Category Archives: Coal

China ‘the coal monster’ fuel dominated energy use overwhelms Obama’s EPA CO2 reduction schemes

Obama’s ideological war on coal unnecessary, is wasteful, costly, inept, and pure political theater. Guest essay by Larry Hamlin China’s energy consumption is climbing so rapidly that it’s energy use, which already exceeds ours, will be double U.S. levels by … Continue reading

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Modern Magic – Clean Energy by Wire

Submitted by Viv Forbes, Rosewood Qld Australia A month ago an arsonist lit a bush-fire that spread into the Morwell open cut coal mine in Victoria. Residents of the nearby town lived for weeks in choking polluted air. This fire … Continue reading

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New FOIA emails show EPA in cahoots with enviro groups, giving them special access

From The Washington Free Beacon, Lachlan Markay. Press release follows. Internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails show extensive collaboration between top agency officials and leading environmentalist groups, including overt efforts to coordinate messaging and pressure the fossil fuel industry. The … Continue reading

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Natural gas switch from coal brings power plant emissions down

From the University of Colorado at Boulder New study: US power plant emissions down Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Despite Climate Campaigners Efforts, Germany’s New Coal Boom Reaches Record Level

From The GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser Dirty Coal Revived As Europe Speeds Green Retreat With Greenpeace successfully forcing the shutdown of nuclear power, and keeping out fracking for gas, what’s left? A boom in coal. In fact, over the … Continue reading

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EPA ‘Public Listening Session’ Turns Into Sierra Club Talking Session

  Images from: National Resources Defense Council blog Guest essay by Taylor Smith Last week I attended an Environmental Protection Agency “Public Listening Session” held here in Chicago. I had only been to one other such hearing in the past as … Continue reading

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EPA to “listen” to (then presumably ignore) the public on power plant CO2 emissions

I’m posting this list of meetings at major cities around the USA in case anyone wishes to go and make your case. Based on my previous experiences, in my opinion, the EPA only does this for show, and they aren’t … Continue reading

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EPA sues Oklahoma utility for obeying the law

Guest post by David Middleton Just when you think that the EPA cannot possibly get any more idiotic… U.S. EPA sues OG&E over work at Oklahoma coal power plants Tue Jul 9, 2013 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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The Grand Prize in Obama’s War on Coal™

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It’s a bad week for poor people around the planet. First, and with great fanfare, our President unleashed his patented climate plan, affectionately known as Obama’s War on Coal™. He hasn’t said yet how much … Continue reading

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DOE Green Energy Loans: $11.45 million per job and a rounding error’s worth of averted carbon emissions.

Guest Post by David Middleton The cost of each taxpayer-financed green energy job created since 2009: $26.32 billion divided by 2,298 jobs = $11.45 million per job… Green energy jobs and DOE loans are tallied under programs 1703 and 1705 … Continue reading

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The worst consequences of the global warming scare

Guest essay by David Archibald During World War II, one Russian physicist realized that the United States was working on an atomic bomb when articles about high energy nuclear reactions disappeared from the physics journals he subscribed to. As an … Continue reading

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Lords a leapin

Guest post by Mike Jonas From the UK’s BBC comes this news item: Trillion-euro shortfall facing EU energy sector – Lords Committee Under the obligatory photo of chimneys spewing steam, is a totally uncritical article on the final report from … Continue reading

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Germany To Open Six More Coal Power Stations In 2013

By Paul Homewood RWE’s new lignite power station opened in Neurath in 2012 Germany’s dash for coal continues apace. Following on the opening of two new coal power stations in 2012, six more are due to open this year, with … Continue reading

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Pacific Export Terminals: The Raging Environmental War on Coal

Originally published in The Washington Times. Guest post by Steve Goreham Exports from the Pacific Northwest are an ongoing battleground in the environmental war on coal. Last week, the Sierra Club and three other groups announced that they would file … Continue reading

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Now what is ‘death train’ Hansen going to do? Clean coal process developed to extract energy without burning or CO2

From James Hansen’s, Bill McKibben’s and Joe Romm’s worst nightmare department, comes this uplifting science story from the Ohio State University. Basically they found a way to oxidize coal and extract energy without releasing any CO2. When a team of … Continue reading

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Life After Energy: What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow?

