The point is not that solar should not be considered, but that it should be considered, warts and all, alongside coal, nuclear and hydro with all their drawbacks. Too often, renewables' drawbacks and deficiencies are glossed over, not the least of these being that are unlikely ever to meet global energy needs
Energy Secretary Rick Perry wants to know if wind and solar are compromising the reliability of the grid and hurting coal power. The answer lies in his home state of Texas.
Coal supplies over 40 percent of global electricity needs, and that percentage is going up. The only real question is how to minimize the damage. Dan Winters Proof that good things don't always come in nice packages can be found by taking the fast train from Beijing to Tianjin and then driving to the coast....
China's recent move to limit imports of the dirtiest coal from 2015 onwards is a scary prospect for Australian miners. The proposed restrictions will ban the burning of coal with high levels of ash or
Global maps give the UK just five years left of oil, gas, and coal. But one thing we all have plenty of is debt.
Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society
This spring, I spend three weeks traveling around China and needless to say I, along with every other visitor, was impressed by the economic progress the Chinese have made in the years since the Cultural Revolution. Tens of millions have been moved from rural villages into megacities of gleaming skyscrapers,
A sobering new study finds that the world's biggest industries burn through $7.3 trillion worth of free natural capital a year. And it's the only reason they turn a profit.
We fight for a greener, more peaceful world.
U.S. coal companies justify the push for coal export terminals in the U.S. Northwest by claiming that China's appetite for coal is endless. A new report shows that they are wrong.
The Galilee Basin is a massive Queensland coal basin on the verge of being opened up for the first time. If it goes ahead as anticipated, there will be a host of significant impacts ranging from the local
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What's driving the decline of the U.S. coal industry? It's not just EPA regs and cheap natural gas. Coal is getting more expensive to produce.
Genomic researchers say the same fungus that ended coal formation millennia ago may now be able to boost biofuel and bioenergy production.
A wind project in Wyoming and another off the coast of New England will help us transition to a future without coal.
A look and explaining the latest technology in burner and heating units in utility sized power generation station. Ultra supercritical is about higher pressures
China's been binging on coal, but that's not going to continue forever, says Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
In our Conversation article, King Coal dethroned, we suggested that renewable energy investment was now outstripping fossil fuel power investment. Many welcomed the news that the future was arriving sooner