Canadians beware. The promises made by metallurgical coal mining companies rarely match what they deliver in terms of jobs, revenue, production capacity, investment or tax
American coal country has seen hard days as utilities abandon coal for cheaper, less carbon-intensive natural gas and renewables. The Trump administration, trying to make good on a campaign promise to rejuvenate the coal industry, is attempting yet again to revive demand for coal by labeling coal-fired power plants as essential to national security.
A recent battle over imposing a “climate fee” on coal-fired power plants highlights Germany’s continuing paradox: Even as the nation aspires to be a renewable energy leader, it is exploiting its vast reserves of dirty brown coal.
Quietly, and with no public discussion, the Government has been putting in place a system of licences and financial assistance to kick-start a UCG industry in Britain.
2014: the year we turned the corner on CO2 emissions?
The future of energy development in New Mexico’s Four Corners region is at a crossroads.
Will 2015 prove to be a tipping point in the journey to a zero carbon energy system?
Syriza: another energy is possible / Renewable energy grab in the Sahara? / China cuts coal use / Canada and Keystone
This week we saw three important signs of the increasingly moribund state of the fossil fuel industry.
If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin.
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.
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.