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Burning the Future

In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia.

Burning The Future: Coal in America
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McCain Raises Concerns About Subsidies for Solar Power Bronze Bookmark Popular Bookmark 
Laura Meckler and Stephen Power report on the presidential race. Sen. John McCain made clear today that he is not comfortable with subsidies for solar power, though he has supported incentives for nuclear power plants and thinks more federal support is needed to encourage the industry.
The latest investor in green energy - the CIA Bronze Bookmark Popular Bookmark 
Within hours, solar and wind energy units can be up and running in war or disaster zones.
Costs Surge for Building Power Plants Bronze Bookmark Popular Bookmark 
“There’s massive inflation in copper and nickel and stainless steel and concrete,” said John Krenecki, president and chief executive of GE Energy. The uncertainty is not just in nuclear plants, he said; coal plant prices are now similarly unstable.
Big Oil's Friends in the Senate Bronze Bookmark Popular Bookmark 
Although there is plenty of blame to go around for the delay in extending the production tax credits, President Bush and Senate Republicans bear a heavy burden.
White House Renews Veto Threat Against Energy Bill Popular Bookmark 
As the House headed toward a vote on sweeping energy legislation Thursday, the White House renewed a threat to veto the bill over tax provisions and renewable electricity mandate.
The Best Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: PM Lab Test Popular Bookmark 
Can the new breed of energy-saving fluorescents hold their own against incandescents? We ran seven bulbs through our optical course to find out.
Improving Our Green Job Prospects Popular Bookmark 
Sklar said that while renewable industry leaders are "trying to be polite and not burn any bridges," his view is "you can't crow about climate change and you can't crow about economic development and you can't crow about us losing jobs to Europe and Japan in clean energy and fail to pass the tax incentives. It is absolutely unacceptable."
House Passes Historic Energy Bill Popular Bookmark 
The energy bill passed by the House of Representatives on 12/6 (but rejected by the Senate on 12/7) would strengthen America's energy security, save consumers billions of dollars, and dramatically cut global warming pollution.
House Boosts Fuel Economy Standards Popular Bookmark 
Brushing aside a veto threat from the White House, the House today passed a package of energy measures that includes a 40 percent increase in fuel economy standards.
Energy lab basks in funding surge Popular Bookmark 
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory was facing a $10 million budget cut last year and 40 layoffs. Today, the Golden-based lab is set to receive a $130 million infusion and 100 new hires.
Domenici: House Energy Bill Has Serious Flaws Popular Bookmark 
U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, today said that the energy bill passed in the House of Representatives contains serious flaws, and should be opposed in the Senate.
Distributed Energy Markets Expanding at Time of Uncertainty Popular Bookmark 
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