• Forget Paris: 1600 New Coal Power Plants Built Around The World

    • Date: 02/07/17
    • The New York Times

    1,600 new coal-fired power plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries. When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the fight against climate change. But new data […]

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  • Another Blow To CCS: Power Companies Bow Out Of Europe’s Biggest CCS Project

    • Date: 01/07/17
    • Renew Economy

    European power giants Engie and Uniper have withdrawn from a test project to capture and store carbon dioxide generated by one of several major new coal plants in the Netherlands, dealing yet another blow to the prospects of “clean coal” technology, in which the Australian government and fossil fuel lobbyists still hold much stock. Reuters […]

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  • Carbon Capture And Storage Technology Remains A ‘Utopian Dream’ Claims New Report

    • Date: 28/06/17
    • Kirsteen Paterson, The National

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is too expensive and will “never be viable”, a former World Bank advisor claims. Economics professor Gordon Hughes, of Edinburgh University, says the anti-climate change measure is “little more than a utopian dream”. The claims are made in a report for the Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank, set up […]

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  • The Return of King Coal? China, U.S. And India Boost Coal Mining

    • Date: 26/06/17
    • Associated Press

    The world’s biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. Mining data reviewed by The Associated Press show that production […]

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  • Trump To Call For U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Global Energy Production

    • Date: 25/06/17
    • Bloomberg

    Donald Trump will tout surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events aimed at highlighting the country’s growing energy dominance. The president also plans to emphasize that after decades of relying on foreign energy supplies, the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas, coal […]

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  • No More Subsidies: Mississippi To Pull Plug On CCS Project

    • Date: 22/06/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    The future of a Mississippi power plant aimed at showcasing “clean coal” technology is in doubt after state regulators on Wednesday issued an ultimatum to Southern Co., warning that they would not pass on more of its ballooning costs to ratepayers. Mississippi regulators said they wanted the Kemper power plant, which has already taken $7.5 billion […]

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  • Experts Published A Scathing Rebuttal To The Left’s Favorite Green Energy Study

    • Date: 20/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    A group of researchers have published a scathing rebuttal to a 2015 report claiming the U.S. could run on 100 percent green energy, which they say suffered from “significant shortcomings.” The 2015 study led by Stanford University professor Mark Jacobson claimed wind turbines, solar power and hydroelectric dams could power the entire U.S. But 21 […]

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  • Global Demand For Coking Coal Set To Revive UK Coal Mining

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Financial Times

    Pit to employ more than 500 and export about 80% of its output Two years after Britain’s last deep coal mine closed, a £200m project in Cumbria wants to revive the industry. West Cumbria Mining (WCM) plans to extract high value metallurgical — or coking — coal used for steelmaking rather than the cheaper version […]

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