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Newsbytes- The New Coal Boom

Cheap & Abundant Coal Biggest Challenge For UN Climate Agenda Since 1973, coal consumption has grown faster than any other form of energy. Growth in coal consumption has been critical in providing electricity access in developing countries. Based on the results of three different estimates, this paper finds that between 1990 and 2010, about 830…

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Is Coal winning the energy battle?

Guest essay by Mike Jonas In an absurd article “Full extent of global coal ‘binge’ is hidden, say researchers“, the BBC’s Matt McGrath argues that instead of modelling actual and expected CO2 emissions from coal and gas power plants, it should all be counted in the power station’s first year. [You couldn’t make this stuff…

Too late for Oregon’s coal terminal: Exporting US coal to Asia could drop emissions 21 percent

Not that weepy Bill McKibben would care anyway, he doesn’t do reality. Oregon denies permit for new coal port–huge victory for folks who have done great organizing http://t.co/0DyKUnGCE4 — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) August 18, 2014 From Duke University Superior energy efficiency of South Korean plants, and choice of replacement fuels in US, are key to…

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 is a clear demonstration of what causes most air pollution – the open-air combustion of…

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 emails, obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (EELI) through a Freedom of Information…