Climate Philanthropist George Soros Invests Millions in Coal

George Soros

The billionaire has previously funded renewable energy and low-carbon initiatives and has called coal a “lethal bullet” for climate change.

The Cost of Clean Coal

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A Mississippi power plant promises to create clean energy from our dirtiest fuel. But it will come at a price.

Obama’s Coal-Leasing Program Is Costing Taxpayers More Than $50 Billion

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The social cost of coal is huge. So why are mining leases so cheap?

Here’s Why an Obama Plan to Regulate Carbon Could Work

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The EPA is expected to let states decide how to clean up their power industries.

Impress Your Friends With Your Ability to Explain Obama’s New Climate Plan

This Kentucky coal-fired power plant will be updated to continue operation under the new rules. Dylan Lovan/AP

Because like it or not, the EPA is about to crack down on the nation’s biggest source of carbon pollution.

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