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  • A CNN Smear

    10/18/2017 6:34:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 18, 2017 | John Stossel
    Did you happen to catch CNN's latest smear? Anderson Cooper's show recently featured a "two-part exclusive" that claims Donald Trump's EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to "withdraw environmental restrictions" so the company could dig "the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska." The report was enough to horrify any caring person. CNN showed beautiful pictures of colorful salmon swimming in Bristol Bay, and the reporter intoned dramatically, "EPA staffers were shocked to receive this email obtained exclusively by CNN which says 'we have been directed by...
  • Trump Ends Obama-era War on Coal; Scraps Clean Power Plan

    10/14/2017 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Associatoin of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 13, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13 – “The ‘climate changers’ came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan. But, America has the world’s largest reserves of coal—an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of reasons, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].Weber says that extreme restrictions on the use of coal to generate electricity “acted like a national energy tax. They minimized the positive impact of our lowest cost and...
  • North Sea Oil Squeezed as U.S. Ships Crude Like Never Before

    10/11/2017 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Oatka · 18 replies
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | Oct 10 2017 | Javier Blas, Laura Hurst and Julian Lee
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  • Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

    10/09/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies ^ | 9/10/17 | Michael Biesecker and Adam Beam
    HAZARD, Ky. (AP) A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration's move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Speaking Monday in the coal-mining state of Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would be issuing a new set of rules overriding the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's drive to curb global climate change. "The war on coal is over," Pruitt declared, adding that no federal agency should ever use its authority to "declare war on any sector of our...
  • EPA Chief Tells Coal Miners He Will Repeal Power-Plan Rule: The War Against Coal Is Over

    10/09/2017 2:11:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/09/17 | Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, The war against coal is over. Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule Tuesday. Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., Ill be a signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration, and thus begin the effort to withdraw that rule, Pruitt said.
  • Loss for Obama, victory for coal: EPA to formally repeal Clean Power Plan

    10/08/2017 9:31:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/06/2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration this week is expected to formally repeal the Clean Power Plan, taking direct aim at former President Barack Obamas climate change legacy and delivering a major win for the coal industry. A draft proposal of the Environmental Protection Agencys looming decision, leaked late last week and posted online, says the plan which would have limited carbon emissions from power plants and, in the process, drastically reduced the amount of coal-generated electricity in the U.S. goes beyond the bounds of federal law and unnecessarily hikes energy prices for consumers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, as Oklahomas attorney...
  • Administration favors change in electricity pricing

    10/01/2017 12:10:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2017 6:06 PM EDT | David Koenig
    The Trump administration is pushing for changes in the way electricity is priced to better reward coal and nuclear power, which face growing competition from natural gas and renewables. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Friday called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act within 60 days to adopt rules raising payments to power plants that are considered more resilient. He maintained that a diverse mix of energy sources would strengthen the power grid, especially during natural disasters, by ensuring an adequate supply of backup power. The decline of traditional sources of power, on the other hand, would undermine reliability....
  • Colorados electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since havent been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the states electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply 62.1 percent across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...

    08/29/2017 1:07:42 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 59 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/29/2017
    Turns out if you look close you find out two things. First, in 1990, 88 percent of the worlds energy came from fossil fuels. After more than 25 years and over a trillion dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, in 2015 the worlds share of energy from fossil fuels was . . . 86 percent. (See figure immediately below.) At this rate, it will take 150 years to get fossil fuel energy down to 75 percent of the worlds total energy supply. Im sure just $200 trillion in subsidies will do the trick.
  • US sends first shipment of coal to Ukraine

    08/23/2017 1:03:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Kyiv Post ^ | August 22, 2017 | Bermet Talant
    The first shipment of U.S. anthracite coal to Ukraine is now heading from the U.S. port Baltimore, with a ceremony to mark the launch of the trade broadcast live on Facebook by the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States on Aug. 21. Pennsylvania-based XCoal Energy and Resources signed a contract with Ukrainian state energy company Centerenergo on July 31, guaranteeing the provision of 700,000 tons of anthracite coal in the next few months. The deal followed talks by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkos with U.S. President Donald J. Trumps administration in June. The first shipment of 62,000 tons, which cost...
  • Company Constructing New Coal Mine in Western Kentucky (280 jobs)

    08/18/2017 12:25:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CALHOUN, Ky. (AP) Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that would employ about 280 miners. Paringa Resources says it is planning to begin mining coal at the McLean County site next year. The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.....
  • Coal Is No. 1

