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Peak Coal: The Coal Supply Situation May be Worse Than Anyone Thinks

Peak Coal: The Coal Supply Situation May be Worse Than Anyone Thinks

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:08 | Kurt Cobb

Claims that the world has 200 to 400 years of coal left at current rates of consumption have blinded policymakers and the public. The claims are based on two questionable…

India Gets Pushy with Coal

India Gets Pushy with Coal

Sep 08, 2010 at 10:19 | Dave Forest

One of the "drums" I've been banging for awhile is coal exportable to India. The case is pretty clear. India's domestic coal prices are fixed at a level that doesn't…

Carbon Hysteria and The Benefits of Coal Gasification

Carbon Hysteria and The Benefits of Coal Gasification

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:39 | Al Fin

Gasification, as opposed to combustion, is the most thermally efficient and cleanest way to convert the energy content of coal into electricity, hydrogen, clean fuels, and value-added chemicals. The product…

US CCS plan slated for lack of ambition

US CCS plan slated for lack of ambition

Aug 23, 2010 at 10:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

A US interagency blueprint for commercial-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) argues that challenging obstacles can be overcome, such as the lack of a national carbon price and…

Coal to Chemicals: Can Coal be a Suitable Replacement for Crude Oil?

Coal to Chemicals: Can Coal be a Suitable Replacement for Crude Oil?

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:04 | Al Fin

Peak oil apostles claim that as oil resources dry up, the ability to maintain agriculture, plastics, and petrochemicals industries will be destroyed. But the human mind can find ways…

Coal’s Incredible Comeback – But at What Environmental Expense?

Coal’s Incredible Comeback – But at What Environmental Expense?

Aug 09, 2010 at 09:26 | David Caploe PhD

Coal is currently experiencing a phenomenal comeback everywhere. Demand has grown considerably, making coal the second-most important energy source worldwide, after oil. Billions of people depend on coal for their…

Coal Stocks Could be in for a Big Move

Coal Stocks Could be in for a Big Move

Jun 28, 2010 at 11:35 | Dave Forest

Despite all of today's carbon concerns, the world still largely runs on coal. In fact, according to BP's recently-released annual energy review, coal's share of global energy use increased in…

The Value of Zeros and Ones

The Value of Zeros and Ones

Jun 18, 2010 at 09:17 | Dave Forest

Good paper this month in the International Journal of Coal Geology on global trends in coal bed methane (CBM) drilling. CBM has been a success story in unconventional gas, currently…

Governments, Industry Must Accelerate Pace to Meet G8 Goals on CCS, IEA Says

Governments, Industry Must Accelerate Pace to Meet G8 Goals on CCS, IEA Says

Jun 15, 2010 at 08:57 | Darrell Delamaide

Governments and industry will have to step up the pace if they want to meet the declared goal of large-scale deployment of carbon capture and sequestration for coal-fired power plants…

EPA effort to block West Virginia coal mine heats up mountaintop removal debate

EPA effort to block West Virginia coal mine heats up mountaintop removal debate

May 21, 2010 at 08:40 | Darrell Delamaide

Amid probes of last month’s deep coal mining accident in West Virginia, hundreds of coal miners demonstrated in the state capital of Charleston against an attempt by federal officials to…

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