Basic Costs for Generating Electricity

Knowing what it costs to generate electricity will help to understand why alternatives such as wind and solar are bad bets for the United States. Spain and Germany have both already come to the realization that subsidizing these alternatives, wind Continue reading Basic Costs for Generating Electricity

EPA’s War Against CO2

Many have speculated that recent EPA rulings and regulations targeting coal were really aimed at cutting CO2 emissions. Now the EPA proves that the speculation was right. Congress refused to enact Cap & Trade legislation that would target CO2 emissions Continue reading EPA’s War Against CO2

Clean Coal Debacle

The coal industry has created a problem for itself by saying that “clean coal” refers to Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants where CO2 is captured and stored underground. IGCC plants are exorbitantly expensive to build, costing twice as Continue reading Clean Coal Debacle

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

A recent article in the European Energy Review said that the public must be involved whenever a new energy program is initiated, whether it is the smart grid, nuclear energy or carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). It appears as though Continue reading Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Bad Clean-Coal

The sobriquet “clean-coal” has become associated with Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants that use carbon capture and sequestration. It’s the type the president asked for in his State of the Union address. This is unfortunate because IGCC plants Continue reading Bad Clean-Coal