U.S. Beyond Coal
The pollution from coal plants is warming the country and the planet, resulting in a wide and growing range of negative effects, from increased asthma attacks to devastating fires and floods. Fortunately, the fast-growing renewable energy industry can now provide cleaner and more efficient electric heating, cooling, vehicles, and batteries. These technologies, combined with climate leadership at the state, local, and business levels, have set the stage for the United States to move beyond its reliance on coal and transition to a 100% clean energy economy.
Coal’s share of electricity generation
The impact of retiring coal plants and transitioning to clean energy
Top photo: Volunteers in Nevada organizing grassroots efforts to support the closure of coal-fired power plants as part of the Beyond Coal campaign. Photo credit: Sierra Club