What’s Being Taught on Campus

Photograph of a huge production area

…What’s Being Taught on Campus… What’s being taught in colleges and universities about energy and energy issues? When a student asked me a pointed question about an energy issue I asked where he had obtained such slanted information, and he Continue reading What’s Being Taught on Campus

Modern Coal-Fired Power Plants

Aerial view of SWEPCO Plant in Turkey

…Modern Coal-Fired Power Plants… (The following article was published in September 2017 and is still relevant today. It is repeated now, with updates, by an associate, while I do not have access to the Internet.) Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants deserve Continue reading Modern Coal-Fired Power Plants

The Truth About Coal, China, and Smog

…The Truth About Coal, China, and Smog… Environmental extremists, especially those wedded to the CO2 hypothesis for global warming, have repeatedly reported on China’s smog and how coal-fired power plants were to blame. An expert on China, Xizhou Zhou, at Continue reading The Truth About Coal, China, and Smog

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

Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule

…Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule… Secretary Perry recently proposed a FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) rule that would help ensure grid reliability. The rule would allow “recovery of costs of fuel-secure generation units.” A fuel-secure unit would be a power plant that Continue reading Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule

The Talk Heard Around the World

…The Talk Heard Around the World… Tony Abbott, MP, former Prime Minister of Australia, spoke in London at the 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture on October 9, and his comments have reverberated around the world. Australia has suffered blackouts as the Continue reading The Talk Heard Around the World