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The Clean Power Plan Is Not Killing Coal

We’ve known the 45th president seeks to eliminate regulations on the fossil fuel industry so it’s no surprise he announced his intention to modify the Clean Power Plan developed by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. The plan was announced by … Continue reading

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An Energy Revolution

A recent article at Nuclear News reminds us the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution. “The cost of renewables like solar and cell batteries for electric vehicles are making the carbon-based economy obsolete, with the turning point … Continue reading

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EPA Clean Power Rulemaking

“The United States has a moral responsibility to act on climate,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday, June 2. Her agency proposed what they described as “a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants.” New rules would … Continue reading

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Vilsack's Energy Policy Legacy

Does Tom Vilsack’s 2007 consulting agreement with MidAmerican Energy matter any more? It does, but not in the way conservative pundits characterized it, as a form of political corruption, after President Obama appointed Vilsack to his current job as secretary … Continue reading

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An Iowa Perspective on Coal’s Assault on Human Health

When we consider the use of coal in Iowa, there are many of us who remember the coal trucks plying the streets and alleys of our childhood, dropping loads of the black stuff down chutes leading to a basement coal … Continue reading

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