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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

The Sinister Reason Canada Bought The Kinder Morgan Pipeline

June 7th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A well researched analysis of the economics behind Canada's decision this month to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion suggests the pipeline is intended to provide China with a reliable source of petroleum for its future needs and questions whether, with China's increasing reliance on renewable energy, those needs will ever materialize


California Approves $738 Million Transportation Electrification Initiative

June 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

California is at the forefront of US states when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Nearly 40% of those emissions come from the state's transportation sector. Not only has California always been ground zero for car culture, but it's also home to several of the largest ports in America, whose operations depend on heavy-duty trucks powered by diesel engines


Trump’s Coal Rescue Plan Will Force Taxpayers To Bail Out A Dying Industry

June 2nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Trump administration is considering a plan that would order utility companies to purchase electricity from coal and nuclear generating plants even though the cost of that electricity will be higher than what they pay natural gas facilities and renewable suppliers. In other words, the Trump administration wants to force you to buy more expensive, dirtier electricity that is more likely to cause you health problems and perhaps even premature death


Social Cost Of Coal Must Now Be Considered By Washington Utilities

June 1st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has issued a directive to three utility companies in the state telling them to include the social cost of coal in their future planning. Under the new guidelines, the cost of coal calculation will be $42 per metric ton by 2020 and rise to $60 per metric ton by



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