Tag Archives: Coal

The High Cost of Free Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I will take as my departure point the following rather depressing chart from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). It shows the rise in US electricity prices since 2001: Figure 1. Increase in energy costs … Continue reading

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Hump Day Hilarity – Bill McKibben demonstrates what a classy intelligent guy he is…

…by agreeing with and reposting a photo that insults not only the intelligence of rational thinking people, but Native American people as well. (warning – graphic language)

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US shale gas drives up coal exports

From the University of Manchester US CO2 emissions from domestic energy have declined by 8.6% since a peak in 2005, the equivalent of 1.4% per year. However, the researchers warn that more than half of the recent emissions reductions in … 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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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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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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Newsbytes – the ungreening of Germany

Germany Building 17 New Coal, 29 New Gas-Fired Power Stations From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF German utilities and private investors have plans to construct or modernise some 84 power stations, energy and water industry association BDEW said on … Continue reading

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Judith Curry and Ross McKitrick on Demon Coal

Wayne Delbeke writes in with: There was a very good CBC radio program referenced in one of the comments today and I thought I would bring it to your attention here. http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2012/03/12/demon-coal-part-1/ =========================================================== Coal is dirty, toxic, abundant and cheap. … Continue reading

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The Gas of Life

By Jim Goodridge  – former California State Climatologist Photosynthesis simply stated is 6CO2 + 6H2O + photons = C6H12O6+6O2. It is suggested by the relative abundances of atmospheric CO2 and O2, That CO2 is a quite active material and it … Continue reading

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The economic downturn effect on U.S. carbon emissions

From the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Reduction in U.S. carbon emissions attributed to cheaper natural gas Lower emission from power plants in 2009 was driven by competitive pricing of natural gas versus coal   Cambridge, Mass. – … Continue reading

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Germany to shovel climate fund dollars into coal plants

Less than a month after the failed Bonn UN climate confab, Germany has announced a most audacious energy policy:  in order to shutter nuclear plants (but not completely scuttle their economy), the German government will direct climate fund cash to … Continue reading

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US Energy Independence by 2020

Guest post by David Archibald Ira Glickstein’s post promoting clean coal has prompted me to offer a few slides from a presentation I had prepared. One of the things that gets me about clean coal is that the same people … Continue reading

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Don’t send Coal for Christmas, send Carbon Credits!

Got a person on your christmas list that is fully deserving but can’t find that lump of coal at K-Mart at the last minute? Thanks to the good folks at Free Carbon Offsets, you too can join the ranks of … Continue reading

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