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Without Clean Power Plan, coal dominates US power generation until 2032

By JUDY HISLOP 

WASHINGTON, DC (February 14, 2017) – The mix of fuels used to generate electricity in the United States has changed in response to differences in the expected cost of fuels and electricity-generating technology costs and their deployment, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

These factors, together with policies affecting emissions from power generation, will determine the generation fuel mix of the future.

Multiple cases in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) show how projected electricity generation is affected by fuel prices, especially natural gas prices, and the Clean Power Plan, a final Environmental Protection Agency rule issued in 2015 whose enforcement was stayed by the US Supreme Court in Feb. 2016 pending the resolution of legal challenges.

23. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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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 the election of Donald Trump, who has stocked his cabinet with a majority of people who doubt or reject established climate science.

Top priorities of the Trump transition team and cabinet nominees — many who disregard the connection between global warming and fossil fuel energy use — include rolling back eight years of Obama administration climate regulations and restrictions on coal, oil and gas development.

03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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Pruitt Will Support Coal Jobs

URL: http://www.4-traders.com/news/Daines-Pruitt-Will-Support-Coal-Jobs–23518297/

4-Traders.com, Steve Daines, 12/7/2016

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator: ‘I greatly appreciate the leadership Attorney General Pruitt has shown in suing to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and look forward to watching him dismantle it piece by piece as EPA Administrator.’

‘I greatly appreciate the leadership Attorney General Pruitt has shown in suing to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and look forward to watching him dismantle it piece by piece as EPA Administrator.’

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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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, 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
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The Reality of Regulatory Costs

URL: http://www.countoncoal.org/2016/10/26/3497

(October, 2016) — In a Facebook interview last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy acknowledged the obvious: her support for the environmental left’s “keep it in the ground” policy (“I think we share the same goal”), that coal state economies are suffering (they’re “in trouble” she allowed) and EPA’s regulations likely contributed (they may “steepen the curve” of coal’s fall).

Then, like a formula one driver veering from a collision, she quickly dodged responsibility for this “trouble” by blaming market competition. “Frankly, the coal industry has been going downhill since the 1980s,” she told Mashable.

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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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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Coal must change its public image to survive

By: Laura Mojonnier, Argus Media

 

Washington, 11 August 2016 — The US coal sector must rehabilitate its public image and gain bipartisan support for fossil fuels in Congress if a more favorable regulatory environment is ever to be achieved, industry leaders say.

The industry faces “a problem of public perception which translates into political and regulatory repercussions,” H Quest Vanguard chief executive George Skoptsov told participants yesterday at the American Coal Council (ACC) conference in Park City, Utah. “Coal has basically become a four letter word.”

This has created an environment ripe for anti-coal regulations.

19. August 2016 by Ingrid Shumate
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Prosecuting climate chaos skeptics with RICO

Al Gore, Torquemada Whitehouse, Democrat AGs threaten to silence and bankrupt skeptics

by: Paul Driessen

It’s been a rough stretch for Climate Armageddon religionists and totalitarians.

Real World science, climate and weather events just don’t support their manmade cataclysm narrative. The horrid consequences of anti-fossil fuel energy policies are increasingly in the news. And despite campaigns by the $1.5-trillion-per-year government-industry-activist-scientific Climate Crisis Consortium, Americans consistently rank global warming at the very bottom of their serious concerns.

04. April 2016 by Jason Hayes
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Audubon goes over the edge

Ed. note: This article was originally published on February 9, 2016 and is printed here with permission from the author.

The society’s misleading claims about a climate crisis in the Arctic must be corrected

Robert W. Endlich

Figure 1: Cover of the Jan-Feb 2016 Issue of Audubon Magazine.

Figure 1: Cover of the Jan-Feb 2016 Issue of Audubon Magazine.

The January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine  (Figure 1) proclaims “Arctic on the Edge: As global warming opens our most critical bird habitat, the world is closing in.” In reality, the magazine’s writers and editors have gone over the edge, with wildly misleading “reports” on the Arctic.

25. February 2016 by Jason Hayes
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Profiteers of climate doom

Ed note: This article was originally published February 10, 2016 and is printed here with the permission of the authors.

Ten killer questions that expose how wrong and ideologically driven they are

by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon and David R. Legates

A century or so from now, based on current trends, today’s concentration of carbon dioxide in the air will have doubled. How much warming will that cause? The official prediction, 1.5-4.5 degrees Celsius (2.7-8.1 degrees Fahrenheit) per doubling of CO2, is proving a substantial exaggeration.

25. February 2016 by Jason Hayes
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