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Posted By: Harry Valentine - Commentator/Researcher, Chatila/Menoz
On: March 11, 2015
The nation of South Africa has long been the leading economic power of Sub-Saharan Africa. At the present day, the nation generates some 90% of its electric power from coal, including a recently built new generation clean coal power station rated at over 4,000MW of output. Some of South Africa's  more...
Posted By: Dennis Wamsted - Freelance Journalist and Consultant, WamstedOnEnergy.com
On: February 27, 2015
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the newly installed Senate majority leader, is fond of lambasting the Obama administration for its ``war on coal’’ and its impact on his Kentucky constituents. Following the latest U.N. climate change meeting in Peru in December, for example, McConnell criticized the administration for its ``entire international  more...
Posted By: Kevin Clark - General Manager, Turbines Research & Development, LLC
On: February 26, 2015
In many shale plays, the composition of the “flowback” from fracking sites are a complex combination of water, extraction chemicals, soluble and insoluble gases, oil, as well as proppants (small particulates, typically sand or ceramic). The substantial volume of material coming to the surface is processed through systems designed to  more...
Posted By: Bob Ashworth
On: February 23, 2015
In a survey in 2014 it was reported that coal mining jobs had fallen by 8.3%, based on data provided by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.1  These job losses reflect the effects of past EPA regulations targeting mercury, sulfur and other toxic pollutants.  The United Mine Workers are  more...
Posted By: Richard Goodwin - Environmental & Energy Engineering Consultant, self-employed
On: February 20, 2015
Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing, represent  technology developed in the 1980’s, are responsible for extracting Shale Gas and Shale Oil Unconventional Liquid Hydrocarbons from previously non-productive  shale formations about one mile below the surface. As this technology was applied throughout the USA environmental upsets occurred (e.g. well water contamination in  more...
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach - SEO Specialist, NRG Business & Demand Response
On: January 27, 2015
Live in a rural area? Enjoy the serene and pristine beauty around you? Clearly, anyone would. Do you start sweating each time that low rumble begins and your house starts to tremor? If you live within a few miles of a fracking site, that shaky ground just might become one  more...
Posted By: Douglas Canter - Principal Attorney, Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Post & Schell, P.C.
On: December 23, 2014
The federal agency that regulates the interstate transportation of natural gas by pipeline from places of production to its local distribution in homes and businesses has proposed a new facility modernization policy. Think corroded steel pipeline, cracked fittings and leaking methane gas. If adopted after the comment period as proposed,  more...
Posted By: Brigham McCown
On: December 22, 2014
Not a single national infrastructure project under consideration today will do more to advance North American energy independence than Keystone XL. If energy independence is in the national interest, than Keystone XL deserves to be approved. Not only has the Keystone pipeline project become the most scrutinized energy infrastructure project  more...
Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: December 10, 2014
"Coal is a dead man walking" -Kevin Parker (Deutsche Bank Executive) Well, I don't know about that, Kevin. On a billboard greeting travellers at the airport in Ranchi (India), the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand, 'Welcome to the Land of Coal' is present in block letters, and in  more...
Posted By: Jayanta Sarkar - Consultant, Tara TV
On: November 3, 2014
India's crash plan of over 20 years to step up coal production is now in a shambles. It's now back to the policy-drought that crimped the industry before 1993. The demand-availability gap in coal that meets over 55% of the economy's total energy needs has progressively worsened in the mean  more...

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