Category Archives for Europe

Germany increasing coal

Amidst the Energiewende-based push to close nuclear plants and build increasing amounts of renewables to power German energy needs, Germans are looking more and more to coal to provide their electricity. As this RealClearEnergy.com article notes, German wind power sat essentially … Continue reading

30. January 2014 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Energy, Europe, Industry Reports, Marketplace Information, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Germany increasing coal

UK wind gets diesel backup

This article would be amusing if it weren’t so insanely expensive and so completely unnecessary. UK power generators should simply go back to affordable, abundant, reliable, and increasingly clean coal. Thousands of dirty diesel generators are being secretly prepared all … Continue reading

18. July 2013 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Europe, Marketplace Information, Policy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on UK wind gets diesel backup

UK windfarm shelved due to environmental impacts

Three and a half years of planning and over £10m in investments on a £1.5bn UK wind farm have been tossed out due to concerns over cumulative environmental impacts associated with wind developments in the area of the proposed development. … Continue reading

09. July 2012 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Environment, Europe, Power Generation, Utilities | Tags: , , | Comments Off on UK windfarm shelved due to environmental impacts

Global Warming Policy Foundation: “Why Wind Power is so Expensive”

A March 2012 report by the UK-based Global Warming Policy Foundation is taking renewable energy to task, claiming that in addition to causing its own share of environmental damage, wind energy “is an extraordinarily expensive and inefficient way of reducing … Continue reading

02. April 2012 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Environment, Europe, Marketplace Information, Policy, USA, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Global Warming Policy Foundation: “Why Wind Power is so Expensive”

UK: Opposition to wind growing

Opposition to UK-based wind farms is growing rapidly. The Guardian is now reporting that opposition to wind power in Wales is “total.” Opposition to wind power in rural Wales is said to be “total”, with communities threatening peaceful direct action … Continue reading

01. March 2012 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Energy, Environment, Europe | Tags: , , , , , | 1 comment

“Renewal” needed in climate movement

The Guardian has published an interesting editorial by climate change activist and direct action campaigner Bradley Day. In his editorial, Day describes how the jury in a recent court case found him and a group of 19 other defendants guilty … Continue reading

28. January 2011 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Europe, Power Generation | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on “Renewal” needed in climate movement

Wind calm when energy most needed

Interesting Telegraph article that shows how wind generation was unable to produce energy when UK customers needed it most earlier this month. And … when they couldn’t rely on renewables, they had to return to secure, reliable, and affordable coal. … Continue reading

26. January 2011 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Energy, Environment, Europe | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment

Breaking: Hadley computers allegedly hacked – exposing warming “conspiracy”

Trying to read through the many emails and stories on this issue this morning. I’ll be updating this post as I go along. At first blush, it appears that servers at the Hadley CRU — NOTE: this Realclimate.org posting notes … Continue reading

20. November 2009 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Climate Change, Emissions, Europe, Marketplace Information | Tags: , | Comments Off on Breaking: Hadley computers allegedly hacked – exposing warming “conspiracy”

Let’s not “give up on coal”

The Democrat Herald has a good editorial describing just how badly the latest Sierra Club anti-coal push misses the mark. Hasso Hering, (the author) describes how simple things like the fact that there’s no coal at Oregon State University appear … Continue reading

07. October 2009 by Jason Hayes
Categories: CCS, CCT, Emissions, Europe, sequestration | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Let’s not “give up on coal”

May 2 – EIA Spot Prices

Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/coal/page/coalnews/coalmar.html

 

The following average spot coal prices appear in the graphic below, for the previous and most recent weeks:
(Dollars per Short Ton)
Week Ended Central
Appalachia
12,500 Btu,
1.2 SO2
Northern
Appalachia
13,000 Btu,
<3.0 SO2
Illinois Basin
11,800 Btu,
5.0 SO2
Powder
River Basin
8,800 Btu,
0.8 SO2
Uinta Basin
11,700 Btu,
0.8 SO2
28-Mar-08 $85.80 $110.00 $52.00 $14.55 $40.00
04-Apr-08 $86.25 $100.00 $52.00 $14.25 $44.00
11-Apr-08 $86.25 $100.00 $56.00 $14.20 $44.00
18-Apr-08 $86.25 $105.00 $56.00 $14.20 $44.00
25-Apr-08 $94.25 $105.00 $57.00 $14.15 $44.00
02-May-08 $94.25 $105.00 $58.00 $14.20 $44.00

EIA Weekly Spot Prices

Continue reading

06. May 2008 by
Categories: Asia, Case Studies, conference, enviro, Europe, Marketplace Information, Member Pictures | Leave a comment

← Older posts