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Is Coal A Patriotic Issue?

February 7th, 2018 | by Jacek Fior

This is a voice from behind the Iron Curtain ... again! It may sound like history is playing a joke on us here in Poland, but the truth is we are being pushed behind an invisible barrier separating us from a more sustainable West. There is no wall anymore (we're lagging behind the USA a bit in that matter ;-) ) but a brief look at any interactive map of air quality/pollution will quickly reveal our place in Europe — 33 out of the 50 dirtiest cities in Europe are in Poland. And yet, if you ask a person in the street, you would be surprised how much people still value coal and revere miners. What a paradox!


Renewable Energy Doesn’t Get More In Subsidies Than Fossil & Nuclear Energy Have Gotten, & Continue To Get

January 26th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

A highly misleading anti-cleantech talking point is that renewable energy "relies on government subsidies," and that all of the renewable energy growth in recent years is attributable to them. In actuality, fossil fuels and nuclear power have been receiving government support for much longer than renewable energy has. They have received much more government subsidy historically speaking than renewables. And these dirty energy options continue to receive a tremendous amount of government support even though they are overripe industries in many regards


FERC Thumbs Its Nose At Rick Perry’s “Grid Resiliency” Plan

January 9th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

In September, energy secretary ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Administration to consider a plan that would pump billions of dollars into the electric generating industry to prop up aging coal and nuclear facilities. Today, FERC told Perry to go pound sand -- politely, of course


Lazard: Wind & Solar Power Costs Continue To Fall, Putting Coal & Nuclear At A Disadvantage

November 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Lazard is a global asset management company that tracks the cost of producing electricity, among other things. It uses a measure called the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), which averages the estimated costs of construction, maintenance, and fuel for electricity generating assets over the number of megawatt-hours that each is expected to produce over its lifetime. In simple terms, it is one way of comparing different ways of making electricity to see which cost more and which cost less



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