Report: Coal Plants Shut Down At Second Fastest Rate On Record During Trump’s Third Year In Office

From The Daily Caller Energy Chris White Tech Reporter January 13, 2020 11:27 AM ET Coal plants shuttered at the second fastest rate in U.S. history in 2019, Reuters reported Monday, citing federal data. Energy companies retired nearly 15,100 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired electricity that year, enough to electrify millions of homes, the report notes,…

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NYT: President Trump to Drop Climate Change from Federal Infrastructure Planning

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to NYT, President Trump has moved to modify a 50 year old rule which requires Federal Agencies to consider the “cumulative consequences” of new infrastructure, to prevent courts from interpreting this as a requirement to consider climate change. Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning By Lisa FriedmanJan.…

Southeast Asia: Coal Demand To Double By 2040

From The GWPF Date: 31/10/19 Bloomberg There’s just no stopping coal in Southeast Asia. Surging investments in wind and solar energy won’t be enough to shake the fuel’s dominance in the region for decades to come, according to the International Energy Agency. Coal demand is expected to double to almost 400 million tons a year…

Sorry Greta, India needs more coal to power growth

From The Times of India October 13, 2019, 2:00 am IST SA Aiyar in Swaminomics | India | TOI Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swedish girl who lectured the United Nations on climate change, is being touted as a possible Nobel Prize winner. She believes she and her white Swedish teenage friends have to save…

Coal to remain ‘King’ in Southeast Asia

Guest MSEAGA by David Middleton Making Southeast Asia Great Again… ‘Coal is still king’ in Southeast Asia even as countries work toward cleaner energy PUBLISHED MON, SEP 30 2019 Huileng Tan KEY POINTS • Not only will coal continue to be the dominant fuel source in power generation in Southeast Asia, its use will grow…

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Climate Concerned India’s Coal Imports Surging

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t ResourceGuy; despite a recent survey which suggested India is more concerned about climate change than most countries, Prime Minister Modi‘s determination to extend the electric grid to poor people, coupled with a drop in domestic production, appears to be driving a surge in demand for coal imports. Coal imports…