coal Archive

coalGermany Plans to Shutdown All Coal Power Plants by 2038

No Comments
Germany has announced that they will close down all coal power plants by 2038 according to Clean Energy Wire. Germany plans to close 25% of existing coal-burning plants (12.5 gigawatts) by 2022. This will be 24 coal plants shut within …

analysisNuclear Power Has Saved 3 Million Lives

No Comments
Going to nuclear power and uranium would be many times faster than replacing fossil fuels with renewables. There is a constant stream of death and sickness from fossil fuels. Japan and Germany went to more coal. Renewables can be better …

chinaChina Belt and Road is Replicating China’s Coal Fueled Climb from Poverty

No Comments
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is replicating China’s fossil fuel-based climb from poverty in two-thirds of the world. These countries have two-thirds of the world’s population, 30 percent of global GDP, and an estimated 75 percent of known energy reserves. …

climateAverage American Family Emits Over Four Hot Air Balloon Volumes of CO2 per Year

No Comments
The UN Emissions Gap Report shows that global emissions have reached another record high level of 53.5 billion tons of CO2 equivalent. Only 57 countries (representing 60 percent of global emissions) are on track to reach a peak in emissions …

chinaChina’s giant ultra-high voltage grid is ambitious as its high speed rail

68 Comments
Ultra-high voltage energy grids are needed for efficient power transmission across large distances. A 100 mile (160 km) power line at 765 kilovolt carrying 1000 MW of power can have losses of 1.1% to 0.5%. A 345-kilovolt line carrying the …

chinaChina power consumption was up 8.8% year over year in August

26 Comments
China’s power consumption increased 8.8 percent in August. Total power usage is on track to about 6800 bilion kWh for all of 2018. China’s total installed power generation capacity reached 1,746.42 gigawatts at the end of August. US installed power …

coalNatural gas and renewables will be most of US power and US will export oil, coal and gas

18 Comments
Natural gas is continuing to dominate energy usage in the United States. Coal provided 60% of US electrical power 30 years ago and was still providing 50% in 2005. Coal is very competitive in certain parts of the United States, …

coalUS Fracking and LNG production could save tens of thousands of lives in China by displacing coal

9 Comments
US Natural gas fracking is enabling the boom in natural gas production and will be building up liquid natural gas imports to tens of millions of tons over the next few years. China will increase natural gas imports and this …

chinaScale of China’s dirty and deadly air and water problems means both nuclear and renewables are needed

No Comments
China’s anti-air and water pollution plan has 2020 targets: * ‘good-air days’ reach over 80 percent annually * Over 70% of the surface water to be drinkable * around 70 percent of the country’s offshore area water should be of …

asiaAsia will add at least double Europe's current usage of Burnable dirt by 2030

No Comments
Coal demand is likely to remain relatively stable in the years ahead, according to BCG’s (Boston Consulting Groups) Global Energy Scenario Model. The main reason: the unquenchable thirst for energy in numerous Asian developing countries, such as India and Indonesia. …