The Use of Coal is Increasing

…The Use of Coal is Increasing… The use of coal for power generation has declined in the United States as coal-fired power plants have been closed before the end of their useful economic lives. While regulations and preference based dispatching have Continue reading The Use of Coal is Increasing

Is Peak Demand in Our Future?

..Is Peak Demand in Our Future?… As noted in Energy Forecasts Are Contaminated, forecasts have been contaminated by using a carbon price when making the forecast. This includes forecasts for growth in oil demand. This chart exemplifies how supporters of the Continue reading Is Peak Demand in Our Future?

Coal Has a Future

In spite of the media’s constant harangue over the dangers of using coal and this administration’s war on coal, the future of coal isn’t as black as one might think. While most coal is used for power generation, a significant Continue reading Coal Has a Future

Coal Battered, but Not Down

Coal usage in the United States is heading lower because of the administration’s war on coal. The EIA forecasts a 16% reduction in US coal production from 2014 to 2017. Meanwhile, coal usage around the world is increasing. According to Continue reading Coal Battered, but Not Down

Putting The Interests of People Ahead of Climate Change Hysteria

Japan has provided over $20 billion in financial support, between 2007 and 2012, to build new coal-fired power plants, of advanced design, in developing countries. This is in addition to Japan replacing many of its old coal-fired power plants with Continue reading Putting The Interests of People Ahead of Climate Change Hysteria

Welcome to the Age of Natural Gas

“The United States possesses a total technically recoverable resource base of 2,515 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas as of year-end 2014.” This is the highest resource evaluation by the Potential Gas Committee in its 50-year history. The reserves Continue reading Welcome to the Age of Natural Gas