "Nice," Alabamians "Naughty"?

Every year on the second Tuesday in December, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) holds a public meeting about Alabama Power's rate structure and the cost impacts of keeping coal-fired power plants…

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UCS “Dwindling Role for Coal” Report: Wind and Solar Could Help Replace Coal in the Southeast

A recording of our October 24, 2017 webinar with UCS report authors is posted here. The past decade or so has seen a dramatic shift away from coal for producing electricity in…

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How Will Hurricane Irma Impact Coal Ash in her Path?

Last year, Hurricane Matthew spilled coal waste into the Neuse River and burst the dirt embankment of a cooling pond at the H.F. Lee power plant in Goldsboro, NC. As record-breaking Hurricane…

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Walking in Memphis—Just Feet Above a Coal Ash Cesspool

This guest blog by Lisa Evans, Sr. Administrative Counsel at Earthjustice, is re-posted from July 19, 2017. The original appears here. Memphis residents now have another reason to sing the blues. Last…

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Pruitt EPA Should Deny New Utility Move to Weaken Federal Coal Ash Rule

Late on Friday, May 12, following on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) giving in to industry on coal ash water pollution rules [UPDATE: send your comment on the water…

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Pruitt EPA's Water Pollution Delay Extends Uncertainty for Southeast Coal Plants

UPDATE: Send your comment to EPA by July 6. Since 1982, little has changed about the toxic pollution coal-fired power plants are allowed to dump in water, although change was on its…