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  • Gordon: BLM proposal part of Biden’s war on energy

    05/20/2024 7:33:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fence Post ^ | May 17, 2024 | Rachel Gabel
    Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon said the latest Bureau of Land Management proposal is the agency’s determination that coal leasing in the Powder River Basin will not be permitted past 2041. The BLM’s final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and proposed amendment to its Buffalo Field Office land use plan selects the “no leasing” alternative in the Buffalo Coal Resource Management Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Release of the final SEIS and proposed amendment opens a 30-day public protest period. Gordon said the decision is part of Biden’s “partisan, vindictive, and politically motivated war on America’s abundant, cheap, efficient, and consistent...
  • BREAKING: G7 Countries Including United States Reach Agreement to Shut Down All Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2035

    04/29/2024 9:07:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 105 replies
    Democrat Climate Change Cult: Ban Everything! Ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations have agreed to eliminate all coal-fired power plants by 2035. The countries that are members of the Group of Seven (G7) are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the European Union. This declaration was made by Andrew Bowie, a UK minister at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, during an interview in Turing, Italy. “We do have an agreement to phase out coal in the first half of the 2030s,” Bowie said. “This is, by...
  • The Biden EPA’s Plan to Ration Electricity. New rules are designed to eliminate fossil-fuel power plants. Energy scarcity is sure to result.

    04/27/2024 3:53:53 AM PDT · by karpov · 120 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 26, 2024 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The Biden Administration’s regulations are coming so fast and furious that it’s hard even to keep track, but we’re trying. On Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed its latest doozy—rules that will effectively force coal plants to shut down while banning new natural-gas plants. “With the announcement today, the power sector can make planning decisions with a full array of information,” EPA’s press release declares. Translation: Get moving with the green-energy transition because we’re determined to eliminate fossil-fuel power. Barack Obama’s regulation spurred a wave of coal plant closures. Now President Biden is trying to finish the job by tightening...
  • White House: We’re Not Trying to Harm Coal, We’re Trying to ‘Speed Up’ to Economy that Has ‘Less Pollution’

    04/26/2024 6:39:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “NewsNation Now,” White House National Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi denied that the Biden administration is attempting to shut down the coal industry or slow any industry down, and stated that the issue is “about how do we speed up to a stronger economy, a more durable economy, and one that, frankly, puts less pollution into the sky?” Host Connell McShane asked, “[C]oal executives, for the most part, are coming out and saying this — we can’t meet this. So, the real goal here is to kind of shut our industry down. Is that what’s happening?” Zaidi...
  • Governor Of Nation’s Largest Coal State Leads Charge To ‘Decarbonize’ The West

    02/23/2024 5:13:11 PM PST · by Twotone · 64 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 22, 2024 | Tristan Justice
    Carbon sequestration has become Republicans’ most popular answer to climate change, with GOP governors across western states pumping massive stores of concentrated CO2 into underground chambers. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, who chairs the Western Governors Association, currently leads the charge to his state’s detriment as a carbon-powerhouse and leading coal producer. Last week, lawmakers in Wyoming heard from members of the CO2 Coalition who challenged Governor Gordon’s pledge to decarbonize the energy-intensive state with carbon capture programs. Dr. William Happer, the founder of the CO2 Coalition, compared such efforts to a “religion” before the Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands...
  • US thermal coal exports hit 5-year highs and top $5 billion in 2023

    02/06/2024 7:45:28 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 1, 2024 | Gavin Maguire
    United States exporters of thermal coal earned more than $5 billion in 2023 as they shipped out more than 32.5 million metric tons ... The thermal coal export earnings were the second-highest since 2017, following 2022's $5.7 billion. The total volumes were the highest since 2018 and came as U.S. power producers cut the amount of coal used in electricity generation to the lowest this century, ... The diverging trends between shrinking domestic coal use and robust coal exports open the United States to charges of hypocrisy .... Between 2013 and 2023, U.S. coal-fired power generation dropped by 57.5% from...
  • Coal's Life-Saving Role Ignored By Climate-Obsessed Media

    01/09/2024 8:48:23 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | January 04, 2024 | Vijay Jayaraj
    On a recent cold winter day, residents of Munich were surprised to see people skiing in the street. Yes, that is how much snow fell in the German city and other parts of Europe during the early winter of 2023-2024. Despite a disruption to both ground and air travel, the Germans survived the freezing weather with access to heating and basic utilities. But not everyone in our world is as fortunate as those living off reliable energy sources in Western economies. Billions of people all over the world do not have access to secure sources of heat and electricity. For...
  • The Uses and Abuses of Federal Land

