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View Diary: Live Q & A: Michael Brune, Exec. Director of the Sierra Club (45 comments)

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    We're cautiously optimistic about the new directors to change TVA's direction, not just for coal ash, but to accelerate the retirement of TVA's dirty coal plants and to replace them with efficiency and clean energy.

    In the short term, we need to get coal ash to be regulated as a hazardous waste. Having TVA weigh in publicly, and strongly, in favor of effective and tough coal ash regs would be great. And continued pressure on EPA to do this right is invaluable. Here's the Club's action alert on coal ash:

    Support the EPA in stepping up against King Coal as they fight to push the clean up of the toxic waste product of coal power plants, coal ash: https://secure2.convio.net/...

    •  TVA looking to replace worst coal-fired plants (0+ / 0-)

      . . . with small nuclear reactors.  If it happens, what a big step forward for clean electricity!  

      One nuclear fuel pellet weighing the same as a couple of pennies is the energy equivalent of 1,780 pounds of coal.

      Shutting down fossil fuels is an important mission, and I appreciate Sierra Club's efforts.

      Amory Lovins: "Coal can fill the real gaps in our fuel economy....." IPCC: Anthropogenic greenhouse gases will cause extinction of up to 70% of species by 2050.

      by Plan9 on Thu Sep 30, 2010 at 08:05:58 AM PDT

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