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Playing games with statistics

Another pro-coal editorial

This morning's editorial, "Paying Price for Assault on Coal," joins the long list of previous war-on-coal opinion pieces. Unlike a number of these editorials, however, this one cites some statistics beyond the usual "$1000 electric bills" that is sometimes used to support the editorial's points. Unfortunately, the . . .

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February 15, 2017

Coal news

Look what we found in the swamp to oversee the prosecution of crimes against the environment

From Lee Fang in The Intercept:

Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes

Fang writes:

A LOBBYIST FOR a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power . . .

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January 27, 2017

News from the war on coal

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the CO2 blows . . . .

Yesterday, from Vox:

China’s war on coal continues — the country just canceled 104 new coal plants

Similarly from Reuters:

In latest move, China halts over 100 coal power projects

On the other hand, from . . .

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January 18, 2017

Even if we assume that he will try, can Trump revive coal? (Part 2)

Last week's election would certainly suggest that experts can be wrong. That said, as I found last week when I first searched, it's hard to find economists who believe that the coming Trump administration can bring back the coal industry. Googling "Trump revive coal" yields lots of sources that use economic analysis -- . . .

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November 15, 2016

Can Trump bring back coal jobs to West Virginia?

Looking around the Web for answers

Yesterday's Bloomberg News essentially sums up what I found in researching that question:

He can roll back regulations, slash government jobs, pull out of global treaties and strip the tax benefits from renewable energy. But can Donald Trump make coal great again?

Probably not, say energy industry leaders and analysts.

. . .

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November 11, 2016

"Blood on the Mountain"

I first wrote about a soon-to-be-released documentary, "Blood on the Mountain," over a year ago. It's release, however, was delayed until later this month perhaps to include material about the Blankenship trial. Here's the description of the film from its homepage:

Blood on the Mountain is a searing . . .

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November 07, 2016

The future of coal and West Virginia's response

A couple of important articles about the future of coal from scholarly and industry sources

Today's online edition of Forbes magazine carries a blog post by Steve Cicala from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Cicala explains his purpose:

I’d like to use this post to address a common . . .

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October 27, 2016

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