In March, concerns about the incredibly smelly landfill in Bridgeton reached a new level when environmental groups warned of a possible "dirty bomb." The question was whether the Bridgeton Landfill's increasing stench -- tied to an underground fire -- could prove to be especially hazardous, given th ... More >>
Photo by Keegan HamiltonWash U students had a message for Peabody Energy's Greg Boyce at the Symposium for Global Energy FutureGreg Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately held coal company, stepped to a podium Saturday afternoon at Washington University's Symposium on Global ... More >>
Image viaBy contrast, coal accounts for more than 80 percent of Missouri's energy. For many environmentalists, the phrase "clean coal" is a contradiction in terms on par with military intelligence and jumbo shrimp. But to the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washi ... More >>
Jonathan Katz Well that didn't take long.Yesterday Daily RFT covered the White House's controversial appointment of Jonathan Katz, a physics professor at Washington University in St. Louis, to a team of five scientists asked to help the Department of Energy and BP stem the flow of oil gushing int ... More >>
Image viaCrap: lawmakers are full of it, utility companies want to make good use of it.The Missouri Senate moved forward with a bill yesterday that would make the methane gas produced by animal waste a part of the state's renewable energy program for utility companies.The proposed law (SB 848) do ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/jkgrooveRep. Russ Carnahan office today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has released $22.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Missouri."As Congress continues working on comprehensive e ... More >>
Steve McCracken has overseen a 13-year, $800 million cleanup and burial of the radioactive waste at Weldon Spring. Now that the odyssey is nearing its end, one thought haunts him -- how to warn people in the future not to dig it up.