Browsing All Posts filed under »Coal Fired Power«

Rail Strike Would Aid Biden’s War On Coal

December 2, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Remember that rail strike that President Biden saved us all from just in the nick of time – right before the November elections?  It was in late September that the President announced a deal between rail companies and union negotiators that staved off a “real economic crisis.” As Biden himself explained, “The alternative was […]

King Coal-Cat Meows, I Got A Few Lives Left

November 6, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ The cat came back, they thought he was a goner. But the cat came back; he just couldn’t stay away. – Fred Penner Remember the old days (a few months ago) when Western Europe and the U.S. were telling developing nations (but not China or India) that coal is evil and must not […]

India’s Coal Proliferation Contradicts Global Climate Drama

June 13, 2022 by


By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ We have a crisis in India, and it is not with the climate. Power plants for the world’s second largest consumer of coal are running out of stock, leaving a billion people at the risk of blackouts and forcing industries to close facilities. To resolve the situation, the Indian government has authorized […]

Coal, Here Today And Tomorrow (Part 2)

February 1, 2022 by


By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ Much of the public, but we are guessing fewer of our readers, think that coal use around the world is declining as a result of public policies to make it so. It is in fact going in the opposite direction. Coal use in power plants around the world […]

Coal, Here Today, Here Tomorrow (Part 1)

January 18, 2022 by


By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ As we will most certainly convince the reader in this series of essays, we need not ever worry that coal will be eliminated as a major energy source in the US and the world. We simultaneously want to convince you that we are not talking about your grandfather’s […]

China And India Drive Coal To Record Highs

December 24, 2021 by


By Craig Rucker ~ Reports of the death of coal are, to quote Mark Twain, “greatly exaggerated.” In fact, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals that coal is having its best year ever, propelled by insatiable demand from China and India. Read the IEA’s full “Coal 2021” report at Here are a few eye-opening […]

Coal Is The Fuel Greens Cannot Kill

December 12, 2021 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ The West’s war on coal reminds me of Wile E. Coyote and the roadrunner. The harder he tries to catch the speedy bird, the more frustrated he becomes. Bloomberg reported in October that, “Never in human history has a ton of coal cost more,” simply because “governments and utilities worldwide are willing […]

Coal And Oil Continue Domination: Unexpected Demand Creates Global Energy Havoc

October 18, 2021 by


By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ Coal is no longer the king. Era of Oil is over. Our economies will be Carbon neutral. These are some of the common claims that you might have heard or read in the mainstream media. Many people truly believe that our economies are being decarbonized and getting rid of the […]

A Mad Rush For Coal As China And India Suspend Climate Correctness

October 15, 2021 by


By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ During the first week of October 2021, both India and China made desperate attempts to buy the stranded Australian coal shipments in China’s port warehouses. The coal shipments, which were originally intended to be imported into China, were left stranded at the port after China banned the import of Australian […]

Old King Coal Still Rules The Land Down Under

October 11, 2021 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Politics makes strange bedfellows and even stranger divorces. Take the Chinese boycott of Australian coal, which began about a year ago. China is upset over Australia’s assertions that China was at fault for the COVID-19 pandemic and egregious human rights violations. [China in response accused the U.S., Australia, and NATO of human […]

Rich Nations Enjoy Coal Energy While Demanding Poor Nations Abstain

September 26, 2021 by


By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ Each year, at the United Nation Conference of Parties (COP) climate meetings, leaders from the developed world propose new energy policies to reduce fossil fuel use, which they want all nations to adopt. The only problem: developing nations are predominantly fossil fuel dependent and cannot make a transition away from […]

Clash Of The Titans: Wind Versus Coal

August 23, 2021 by


By Geoffrey Pohanka ~ The headlines are clear: renewable energy is on the rise as a source of electricity for America and coal power is headed for the door. President Biden has set a goal 30,000MW of offshore wind by 2030 which is the equivalent of 2,500 12MW turbines and this does not include the ever […]

