Tag: coal

US STEEL: Is ‘Serial Stinker’ in Pittsburgh’s Mon Valley Beyond Reproach?

Allegheny County Exec & Health Officials Remain ‘Mum’ on Latest Stench as U.S. Steel’s Appeal of $1.8 Million March 7, 2022 Enforcement Order Lingers Like a Bad Fart Hydrogen Sulfide Pollution Remains BAD for Days on End in the Monongahela River Valley From October… Continue Reading “US STEEL: Is ‘Serial Stinker’ in Pittsburgh’s Mon Valley Beyond Reproach?”

Yin & yang of climate & energy in China

A September 14, 2022 Opinion, China Is Writing the Story of the Climate Future, by David Wallace-Wells in The New York Times, points out the complexities of climate change and renewable energy in China, a country that was blanketed by heat and drought during… Continue Reading “Yin & yang of climate & energy in China”

French ‘Energy Sobriety’

“The national effort calls for businesses and individuals to embrace energy conservation by increasing car-pooling, lowering thermostats and shutting off illuminated advertising signs at night — to name a few — or face the risk of rolling blackouts or energy rationing.” The New York… Continue Reading “French ‘Energy Sobriety’”

West Virginia Utility Rates Surge Despite Fossil Fuel Abundance

In a state that produces so much coal and natural gas, most people would never expect these sorts of utility rate increases. An August 28 story in the Wall Street Journal begins with the headline, West Virginia’s Coal Dependence Drives Up Consumer Electric Bills… Continue Reading “West Virginia Utility Rates Surge Despite Fossil Fuel Abundance”

‘Paying it Forward’ with Solar Energy

Homeowners have faced a steady stream of rising energy costs from fossil fuels as global situations have devolved. Meantime, our utility bills have been dropping. Americans have come to find that just because we sit on large reserves of coal and natural gas, that… Continue Reading “‘Paying it Forward’ with Solar Energy”

Hey Joe, where you going with our future in your hand?

Joe Manchin not only delayed climate action by President Biden for 18 months, he has walked away without taking any action to secure a better environment for future generations. No surprise really, since he receives more political contributions from oil and gas than any… Continue Reading “Hey Joe, where you going with our future in your hand?”

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Judge Michael H. Wojcik of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has blocked the full implementation of ‘Reggie’ (RGGI or Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative). It’s another step backwards for Pennsylvania and efforts to address climate change in a timely manner. Reporter Laura Legere added these additional details:… Continue Reading “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”

Coal, not Gas, as the ‘Bridge Fuel?’

News out of Germany yesterday points to how many nations have been hamstrung by their reliance on natural gas, as supplies tighten and prices whipsaw. Since renewables aren’t quite where they need to be yet, the current crisis, with heating season a scant 12… Continue Reading “Coal, not Gas, as the ‘Bridge Fuel?’”

Time to Rethink Solar Energy

On top of spiraling prices at the pump for gasoline and diesel fuel, this recent headline grabbed everyone’s attention: Pennsylvania electric generation costs increasing up to 45% on June 1st “According to the commission, higher wholesale market prices for electricity are being caused mostly… Continue Reading “Time to Rethink Solar Energy”

Netflix Docu-series Revisits Three Mile Island

We watched Part One last night, and thought it was well done. As they point out, this event happened just 12-days after THE CHINA SYNDROME was released in movie theaters. What timing! Checking the PJM Interconnect webpage this morning we see NUCLEAR energy is… Continue Reading “Netflix Docu-series Revisits Three Mile Island”

Big Oil

Two things recently caught my attention, the first being a 3-part series airing on PBS stations. The Power of Big Oil (Part One: Denial) “FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. Part One of this… Continue Reading “Big Oil”