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On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in which I looked at US oil. In this post, I would like to look at other sources of US energy.
Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere
The people who agreed to spend their days digging coal from the underside of mountains produced enough power to industrialize the nation: They're owed something back.
Arizona, the sunniest state in the U.S., is 3.2% solar and 40-50% coal...what?! It's a shining example of how broken the electricity system is...
In the last fortnight we’ve seen new rules on coal emissions in the US, the prospect of a cap on coal consumption in China, and a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlighting the risks to fossil fuel investment.
Even without the threat of carbon regulations, the US coal industry is already in dire straits.
•Here’s Why The Carbon Regulations EPA Will Announce Monday Are So Important •A guide to Obama's new rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants •EPA unveils far-reaching climate plan targeting power plants •Obama's New Plan To Fight Climate Change Is A Really Big Deal
Coalition energy policy came under fire from an unusual source this week – former energy secretary and noted fracking enthusiast Lord Howell. ...he now claims the government’s view of shale gas “is much too optimistic...
•Turkish Mine Rescue Hampered by Fire That Killed Over 200 People •Coal mine collapse in West Virginia kills two miners •IEA: Coal use is spiking climate mitigation costs •The True Cost of Coal-report
The Koch brothers, the much-maligned fossil fuel titans, were in the news last week after their legislative stalking horse, the innocuously named American Legislative Exchange Council, was discovered pushing legislation in the states that would establish new fees on solar energy.