Mary Anne Hitt

Google to Convert Coal Power Plant Into Data Center Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Google announced last week that it will be opening its newest data center — which will be 100 percent powered by renewable energy — at the site of a soon-to-be retired Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) coal plant in Alabama that is being phased out thanks to the advocacy of Sierra Club and many others. It's one of the most powerful, inspiring examples yet of the energy transformation that we're driving all across this nation, and if done right, it could also provide an economic boost for Widows Creek workers and the local community.

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Enough is Enough: Coal Pollution Spills Reveal a Water Safety Crisis

Post Carbon Institute, Sierra ClubOVEC and AlterNet have partnered to show us what’s at stake in the fight against coal with a powerful slideshow of recent coal disasters (including the Freedom Industries chemical spill, the Duke Energy ash spill and Tuesday’s slurry spill in West Virginia), mountaintop removal mining, and more. Every image in the photo essay is linked to three meaningful actions that you can take right now to fight back against dirty coal and help protect those effected by coal disasters. We need your help getting the word out; please take a look at the images, take a stand with those effected by the recent spills, and share far and wide.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"563526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"489","style":"width: 615px; height: 235px; margin: 0px 1px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"1248"}}]]

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