A Christmas mercury miracle

From the IEA Clean Coal Centre – when the data fit the model, and mercury emissions come for free Mercury is a menace. It is an environmental liability and global emissions of this toxic metal continue to increase. (Several reports on mercury have been produced by the IEA Clean Coal Centre and all are available…

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China is building coal power again

From China Dialog Feng Hao 28.09.2018 Experts are calling for the government to return to cutting capacity after policy reversal, reports Feng Hao *Updated Sept. 27 CoalSwarm published a report on September 26 warning that 259 gigawatts of coal power capacity – equivalent to the entire coal power fleet of the United States – is…

Indiana utility seeks 12 percent rate hike to shut down coal power.

From The American Spectator Under a renewable energy proposal from Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Indiana consumers would face a 12 percent electricity rate hike, which will cost the average household more than $100 per year in additional electricity costs. NIPSCO is justifying its renewable power rate hike by asserting renewable power saves consumers…

“Green v black: Power struggle across Asean”

By Tilak K Doshi (https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/power-struggle ) Once again, the outlook through 2040 for rapid coal power capacity growth in Southeast Asia, next only to India in incremental global capacity (https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/15/iea-global-coal-demand-bounced-back-in-2017/ ), has become the subject of great concern to the global warmists. David Fogarty, the assistant foreign editor focusing on environmental and climate change issues…

Why Japan finds coal hard to quit

Addiction to coal-fired power undermines Tokyo’s green credentials From Nikkei Asian Review ERI SUGIURA and AKANE OKUTSU, Nikkei staff writers November 21, 2018 15:17 JST TOKYO/KOBE, Japan — In Japan’s port city of Kobe, a pair of 150-meter high white chimneys tower over the bay. Located just beside a residential area only 15 minutes by…

U.S. Department of Energy: Coal FIRST Initiative

Guest David Middleton While we miss Gov. Perry here in Texas, he is doing a great job at the Department of Energy… Office of Fossil Energy Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Research that Advances the Coal Plants of the Future NOVEMBER 13, 2018 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE)…

IEA: Global Coal Demand Bounced Back in 2017

Guest climate wrecking by David Middleton It looks like my third-favorite fossil fuel continues to refuse to die… Business Coal Demand Bounced Back in 2017 After Two Years of Decline: IEA By Jeremy Hodges November 12, 2018, 6:00 PM CST India and Southeast Asia are driving demand for fossil fuels Investment in new coal power…