The Beyond Coal Campaign is designed to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, one of the largest sources of global warming pollution in the U.S. This Campaign aims to move our economy toward a clean energy future by stopping new coal-fired plants, phasing out existing plants, and keeping the massive U.S. coal reserves in the ground and out of international markets. The Beyond Coal Campaign is one of six strategic initiatives that comprise the Sierra Club's Climate Recovery Partnership. Together, these initiatives are complementary and comprehensive strategy aimed at reducing America's carbon emissions 80% by 2050 while strengthening our habitats and communities to respond to changes already set in motion by past pollution.
In 2008, 30 proposed coal plants were either defeated or abandoned, preventing 102 million tons of new annual global warming pollution. Thanks in part to the work of the Beyond Coal Campaign, plans for over 100 new coal plants have been shelved since the beginning of the coal rush, keeping well over 335 million tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
However the work is far from done; the time for change is at hand. We hope you'll join us in fighting for a cleaner energy future.