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Ultra-rich Green groups attack climate scientists who question “manmade climate chaos” claims

By: Paul Driessen                

Things are not going well for Climate Chaos, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its carbon dioxide regulations, and President Obama wants to make more Alaska oil and gas prospects off limits. But elsewhere the climate alarm industry is under siege – and rightfully so.

Shortly after Mr. Obama warned him of imminent climate doom, Prime Minister Modi announced that India would double coal production, to bring electricity to 300 million more people.  Hydraulic fracturing has launched a new era of petroleum abundance, making it harder to justify renewable energy subsidies.

27. February 2015 by Jason Hayes
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Tom Kiernan, AWEA: Wind will “fall off a cliff” without PTC renewal

Reading EENews.net’s January 26, 2015 interview with the CEO of the American Wind Energy Association is an eye-opener.

Despite repeated assurances that the U.S. wind industry is “vibrant” and competitive, Tom Kiernan flatly admits that without further extensions of decades worth of government subsidies, the wind industry still could not compete. In fact the industry would (in his words) “fall off a cliff” if the PTC were discontinued.

02. February 2015 by Jason Hayes
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U.S. coal mining industry sees “record low” fatalities in 2014

CSMonitor.com describes the positive effects of an industry-wide focus on miner safety in 2014.

In 2014, coal mine-related fatalities hit a record low. So far this year, 16 people died in coal mining-related accidents, ducking under the previous low of 18 workers set in 2009.

The article also rightly noted the hard work of miners in ensuring overall miner safety.

While regulatory efforts have contributed to the decline in coal mine worker fatalities, much of the credit belongs to the miners and mining companies …

02. January 2015 by Jason Hayes
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Platte River coal plant receives national honor

Congratulations to ACC member company, Platte River Power Authority, for having the Rawhide Energy Station Unit 1 named the “best-utilized U.S. coal-fired power plant” in the nation.

Electric Light & Power (EL&P), ranked the electricity provider’s Rawhide Energy Station Unit 1, a coal-fired power plant, the best-utilized U.S. coal-fired power plant. The plant’s capacity factor in 2013 was 95.9 percent, compared to a national average of 57.6 percent. More than 700 U.S. coal-fired plants were included in the analysis.

Click here to read the full Coloradoan article.

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02. January 2015 by Jason Hayes
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New England energy prices ‘skyrocketing’

We have all heard the quotes and predictions before, as elected officials plainly stated that under their plans to restrict carbon-based forms of energy, electricity prices would “necessarily skyrocket.”

As this mid-December NY Times article clearly shows, New Englanders are now dealing with the results of those misguided, anti-energy policies, with some residents of the area seeing their monthly energy bills exploding by 110%. The article also relayed warnings from the New England ISO stating that “pipeline constraints (are) severe and … the reliability of the system would ‘continue to be threatened’ ” through the winter.

02. January 2015 by Jason Hayes
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Bechtel opens world’s first coal-seam-gas to LNG plant

On December 28th, Bechtel began loading LNG sourced from coal seams at their Queensland Curtis LNG facility.

The QCLNG project connects more than 2,000 onshore wells, which flow into a 335 mile pipeline that moves the gas to the liquefaction facility on Curtis Island. The gas is then chilled to -259.6 degrees Fahrenheit to become a liquid, which makes it 600 times smaller enabling it to be stored and transported in LNG vessels to markets around the world.

Click here to read the full Pennenergy.com article on this development.

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02. January 2015 by Jason Hayes
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Alpha cancels WARN notices at WV mines

Some good news for Alpha’s West Virginia mines.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) operating affiliates announce that the WARN notices for eight coal mines in West Virginia have expired and the mines and their approximately 750 workers will continue to operate. The longer-term plans for these mines will continue to depend upon market prices and demand.

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08. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Coal states brace for plant closures & lost jobs

As the EPA’s anti-coal regulations get nearer to implementation, states that rely on coal for electricity and jobs are bracing for the massive economic and social impacts.

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08. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Sen. RP Casey: EPA policy shouldn’t burden ratepayers

Good comments from Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) on pending EPA regulations.

“We should try to achieve an EPA policy as it relates to Pennsylvania as well as other states that doesn’t put that kind of burden on ratepayers.”

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03. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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MSNBC feature on Falkirk Mine and Caterpillar: giving back to their communities

Very glad to see MSNBC recognizing the excellent reclamation work being done at our nation’s mines. It is heartening to see the media recognizing the people who work in the mines and for equipment and service providers.

Kudos to MSNBC for some honest and fair reporting on these people, their ties to their communities, and on how they care for their local environment.

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02. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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