Category Archives: Coal

Old King Coal

(March 19, 2012) Listen to Energy Probe’s Parker Gallant on “Demon Coal” – in an in-depth look at the fossil fuel that made the industrial revolution happen, it’s demonization in the 21st century, and why coal is still a fuel of the future. Continue reading

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Academics: Aliens may threaten to destroy Earth

Columnist Robin Beres asks, if aliens were coming to judge us for fossil fuel use, wouldn’t they have passed sentence several hundred years ago for, say, coal. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Tyranny of the north

(August 19, 2011) Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, was in the news this week for brashly announcing an expropriation of the mineral rights of the citizens of his country. We don’t seize private property that way in our democracy. We seize it silently and in plain sight, as seen in the province of Alberta, which so deftly passed stealth legislation two years ago that most Albertans are only now discovering the government’s audacious takeover of their property rights. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Ontario power lesson

(Oct. 13, 2010) Notes for a speech that Ontario’s Opposition leader could give, but won’t, on the state of the province’s electricity sector. Continue reading

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NUMBY strikes Ohio

(Sept. 3, 2009) Not Under My Back Yard — the phenomenon of citizens’ groups organizing to stop the burial of carbon dioxide under their communities — succeeds again Continue reading

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NUMBY strikes Ohio

(September 3, 2009) Not Under My Back Yard — the phenomenon of citizens’ groups organizing to stop the burial of carbon dioxide under their communities — succeeds again, this time in Ohio’s Darke County, where Citizens Against Carbon Sequestration successfully fought off a proposed $92.6-million carbon storage plan. Their 14-month protest effort involved yard signs, public meetings and a prayer rally. Continue reading

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Coal is still king: Sources

(August 29, 2009) World Coal Demand and Supply Prospects Continue reading

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Coal is still king

(August 29, 2009) Governments are enthusiastically pushing coal on the assumption that carbon capture and storage technologies will work. Continue reading

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India rejects climate doom, pursues economic boom

(July 26, 2008) India loves the UN’s climate change policies and so does India’s representative at the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri. Continue reading

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Europe’s Coal Renaissance

(April 24, 2008) Coal is back, despite — and perhaps also because of — attempts to beat it back. Continue reading

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