Articles Tagged: Coal

Commentary: Fossil Fuels are the Solution, Not the Problem

The George C. Marshall Institute has recently released a study on fossil fuels and the economic well-being,   It describes why energy is an essential input to economic activity. Because fossil fuels are such a large part of the world’s energy supply, they play a dominant role in enabling people everywhere to enjoy a […]

Presentation by Stephen Eule on Energy Policy

Presentation by Stephen Eule, Vice President for climate and technology at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, at the February 25th Institute event discussing energy policy.  More information on the event is available at

The 3D Printers Are Coming: Dig More Coal?

The 3D printers are coming.  And fast. The only debate is over how fast. Velocity matters for stock pickers following the small world of pure-play public 3D printing companies.  It is also relevant for business analysts and, perhaps surprisingly, for energy forecasters. 3D printers will — as many have observed sometimes a tad too breathlessly […]

A Framework for a New U.S. Energy Policy

In A Framework for a New U.S. Energy Policy,Institute CEO William O’Keefe and Institute President Jeff Kueter outline principles to guide the development of U.S. energy policy in the years to come.  Drawing on the lessons learned from years of ad hoc policy approaches to energy issues, the report details “the basic lessons learned over the […]

The Cloud Begins with Coal

An Overview of the Electricity Used by the Global Digital Ecosystem.

The Outlook for Coal: A case of muddling through

The Obama Administration doesn’t like fossil energy but it has few real options for backing them out of the economy. Coal is the predominant source of electrical power and will remain so until coal fired units are replaced by natural gas or a viable clean coal technology. The turnover of capital stock is slow and attempts to accelerate that turnover or replace coal with “alternatives” will drive up costs and threaten the reliability of the grid.

Why Peak Oil Is a Myth

Institute Director Mark Mills discussing whether the world is running out of fossil fuels.      

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