Post Profile






Why Fighting Coal Export Terminals Matters

by David Roberts, via Grist As I wrote in my last post — and have been writing for years — coal is on the decline in the U.S. The biggest driver of this trend is the current low cost of natural gas from fracking, but it also has to do with increasing competition from renewables, [...]
read more

share

Related Posts


US Coal Exports Have Erased All The CO2 Savings From the Fracking Boom

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Blue Marble (8 months ago)

The domestic fracking boom has been widely celebrated as a godsend in the fight against climate change. In 2007, cheap natural gas began replacing dirtier coal as the fuel of choice in US power plants. By 2012, the switchover was an...

After Years of Decline, Carbon Emissions Rose Again in 2013

Politics / US Politics : Kevin Drum (last year)

Brad Plumer passes along the news that after modest declines over the past few years, US carbon emissions rose in 2013: The big story here, as usual, involves coal and natural gas....The shale fracking boom had pushed natural gas pr...

Fighting coal export terminals: It matters

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (3 years ago)

By David Roberts The fate of the U.S. coal industry hinges on its ability to increase exports to China and India. If activists can quash coal export terminals, they can hobble the coal industry.

The Declining Value Of Coal Just Killed Another Export Terminal

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

Black Elk Coal Company cancels its plans to build a coal export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, reflecting the declining market value of coal. The post The Declining Value Of Coal Just Killed Another Export Terminal appeared firs...

Methane Showing Up in Water Contaminated By Fracking

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

The biggest reason for the decline in greenhouse gas emissions in the US over the past couple years is the replacement of dirty coal with natural gas to generate electricity. But this will not last if the fracking that has unlocked ...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC