People in countries such as Pakistan, where poverty really does mean starving to death (one of the very positive things about the US is that no one, aside from the occasional “outlier” that can never be completely cleared, does so), are avidly looking at developing their coal resources. Continue reading
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This wonderful piece of Journalism comes from “Inside Climate News”, author, Katherine Bagley, 10th September 2012.
“While outspoken scientists of human-caused climate change in the United States endure torrents of freedom of information requests, hate mail and even death threats from skeptics, their counterparts abroad have been free to do their work without fear.
“I feel for my American colleagues and what they’ve had to deal with,” said Tim Lenton, an earth system scientist who specializes in climate tipping points at the University of Exeter in the UK. Continue reading
THE Orwellian name of the Gillard government’s carbon tax policy – Clean Energy Future – makes its aim of shifting electricity generation from the dirtiest power stations to the cleanest quite plain. Consumers are entitled to feel somewhat mystified that brown-coal generation – the highest carbon polluter – is largely unaffected by carbon emissions policy. Continue reading
THE nation’s dirtiest brown-coal power stations face a savage backlash from less-polluting coal facilities in NSW and Queensland, which are demanding that a $5.5 billion compensation package for the carbon price be radically revised after Labor’s backflips on key planks of the carbon policy. Continue reading
When they talk about “big polluters” they actually mean those returning previously lost carbon to the biosphere – apparently that’s a terrible thing, liberating an essential trace gas in short supply. Continue reading
The tinkerbells are always upset when reality intrudes. Continue reading
Oh gosh oh darn. We don’t throw away a lot more of taxpayers’ money to shut down some of our cheapest and most reliable electrical generators? Oh the devastation… Continue reading
The High Court has upheld an Environment Court decision on a resource consent application for a coal mine on the West Coast, saying that climate change can’t be considered under the Resource Management Act. Continue reading
Four Environmental Protection Agency regulations covering coal-fired power plants “would likely increase electricity prices in some regions” such as the South and Midwest, where older plants are more likely to be retired than retrofitted, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Aug. 16. Continue reading
“Capturing Carbon: Removing greenhouse gases from coal-powered electricity generation—and starting now—could mean major benefits“
What utter rubbish. Stopping all U.S. coal-fired CO2 emissions for 90 years only makes a difference of 0.15 °C assuming the most outrageous global warming sensitivity. And they omit the horrendous cost of transporting and injecting plant food where plants can’t benefit from it. There is absolutely no upside to carbon constraint.
Climate modelers need to stop believing their model output is “data” and realize they are full of crap. Enhanced greenhouse is another problem that never was. Continue reading
West Virginia residents face unemployment, jobs crisis Continue reading
Facing an anti-coal crowd, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden declines to request a broad review of coal exports
Facing several hundred coal export opponents, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden stopped short today of calling for a comprehensive environmental review of proposals to ship coal to Asia through Northwest ports, as U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Gov. John Kitzhaber have done. Continue reading
Coal Based Electricity Generation Costing Australians Big – Rising electricity prices aren’t the only financial sting associated with Australia’s current power generation status quo. Coal is costing us $2.6 billion annually in terms of health states a new report. Continue reading
Idiots. Funds expended on “tackling climate change” are pure waste, diverted from doing things of actual use to people and/or the environment. Affordable power bestows far greater health benefits than the largely illusory “ills” of coal-fired generation. There is no upside to gorebull warbling. Continue reading
Ben Cubby, still dumb as a doorknob: Sun rises on a renewable wind blowing through global energy industry
“THIS year is likely to be seen by future historians as the ”tipping point, the beginning of the clean energy era” when the world turned decisively towards renewable energy, according to the chief of Australia’s Climate Commission, Tim Flannery.“
Um, no. Useless pretend energy sources are being scrapped and economy-wrecking subsidies slashed globally. Wind and solar are crap dilute and intermittent sources, always will be. “Climate Commissioner” Tim Flannery is an airhead clinging desperately to the dying gorebull warbling meme that has gifted him wealth and notoriety. With improvements in technology now unlocking vast new resources this will be seen as the second dawn of the age of hydrocarbons and the threshold of new development for humanity – and that just burns the misanthropes’ butts. Continue reading
In order to achieve the Department of Defence’s initiative to generate 25 percent of all energy demanded on its bases from renewable energy sources by 2025, the US Army has announced that it will invest $7 billion in new renewable energy projects. Continue reading
“But Rockefeller has also reached out to the industry for help drafting upcoming legislation to promote ways to harness coal’s energy without releasing so much carbon dioxide.“
We mine carbon for the express purpose of combining it with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide. It is not some accidental byproduct nor incidental “pollution” – it is what we specifically set out to make. The purpose of so doing is to recover some of the energy bound to the carbon when split from oxygen through photosynthesis, powered by solar energy. In effect coal is the solar battery sought as the Holy Grail of the solar industry. Guess what? You’re too late. Nature beat you by millions of years and stored concentrated solar power for us to use in this oh-so-convenient form. And green plants are delighted to get access to this carbon dioxide we are returning to the atmosphere so they may start recharging Earth’s solar batteries all over again.
Coal is concentrated solar power and atmospheric carbon dioxide is really good for the biosphere. Get over it. Continue reading
When I was a kid, Mum did the washing in a copper of boiling water over an open fire in the back yard. We collected the wood from the back paddock with a horse and dray. It was all very “green” (but we thought it was just hard yakka). Greens want us to return to this primitive method for generating heat, and even electricity. Continue reading
LABOR’S PLAN TO CLOSE some of Australia’s dirtiest coal fired power stations is teetering on the brink of being abandoned, or severely scaled back, according to industry insiders. Continue reading