    08/01/2017 4:56:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | August 1, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Quick: What was the No. 1 source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you were wrong by a mile. If you answered natural gas, you were wrong by a tiny amount. According to the Energy Information Administration, which tracks energy use in production on a monthly basis, the single largest source of electric power for the first half of 2017 was coal. That's an amazing finding, because liberals, especially environmental groups, keep telling us that coal is a dead industry. They ridiculed Donald Trump and called him a liar...
  • Fossil Fuels are Dead Says Coal Transport Magnate

    07/31/2017 3:31:32 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    Triple Pundit ^ | July 24, 2017 | Jan Lee
    Coal has been the driving force behind the U.S. rail system for more than a century. The stories of locomotives chugging along as workers fed shovels full of coal into the burners may be a thing of the past, but that chunky byproduct has still been largely responsible for keeping the American rail system afloat. According to the American Association of Railroads, coal amounted to almost a third of gross tonnage carried by U.S. rail in 2016. It also amounted to more than 13 percent of rail revenue. And while that may not sound like a large percentage, 70 percent...
  • U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

    07/30/2017 10:03:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2017 | Timothy Gardner and Nina Chestney
    U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump's administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working. The increased shipments came as the European Union and other U.S. allies heaped criticism on the Trump administration for its rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, a deal agreed by nearly 200 countries to cut carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels like coal. The previously unpublished figures provided to Reuters by the U.S. Energy Information...
  • U.S. Coal Exports Soar Under President Trump

    07/29/2017 6:16:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    gCaptain ^ | July 28, 2017 | Timothy Gardner and Nina Chestney
    U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trumps administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working. The increased shipments came as the European Union and other U.S. allies heaped criticism on the Trump administration for its rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, a deal agreed by nearly 200 countries to cut carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels like coal.
  • RICHARD BRANSON: Moving Americas coal miners into clean energy jobs would be good for the world

    07/17/2017 4:36:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | July 17, 2017 | Julia La Roche
    President Donald Trump has pledged his support to revitalize the coal mining industry and create more jobs through deregulation. Billionaire serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, argues that the U.S. government should take a different approach. Coal mining is not the nicest of jobs, and coal mining disappeared in Britain many decades ago, and pretty much every single one of those coal miners went into jobs which were far more pleasant, far less dangerous, far better for their health, and I doubt that theres one coal miner that looks back thinking, God, I wish I...
  • Mississippi Power Offers Ideas for Kemper Power Plant's Future

    07/11/2017 6:38:47 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies
    Power Engineering Magazine ^ | 7/10/17 | Jeff Amy
    Public Utilities Staff Executive Director Virden Jones said Thursday that he believes the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. wants to settle on terms set by Mississippi's Public Service Commission. The three elected commissioners said two weeks ago that Kemper should run on natural gas and not gasified lignite coal, that rates should stay level or fall, and that customers shouldn't pay for the gasifier. Last week, Mississippi Power said it was suspending efforts to complete the gasifier, which is three years behind schedule. The plant is more than $4.5 billion over budget. Southern could have to absorb another $3.4 billion...
  • Appalachian Power to rely half on coal, half on renewable energy

    07/10/2017 1:59:10 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    WVMetro News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Carrie Hodousek
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. The goal of Appalachian Power Company is to rely 50 percent on coal and 50 percent on renewable energy, according to the companys president. The intent is to get coal down to about 50 percent, stay there and then bring the other resources up, Chris Beam said on last weeks MetroNews Talkline. As the company starts to work with new employers, the demand for new energy sources increases. A lot of the things that were hearing from them is they have their own mandated requirements that they have to meet from their board of directors like you...
  • Rick Perry on supply and demand economics: Supply it, then demand will follow

    07/06/2017 4:08:41 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/6/17 | Kathryn Watson
    Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sparked disbelief on Twitter Thursday after he tried to offer an economics lesson while touring a coal plant in West Virginia. "Here's a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put the supply out there and the demand will follow," Perry said, responding to a question about a shale gas boom in comments captured by S&P Global Market Intelligence reporter Taylor Kuykendall.
  • Study: Solar panels a looming toxic 'crisis'

    07/01/2017 6:53:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 6/30/2017 | Alicia Powe
    The solar-energy industry has been touted for years as the environmentally safe alternative. After all, solar panels merely absorb the suns energy and transfer it to consumers. No oily pipelines, no obstructions to the nations waterways. But it appears all is not well for fans of the industry. Discarded solar panels, piling up around the world, are detrimental to the environment, according to a new study by Environmental Progress. And carcinogenic. And teratogenic. While environmentalist have warned for decades of the hazard of nuclear power, solar panels produce 300 times more toxic waste per unity of energy than nuclear power...