May 8, 2012
Big Coal Tries to Frantically Save Itself
David Roberts, Grist
Way back in his 2011 State of the Union speech, President Obama introduced a new idea, a “Clean Energy Standard” to boost America’s use of low-carbon electricity. As a piece of legislation it went nowhere, of course, because … Congress. But as a conceptual sketch of the future of energy, it had an interesting feature: It included everything except coal.