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The 100 Percent Renewable Dream: A Problem of Physics and Scale

The drumbeat of press about the declining costs of installing wind and solar generators has led most of the public and our policy-makers to believe that an energy transition from fossil fuels to wind and solar is just around the corner. However, this belief overlooks the fundamental physical limitations of producing electricity from wind and solar. There is a wide gulf between using wind and solar energy for marginal electricity production, as we are doing now in many places, and relying on it for the majority of our electricity.

In this piece, we will elaborate on the two biggest challenges of generating electricity from wind and solar – energy storage and energy density – and explain why making the energy transition a reality is not just a problem of technology but primarily one of physics and scale. Continue reading

11. January 2021 by Betsy Monseu
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Next Generation CCS – Beyond Coal

By Corwyn Bruce, International CCS Knowledge Centre Post-combustion carbon capture and storage (CCS) is impartial. It is a suite of technologies that can be applied – yes, to coal – but likewise to other industries also wanting to see substantial … Continue reading

04. August 2020 by ACC
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Clean coal is essential to America | U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette

In March of this year, as COVID-19 began its upward climb, the State of Pennsylvania chose to include coal mining among its “essential” activities. This decision presumably didn’t sit well with those wanting to ban coal altogether due to environmental … Continue reading

06. July 2020 by ACC
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US FERC Commissioner McNamee won’t seek new term, adding pressure for nominations

Washington — US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Bernard McNamee will not seek another term after his expires at the end of June, potentially adding pressure on the White House to advance more nominees to maintain a quorum and a Republican … Continue reading

26. January 2020 by ACC
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Coal Mine’s Closure Leaves Hopi, Navajo Homes Without Heat This Winter

Phoenix — The Kayenta coal mine in northeastern Arizona shut down last year, along with the power plant it supplied. Coal from that mine used to light up Las Vegas and Los Angeles and supply the electricity to pump water … Continue reading

26. January 2020 by ACC
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Is it Climate Socialism – or Eco-Fascism? Green New Deal climate alarm socialism is really intolerant, totalitarian eco-fascism

By Paul Driessen Green New Dealers have convinced themselves that our planet faces an imminent, existential, manmade climate cataclysm – that can be prevented solely and simply by government edicts replacing fossil fuels with biofuel, wind, solar and battery energy. … Continue reading

27. October 2019 by ACC
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NETL: Coal Chemical Looping Combustion Closer to Commercialization

By Sonal Patel POWER PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 3, 2019) – Chemical looping combustion (CLC), an advanced coal power technology that could markedly simplify carbon capture at power plants, has moved significantly closer to commercialization, owing to a breakthrough in oxygen carrier … Continue reading

10. October 2019 by ACC
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American Coal e-Newsletter Available

The October issue of the American Coal e-newsletter is now available. Click below for the latest news about America’s energy — coal. https://mailchi.mp/57d3bdfe4d97/heres-your-american-coal-newsletter-for-october?e=01527550f9

12. October 2018 by ACC
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NETL-Developed Sensors Helping Detect Rare Earth Elements in Coal Mining Waste

National Energy Technology Labs MORGANTOWN, WV (October 9, 2018) — NETL Researchers Paul Ohodnicki, Ph.D., and Dustin McIntyre, Ph.D., have worked with optical sensors and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for years, adapting their respective technologies to fit different applications. … Continue reading

12. October 2018 by ACC
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Coal Use Rises as Renewables Fall in U.S. Electricity Generation

By Ron Patterson Oil Price.com WASHINGTON, DC (October 3, 2018) – EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on September 25th, with data for July 2018. The table above shows the percentage contribution of the main fuel sources to … Continue reading

12. October 2018 by ACC
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