EPA rolling back Obama’s mercury rule

The Obama administration originally found that forcing coal-fired plants to use the mercury control technology would cost an estimated $9.6 billion a year — the most expensive clean air regulation. This cost was far higher than the expected annual health savings of $6 million. However, the administration was able to rack up these health saving numbers by enabling the MATS Rule, with co-benefits adding another $80 billion, according to The New York Times.

By |2018-10-01T17:02:57-04:00October 1st, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on EPA rolling back Obama’s mercury rule

Coal war heats up in Germany

Almost half of Germany's electric power comes from coal fired generation. That is a lot of juice and a lot of jobs.

By |2018-09-03T22:52:02-04:00September 4th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Coal war heats up in Germany

Decline of oil predicted, but we’ve heard this before

According to a survey published last month in the United Kingdom, climate change risks will force a lower valuation of oil company stock prices within the next five years. But despite many predictions of demise over the last 50 years, global consumption of hydrocarbon energy continues to grow.

By |2018-05-09T11:49:19-04:00May 9th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Decline of oil predicted, but we’ve heard this before

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

While China, India, and other nations are building new coal-fired power plants, the United States, which nearly a quarter of the world's coal reserves, is still following the path laid out by President Obama of phasing out coal production. Canadian analyst Tom Harris, whose home province of Ontario has banned all coal-fired power generation, explains that this stems from the myth that carbon dioxide is as dirty as coal.

By |2018-01-17T01:16:32-05:00January 17th, 2018|Climate, Guest Insights|3 Comments