Jeremy Richardson

Photo: US Department of Energy Today, the president released his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 2019) and as expected , it seeks to eviscerate research and development (R&D) in...

Photo: CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons Coal’s been on the way out for a while now. Why is that? For a quick and accessible look at the state of the coal industry—where it’s been and where it’s going—check...

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/JSquish Organizational charts: possibly the most boring topic you can imagine. So why is the reorganization of a federal agency (in this case the Department of Energy, or DOE...

Given the administration’s rhetoric around coal, you’d think that the president sprinkles coal dust on his breakfast cereal each morning. That’s not true—well… at least as far as I know, anyway—but...

Photo credit: Sanjay Suchak. After a restful and enjoyable time with my family over the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve extended my stay here in Charleston, West Virginia, to testify at the...

With everything going on in the world, and our current political environment here in the United States, doesn’t it feel like we’re all talking past each other these days? It feels particularly...

Photo: Sanjay Suchak (used with permission) As one of the community snapshots highlighted in A Dwindling Role for Coal , I’m handing over my blog to my colleague J.C. Kibbey , Midwest outreach and...

The former Ottawa Street coal-fired power station now serves downtown Lansing, Michigan, as a LEED-certified office building. Photo: JC Kibbey/UCS For one of the community snapshots highlighted in A...

UPDATE (27 June 2017): The Natural Resources Committee has approved the Beyer amendment to strengthen the RECLAIM Act and has passed the bill out of committee. Thanks for your support, and stay tuned...

This morning the president released his “skinny” budget , an initial cut at the new administration’s priorities for government spending. This proposal will be nearly impossible to...

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