Revealed: Former Energy in Depth Spokesman John Krohn Now at EIA Promoting Fracking

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 8:18 am

For those familiar with U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) work, objectivity and commitment to fact based on statistics come to mind. Yet as Mark Twain once put it, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”


Late Night: Wind Power Officially Cheaper Than Coal

By: Sunday October 6, 2013 8:00 pm

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.”

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

By: 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.”

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