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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
Categories: American Coal Council, Beltway & Beyond, CAA, carbon, CCP, CCS, CCT, CCUS, Climate Change, CO2, Coal Trading Conference, conference, CPP, Election, Emerging Markets, Energy, Energy Trading, EPA, Export, Industry Reports, Mercury, Mining, NSPS GHG, OSM, Ozone, Permits, Policy, Power Generation, Stream Buffer Zone Rule | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Coal offers cautious optimism for Trump at first post-election conference

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

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, and The Heartland Institute, have joined the MRC’s effort to tell the story the liberal media won’t tell.

These coalition allies will be sharing social media content and video to their followers using the hashtag #collateraldamage to get the word out about these untold stories.

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, CCP, CCS, CCUS, CO2, coal, Coal Fundamentals, Jobs, Mining, Permits | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on MRC Documentary Tells the Story of Lives Devastated by the War on Coal  

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 Pruitt has been a leader in challenging unwarranted regulation and a fighter in opposing overreach by federal agencies. He will change EPA’s focus from environmental activism at any cost to a common sense approach with a balancing of economic and environmental considerations. Attorney General Pruitt is serious about cooperative federalism and has a track record to prove it. He’ll bring the strength of that track record to Washington, DC and return EPA to its job of administering the laws as passed by Congress.

09. December 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, carbon, CCP, CCS, Climate Change, CO2, coal, Coal Prices, Energy, Environment, EPA, Jobs, Mining, Policy, Power Generation, Regulation, Stream Buffer Zone Rule | Comments Off on Reports: Trump to pick Okla. attorney general for EPA

Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

URL: http://energy.gov/articles/scientists-accidentally-turned-co2-ethanol

(October 21, 2016) — In a new twist for waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol.

“We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said ORNL’s Adam Rondinone, lead author of the team’s study. “We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that the catalyst was doing the entire reaction on its own.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: carbon, CCS, CCUS, Climate Change, CO2, coal, Emissions, Energy, enviro, Mining, NSPS GHG, Policy, sequestration | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a23417/convert-co2-into-ethanol/?src=socialflowFB

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. [Go here for a new in-depth interview about the findings with one of the lead researchers.]

The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.

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20. October 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: carbon, CCS, CO2, coal, Energy, Regulation, sequestration, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

CCUS Development About to “Turn the Corner,” Clean Coal Chief Says

http://www.exchangemonitor.com/publication/ghg-daily-monitor/ccus-development-turn-corner-clean-coal-chief-says/

By Abby Harvey, GHG Daily Monitor

With three large-scale projects months from operation in the U.S. and a recent reprioritization in the Department of Energy’s coal office, carbon capture utilization and storage is about to have its moment, David Mohler, deputy assistant secretary for clean coal and carbon management within the DOE Office of Fossil Energy, said Thursday. “I think we’re at a pretty pivotal time,” he said during a presentation at the U.S. Energy Association’s Annual Energy Supply Forum. “I think we’re about to turn the corner for CCUS.”

11. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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Modular CCUS upgrades for maximizing existing coal plant profitability

Modular CCUS upgrades for maximizing existing coal plant profitability: achieving chemical coproduction output and price-point goals through retrofit of proven conventional hydrocarbon processing technology.

By: Walter J. O’Brien, Industrial Cost Analysis

Making electricity plus chemicals is a primary component responsible for our nation’s economic growth and stability. DuPont de Nemours, Monsanto, Dow, BASF U.S.A. and other chemical giants of the last century advance the renown of their present world market standing through applying principles of chemical manufacture developed during that epoch. Crafting strategies for coal plant stack gas-derived conversion to coal-to-chemicals co-production therefore is but a modern continuation of a time hallowed industrial tradition.

13. June 2016 by Jason Hayes
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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
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CASE STUDY: Public Communication and Collaboration for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Technology: Acceptance, Education, and Outreach

 

Editor’s note: Dr. Brauer presented information on the Richland Community College / Illinois – Industry Carbon Capture and Storage project in the ACC’s May 15th Coal Q&A webcast. Dr Brauer’s presentation was titled “Carbon (Dioxide) Capture and Storage – Public Acceptance 101.” The PowerPoint slides and audio recording of the webcast are available to ACC members in the member section of the ACC website. This article provides further information on the methods used to obtain public support for the IL-ICCS project.

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29. July 2015 by Jason Hayes
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