Advanced Energy For Life

 

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.

 

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.

 

FutureGen Project Shutdown Could Harm EPA’s CCS Justification In NSPS

The decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) to pull the plug on $1 billion in funding for the FutureGen carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project could legally undermine EPA’s proposed new source performance standard (NSPS) that requires new coal plants to install the technology, critics say.

Copyright 2015 InsideWashington Publishers. Reprinted with permission.

 

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.

 

Clean Coal is Essential to America’s Bright Energy Future

We all share common goals of affordable energy, a strong economy and a clean environment. So as the new U.S. Congress considers energy policy in the wake of the State of the Union, we believe clean coal is vital.

Click here for three reasons why today’s clean coal is essential for tomorrow’s energy:

 

Roger Bezdek: Carbon Dioxide Profoundly Earth-Friendly

Pro/Con: Do carbon dioxide’s pluses trump its negatives? Yes: Despite EPA’s word games, it’s profoundly Earth-friendly. In a thinly disguised assault on coal and hydrocarbons, the Obama Administration would have us believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a threat to life itself.

Click here to read the latest opinion piece by Roger H. Bezdek.

 

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.

 

Regulation: ‘There Is A Better Way,’ Says Peabody Energy

It’s “21st century coal,” says coal-mining giant Peabody Energy, a “reasoned alternative” to EPA’s “dangerous austerity-based approach,” which the company says will have adverse short-term effects (“a punitive impact on lower income individuals and will drive up energy prices”) and a more Draconian long-term footprint (“it will reduce economic growth, social progress, and human development.”)

 

Professor Tribe Takes Obama to School

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

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