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Growing Dutch Electric Vehicle fleet not driving Rotterdam coal use

November 28th, 2015 · No Comments

an electric car is a relatively low-polluting vehicle today and will be even less polluting tomorrow. A simple truth upfront: All things being equal, electric vehicles (EVs) reduce pollution loads. Now, there are many caveats and corollaries to this truism. For example, Better to reduce transport requirements (build/live in walkable communities; telecommute; etc …) than […]

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Tags: coal · electric vehicles · electricity · emissions · Washington Post

Reasons to apply a skeptical mindset to claims of disaster due to @EPA regulation …

June 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

With today’s roll-out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance for reducing coal-fired electricity plants carbon emissions, industry interests have been pressuring hard with efforts to undermine public support for EPA action. Before heading further and in line with the Debunking Handbook, let us start with some basic truths about investing in climate mitigation. Climate mitigation investments […]

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Tags: analysis · carbon dioxide · climate change · coal · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · Obama Administration

Has the BLM ever heard of the Social Cost of Carbon?

May 29th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Social Cost of Carbon” (SCC) is a tool to provide a fiscal accounting for all the damage implications of adding carbon to the atmosphere. The U.S. government has a SCC figure of about $20 per ton, which is radically below what reasonable. Even though a radically low figure, it matters that SCC has made its […]

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Tags: coal · Energy

“All you climate people” need to reflect on electoral math

November 23rd, 2012 · No Comments


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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · coal

“In truth, we are all enemies of coal.” Roanoke Times

October 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Despite his significant backing of (that unicorn like notion of) “clean coal” and opening of huge areas of Federal land for increased coal production, the coal industry is bankrolling an aggressive campaign against President Obama — embraced with passion by the Republican Party — arguing that there is a “War on Coal”.  These coal barons […]

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Romney-Ryan Seek to Raise Americans’ Energy Prices: (a) Electricity

September 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Romney-Ryan energy plan has been appropriately castigated for embracing and enshrining fossil fuels while disdaining and dismissing renewable energy systems (and, well, totally ignoring energy efficiency).  (One could say that the Romney-Ryan campaign is rejecting energy from heaven and embracing (with passion) energy from hell.) With mindless ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ cheering, enraptured sonnets for Keystone […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · coal · electricity · Energy

On refusing to be rounded out of existence

May 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

This guest post comes from James Wells who eloquently and passionately is outlining the detrimental implications of short-term thinking embrace of coal exports. The phrase, arriving in the middle of a deeply technical presentation, stood out for everything it said in just one sentence. “They’re just going to be rounded out of existence, because they […]

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Tags: China · coal · Energy · environmental · environmental economics · environmental justice

Coal Industry Executive Position Opportunity

March 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

You never know where you will bump into interesting career opportunities: American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Seeks New President ——————————————————————————– Date: 2012-02-29, 5:19PM EST ——————————————————————————– Job Title: President, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Job Description: Are you a motivated go-getter who hates to let facts stand in the way of profits? Are you […]

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Trumka gets a key fact wrong …

January 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Energy policy is a rather complicated domain. That complexity is worsened when factual errors (whether purposefully driven or accidental) enter into the discussion. In the weeks since the news broke about U.S. refined products now being a net export, rather than import, marketplace, it is hard to overstate the number of times where people have […]

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Tags: coal · electricity

Coal for caroling or for the stocking …

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments

A few years ago, the coal industry decided to cheer up the holiday season with some sacriligeous caroling. Let us remember that the Frosty the Snowman story ends in a way to tug at the hearts: melting away with a promise to come back some day. In consider their decision to link coal to Frosty […]

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