Environment & Technology

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lessons Learned from Down Under

Carbon taxes and renewable mandates drive electricity prices up. The experience in Australia offers a dramatic example. Australia elected a new government with the mandate to repeal the carbon tax in 2014, which was estimated to cost the economy more than $20 million a day. Australia has some of the highest electricity prices in the developed world.

The United States can learn a lesson from Down Under by rejecting costly proposed carbon rules on power plants.

 

How to Avoid More Pain at the Plug Through Greater Use of Technology

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

There is an increasingly robust debate about America’s energy future playing out across There is an increasingly robust debate about America’s energy future playing out across the nation from the White House… to the Halls of Congress… to the corner coffee shop. Few could argue that alleviating energy inequality is a first order priority. Yet the policies the Administration is pursuing here and around the world suggest America has lost its way.

 

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.

 

Major U.S. Power Plants Awarded Advanced Energy For Life "Clean Coal” Honors for Technology Solutions to Achieve Lowest Emissions

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9 – Coal-fueled power plants operated by Dynegy Inc. and Southwestern Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), were honored for leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal Awards.” Presented at the Power-Gen International Awards Banquet in Orlando, Fla., the honors recognize the best environmental performance achieved among U.S. coal power plants in 2013 based on key emission rates.

 

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.

 

Clean Coal Drives Big Results: Key U.S. Emissions Rates Drop 60 Percent in Eight Years

Power Engineering Magazine July 2014
By Jacob Williams, Vice President Global Energy Analytics, Peabody Energy

As the U.S. uses more coal – an abundant and affordable resource used to produce more than 40 percent of U.S. electricity – air quality is improving every day. Since 1970, key emissions rates from U.S. coal plants have decreased 90 percent while related coal use has increased 170 percent.