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High-Efficiency Coal Technologies Are Vital to Low-Carbon Energy Systems

By Glenn Kellow
Peabody Energy President and Chief Executive Officer

With global leaders agreeing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, much greater discussion is needed about energy solutions to deliver reliable, affordable low-carbon electricity. In the weeks following the Paris summit, all of us must recognize that why we need energy is as important as how we supply it.

 

Carbon Capture & Storage For A Low-Carbon Energy Future

Clean coal technology points us in the direction we need to go and is showing us the way to a cleaner environment. High efficiency coal technology reduces the carbon footprint at today’s power plants. Over time, carbon capture and storage would make electricity from coal virtually emissions free.

 

Why Carbon Capture is A Vital Low Carbon Technology

At a time when fossil fuels supply 80 percent of the world’s energy and are expected to dominate for decades, a portfolio of low carbon technologies is required for sustainable resource development aligning with the world’s economic, social and environmental goals.

 

Make No Mistake: The Age of Coal Marches On

By Frank Clemente, PhD.
Professor Emeritus of Social Science, Penn State University

In the wake of the EPA’s final carbon rule, aka the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP), there is much ado about where we will get our future energy and what happens to coal. Besides significantly raising energy prices for hard working Americans, the carbon rule will have virtually no impact on the global reality that coal will soon surpass oil in the amount of energy produced. Nor will the rule effectively reduce carbon emissions.

 

The Price Tag For Uprooting America’s Electric Grid

By Thomas Pyle
President of the Institute for Energy Research

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, president of the Institute for Energy Research Thomas Pyle writes that scrapping the existing coal fleet to build new generators would impose expensive and unnecessary costs on the public. At $73.40 per megawatt-hour, electricity generated from new natural gas plants is about twice as expensive as from existing coal plants. This is due mostly to the plant’s upfront capital costs. Replacing coal with renewable sources is even more expensive. The IER study found that installing and operating new wind facilities would cost $106.80 per megawatt-hour.

 

What Powers Life in Just One Day

Every day our lives are shaped by what we see, where we go and what we do, and these actions are greatly attributed to modern conveniences powered by low cost electricity from coal. In just one day, the world is energized by 21 million tonnes of coal. Coal fuels more energy than any other source and is by far the world’s lowest cost major source of power.

Watch the video to see the power behind our modern lives.

 

EPA Clean Power Plan Will Hit Blacks and Hispanics Hardest

By Harry C. Alford
President/CEO National Black Chamber of Commerce

The Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities.

 

Don’t Let the EPA Win by Losing

By Thomas Pyle
President of the American Energy Alliance

The Supreme Court has struck a blow against the EPA’s out-of-control rulemaking. This is no time to surrender preemptively.

 

Supreme Court Pushes Back on EPA Overreach

Peabody Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow today praised the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule for power plant emissions.

 

EPA Clean Power Plan Will Hit Blacks and Hispanics Hardest

The Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities.
This, they argue, justifies unprecedented environmental regulations like the EPA's soon-to-be-finalized "Clean Power Plan" to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.
But what effect will the regulation itself have on minority communities? A new study commissioned by my organization, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, answers this question.

By Harry C. Alford, President/CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce

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