Sierra Club claims victory after a year-long campaign asking Dynergy to shift its investment away from building new dirty coal plants and towards clean, renewable sources of energy.  The Houston-based coal giant issued a press release yesterday after dissolving a joint venture that would have created 5 new coal plants. Dynergy is one of the largest energy producers in the US, and Sierra Club strategically targeted them with a massive call-in operation and face-to-face meetings with Dynergy executives.

Sierra Club campaign director Bruce Niles issued the following statement:

This is a major victory in Sierra Club’s efforts to stop the construction of dirty coal-fired power plants. Dynegy had been the largest developer of new coal-fired power plants in the country, and it seems like the company has recognized our efforts to move to a clean energy future. We applaud them for taking this major step forward.
The Sierra Club is part of a coalition to end the "clean coal" marketing campaign, a campaign that suggests new coal plants will be cleaner than previous plants despite the present environmental hazards associated with current coal-fired technology.

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.