Advanced Energy For Life

 

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.

 

Pope Francis’s Poverty And Environment Ideas Will Worsen Both

By Kathleen Hartnett White
Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Socialism, fascism, and one-world government are not solutions to poverty and environmental degradation, as Pope Francis’s encyclical seems to suggest.

 

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.

 

High-Efficiency Technologies: Essential for Energy Access and Emission Reductions

The energy decisions we advance today must ensure a clean, reliable supply of affordable electricity for all people around the world, says Peabody Energy Executive Chairman Greg Boyce. Greater use of high-efficiency, low emissions technologies can help achieve these objectives.

 

Peabody Energy Executive Chairman Greg Boyce at 21st Conference of Montreal: Technology is the Bridge to a Low-Carbon Energy Future

Peabody Energy Executive Chairman Gregory H. Boyce has called for greater deployment of high-efficiency, low emissions (HELE) technology as the bridge toward sustainable global energy systems. Boyce delivered remarks during an energy plenary discussion at the International Economic Forum of the Americas Conference of Montreal.

 

Peabody Energy Honor's Germany's Trianel With Clean Coal Award For Achieving Best Emissions Performance

Peabody Energy honored Germany’s Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen GmbH & Co KG (Trianel) and its Lünen plant with an Advanced Energy for Life Clean Coal Award recognizing global leadership in deploying high-efficiency clean coal technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions.

 

Cleaning Up China's Coal Power

By Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Energy

Greg Boyce says given China's heavy reliance on coal-fuelled power, the focus must be on cleaning it up – with help from new technology that can drastically reduce the emissions

Copyright 2015 South China Morning Post. Reprinted with permission.