Economy & Business


Professor Tribe Takes Obama to School

The liberal lion blasts the EPA’s climate rule as an illegal power grab.


Energy Poverty on the Australian Agenda

Minerals Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer Brendan Pearson discusses Australia’s role in providing energy to developing parts of the world.
“The reduction of energy poverty around the world should be a priority not just for the Australian government but all developed country governments. The key to that solution is low-cost energy and coal produces the lowest cost energy source,” says Pearson.


The World is Counting on Coal to Power Growing Needs

Rapid urbanization is driving energy growth across emerging economies, with as many as 70 million people migrating to urban centers each year through 2020. Much of this global growth is being fueled by coal: one 500 megawatt coal plant comes online every three days. The majority of this power is being developed as high-efficiency supercritical and ultra-supercritical generation that delivers very low emissions.


Colorado Family Keeps the Lights Off to Save Money

A Colorado single mother of five asks her son a simple question, "why do you need to turn the lights off?" His answer…"because otherwise there's no money."


China’s “Economic Miracle” Powers Progress with Energy Access

Increased energy access is key to lifting citizens out of poverty. China’s efforts in recent decades to improve poverty rates and raise the overall quality of life for Chinese people have been successful in large part because of the role coal plays in extending energy access.


The World Needs an "All-of-the-Above" Energy Strategy

The world has major energy needs that will continue to grow in coming decades. By 2050, GDP is forecast to rise 250 percent, electricity generation would be up 110 percent, steel production would increase by 125 percent and world population would reach an amazing 9.6 billion. Meeting these enormous needs requires an “all of the above” energy strategy.