Lost in all the news torrent on the shutdown and debt ceiling debate is this bit of good news: “The U.S. Energy Information Administration produces an ‘Annual Energy Outlook’ that attempts to predict costs for power plants that come online in 2018. Cheap natural gas has substantially changed the equation in recent years, because it is the least expensive energy source, by far. Then comes onshore wind (offshore wind is frightfully expensive), hydroelectric, geothermal, and then coal.”
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday October 6, 2013 8:00 pm|
|By: Steve Horn Tuesday July 2, 2013 5:00 pm|
With many eyes honed in on the Powder River Basin coal export battle in the Northwest, another coal export boom is unfolding on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.
Meet petroleum coke, or “petcoke,” what Oil Change International described in a Jan. 2013 report as “The Coal Hiding in the Tar Sands.”
|By: Steve Horn Wednesday November 14, 2012 4:20 pm|
|By: Steve Horn Saturday April 28, 2012 10:40 am|