Proposed Coal Plants
State-by-State Descriptions of Proposed Coal Plants (coalSwarm wiki descriptions)
Proposed Coal Plants: Spreadsheet (PDF file)
What Happened to the NETL's 151 Proposed Coal Plants (Table)? (PDF file)
What Happened to the NETL's 151 Proposed Coal Plants (Spreadsheet)? (PDF file)
Table of Proposed Coal Plants by Year (PDF file)
Table of Proposed Coal Plants by Region (PDF file)
Table of Proposed Coal Plants by Type of Utility (PDF file)
Sierra Club List of Coal Plants by State
NETL, "Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants" 6-30-08
NETL, "Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants" 5-1-07
Texas Emissions Data
EPA National Coal Project spreadsheet
No-Coal Scenarios
CLEAN ENERGY 2030 (Google)
REPOWER AMERICA (WeCanSolveIt.org)
TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE US (American Solar Energy Society)
THE WAR ON COAL (Khosla Ventures - draft)
A SOLAR GRAND PLAN (Scientific American)
CARBON-FREE AND NUCLEAR-FREE
Web Resources
coalSwarm (wiki devoted to coal issues)
Sierra Club news page
Coal Subsidies (Taxpayers for Common Sense)
Journalists Covering Coal
Testimony on Proposed Coal Plants
Capitol Power Plant
PowerPoint
Coal Studies
"Coal Studies" (inventory of studies pertaining to coal and alternatives to coal)
Books
Climate Hope: On the Front Lines of the Fight Against Coal
Big Coal
Bringing Down the Mountains
Coal: A Human History
Coal River
Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning
Lost Mountain
Moving Mountains
Web Videos
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Big Stone II
Colorado
Desert Rock
Direct Action
Mountaintop removal
Coal Moratorium
Kansas
Ohio
Texas
Wisconsin

Contact:

info@cmNOW.org

In the News

11/5/2009
Another Coal Plant Bites the Dust (Big Stone II)
Mary Anne Hitt – Sierra Club Compass blog

10/19/2009
Coal’s Environmental Damage Costs U.S. $62 Billion
Tina Seeley – Bloomberg

4/24/2009
Calling for a Coal Moratorium
Joshua Frank interview with Ted Nace CounterPunch

12/23/2008
The Essential Clean Coal Scam
David Roberts – Gristmill

12/18/2008
Coal Poses Climate Catastrophe As "Peak Oil" Approaches
Harvey Leifert – Scientific American

11/5/2008
Utah County Voters Pass Measure on Coal Plants
Associated Press

9/10/2008
Greenpeace Protests Cleared Over Coal Protest
Reuters

8/26/2008
Chasing the Clean Coal Dragon
Plutonium Page – Daily Kos

6/24/2008
Burned Up About the Other Fossil Fuel
Dana Milbank – Washington Post

5/16/2008
Three Strikes Against Kansas Coal Plants: Sebelius Vetos Again
Environment News Service

5/6/2008
Sierra Club threatens suits over coal power plants
Reuters

4/25/2008
Autism Risk Linked To Distance From Power Plants, Other Mercury-releasing Sources
ScienceDaily

4/17/2008
Addicted to Coal: The Fight in Illinois
Peter Downs – Illinois Times

4/14/2008
Global warming has a new battleground: coal plants
Judy Pasternak – Los Angeles Times

3/20/2008
World's Dumbest Project: Tata Ultra Mega
Ted Nace – Grist

3/13/2008
Washington Suspends Lending for Coal Plants
Steven Mufson – Washington Post

3/11/2008
Chairman Waxman Introduces H.R. 5575, the "Moratorium on Uncontrolled Power Plants Act"
announcement by Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

3/5/2008
NRDC's Walke discusses impact of court decision rejecting EPA emissions regulation
interview with Monica Trauzzi – OnPoint

3/5/2008
Loans Program for Coal Plants Suspended
Matthew Brown – Omaha World Herald

2/14/2008
U.S. Moving Toward a Ban on Coal-Fired Power Plants
Lester Brown – Earth Policy Institute

2/4/2008
Wall Street Shows Skepticism Over Coal
Jeffrey Ball – Wall Street Journal

January 2008
A SOLAR GRAND PLAN: Solar Could Provide 69 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050
Ken Zweibel, James Mason, and Vasilis Fthenakis – Scientific American

1/28/2008
Senator Reid Says Coal Is "Ruining the World"
Alexander Duncan – Platts

1/24/2008
Blackstone's Coal Problem
Marc Gunther – Fortune

1/23/2008
Stopping Coal in Its Tracks
Ted Nace – Orion Magazine

1/18/2008
59 Coal Plants Cancelled or Shelved in 2007
raisingkain.com

1/17/2008
Nevada Coalition Opposes Coal Plants
Phoebe Sweet – Las Vegas Sun

1/17/2008
Progress Towards a Coal Moratorium
59 Plants Cancelled or Shelved in 2007

1/14/2008
Clean Coal Goes on Trial Across the U.S.
Matthew Brown – Associated Press

1/11/2008
"Clean Coal" Plants Hitting Snags
Spencer Hunt – Columbus Dispatch

1/10/2008
"Redford Takes on 'Goliath' in Texas
Edward Klump – Bloomberg.com

1/9/2008
Candy Man Curbs Big Coal
Matthew Brown – Washington Times

12/7/2007
Reid Getting Tougher on Coal
Steve Tretreault and John G. Edwards – Las Vegas Review-Journal

11/26/2007
IGCC Stumbles and Falls in the U.S.
Modern Power Systems

11/8/2007
Waxman Introduces Coal Moratorium Legislation
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

10/19/2007
Kansas Says "No" to Coal Plant
Reuters

10/14/2007
Pocatello Mayor Speaks Out Against Coal
Associated Press

10/12/2007
New Zealand Declares a 10-Year Moratorium on New Coal
John Laumer – TreeHugger

10/3/2007
German Coal Plant Construction Site Occupied
Greenpeace International


MORE NEWS

“The Most Critical Action for Saving the Planet at This Time”

In recent months, prominent experts in global warming have pointed out the urgency of halting new coal-fired power plant construction until carbon capture capability is available. Indeed, James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Space Institute, recently told Congress that such a measure is “the most critical action for saving the planet at this time.”

Accomplishing a moratorium will not be easy. According to Coal Moratorium NOW!'s most recent survey, nearly 100 coal plants are currently under construction or in the planning process. But a nationwide movement is emerging, with initiatives at both the state and federal levels.

Fortunately, cost-effective alternatives to coal-fired power generation do exist. For example, recent testimony by David Schlissel and Anna Sommer in the Big Stone II hearings before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission pointed out that an appropriate combination of clean generation methods and energy efficiency measures could provide consumers with reliable electricity at a lower price than coal.

For a sampling of no-coal scenarios, see the left sidebar of this page.