Quit Coal Blog

Submitted by Dan Schreiber
December 15, 2011

After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this possible! Facebook's message to energy producers is clear: invest now in renewable energy, and move away from coal power.

Submitted by Kate Melges
December 15, 2011
Tis the season of giving, and Duke Energy is spreading some holiday cheer to its ratepayers in upcoming bills, or so they say.


Submitted by Phil Radford
December 15, 2011
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December 15, 2011

Last week Sierra Club, Greenpeace and many local advocates held a town hall meeting to examine and discuss the potential shut down of Austin's coal plant. Lee Leffingwell, the mayor of Austin, and every member of city council have already pledged to move Austin beyond coal, but the specifics of how that might be done have not been established.

Submitted by Polly Dallas
December 14, 2011

Earlier this month climate activists from all over the world gathered in Durban, South Africa for the UN’s annual climate conference.  Here, we’ve chosen some of the most memorable photos from the Greenpeace archives documenting the conference and related actions across the globe to share with you.

Submitted by Joe Smyth
December 13, 2011
Senator Murkowski announced yesterday she plans to introduce legislation to weaken upcoming safeguards that would protect Americans from mercury pollution and other dangerous emissions from coal fired power plants.