Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    7:52 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: 3 Hints That Coal Is Here to Stay Back to Topics
NOTSOGRN

Champion Author
Michigan

Posts:2,538
Points:2,118,665
Joined:Dec 2007
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 2:08:26 AM

Energy concerns are a major topic today — indirectly, in discussions of the 2 degree Celsius climate change deadline and issue with Russia, as well as directly, such as with the delay on a Keystone XL pipeline decision. But there is one subject in the energy industry that isn’t changing despite the emphasis on natural gas — and that’s coal. As Consul Energy President Nick Deluliis told The Wall Street Journal, “Coal’s future is strong; it’s just not a growth story.” Of course, some would be less conservative in their projections on coal’s role in the future, but let’s take a look a few signs that show this much, at least, is true.

1. Bloomberg vs. Boehner
2. Clean Coal and International Industries
3. Energy Outlook


Visit Wall St. Cheat Sheet for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:23,421
Points:2,301,690
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: May 3, 2014 8:44:15 AM

I prefer breathing and waste less energy.
Profile Pic
devildog66
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:3,393
Points:978,190
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:54:03 PM

OK
Profile Pic
Jayburt
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:3,401
Points:573,380
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:45:50 PM

a great natural resource used properly
Profile Pic
rjhenn
Champion Author Des Moines

Posts:29,103
Points:2,882,495
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 7:39:39 PM

humblepie - "when you have a 500 year supply at your disposal it seems almost criminal not to be using it"

Unless you happen to like breathing.
Profile Pic
happylilly
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:1,958
Points:862,545
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 2:28:54 AM

ok
Profile Pic
mageetp
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:6,012
Points:1,309,770
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 1:01:21 AM

Good post, a lot to consider, I hope they can sort things out.
Profile Pic
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:59,867
Points:3,064,395
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:48:09 AM

when you have a 500 year supply at your disposal it seems almost criminal not to be using it
Profile Pic
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:5,557
Points:1,218,995
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:41:05 AM

This was an interesting and informative news article, but I'm not very informed about coal in general. How abundant is coal right now, for example? Also, could coal be refined into motor fuels and in this way liberate other energy sources that are inherently cleaner for powering utilities..?

Profile Pic
RedRunabout
Rookie Author Madison

Posts:62
Points:52,330
Joined:Apr 2014
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:35:50 AM

Guessing about future prices is like a crapshoot!
Profile Pic
ThunderBird89
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:2,998
Points:1,458,690
Joined:Mar 2009
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:29:07 AM

coal will still be here long after obummer is just a very bad memory
Profile Pic
SteelPenny
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:37,609
Points:3,295,565
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:25:26 AM

Zero'BOY ain't gonna like this, but he loses his 'job' in 2017.
Profile Pic
GSKHY
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:2,843
Points:724,305
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:24:14 AM

WELL
Profile Pic
Methodist
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:3,779
Points:844,755
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:22:26 AM

k
Profile Pic
bridgerunner
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:10,209
Points:1,696,710
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:21:15 AM

"...We've got it. Let's use it..."
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Yes!
Profile Pic
UncleRevs
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:1,749
Points:581,140
Joined:Aug 2013
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:10:02 AM

We've got it. Let's use it.
Profile Pic
cheapertvs
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:13,294
Points:3,433,545
Joined:Jan 2004
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:05:28 AM

As long as coal remains cheap and our energy needs are not dropping, coal will be around for a while as one of our major fuel inputs.
Profile Pic
HizznHerz
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:2,386
Points:931,455
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:04:02 AM

ok
Profile Pic
obimerrill
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:4,333
Points:980,465
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:03:06 AM

Only if Obama doesn't have his way
Profile Pic
poetdog73
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:1,988
Points:1,184,015
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:03:06 AM

where is the so called clean coal???????
Profile Pic
Bigwaynef
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:15,120
Points:2,769,795
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:02:43 AM

Walmarts selling it...
Profile Pic
CivicMA
Champion Author Boston

Posts:4,840
Points:1,224,350
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:02:07 AM

We really don't have the luxury of shutting down what currently works. At least not until we have working plants to replace them.
Profile Pic
Beboper
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:11,640
Points:2,855,615
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:02:02 AM

old news
Profile Pic
speedraider
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:6,574
Points:2,334,750
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:01:56 AM

we need it
Profile Pic
southpaw33
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:3,684
Points:886,075
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:01:18 AM

ok
Profile Pic
Darwin00
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:1,901
Points:869,025
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:59:19 PM

