The Dirt on Coal
Here in the Northwest, coal feels like someone else’s problem. We know that much of the electricity that powers our homes comes from carbon-free hydropower, which can make flipping a light switch feel almost virtuous. But the numbers tell a different story: coal is big in the Northwest. In this series, Sightline researchers look at the region’s real reliance on coal and examine how we can get ourselves off the dirtiest of fuels.
Posts on The Dirt on Coal
Coal liabilities put Washington ratepayers at risk.
What coal plants and ancient Subarus have in common.
Big Oil and Coal have spent $5 million on the Northwest’s Congressional delegation.
Puget Sound Energy's coal power leaves a big footprint in WA.
What does a coal-free future look like?
A rant about biased news coverage.
Under HB1825, Washington would stop producing coal-fired electricity.
Where are Washington's values?
Debunking the 10 percent myth.
How we replace coal plants is as important as when they close.