Tag Archives: Clean Energy

Burning wood instead of coal?

This blog has frequently commented on the now controversial use of coal as a source of energy for power plants and other industrial energy uses. Since this became a “front-and-center” issue, a lot of research and plant-scale experimentation has gone into how … Continue reading

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Kemper power plant dooms “Clean coal” approach

The concept of scrubbing carbon dioxide from power plant flue gases has been around ever since global warming and climate change became part of our vocabulary. When it quickly became evident that flowing the huge amounts of flue gases from coal-burning … Continue reading

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Tidal Power: How close to reality?

Production of electricity from the difference between high and low tide has been an area of interest since for centuries water turbines have turned in many areas of the world to drive heavy wheels used to grind wheat or make gunpowder. … Continue reading

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Little Progress by Renewables

Previous posts have commented on the fact that trying to change the contribution of the different energy sources making up our domestic energy supply is somewhat analogous to changing the direction of an ocean liner. It’s just hard to make significant changes, given the … Continue reading

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EPA Should Subsidize Hardships Caused By Shutdowns of Coal-Fired Power Plants

 A recent New York Times issue featured an article on the problem facing many residents in the Appalachian states as scores of coal fired power plants are  shut down as a result of the EPA’s actions under the Clean Air Act. These plants will … Continue reading

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Future Power only from Wind and Sun? The German Experiment

 The New York Times recently reported on Germany’s intent to produce all of its electricity from renewable sources, notably wind and solar, by 2050. The country is phasing out its nuclear plants by 2022 and is engaged in a massive effort to … Continue reading

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Beautiful dreamers: Anti-frackers propose an energy vision for New York State

I suppose it had to happen. You can’t be opposed to hydraulic fracturing to recover natural gas from the Marcellus or Utica shale in New York State without eventually coming up with an alternate energy supply source, given that New … Continue reading

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