Invest in coal: It's the Answer, Not the Problem

By Frank Clemente PhD.
Energy from fossil fuels is the lifeblood of modern society. Coal, oil and natural gas provide 82 percent of our energy and support an ever improving quality of life for billions across the world.


What Technology is Powering Your Future?

The answer: clean coal technology.
Coal powers more electricity around the world than any other fuel and is increasingly important to our energy future. Coal is expected to become the world’s largest energy source in coming years, surpassing oil.


Advanced Energy for Life "Clean Coal Awards"

Coal fuels more than 40 percent of global electricity, more than any other fuel. It has been the world’s fastest-growing major fuel source over the past decade and is set to surpass oil as the world’s largest global energy source in coming years.

Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal solutions. Peabody is proud to sponsor the Advanced Energy for Life (AEFL) Clean Coal Awards, recognizing the best environmental performance achieved among the global coal fleet, based on key emission and efficiency rates.

The awards recognize leadership in deploying advanced coal technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions. Globally, one new 500-megawatt coal plant is being brought on line every three days, and the majority of this power is being developed as high- efficiency supercritical generation that delivers low emissions. As the world continues to use more coal, broad deployment of supercritical technology with advanced controls – available and in use today – should be the global standard.

2014 was the inaugural year for the awards and was hosted at the Power-Gen International Conference in Orlando, Florida, U.S., recognizing three, major U.S. coal-fueled power plants. This year, we wish to recognize the “cleanest” coal plants, in 5 global geographies including: India, Europe, Eastern Asia (excluding China) and North America. Click Here to access our 2015 Peabody-Sponsored AEFL Clean Coal Awards Nomination Form.


Major U.S. Coal Plants Awarded Advanced Energy for Life "Clean Coal" Awards

Does clean coal really work? You bet it does, says Venita McClellon-Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of SWEPCO, a unit of AEP. SWEPCO's John W. Turk Jr. plant was among the plants recently honored as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal” Awards, for their leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions.


From Candles to Computers

Linda Jing discusses growing up in rural China with limited access to electricity and the empowering experience of moving to a major city.


The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism

It is an indisputable fact that carbon emissions are rising—and faster than most scientists predicted. But many climate-change alarmists seem to claim that all climate change is worse than expected. This ignores that much of the data are actually encouraging.

Article published in the Wall Street Journal. Reproduced with permission from Dow Jones and Company, Inc.


Coal: A Powerful Force for Creating Global Energy Access

Bringing electricity to developing nations has been a global effort for the past 20 years and, according to a recent study released by the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, coal has brought light, economic prosperity and a higher standard of living to hundreds of millions of people… far more than any other source of energy.


NCC: Why We Should Speed Deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

Society faces the twin energy challenges of providing affordable electricity to satisfy continued global demand and creating electricity access for billions who lack proper power.


Jude Clemente in Forbes: Fossil Fuels Mean More People Living Better, Living Longer

Last year, coal-based electricity gave over 40 million people access to electricity for the first time. Coal makes this contribution to humanity year after year, decade after decade.


The Clean Power Plan is Unconstitutional

The EPA acts as though it has the legislative authority to re-engineer the nation’s electric generating system and power grid. It does not.

As a law professor, I taught the nation’s first environmental law class 45 years ago. As a lawyer, I have supported countless environmental causes. And as a father and grandfather, I want to leave the Earth in better shape than when I arrived.

By: Laurence H. Tribe

Article published in the Wall Street Journal. Reproduced with permission from Dow Jones and Company, Inc.