coal-fired power http://www.kplu.org en Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal http://www.kplu.org/post/obamas-climate-speech-renews-call-utilities-divest-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s the change we have been waiting for.” That’s the response from the Sierra Club to President Obama’s speech on climate change. A major part of his </span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/climate-action-plan" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">action plan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is new limits on carbon emissions from power plants.</span></p><p>The<a href="http://cascade.sierraclub.org/" target="_blank"> local chapter of the club</a> says even though no new policies will take effect for several years, utilities need to start adjusting now. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:22:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9175 at http://www.kplu.org Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal Coal opponents outnumber proponents at Seattle hearing http://www.kplu.org/post/coal-opponents-outnumber-proponents-seattle-hearing <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">It was one of the biggest outpourings of environmental activism that Seattle has seen since the WTO protests more than a decade ago.</span></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:24:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7360 at http://www.kplu.org Coal opponents outnumber proponents at Seattle hearing Let's turn carbon emissions into something useful http://www.kplu.org/post/lets-turn-carbon-emissions-something-useful <p>The average coal-fired power plant spews out more than a million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year.</p><p>Wouldn&#39;t it be great if that greenhouse gas could be put to good use?</p><p>On this month&#39;s edition of <em>The Digital Future</em>, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> Publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer that all that carbon could be used to make fuel, chemicals and other products.</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 5095 at http://www.kplu.org Let's turn carbon emissions into something useful Northwest's largest coal-fired plant to shut down by 2025 http://www.kplu.org/post/northwests-largest-coal-fired-plant-shut-down-2025 <p>It&#39;s 14 years off in the future. But a compromise deal will shut down the Northwest&#39;s largest coal-fired power plant near Centralia. <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5769">Legislation</a> is headed to the governor&#39;s desk following a vote Thursday in the Washington senate. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 22:12:27 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1259 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest's largest coal-fired plant to shut down by 2025