Tufts Professor: If China Stops Building Lots of Coal Plants they will be a Climate Leader

Guest essay by Eric Worrall All that potential to embarrass the USA not being realised… China is positioned to lead on climate change as the US rolls back its policiesSeptember 12, 2019 9.05pm AEST Kelly Sims Gallagher Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Director, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School,…

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In Coal We Trust: The Need For Coal Power In Asia

From Forbes Tilak Doshi Energy I analyze energy economics and related public policy issues. Tweet This The claim that aggressive climate change mitigation programs helps the poor is egregiously misleading. The coal industry will remain essential to human flourishing long into the future, and reports of its impending death have been greatly exaggerated. The reigning…

Don’t Mention the Gigantic New Coal Mine: Al Gore’s Paid Climate Speech Avoids Uncomfortable Local Issues

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Aussie federal government funded ABC is surprised that Al Gore has skirted around pointing out the screaming coal hypocrisy of his hosts, the Queensland State Government, who just paid Gore $320K AU of taxpayer’s money to visit Queensland. Al Gore speaks in Brisbane but avoids an inconvenient elephant in…

Aussie Leaders Bow To Change In Political Climate And Back Coal

From The GWPF Climate change was supposed to have won the party the Australian election. But yesterday, routed in the polls, panicking Labor Party leaders backed the opening of a coal field bigger than the UK to mining. Fearing a wipeout in state elections next year amid a rising tide of pro-coal workers and a…

International Energy Agency: New Coal Plants are “Filling a Growing Gap” Between Soaring Energy Demand and Renewables

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Although investment in coal plants has slowed to its lowest level this century, the coal fleet is still growing. Global energy investment stabilised above USD 1.8 trillion in 2018, but security and sustainability concerns are growing 14 May 2019 Global energy investment stabilised in 2018, ending three consecutive years of…

President of China, Xi Jinping arrives in London, 19 October 2015.

NPR Notices Climate Action China are Building a Lot of Coal Plants

Guest essay by Eric Worrall While China publicly demands the USA fulfil Obama’s Paris Agreement pledges, and makes a big deal of their conversion to green energy, behind the scenes the Chinese Belt and Road initiative is starting to look like a gigantic coal plant construction exercise. Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On…