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

The Big Untruth

(Untruth is more politically correct than lie.) Nothing succeeds more, or is harder to fight, than the Big Untruth. The Big Untruth is so large that people say it must be true. The Big Untruth is so large it’s difficult Continue reading The Big Untruth

Another Peak Oil Fad, Part 2

In part 1, it appears as though there will be an excess of supply due to the events in North America. Even the oil minister of Saudi Arabia voiced concern over the unexpected rapid increase in the supply of unconventional Continue reading Another Peak Oil Fad, Part 2

Oil Abundance and US Mideast Involvement

It’s now reasonably certain that North America can become self sufficient in energy by 2020. Self sufficiency in oil, natural gas and coal production, greatly benefits the United States, but it doesn’t necessarily achieve energy independence. The United States benefits from self Continue reading Oil Abundance and US Mideast Involvement

IEA Supports Ultra-Supercritical Coal

While advocating the cutting of CO2 emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is promoting ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants. The IEA recognizes that ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants are far more efficient than traditional coal-fired power plants which make up nearly the Continue reading IEA Supports Ultra-Supercritical Coal