What Paris Agreement? Worker Shortage Impeding Global Coal Production Surge

As global demand for coal skyrockets, a shortage of coal miners is the biggest impediment the growing coal renaissance.

Net Zero? India Plans to DOUBLE Coal Use by 2040

As the USA and Europe retreat from prosperity, India seems determined to overtake China, with a 400 million ton boost to coal production in the next two years, and a…

Schernikau & Smith: ‘Climate Impacts’ of Fossil Fuels

Dr. Lars Schernikau, energy economist, entrepreneur, and commodity trader explains in a short 18min video a new peer-reviewed research paper authored by him and Prof William H. Smith of Earth…

Record Coal Demotes ‘Net Zero’

Climate optimists say: bring on the next 1.5°C and watch the energy-rich world adapt and prosper.

Global Coal Consumption Reaches New Record High In 2021…China, India Consuming Two Thirds

According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Coal 2021 report, coal-fired electricity generation reached an all-time high in 2021, increasing a whopping 9% in 2021.

Climate Claim: Joe Manchin Controls “the fate of the world”

Aussie press demonizing Senator Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat who opposed President Biden’s Build Back Better.

Old King Coal Not Going “Gentle Into That Good Night”

Guest “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” by David Middleton Note: Except for Rudyard Kipling, I don’t like poetry, especially Dylan Thomas. It’s jut that I’ve just seen…

SCMP: China to go 70% Renewable in Three Years

The South China Morning Post article actually says coal is expanding, but you have to read halfway down to get to that bit.

The role of risk aversion in the coal contracting behavior of US power plants

The results indicate that a 10% increase in spot price uncertainty is associated with 0.9% increase in contract coal prices, and that both risk aversion and relationship-specific investments are important…

U.S. to shutter 14.9 GW of coal-fired & add 46.1 GW of utility scale solar PV in 2022

Guest “You can’t fix stupid” by David Middleton JANUARY 11, 2022Coal will account for 85% of U.S. electric generating capacity retirements in 2022 Operators have scheduled 14.9 gigawatts (GW) of…

Climate Industrial Complex Left Clueless As Fossil Fuels Proliferate

So, if anyone is thinking that fossil fuels are dead, they should think again. The 2.6 billion people in India and China will continue to use fossil fuels as their…

IEA: Global Coal Power Generation to Reach a New High in 2022

By Andy May It’s official, the IEA believes that coal-powered electricity generation will rise 9% in 2021 to an all-time high, once the final numbers are in. For the details…

Germany Burning More Coal, Renewable Energy Share Falling

Greenpeace blames the German Merkel government for not being green enough.

Greece Puts Coal Power Plants Shut Down in 2019 Back Into Operation…To Avert Winter Blackouts!

But that has turned out to be easier said than done. Greece now is putting lignite-fired power plants back into operation after a recent study by Greek electricity regulator RAE…

Japan Building 22 New Coal Power Plants

There is talk of eventually producing blue hydrogen from coal, and converting the plants to burn that instead. However that really is pie in the sky, as it would need…

BBC: Japan’s COP26 Climate Solution Includes 22 New Coal Plants

“It’s a total joke”: Japan throwing a hilarious smokescreen over their commitment to climate action.

Weather Lulls: Germany Forced To Burn 20% More Coal, The Very Energy Source That’s To Be Phased Out

The energy source that Germany moves to shut down, rescued the country from widespread blackouts in 2021.

COP26 Caves on Coal – “Phase Down” Rather than “Phase Out”

According to CNBC India has just saved the world, by forcing everyone to accept the deletion of the centrepiece of COP26, replacing the “Phase Out” of coal with the much…

Bloomberg: Coal Divesters Sweetening the Deal with New Long Term Permits

According to Bloomberg, mining giants are pimping every last penny out of their divestment coal asset sales, sweetening the deal by arranging long term operating permits for the new buyers.

India’s COP-26 promise of Net Zero by 2070 overshadowed by coal use

So, for India, the promise of 2070 Net Zero appears shallow while the commitment to fossil fuels is clearly deep.

China Still Burning More & More Coal

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT NOVEMBER 2, 2021 By Paul Homewood While western leaders are in a state of hysteria over global warming, China just keeps on…

Rep Donalds Explains Why Biden’s Energy Policies will Drive CO2 Emissions Up

Rep Donalds (R-FL) ripping into Congressional attempts to intimidate energy producers and violate their First Amendment rights, and explaining that China and Russia are not attending COP26 because they want…

BBC Climate Expert Explains How Australia Could Live Without Coal Exports

Coal is both Australia’s second largest export and something Australia could live without, according to the BBC.

China Backtracking?

China plans to build more coal-fired power plants and has hinted that it will rethink its timetable to slash emissions, in a significant blow to the UK’s ambitions for securing…