    12/28/2023 6:56:53 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | Dec 13, 2023 | William Perry Pendley
    The Biden administration has continued the modern Democrat tradition of perverse federal land use policy. It comes as a surprise to most Americans that the federal government owns nearly one-third of the nation’s land mass, in excess of 640 million acres. (It also owns 1.7 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), but that is another story.) Most know of the National Park Service in the Department of the Interior and its 80 million acres of parks, preserves, reserves, monuments, memorials, historic sites, battlefields, and recreation areas, in every state. Many Americans may be familiar with the 141 national...
  • Xcel Energy pitches new clean energy plan for Colorado that is nearly twice as costly as one it offered in 2021

    12/06/2023 6:36:51 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Colorado Sun ^ | Dec 6, 2023 | Mark Jaffe
    Colorado utilities regulators will consider the new plan, which was revised in hopes of capturing lucrative renewable energy credits while slashing greenhouse gas emissions... Xcel Energy has a vision for Colorado’s clean energy future — one independent power producers, consumer advocates and regulators didn’t see coming — a vision that is both expensive, with a $15 billion price tag, and unparalleled in its sweep. Xcel Energy’s preferred electric resource plan submitted to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in September includes 7,100 megawatts of new generation and storage, mainly wind and solar and nearly $3 billion in new transmission lines. “We...
  • Tri-State Closing Arizona, Colorado Coal Plants Early, Investing in More Renewables

    12/04/2023 12:27:21 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 53 replies
    Power Magazine ^ | December 2, 2023 | Darrell Proctor
    Colorado-based cooperative Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will accelerate the closure of a coal-fired unit in the northwestern part of CO, and announced a retirement date for an Arizona coal plant. Tri-State said it wants to acquire at least another 1,250 MW of renewable energy generation over the next several years. The not-for-profit company, which serves rural electricity consumers across four western states, said the ERP filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission seeks to take advantage of funding from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s $9.7 billion Empowering Rural America program, part of the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act. The...
  • Biden admin quietly released study showing green energy receives far more subsidies than fossil fuels

    10/01/2023 5:58:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 1, 2023 | Thomas Catenacci
    Solar should be competing for sales in the marketplace, not for subsidies in Washington,' ... The Biden administration quietly issued a 59-page report outlining the current scope of federal energy-related subsidies revealed that the renewable energy sector enjoys significantly larger taxpayer backing than the fossil fuel industry. The report — authored by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) and published in August — represents the first of its kind since 2018. The EIA analyzed data from 2016 through 2022, and determined that, during that time period, the federal government doled out $183.3 billion in direct and mainly indirect...
  • Navajo Leaders Challenge Chaco Canyon Drilling Ban. Climate Advocates Should Listen.

    08/30/2023 12:15:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | August 28, 2023 | Ethan Brown
    On June 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior blocked oil and gas leasing for the next twenty years within a ten-mile radius of Chaco Canyon — the site of a Puebloan civilization in now-northern New Mexico dating back over a millennium. Despite some support from people within the Pueblo tribes and Navajo Nation which surround the land, the vast majority of Navajo leaders have opposed these drilling restrictions. It’s essential that climate advocates hear them out. Between high-profile cases of extractive industries seizing and polluting Indigenous land and the fact that climate change exacerbates the many environmental and economic...
  • Xcel will raise electric bills again next month. A quarter of the hike will cover closing coal-fired power plants.

    08/17/2023 7:08:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Sun ^ | Aug 17, 2023 | Mark Jaffe
    The utility’s 1.6 million Colorado customers will see their bills rise 4.4% — about $4 on the average residential bill — on Sept. 1 ... lectricity bills for 1.6 million Colorado customers of Xcel Energy will rise 4.4% — about $3.99 on the average residential bill — on Sept. 1, under a settlement approved Wednesday by the state Public Utilities Commission. In 2022, Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electricity supplier, filed for a $312 million rate hike, but under the settlement it will get an increase of $96 million. The reduced revenue figure was reached in a settlement between Xcel Energy...
  • Environmentalists Shutting Down Wyoming Oil & Gas Industry Through Litigation

