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The 2012 Coal Market Strategies Conference held August 20-22 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in sunny and beautiful Napa, CA was a well-received and well-deserved success. Thanks must first go out to our conference program development committee for the … Continue reading
More and more I hear and read about people in American industry describing the never ending stream of litigation, legislation, regulation, negative media, NIMBYism, and vitriol that is directed toward them and their businesses. At a recent public meeting in Birmingham, … Continue reading
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a draft funding opportunity announcement (FOE) for their recent restructuring of the FutureGen project. The DOE news release described the draft FOA as "solicit(ing) public input on the demonstration of multiple commercial-scale Integrated Gasificiation Combined Cycle (IGCC) or other clean coal power plants with cutting-edge carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology under the Department’s restructured FutureGen approach."
The full version of the draft FOA is available for download from the DOE, Fossil Energy website (http://www.fossil.energy.gov/news/techlines/2008/08013-DOE_Takes_Next_Steps_With_Restruct.html)
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the American Council for
Capital Formation (ACCF) recently hired the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to investigate the expected economic impacts of enacting and implementing the Lieberman-Warner climate change (America’s Climate Security Act of 2007 (S. 2191))
Their results were a sobering look at how restricting energy use will heavily impact our social and economic well being.
A just released report by the Business & Media Institute, titled "Global
Warming Censored: Networks Stifle Debate, Rely on Politicians, Rock Stars and Men-on-the-Street for Science", indicates clearly that major media outlets have unfairly weighted their climate change-related coverage in favor of the view that humans are the primary cause of climate change and that anthropogenic climate change will have profound and irreversible negative impacts on the Earth’s environment.