Clean Coal: Carbon Capture and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Guest post by David Middleton THE 240MWE FACILITY IS THE LARGEST POST-COMBUSTION CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT IN THE WORLD WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of Energy Rick Perry took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of Petra Nova, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project, which was completed on-schedule and on-budget. The large-scale…

The Resurgence of the American Coal Industry

Guest post by David Middleton America’s Biggest Coal Miner Is Joining the Comeback Under Trump by Tim Loh April 3, 2017, 4:28 PM CDT April 4, 2017, 1:14 PM CDT Peabody is following rival Arch Coal out of bankruptcy The coal miner has for decades served as industry’s bellwether Peabody Energy Corp., America’s largest coal…

The Shame of Chinese Coal

I note much discussion around a recent WUWT post entitled “China: USA is “Selfish” for Wanting to Burn Coal“. It featured the Chinese telling us that we are “selfish” to burn coal and that we should reduce our coal use, because carbon. Now, in the way of conflicts of interests, I should disclose that I…

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook for coal

Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation Guest essay by Paul Driessen Foreword: People routinely accept risks of dying from activities they happily engage in daily. For example, the lifetime risk of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 113. That’s 8,850 times greater…

Open cut hard rock mining (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia) author Stephen Codrington source Wikimedia

Troubled Coal Policies

Guest essay by David Archibald The last remaining credible mainstream media organisation is the Wall Street Journal. But when an article in the WSJ begins by calling carbon dioxide “a dangerous greenhouse gas”, alarm bells go off because you know the writer is trying to conjure up a fantasy world for some nefarious purpose. What…