Pressure states to close coal power plants and do renewables!
Go to utilities for dummies for Dave Roberts’ introduction to the weird world where utilities make their money by building large polluting coal plants and getting a 10% profit on the construction of new plants; the more they spend, the more they make. They can then take over politicians and regulatory agencies. The utilities own the territory, so they don’t want any competition (such as rooftop solar) with generating electricity and power.
Obama has fortunately tightened regulations on new coal power plants and is proposing to tighten regulations on existing plants. In addition, a coalition of groups (Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Clean Energy Action, 350.org, etc.) have prevented over 50 new coal power plants from being built by means of protests, lawsuits, news reports/events, etc.
Go to cleanenergyaction.org for more info on how to decrease the burning of fossil fuels.
Have you heard of or been to any good clean energy events?
Posted on June 4, 2014