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Coal offers cautious optimism for Trump at first post-election conference

URL: https://www.snl.com/InteractiveX/article.aspx?CDID=A-38623833-12331&KPLT=4

SNL, Christopher Coats, 12/8/2016

At one of the first industrywide gatherings since Election Day, the coal sector offered cautious optimism about the Trump administration’s impact on the industry after years of challenges.

Gathered in New York for the 15th Annual Coal Trading Conference on Dec. 5 and 6, industry representatives offered their takes on election results that, admittedly, few saw coming.

Throughout this year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged support for the coal industry, promising on several occasions to push back on Obama administration regulations often cited as detrimental to the industry and to “put miners back to work.”

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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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 places where coal is mined in this country. From coal basins in Appalachia to Illinois to the Powder River Basin, we have had the pleasure of helping those who mine the coal that powers our homes and makes our steel.

In recent years, the challenges have been numerous, to put it mildly. Undoubtedly, many of those challenges have been market-driven.  But, without question, there have been unprecedented regulatory pressures as well.

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, carbon, CCP, CCS, CCT, CCUS, CO2, coal, CPP, Energy, Jobs, Mining, Stream Buffer Zone Rule | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on After the Election: What Coal Needs Most

Boundary Dam project – proving that coal-fueled energy is clean

This NatGeo article on the Boundary Dam project in Saskatchewan is a good, fast look at one attempt to employ carbon capture and storage technologies as a means of addressing CO2 emissions from coal-fueled energy.

Boundary Dam extracts 90 percent of the carbon from its smokestacks, then injects it into nearby oil wells to goose output. So far, it has captured 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to its operator, SaskPower.

When it’s at full throttle by the end of this year, that number will go up to one million metric tons annually, SaskPower says—the same as taking more than 200,000 cars off the road. Its emissions would then be about one third that of a comparable new natural gas plant.

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16. October 2015 by Jason Hayes
Categories: Canada, CCS, CCT, CO2, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Power Generation, Utilities | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Boundary Dam project – proving that coal-fueled energy is clean

We need both clean AND affordable energy

Editor’s note: I just posted this piece as response to yet another article that plays the tired and cliched “dirty coal” game. It’s time for those of us who support American jobs, as well as affordable, secure, domestic AND clean energy to start speaking up. – We need both clean AND affordable Energy.

Coal can and should play a pivotal role in our energy supply

I was disheartened to see Nithin Coca’s recent article make use of the tired epithet “dirty coal” to attack an energy resource that – despite recent market difficulties – continues to provide this country with almost 40% of its electricity needs. Unfortunately the term “dirty coal” conveniently and simplistically ignores the real-life use of technology that makes coal increasingly clean today.

04. August 2015 by Jason Hayes
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Clean Coal Technologies: An Environmental Success Story

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12. April 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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Another photoshopped image of “carbon pollution”

I recently received an email that pointed to a Financial Post article on the EPA’s latest GHG emissions rule. At the top of the linked article was another one of these badly photoshopped images that attempt to portray power plant emissions in a terrifying light.

The caption for the photo read, “Power plants are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S., accounting for about a third of the annual emissions that make the U.S. the second largest contributor to global warming on the planet.” The photo was titled “carbonemissions.jpg.”

Take a look at the picture and judge for yourself.

18. July 2014 by Jason Hayes
Categories: carbon, CCT, Climate Change, Education, Energy, Environment, EPA, Marketplace Information, Policy, Power Generation, Regulation, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Another photoshopped image of “carbon pollution”

Affordable, reliable energy is essential to our well-being

A March 18th blog post from UKIP member of the European Parliament, Roger Helmer, takes a bite out of the wind industry’s claims that they have played a key role in lowering energy prices and increasing competition.

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Copyright 2012 Hayes Design

Unfortunately, renewables do not compete on a level playing field. As we have noted many times before renewables have been able to “compete” only because of the massive levels of subsidies they receive. Helmer also notes that their role in the European energy system has actually helped to increase costs to the point that manufacturing interests are fleeing Europe for areas with lower cost energy.

26. March 2014 by Jason Hayes
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GRE partners with Chinese firm to market DryFining

ACC member Great River Energy has partnered with a Chinese firm to market their DryFining technology to utilities in China.

Great River Energy recently completed negotiations for and executed a DryFining License and Technology Transfer Agreement with Tangshan Shenzhou Manufacturing (TSM) Company to make the DryFining technology available to utilities in China.

Read the full press release on the GRE website.

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25. November 2013 by Jason Hayes
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ACC statement on EPA’s revised carbon regulation

Washington, D.C. – The American Coal Council (ACC) released the following statement regarding the release, earlier today, of the EPA’s carbon pollution standards for new power plants.


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20. September 2013 by Jason Hayes
Categories: carbon, CCS, CCT, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy, Environment, EPA, Jobs, Marketplace Information, Policy, Regulation, USA | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on ACC statement on EPA’s revised carbon regulation

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