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The 100 Percent Renewable Dream: A Problem of Physics and Scale

The drumbeat of press about the declining costs of installing wind and solar generators has led most of the public and our policy-makers to believe that an energy transition from fossil fuels to wind and solar is just around the corner. However, this belief overlooks the fundamental physical limitations of producing electricity from wind and solar. There is a wide gulf between using wind and solar energy for marginal electricity production, as we are doing now in many places, and relying on it for the majority of our electricity.

In this piece, we will elaborate on the two biggest challenges of generating electricity from wind and solar – energy storage and energy density – and explain why making the energy transition a reality is not just a problem of technology but primarily one of physics and scale. Continue reading

11. January 2021 by Betsy Monseu
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Four Critical Energy Issues to Watch in 2017

President-elect Trump will likely start rolling back eight years of Obama administration climate regulations and restrictions on coal, oil and gas development The U.S. may be on the cusp of a stark turning point in energy and climate policy with … Continue reading

03. January 2017 by ACC
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After the Election: What Coal Needs Most

Energy and Environment Monitor, M. Shane Harvey and Jackson Kelly, (11/28/2016) Energy and Environment Monitor, M. Shane Harvey and Jackson Kelly, (11/28/2016) URL: http://eem.jacksonkelly.com/2016/11/after-the-election-what-coal-needs-most.html My colleagues and I have the privilege of working with coal operators every day in the … Continue reading

10. December 2016 by ACC
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MRC Documentary Tells the Story of Lives Devastated by the War on Coal  

RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the launch of its new documentary titled, Collateral Damage: Forgotten Casualties of the Left’s War on Coal. Several organizations, including, Americans for Tax Reform, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Cornwall Alliance, E&E Legal, … Continue reading

10. December 2016 by ACC
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US mines see safest year on record, feds say

BY TIMOTHY CAMA, The Hill URL: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/306654-feds-mining-saw-safest-year-on-record The United States mining industry this year reported its fewest fatalities and lowest injury rate in nearly four decades of records, federal regulators said. Mines had only 25 deaths in fiscal 2016, which ended Sept. … Continue reading

10. December 2016 by ACC
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Reports: Trump to pick Okla. attorney general for EPA

WASHINGTON – Media sources are reporting President-elect Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The American Coal Council welcomes the choice of Pruitt. In his capacity as Oklahoma AG, Scott … Continue reading

09. December 2016 by ACC
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Sunrise Coal Gets Approval for Oaktown Mine Shaft December 8, 2016

OAKTOWN, INDIANA — Sunrise Coal, a subsidiary of Hallador Energy LLC, will begin construction on a new $5 million mine shaft to reduce underground travel time for more than 100 employees of its Oaktown underground mining complex in Knox County, … Continue reading

09. December 2016 by ACC
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Coal may surpass natural gas as most common electricity generation fuel this winter

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, November 2016 After declining for several months, the share of U.S. electricity fueled by coal is expected to slowly begin growing when compared to the same period last year. In contrast, the … Continue reading

29. November 2016 by ACC
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American Coal Council Welcomes Opportunity to work with President-elect Trump on the Future for Coal

  WASHINGTON, DC  November 9, 2016– The American Coal Council congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in yesterday’s presidential election. President-elect Trump knows the strategic importance of energy in America. This includes our abundant coal resources, larger than those … Continue reading

09. November 2016 by ACC
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Development Groups: More Coal Plants will not end Energy Poverty

By Joshua Learn S&P Global Intelligence (October 2016) Coal-fired generation is not the answer for fighting energy poverty, according to a new position paper from international development organizations. The paper, “Beyond Coal,” released by the Overseas Development Institute and a … Continue reading

01. November 2016 by ACC
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