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200 Dirty Coal Plants Retired

On June 15, 2015, Alliant Energy committed to phase out coal use at six of its plants in the state, marking the 200th coal plant to retire in the United States since 2010.

Oregon officially rejects coal exports

Victory! The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) denied a key permit necessary for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export proposal. This project would have sent hundreds of coal trains through the region and thousands of coal barges down the Columbia River.

Illinois leading the nation in clean energy

A new report shows that Illinois is leading the nation in clean energy. The state has more cities providing 100% renewable energy than any other -- 91 to be exact.

Georgia moving beyond coal

The Georgia Public Service Commission has officially signed off on Georgia Power buying 250 MW of wind in Oklahoma.

University of Cincinnati switching to 100% clean energy

In early May, the University of Cincinnati (UC), a leader in campus sustainability, announced that it plans to completely replace coal as a fuel for electricity within the year.