Quit Coal Blog

November 20, 2012
May 22, 2012

Authored by Gary Cook, Greenpeace International

This week, after hundreds of thousands of Apple customers and Greenpeace supporters asked the company to use clean energy instead of dirty coal, it announced a significant investment in local renewable energy to power its data center in North Carolina, US.

March 25, 2012
The 99% are rising up against dirty energy in our country.

Nationwide, there is a growing realization that power companies are part of the 1%. It is absolutely clear the extraction industry must be stopped along with the companies that support it.

Continuing to extract coal, oil, uranium and fracked gas is destroying our climate, our health – and due to the industry’s greed and graft – our democracy.

Dominion is a prime example.

March 9, 2012
The early months of 2012 have brought pleasant surprises regarding the movement to shutdown coal-fired power plants in the United States.

Hopefully, this is some foreshadowing of the U.S. working towards a sustainable energy future.

FirstEnergy Corp. has already announced six coal-fired power plants will be retired by September 1st, 2012.

November 8, 2011

This Thursday, GenOn Energy will release its third quarter earnings reports. For many companies, this is an opportunity make a clear statement to investors about the company's fiscal strength and key benchmarks of success looking forward.

October 26, 2011
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Last Thursday, as part of 100 Actions for 100% Clean Energy, seven Michigan State University students held a sit-in at their president's office demanding MSU shut down its coal plant and transition to 100% clean energy.

October 20, 2011
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**UPDATE**​ Monday October 24, 2011 - Check out this cool video of the action. 

The three students have all been released.  More updates on the administration's response soon to come.


Three students arrested at Michigan State University Sit-in.

October 17, 2011

On Friday, the House of Representatives pushed through HR 2273, legislation which continues the same non-existent regulation of toxic coal ash and yet again undermines the EPA’s ability to protect our public health.

October 11, 2011

Congress is voting on a bill this Friday that would leave our water sources completely unprotected.  Our streams, lakes and rivers are being polluted on a massive scale by toxic coal ash leaking from unregulated, poorly constructed ash ponds.  

October 6, 2011
Here is a collection of recent news articles related to coal and clean energy:


Ultra pro-business State Journal declares in editorial that it’s time for W.Va. to ‘look beyond coal’