There is an anti-human TV program on the History Channel called Life After People, which portrays the aftermath of the imaginary scenario where all people on Earth suddenly vanished in a rapture-like event tomorrow. I’ve often seen it flipping channels, … Continue reading

Posted in Coal, Energy, geothermal energy, natural gas, nuclear power, petroleum, solar power, wind power | Tagged , , , , , , , | 216 Comments

The disparity of carbon dioxide emissions vividly illustrated by competing news stories

I noted this juxtaposing today, and thought I would share it. First this story from Reuters today: EU capped emissions fall below expectations * Carbon prices drop to record low * Power sector down 3.1 pct, others off by 0.5 … Continue reading

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Newsbytes – Europe’s Golden Age Of Coal & The Folly of Green Energy Policy

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Coal has been displacing gas generation in Europe since 2009 and the International Energy Agency expects this trend to continue, Ms Anne Sophie Corbeau, senior gas analyst for the International Energy Agency said … Continue reading

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Cool clean coal – just add refrigeration

From the University of Oregon a wacky idea to refrigerate smokestacks. Cooled coal emissions would clean air and lower health and climate-change costs EUGENE, Ore. — (Aug. 27, 2012) — Refrigerating coal-plant emissions would reduce levels of dangerous chemicals that … Continue reading

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The “Toxic Twenty”: Keeping America’s Lights On

Guest Post by David Middleton The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is out with their latest “Toxic Twenty” list… The NRDC’s report is standard green claptrap. Kentucky led the Toxic Twenty, “emitting nearly 40.6 million pounds of harmful chemicals” in … Continue reading

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Hansen’s Death Trains – now with extra scary ‘coal fallout’

WUWT readers surely remember this: NASA’s Dr. James Hansen once again goes over the top. See his most recent article in the UK Guardian. Some excerpts: “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are … Continue reading

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Another boost for shale gas – less impact than coal

From the AGU Journal Highlights: Replacing coal with natural gas would reduce warming A debate has raged in the past couple of years as to whether natural gas is better or worse overall than coal and oil from a global … Continue reading

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USA CO2 emissions may drop to 1990 levels this year

I graphed the EIA data, shown below. What is most interesting is that this is market driven, not mandate driven. Amazing Shale: US CO2 Emissions Plummet Towards 1990 Levels by John Hanger (via The GWPF) America’s carbon emissions may drop … Continue reading

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Sierra Club hires EPA official who wanted to ‘crucify’ EPA lawbreakers

The Hill reports: A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who resigned earlier this year for comparing his work to crucifixion has found new employment with a leading green group. The Sierra Club on Friday announced that Al Armendariz would … Continue reading

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More climate idiocy from California

If the looming spectre of rising electricity prices due to CARB’s upcoming “cap and trade” isn’t enough, now the Department of Water resources has opted to be less efficient by giving low cost electricity the boot. Somebody else will buy … Continue reading

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130 mph biocoal steam engines – another high speed rail boondoggle?

My grandfather made steam engines, my father made a scale steam locomotive for taking children on rides in the park and at the fair. Some of my happiest memories as a child were of sitting behind my father in the … Continue reading

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Facepalm! Gore’s “dirty energy = dirty weather” claims about the US are laughable in the context of other countries

Al Gore, is his usual incompetent persona, is bloviating weapons grade nonsense again. A few prior examples: On TV, Earth’s core is millions of degrees, in AIT, snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro will gone due to global warming, except the snows … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Germany Faces Green Energy Crisis

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Network Agency Calls For Suspension Of Emission Laws For Old Coal Plants Last winter, on several occasions, Germany escaped only just large-scale power outages. Next winter the risk of large blackouts is even … Continue reading

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If Obama is going to kill coal, he has to hide the body

Guest post by Alec Rawls The graphics were changed in the last two days, but Conn Carroll at the Washington Examiner took a screenshot of Obama’s “All of the Above” energy policy page on Tuesday. “Notice anything missing?” he asks: … Continue reading

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