“Ryan Zinke’s Great American Fire Sale” AKA The New Yorker’s total ignorance of oil & gas leasing.

Guest commentary by David Middleton Ignorance unbound… Ryan Zinke’s Great American Fire Sale By Carolyn Kormann April 14, 2018 Not long ago, the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, began distributing “vision cards” to its employees. The front of each card features the B.L.M. logo (a river winding into…

US power sector carbon emissions intensity drops to lowest on record (because EPA forced coal power closure)

From the COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY and the “coal power plants saved your butt in the winter of 2017/18” department. PITTSBURGH — (April 4, 2018) Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the release of the 2018 Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index, at CMU Energy Week, hosted by…

Surface coal mine, detail view — in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming

Wyoming Residents Back Obama Clean Power Repeal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Speakers pointed out the deficiencies of former President Obama’s clean power plan at an EPA hearing in Wyoming on Tuesday. Speakers square off in Wyoming over Clean Power Plan repeal during final of four meetings Heather Richards 307-266-0592, Heather.Richards@trib.com Updated Mar 29, 2018 Miners, politicians and local business owners spoke…

DOE: If it weren’t for coal-fired electricity plants, the Northeast would have blacked-out during recent bomb-cyclone

From the “when the going gets tough, renewables can’t cut it” department. Wind power generation actually dropped 5% during this period From the Daily Caller: Coal-fired power plants kept the lights on for millions of Americans during January’s bomb cyclone, according to an Energy Department report warning future plant retirements could imperil grid security. Energy…