“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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'coal'
May 29th, 2013 · 2 Comments
November 23rd, 2012 · No Comments
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 are a [...]
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
Are you a motivated go-getter who hates to let facts stand in the way of profits? Are you good at making something out of nothing? [...]
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 [...]
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 the [...]
November 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment
This guest post from RL Miller provides an insightful way to look at decisions across America that are giving the Federal Government’s blessing to expanded and enhanced fossil fuel production.
The Keystone XL pipeline symbolizes our national debate: a governmental policy to be made that will set policy, for good or bad, for years to come: [...]
May 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Reminiscent a bit of Caroling Coal, my in-box this morning was deluged with Peabody Energy press releases (see full material after the fold) and other announcements of a new public relations campaign: Coal Cares.
Evidently stung by the medical community’s highlighting of the linkages between the burning of coal (mainly for electricity) and health problems in America’s [...]