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GreatAgain.gov: Energy Independence

Guest post by David Middleton Energy Independence The Trump Administration will make America energy independent. Our energy policies will make full use of our domestic energy sources, including traditional and renewable energy sources. America will unleash an energy revolution that will transform us into a net energy exporter, leading to the creation of millions of…

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Renewable Energy would be Great – if it Worked

Guest essay by Eric Worrall One of the great myths promoted by renewables proponents is that government subsidies are not the enablers of renewables, they are simply accelerating a transition which would occur anyway, even without taxpayer help. Trump: Ugly for world, ugly for climate, ugly for clean energy … Nevertheless, it doesn’t look good.…

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China Announces a Massive 20% Increase in Coal – by 2020

Guest essay by Eric Worrall China has unveiled a crash plan to increase coal capacity and usage by 20% over the next 3 years. China Doubles Down on Coal Despite Climate Pledge Coal would still make up more than half of the country’s energy mix by 2020, according to latest plan. BEIJING—China’s government said it…

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Greens Concerned Vast Federal Land Clearances for Renewable Energy Projects Might Harm Nature

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Some green groups finally seem to be expressing concern that colossal renewable infrastructure projects on federal land, clearing, poisoning and paving over millions of acres of federally protected wilderness, for solar farms and wind projects, might harm the natural environment. Government’s Push for Solar Power on Federal Lands Stirs Concerns…

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The Global Price of Coal has Done a Hockey Stick

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Coal, particularly “coking coal” used for smelting steel, has staged a tremendous comeback in the last few months, thanks to a large scale Chinese buying spree. The rise in coking coal in particular is dragging up the price of related products, such as iron ore. But what is driving this…