The title is a quote from James Hansen, the scientist responsible for getting Al Gore on the Global Warming bandwagon. He is referring to "coal" fired power plants because coal burning is the largest source of man made co2 emissions. It seems to me that media outlets are so desparate now because of circulation loses that they must resort to sensational headlines and anyone with a Phd or quasi scientific credential can get quoted because these kind of statements are "news".
Found this quote and I think it applies
Voltaire said: “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
Read this short article to get a sense for this - Climate-change rhetoric spirals pout of control