Environment & Technology

 

Advanced Coal: Energy for the 21st Century

Electricity powers our modern lives. It lights and heats our homes and businesses. It enables millions of people to live longer and live better. And more of our electricity comes from coal than any other U.S. power source.

Today's modern coal plants provide affordable, reliable and clean power, and tell an impressive environmental and economic success story.

 

High-Efficiency Coal Technologies Are Vital to Low-Carbon Energy Systems

By Glenn Kellow
Peabody Energy President and Chief Executive Officer

With global leaders agreeing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, much greater discussion is needed about energy solutions to deliver reliable, affordable low-carbon electricity. In the weeks following the Paris summit, all of us must recognize that why we need energy is as important as how we supply it.

 

Carbon Capture & Storage For A Low-Carbon Energy Future

Clean coal technology points us in the direction we need to go and is showing us the way to a cleaner environment. High efficiency coal technology reduces the carbon footprint at today’s power plants. Over time, carbon capture and storage would make electricity from coal virtually emissions free.

 

Why Carbon Capture is A Vital Low Carbon Technology

At a time when fossil fuels supply 80 percent of the world’s energy and are expected to dominate for decades, a portfolio of low carbon technologies is required for sustainable resource development aligning with the world’s economic, social and environmental goals.

 

Get Ready to Feel the Power

Coal keeps us powered up. It’s an abundant American energy resource. It provides 40 percent of global electricity and is cleaner than ever before. Coal is the path to energy security. Coal, feel the power.

 

Make No Mistake: The Age of Coal Marches On

By Frank Clemente, PhD.
Professor Emeritus of Social Science, Penn State University

In the wake of the EPA’s final carbon rule, aka the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP), there is much ado about where we will get our future energy and what happens to coal. Besides significantly raising energy prices for hard working Americans, the carbon rule will have virtually no impact on the global reality that coal will soon surpass oil in the amount of energy produced. Nor will the rule effectively reduce carbon emissions.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.