People & Energy

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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."