Summer in Australia

…Summer in Australia… Blackouts seem to be the norm in the states of South Australia and Victoria. Two years ago while I was in Australia, there was a blackout in South Australia that lasted for more than a day. People Continue reading Summer in Australia

Worldwide Costs for Power Generation

…Worldwide Costs for Power Generation… The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently issued a report, World Energy Outlook WEO 2018, on the energy transition that, according to the IEA, is underway in an effort to combat climate change.  The IEA claimed Continue reading Worldwide Costs for Power Generation

Not so independent IEA

…Not so independent IEA… The International Energy Agency (IEA) has, until recently, been viewed as an objective forecaster of oil and energy supply and demand.  Power Magazine, for example, said, “Paris based IEA is an autonomous organization” inferring objectivity. In Continue reading Not so independent IEA

New No Growth Proposal with “Earth Overshoot Day”

…New, No-Growth Proposal with “Earth Overshoot Day”… Another movement is emerging from Europe that takes carbon-induced climate change one step further. It calls for a “No-growth Europe.” The preface to a No-Growth proposal by 238 European academics said: “We know Continue reading New No Growth Proposal with “Earth Overshoot Day”

Paris Accord Increases Use of Coal

…Paris Accord Increases Use of Coal… The goal of the Paris Accord is to “keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would substantially reduce Continue reading Paris Accord Increases Use of Coal

Coal and the future of Energy

…Coal and the future of Energy… While coal-fired power plants have been hit hard by regulations in the United States, coal has emerged as a very important source of energy elsewhere. High-efficiency low emission (HELE) coal-fired power plants are being Continue reading Coal and the future of Energy