Category Archives: coal

Australian power cuts

Australian power cuts have led the Australian government to reach completely the wrong conclusions about the Australian energy system.  I would hazard a guess that they are deliberately misleading conclusions based on ideology rather than fact. The Australian electricity system … Continue reading

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Global carbon intensity falls

Some good news as global carbon intensity falls.  Carbon intensity is falling due to the fall in coal power worldwide.  Carbon intensity (or the carbon emissions per unit of gross domestic product) fell in 2015 by 2.8%.  This may not … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Power to the people

Power to the people- not the cry of “Citizen Smith” (look it up), but a programme on BBC4 this week following SSE energy over a year.  Scottish and Southern Energy is one of the “big six”, its ex now retired … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -Indian Energy

There was a very interesting article in the Guardian this week looking at Indian energy.  More particularly the Indian governments attitude to coal power and solar energy.  The whole article shows the tension between good intentions and development in the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- UK greenhouse emissions fell last year

          According to government statistics released this week UK greenhouse emissions fell last year by nearly 9%.  The reasons for this are; A mild winter in 2013/14 meant less gas use to heat our houses. Reduced … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy outlook 2035

BP produces two important energy documents a year, the “Statistical Review of World Energy” and the “Energy outlook”.  The energy outlook has just been published looking forward to 2035.  This post will pick out some of the most salient points … Continue reading

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End of year thoughts

Its customary at this time of year for some end of year thoughts.  Like many pundits I cannot wait to see the back of 2014 and hope 2015 will be better for not just me but more importantly many of … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – coal mining

Coal mining is still big business. It was announced this week that the Queensland government has given the go ahead for a super mine (Carmichael) in the Galilee region of this state. Unfortunately its not just burning the coal that … Continue reading

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