The Use of Coal is Increasing

…The Use of Coal is Increasing… The use of coal for power generation has declined in the United States as coal-fired power plants have been closed before the end of their useful economic lives. While regulations and preference based dispatching have Continue reading The Use of Coal is Increasing

EIA is in the Crosshairs

There has been a hue and cry over the Trump transition team asking DOE for explicit information, with a list of 74 questions. The media has criticized the questions as a witch hunt targeting scientists. Michael Halpern of The Union Continue reading EIA is in the Crosshairs

Coal and the Unreachable Climate Goal

While the Obama administration continues to promote its war on coal, and fossil fuels in general, coal usage worldwide continues at a brisk pace. While silly movies, like Before the Flood, promote COP 21 goals, the world continues to favor Continue reading Coal and the Unreachable Climate Goal

Coal Has a Future

In spite of the media’s constant harangue over the dangers of using coal and this administration’s war on coal, the future of coal isn’t as black as one might think. While most coal is used for power generation, a significant Continue reading Coal Has a Future

Value Received for CAPEX

Return on investment, or return on invested capital, are financial expressions for determining the value of an investment, or for comparing investments. Typically, it is shown as ROI. Corporations use this measure to determine how best to utilize the capital Continue reading Value Received for CAPEX

The High Cost of Renewables

Numerous attempts are made by the media and others to claim that renewables are less costly than electricity generated from fossil fuels. The prevailing mantra is that costs are “rapidly declining” and that wind and solar are competitive, or will Continue reading The High Cost of Renewables