Can coal ever really be made “clean”? Watch the 90-minute documentary that investigates.

Half our electricity comes from coal, the largest single source of greenhouse gases. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Featuring stories from China to West Virginia, Dirty Business reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and explores the murky realities of “clean coal” technology. Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, the film highlights the work of energy innovators and the viable, renewable alternatives they offer in an age of rapid climate change.




Journalist Jeff Goodell travels around the U.S. to challenge the myth of cheap coal.
NPR’s interactive map shows sources of power, plants, wind power and solar power.
EPA’s searchable database compares fuel mix and air emissions for your region by zip code.
As coal-burning plants have reduced air emissions, many have created water pollution.
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