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…


Finding dirty snapchat users willing to join the fight against big Industry

Snapchat is a unique, increasingly popular and a bit different application in comparison to other applications. Here you have an option for searching through the snapchat usernames by using filters like sex, age, and people with or without a username image. The application is very fun and easy to use. You can easily find all…


Waiting to Get Desperate: Dr. Joseph Romm on U.S. Climate Policy

The question is not if America will transform its energy system but when. That was the underlying message delivered by physicist and energy policy expert
 Dr. Joseph Romm at a screening of Dirty Business in Washington, DC in early March. Romm’s public comments echoed those he made in the documentary, which
 investigates the coal industry’s…


International team investigates alleged CO2 leak at world’s largest carbon storage project

Can you burn your carbon and keep it buried too? A scientific testing firm is launching a high profile investigation at the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) test site to find out. News of the study came days after the release of results from a private consultant’s report showing evidence that carbon dioxide…


Scientific American: Experts criticize study at carbon sequestration site

Citing a lack of information, scientists argue a consultant’s conclusion that Saskatchewan’s Weyburn oil field is leaking greenhouse gas is unfounded, according to an article in Scientific American. Read the full story here.


Has CCS become the “Holy Grail” of carbon-reduction strategies?

The new Senate energy bill from John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman includes incentives of $2 billion per year for carbon capture and sequestration. A recent op-ed in the New York Times asks why carbon capture and sequestration has become the “Holy Grail” of carbon-reduction strategies. What about cost and scale? Read the op-ed by Robert…


Producer’s journal: The beginning

Dirty Business grew out of an earlier collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting: Hot Politics, a one-hour documentary about the politics of global warming for the PBS series FRONTLINE. That program, which I produced, NPR’s Deb Amos reported/narrated and Justin Weinstein field produced, looked back at the last three administrations and asked why the…