Trump Administration Considers Using West Coast Military Facilities for Coal & LNG Exports… MAGA!!!

Guest BOOYAH!!! by David Middleton The Trump Administration appears ready to put the assets of the US armed forces to work in defending US interests in the Global War on Weather. West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports Originally published October 15, 2018 The administration is interested in partnering with private entities to…

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Grauniad: “The easy way to cut emissions – closing coal power stations – is exhausted”… AEUHHH???? US coal exports to Asia are booming!

Guest AEUHHH???? by David Middleton Three years after world leaders signed the Paris climate agreement, we’re about to better understand what that deal means for how we live our lives. On Monday, a major report from the UN’s climate science panel will set out what it will take to limit global warming to 1.5C, the…

AEMO Climate Heresy: Ageing Coal Plants Necessary to Keep Costs Down

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Australian Energy Market Operator, a government body charged with managing the Australian electricity grid, Coal plants are vital to contain end user electricity costs. Coal needed for decades to keep Australian power prices down: AEMO report AAP, Claire Bickers, News Corp Australia Network 21 minutes ago COAL-FIRED…

Climate Win: UK Now Only Needs Coal Sometimes

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate advocates are celebrating that Britain nowadays only switches on coal sometimes, like during severe weather. What is less funny is that someone has to pay for the upkeep of those coal plants when they are sitting idle. UK passes 1,000 hours without coal as energy shift accelerates Revival of…

U.S. Coal Industry Growth

By Andy May U.S. coal production declined from 2011 through 2016 as it was displaced in U.S. power plants by cheaper and cleaner natural gas. Some of the reduction was also due to the Obama Clean Power Plan regulations. However, the shale gas revolution in the U.S. has not spread to other countries, perhaps due…

Time to Wake the Odd Man of Asia

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Japan has 45 new high-energy, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired power plants on the drawing boards. These will probably burn high quality Australian coal. And despite the tsunami that hit Japan, nuclear power still generates about 20% of Japan’s electricity. Chinese companies have plans to build 700 new coal power plants all…