Is Coal Dying?

Coal is growing “4 times faster than renewables, 2.8 times faster than oil and 50 per cent faster than gas. …. It also mentions that financing for coal mining rose to $66 Billion in 2014, a rise from $55 Billion the year before, and a 360% increase since 2005. That’ s $66 Billion in just one year.”

The thirst for coal will continue unabated even as the very people who protest its existence and deny its existence, use its every benefit.

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TonyfromOzProfileImageBy Anton Lang ~

The short answer is no.

If you were to believe what you read virtually everywhere, then you would think that coal is dying. Both with the mining of coal and its many uses, especially for the generation of electrical power on a huge scale, you read that is is being phased out, replaced by renewable power generation.

It’s not true at all.

This last Monday night, Australia’s ABC aired on its Four Corners program a documentary titled The End Of Coal. The program wheeled out only commentators which gave the side of the story which agreed with the title of the program. If you were to believe what was said during this hour of talk, then you might think that coal is reaching the end of its life.

I have found an article from the Global Warming Policy Forum from just a day ago which…

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How To Spot A Climate Criminal

Satellite data was all the rage in the 90’s when it was warming. Now it’s scoffed at.

Welcome to agenda/political driven climate ‘science’ …

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A climate criminal eagerly anticipates something which they say is catastrophic

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A climate criminal alters their own data to make the climate appear to be warming.

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A climate criminal ignores the fact that their tampered surface data massively diverges from much more accurate satellite data, which shows cooling.

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A climate criminal ignores the fact that models have massively over-predicted warming

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A climate criminal vehemently objects to an El Nino on the left side of the graph, but excitedly reports the possibility of one on the right side of the graph.

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In Praise Of Power Stations

You presumably don’t understand how life was “nasty, brutish and short” before them — and still is for the tens of millions of people today who don’t have access to the electricity they can provide.

Spot on Terry McCrann.

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Terry McCrann takes on a victim of the religious fervour of a Fairfax warmist:

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The combination of wild-eyed religious belief and both complete denial of fact and total disconnect from reality that is so characteristic of climate change true believers was perfectly displayed by The Age’s theology — correction, supposed economics — editor Peter Martin on Sunday.

He started off by claiming “Abbott” — presumably, the Prime Minister — “doesn’t like power stations”.

He offered no support for the extraordinary and I’d suggest utterly false claim; and followed it with the question: “Who does?”

Well Peter, I — and I suggest the PM — for one do. I like flicking a switch and getting light and heat and power all the other things they provide cleanly, efficiently and safely.

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Solar Fossil Fueled Fantasies

Excellent piece by Willis Eschenbach.

The subsidy farce detailed in this post runs true with all forms of inefficient, intermittent and expensive renewable (unreliable) energy.

and … Dear global warming alarmists and renewable energy advocates,

Like the old sailors say, “The wind is free … but everything else costs money”.

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach.

Sometimes when I’m reading about renewable technologies, I just break out laughing at the madness that the war on carbon has wrought. Consider the Ivanpah solar tower electric power plant. It covers five square miles in Southern California with mirrors which are all focusing the sun on a central tower. The concentrated sunlight boils water that is used to run a steam turbine to generate electricity.

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Sounds like at a minimum it would be ecologically neutral … but unfortunately, the Law of Unintended Consequences never sleeps, and the Ivanpah tower has turned out to be a death trap for birds, killing hundreds and hundreds every year:

“After several studies, the conclusion for why birds are drawn to the searing beams of the solar field goes like this: Insects are attracted to the bright light of the reflecting mirrors, much as moths are lured to a…

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