Three new sources for keeping tabs on coal power have been made available on the Web, one of which is our very own New Coal Plant Tracker, which lists all of the 138 new American coal plants currently on the drawing boards, including info on what type of plant each one is, who owns the project and who's providing the funding, as well as the projected CO2 output for each. You can view the data on Google Maps or download a file to plot the it all in Google Earth. It's part of our campaign to Stop the Coal Rush.
Meanwhile, the Center for Global Development has launched CARMA (Carbon Monitoring for Action), which takes the global view, charting some 50,000 power plants owned by more than 4,000 companies.
And finally, Appalachian Voices offers visitors a chance to see their personal connection to the rapacious practice of mountaintop removal mining. Type in your zip code and see where your power comes from.
If the picture that emerges from all this seems rather bleak, just remember: Knowledge is power too, people.