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Is our certain fate a coal-burning climate apocalypse? No!

From the Fabius Maximus website, By Larry Kummer Summary: The news media overflows with scary stories as we approach November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The latest are fears about the coal apocalypse, based on forecasts that the fuel of the 21st Century will be that of the 19th C: coal. This is…

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A carbon accounting conundrum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Is Australian coal still “naughty”, if the coal is burned in China? Aussie PM Tony Abbott has infuriated greens in the last few days, by approving a gigantic new coal mine in the state of New South Wales. According to Breitbart; Last week a contentious A$1.2bn open cut coal mining…

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Former UN Climate Chief: Coal is Essential

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t DailyCaller – Former UN climate chief Yvo de Boer has defended the use of climate finance to fund the construction of coal generators – a position which reportedly puts de Boer at odds with his successor, Christiana Figueres. According to de Boer; Coal will be a “necessary part of…

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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…