Clean Coal is Dead, Long Live Clean Coal

The coal industry bungled its response to extreme environmentalists when it assigned the sobriquet “clean coal” to IGCC (integrated gasification combined cycle) power plants. This was a huge mistake, meant to assuage the political elite in Washington DC, and extreme Continue reading Clean Coal is Dead, Long Live Clean Coal

CES as Cap & Trade Light

RES, RPS and now CES are being discussed in Congress and various states. The White Paper on a Clean Energy Standard, published earlier this year by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, makes it clear that there is Continue reading CES as Cap & Trade Light

The Right Agenda

If nuclear power is dying, what can replace it? There are only two alternatives that can provide base-load power at low cost. They are coal-fired and natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plants. Both are under attack by the EPA Continue reading The Right Agenda