    07/28/2023 5:43:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | July 27, 2023 | Kevin Killough
    Nearly every lease and permit issued in Wyoming since 2021 has faced litigation from various anti-fossil fuel groups. As a result, 2 million acres are languishing in a holding pattern awaiting court decisions that will take years. ... The Bureau of Land Management is withholding oil and gas drilling permits on leased acres on public land, if the leased acres are in litigation. Pete Obermueller, president of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, said the agency is doing this by its own choice. Nearly every lease and permit issued in Wyoming since 2021 has faced litigation from various anti-fossil fuel groups,...
  • While Biden Shuts Down U.S. Coal, China’s Coal Use Surges To Record Levels

    07/28/2023 9:09:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | July 28, 2023 | Kevin Killough
    Although it's reported the world is going through a transition away from fossil fuels to so-called 'green energy,' the data doesn’t support it. The use of coal in China has exploded thereby making overall coal consumption increase. As much as it’s reported that the world is going through a transition away from fossil fuels to wind and solar energy, the data doesn’t support it. The International Energy Agency released its 2023 Coal Market Update on Thursday, which shows that global coal consumption in 2022 rose by 3.3% to a record 8.3 billion tons. While the use of coal in European...
  • New Rules Show Biden Making Good On Promise To End Oil And Gas

    07/24/2023 12:48:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | July 22, 2023 | Kevin Killough
    The Bureau of Land Management announced new rules that will greatly increase the cost of oil and gas development on public lands. Critics say if the rules become final, it will likely make oil and gas production in Wyoming uneconomical. The Bureau of Land Management has announced new rules that, if finalized, will increase bonding requirements, royalty rates and minimum bids for oil and gas drilling on public lands. Statements by the bureau on the proposed rules say they will lead to more responsible leasing and development processes. Critics say it’s just a step toward the elimination of oil and...
  • PERSPECTIVE: Biden’s energy policy — American Indians’ loss

    07/24/2023 10:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazettec ^ | Jul 23, 2023 | William Perry Pendley
    The Biden administration’s war on the ability of American Indians and tribal nations to develop their energy resources is finally receiving the probing attention it deserves, resulting in an aggressive pushback from American Indians and tribal leaders. The tipping point came last month when Biden’s Department of the Interior announced a 20-year moratorium on new oil and gas leases on 350,000 acres of federal land within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historic Park in northwestern New Mexico. Navajo Nation, which earlier withdrew its support for a 5-mile park buffer due to the economic cost to tribal members, had lobbied...
  • Coal Keeps Germany’s Lights On

    05/11/2023 8:18:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | March 9, 2023 | The Editorial Board
    The supposedly evil energy source saves the day in Europe. Germany did itself and Europe a favor by managing to avert an energy-shortage recession this winter, and now we know how they did it: supposedly evil coal. Data released Thursday show coal’s role in electricity generation growing in Germany for the second year running. Coal accounted for 33.3% of electricity production in 2022, according to the Federal Statistical Office, up from 30.2% in 2021... coal’s resurgence started in 2020, before the Ukraine war triggered fears of a gas crisis. ... wind and solar don’t work when the winds are still...
  • World’s Worst Polluter China Leads Global Stampede for Coal

    04/06/2023 6:37:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6 Apr 2023 | Simon Kent
    Forget solar, wind, hydro, and wave power. The capacity to burn coal for electricity generation rose in 2022 despite global promises to phase out the fuel with a defiant China leading the way ... The coal fleet grew by 19.5 gigawatts last year, enough to light up around 15 million homes, with nearly all newly commissioned coal projects in China ... New coal plants were added in 14 countries and eight countries announced new coal projects. China, India, Indonesia, Turkey and Zimbabwe were the only countries that both added new coal plants and announced new projects. This boom in coal...
  • S.O.S for the U.S. Electric Grid

    03/10/2023 4:42:33 AM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 26, 2023 | Editorial Board
    PJM Interconnection sounds the latest alarm that fossil-fuel plants are shutting down without adequate replacement power. The political class yawns. ... The warnings keep coming that the force-fed energy transition to renewable fuels is destabilizing the U.S. electric grid, but is anyone in government paying attention? ... The PJM report forecasts power supply and demand through 2030 across the 13 eastern states in its territory covering 65 million people. ... Fossil-fuel power plants are retiring much faster than renewable sources are getting developed, which could lead to energy “imbalances.” That’s a delicate way of saying that you can expect shortages...