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Doc Screening: Dirty Business: 'clean coal' and the battle for our energy future
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 6:30am
707 Vermont St.
Sep 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium

Sponsored by Kansas Faith Power and Light and KU EcoJustice

Can coal really be made "clean"? In a world without coal, how would we keep the lights on? Are we prepared for the transition to a clean energy economy? Narrated by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, the Center for Investigative Reporting presents a series of stories from West Virginia to China that seeks answers to these questions. DIRTY BUSINESS is the first major public media project to dismantle the myth behind “clean coal” propaganda, revealing the unnerving social and environmental damages of the coal industry. The film discusses benefits of renewable energy technology, rendering “clean coal” not only unnecessary, but also uneconomical. Rabbi Moti Rieber, director of Kansas Interfaith Power and Light, will lead a discussion on coal, climate change, and clean energy after the film.

"The best and most comprehensive look at global dependence on coal, and explores some promising alternatives...wind, solar thermal, increased energy efficiency through recycling 'waste heat'—which makes this a valuable resource for science as well as social studies classes...Dirty Business is a fine and lively overview of a complicated issue." -Rethinking Schools

This program will be facilitated by Rabbi Moti Rieber, Director of Kansas IPL, and is open to the public. Suggested Donation: $5.

Kansas Interfaith Power and Light is a statewide organization seeking to engage faith communities in environmental stewardship and sustainable practices through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. We believe the threat of global climate change calls us to action.

For more information, contact Rabbi Moti Rieber, director of Kansas Interfaith Power & Light at 913-232-2336

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Doc Screening: Dirty Business: 'clean coal' and the battle for our energy future