BREAKING: @SouthernCompany Suspends Kemper 'Clean Coal' Project, May Lose Up to $3.4B

BREAKING: @SouthernCompany Suspends Kemper 'Clean Coal' Project, May Lose Up to $3.4B

desmogblog.com 28 Jun '17, 10pm

In a major blow to proponents of “clean coal” technology, Southern Co., parent company of Mississippi Power, announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today that it's throwing in the towel on efforts to generate electricity from coal and will instead use only natural gas at its flagship Kemper County, Mississippi power plant. The project, which relied on a “gasifier” to turn a cheap and common grade of coal into fuel, is over, at least for now, Southern said. “On June 28, 2017, Mississippi Power notified the Mississippi PSC that it is beginning a process to suspend operations and start-up activities on the gasifier portion o...

EPA Chief Met With Dow Chemical CEO Before Deciding Not to Ban Toxic Pesticide

ecowatch.com 28 Jun '17, 2pm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris before deciding to reverse an...

These wondrous sea wolves swim for miles and live off the watery wilds

treehugger.com 28 Jun '17, 11am
These wondrous sea wolves swim for miles and live off the watery wilds

In a remote stretch of rainforest on Canada's Pacific coast, a unique population of wolves has taken to a life of the sea. Wolves have foreve...

California adds Monsantos glyphosate to list of chemicals known to cause cancer

inhabitat.com 28 Jun '17, 7pm
California adds Monsantos glyphosate to list of chemicals known to cause cancer

Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto’s glyphosate — a key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer — to be “probably c...

Solar Costs Are Hitting Jaw-Dropping Lows in Every Region of the World

greentechmedia.com 27 Jun '17, 10am

This may sound a little repetitive, but it's impossible to ignore: the decline in solar costs is not slowing down. GTM Research expects a 27 ...

Energy

States, markets step up to lead on U.S. #cleanenergy future | @REWorld

States, markets step up to lead on U.S. #cleanenergy future | @REWorld

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Jun '17, 9pm

Considerable apprehension and alarm was raised among world audiences when President Trump announced his plans to pull the U.S. out of the Par...

Brown going Green

Brown going Green

nawindpower.com 28 Jun '17, 6pm

“Because of our size and scale, we know our commitments can shape markets, advance technologies and be a catalyst for infrastructure investme...

#Sa…

seia.org 27 Jun '17, 6pm

Earthsponse, LLC - Concord Suites PV Installation - Avalon, NJ - 104.16 kW - skyline (2).jpg We already knew that Suniva’s suggested tariffs ...

Transportation

New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

greencarreports.com 28 Jun '17, 3pm
New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

John Voelcker Jun 28, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Rick and Linda SantAngelo with the 2011 Nissan Leaf at 96,000 miles Enlarge Photo The 20...

Fashion

China textiles mills save millions in sustainability drive

ecotextile.com 26 Jun '17, 10am
China textiles mills save millions in sustainability drive

SHANGHAI — A group of Chinese textiles mills last year made millions of dollars' worth of savings by implementing simple measures aimed at dr...

Little girl feeds crows; in return, they bring her gifts | MNN - Mother Natur...

mnn.com 28 Jun '17, 4pm
Little girl feeds crows; in return, they bring her gifts | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Like many kids her age, 8-year-old Gabi Mann from Seattle has an interesting collection of tr...

A dangerous path: New highway could jeopardize tigers in India

news.mongabay.com 28 Jun '17, 10am
A dangerous path: New highway could jeopardize tigers in India

These connective corridors are a critical part of the equation. Tigers currently roam just se...

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