Coal Fired Power Dying – Not So Fast – Part Four – SteamH, The Future For Coal Fired Power

June 13, 2021 by


By Anton Lang ~ Whenever it comes to a future for coal fired power, I am always drawn back to these two images shown below here, and while I have sized them to fit this page, if you click on each individual image, it will open on a new tab, and at a much larger […]

Coal Fired Power Dying – Not So Fast – Part Three – Coal Fired Power In China

June 5, 2021 by


By Anton Lang ~ I mentioned in the earlier Post how there was not much that I liked about the way China does things. However, it seems that they are doing something correctly when it comes to bringing electrical power to their Country. Now, some people might say that China is very secretive about what […]

Coal Fired Power Dying – Not So Fast – Part Two – Electrical Power Generation In China

May 31, 2021 by


By Anton Lang ~ When it comes to China, there’s not much I agree with, in fact very little I do agree with. However, one thing I do agree with is the way they are going about their electrical power generation policy. This actually is one thing that they are doing right, and as much […]

Coal Fired Power Dying – Not So Fast – Part One – Introduction

May 29, 2021 by


By Anton Lang ~ How often have we heard that coal fired power is going extinct, becoming obsolete, a dying enterprise, a stranded asset? Is that really true? Well, no it isn’t true at all, and it’s more complex than just saying that. We all know now that China, and to a lesser extent, India, […]

The Queensland Blackout – Tuesday 24 May 2021

May 26, 2021 by


By Anton Lang ~ Yesterday, here in my home State of Queensland, there was a major blackout, and media reports that perhaps half a million ‘homes and businesses’ had their power cut, and here that number is smaller for Government to say than the real number of people who were affected. I was in the […]

The Benefits That Coal Fired Power Gave Us – UPDATE May 2021

May 24, 2021 by


By Anton Lang ~ UPDATE – 24 May 2021 This Post was originally written back in May of 2016, five years ago. Since then, the EIA has changed the location, and the heading of both of the images shown at the original Post. The change also made the original links disappear as well. So, what […]

In The Developing World, Coal Is Still The King

March 20, 2021 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ “The Western view of the world is centered around themselves. [Believing] the rose-tinted views [expressed by Western elites] that ‘the West would like India to succeed’ is plain naiveté.” – Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India For decades, Western bankers, beholden to United Nations “sustainable development” goals, have held virtual […]

The Green Double Standard On Coal And China

February 26, 2021 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Joe Biden said it best: “I’m not going to speak out against what [Chinese President for Life Xi Jinping] is doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uighurs in western mountains of China and Taiwan.… Culturally, there are different norms that each country and they — their leaders — are […]

Could CO2 Actually Cause Slight Beneficial Warming?

December 5, 2020 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Precision research by physicists William Happer and Willem van Wijngaarden has determined that the current levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and water vapor are “saturated.” In radiation physics that means adding more CO2 or water molecules will bring modest warming that will benefit plant growth, and thus all life on […]

Could Coal Be The Answer For Billions Without Energy?

August 17, 2020 by


By Todd Royal ~ Over 600 million Africans are still without energy and electricity. The movie “Juice” brilliantly illustrates through visual representation how billions are without electricity; and without electricity and the energy from mainly fossil fuels, life returns to the Dark Ages. Whereas liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore exposes the fallacy, human misery, and […]

China And India Rejecting Renewables For Coal-Fired Futures

February 21, 2020 by


By Ronald Stein ~ China and India are NOT buying into the global alarm movement. Never in human history have we seen two countries (China and India), each with over a billion people, in need of such gargantuan amounts of energy to keep their economies accelerating and their citizens alive. China and India are the […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Sunday 29th September 2019 – Plus Weekly And Rolling Totals

September 30, 2019 by


By Anton Lang ~ UPDATE – The site where I take this data from had another of those infrequent glitches again for this Sunday, and some of the images and the data was not able to be made available. As I have mentioned before on the very few occasions this has happened previously, (just three […]