Category Archives: Energy

Clean Coal For Real

Clean Coal For Real

We have heard the term “clean coal” for years, mostly from politicians and in coal company advertising.  The concept sounds good:  burn coal but don’t produce carbon dioxide emissions.  While there have been various small-scale tests of technologies to accomplish this, it has not actually been a viable option for the power industry.

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Cheap Wind And Solar Power

Cheap Wind And Solar Power

Multiple studies are now reporting that wind and solar power are the cheapest way to make electricity in a growing number of places around the world.   A thorough analysis of the levelized cost of energy – which considers every cost component from capital expenditures to operating and maintenance costs over a lifetime – shows that… Continue Reading

Clean Power Is Cheap Power

Clean Power Is Cheap Power

There are many good reasons why we should be making the transition from fossil fuel energy sources but the one that is likely to be the most persuasive is strictly economic.  It has long been said that the renewable energy future will truly arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment… Continue Reading