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
Oregon's coal plant hangs in the balance.
Moms turned mountaineers sound off.
Oregon regulators want bigger concessions from dirty Boardman coal plant.
Coal plant pollution: What's the deal?
The tale of a Montana town.
Do we really need coal power for a "stable" grid?
Like magically taking every car and truck out of King County.
It's here, there and everywhere.
Recently-added gas power could nearly replace Washington's coal-fired power output.
How long will coal plants stay in business?