Sorry Greta, India needs more coal to power growth

From The Times of India October 13, 2019, 2:00 am IST SA Aiyar in Swaminomics | India | TOI Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swedish girl who lectured the United Nations on climate change, is being touted as a possible Nobel Prize winner. She believes she and her white Swedish teenage friends have to save…

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China coal mine approvals surge despite climate pledges

From Reuters David Stanway, Muyu Xu SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years even as it steps up its fight against smog and greenhouse gas emissions. Long-term cuts in coal consumption…

The Case for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)

Guest “picking a fight with both sides” by David Middleton JUL 15, 2019EPA Drilling Regulations Remain Underrated Obstacle to Solving Global Warming William MurrayManager, Energy Meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming will be impossible unless the United States leads the way. […] What remains is CCS technology, which the…

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…

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…

China not ‘walking the walk’ on methane emissions

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 29-Jan-2019 Chinese regulations on coal mining have not curbed the nation’s growing methane emissions over the past five years as intended Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, DC–Chinese regulations on coal mining have not curbed the nation’s growing methane emissions over the past five years as intended, says new research from a…