That's right, we'll see.
Profile Pic
STLCARDSNATION
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:1,830
Points:385,085
Joined:Jul 2013
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:58:47 PM

WE SHALL SEE!
Profile Pic
southpaw33
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:3,684
Points:886,075
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:57:57 PM

ok
Profile Pic
GoGoGoodyear
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:4,757
Points:853,030
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:56:50 PM


We will either use it ourselves here in the US or export it to other countries that still want to keep their electric prices reasonable. Either way it will continue to be used somewhere in the world for decades.

Much to the dismay of environmentalists everywhere.


[Edited by: GoGoGoodyear at 4/29/2014 12:00:18 AM EST]
Profile Pic
OGW
Champion Author London

Posts:7,120
Points:2,131,090
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:56:45 PM

And "clean coal" is not clean in the sense of being environmentally friendly. Coal will never be either clean or safe!
Profile Pic
janea
Champion Author Arizona

Posts:1,483
Points:940,925
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:51:22 PM

okay...
Profile Pic
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:14,269
Points:2,459,020
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:50:56 PM

Wind and solar are not affordable. NG prices are not stable and will rise as exports increase and more industries use it.

Coal is good.

Greenies are bad. Green is red.
Profile Pic
5954smoore
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:2,091
Points:1,575,680
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:49:46 PM

Good to hear. All types of energy production should be part of the mix.
Profile Pic
OHMS
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:16,838
Points:2,371,470
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:49:09 PM

add common sense !
Profile Pic
flyfast
Champion Author Kansas City

Posts:12,076
Points:2,510,390
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:48:48 PM

there only one that counts
.
.
.
IT's works
Profile Pic
SpankyMI
Champion Author Kalamazoo

Posts:5,105
Points:1,398,175
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:47:33 PM

Prices should be listed here.
Profile Pic
caravanguy
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:1,643
Points:1,421,645
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:46:46 PM

One mistake with nuclear and the ground you walk on won't be safe for 1,000 years.
Profile Pic
DEG
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:20,398
Points:4,159,405
Joined:Jul 2003
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:45:34 PM

Coal and nuclear energy need to be part of the energy solution; they are more reliable than wind power.
Profile Pic
OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:8,419
Points:1,979,700
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:43:44 PM

I've always suspected that coal would continue to be used
Profile Pic
iamforiu
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:6,484
Points:1,402,140
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:38:50 PM

good
Profile Pic
Harry813
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:4,724
Points:1,282,195
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:38:41 PM

Until it all runs out....
Profile Pic
fuzzyscout
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:2,006
Points:951,635
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:38:14 PM

Coal is dirty, but can be cleaned and used cleanly. Doesn't kill many birds either except maybe the occasional canary.
Profile Pic
Me210
Champion Author Washington

Posts:2,066
Points:571,400
Joined:Sep 2013
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:35:46 PM

It's there and keeps on polluting, but it heats a lot of homes.
Profile Pic
The_DR
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:5,155
Points:1,253,615
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:34:35 PM

Coal is dirty.
Profile Pic
GaSrt8
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:1,744
Points:980,545
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:29:52 PM

Good for Coal.
Profile Pic
Buddy2264
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:14,617
Points:3,051,795
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:29:01 PM

They will find a cleaner way to keep using it.
Profile Pic
razzaq
Champion Author Maine

Posts:1,338
Points:442,630
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:27:51 PM

Okay
Profile Pic
ScottTee
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:7,250
Points:1,745,430
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:27:12 PM

Lets call it what it is
Profile Pic
DrLyon
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:8,839
Points:1,839,940
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:24:22 PM

ok...
Profile Pic
PrettyLittleLady
Champion Author Modesto

Posts:6,077
Points:2,548,215
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:23:51 PM

just like oil/crude..water air & solor.
Profile Pic
GatorGuy
Champion Author Columbia

Posts:4,100
Points:1,833,495
Joined:Jan 2009
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:23:36 PM

There you go.
Profile Pic
dougerstew
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:1,106
Points:1,524,035
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:23:30 PM

hmm
Post a reply Back to Topics