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Media Monitor: Mitch McConnell Is Miffed

‘Liberal Progressives’ Are the Problem; Where the Energy-Transition Leadership Isn’t Coming From; Teck Resources Has a Bad Week

Mitch McConnell takes umbrage—great umbrage!—at the Lexington Herald-Leader for calling him out on his campaign to incite states to defy the Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The paper gives him room to rant this week, granting the senator prime op-ed space for the second time since early March, when he used […]

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What’s Driving the Renewables Revolution: No Fuel Costs

What’s Driving the Renewables Revolution: No Fuel Costs

Investment Appeal That Is Only Beginning to Shine

iRenewable energy is sometimes the subject of emotional debate — and the target of both fierce oppositional diatribes and quiet campaigns to craft regulations that discourage it. Common rants against renewables include warnings of unreliability and intermittency, harangues against grid “free-loaders” who put solar panels on their houses and the purported aesthetic horrors of wind […]

The Lasting Impact of the Anti-Keystone Campaign

The Lasting Impact of the Anti-Keystone Campaign

Today, Every Significant Fossil-Fuel Project in the U.S. Faces Substantial Opposition

We don’t know for sure yet whether President Obama will allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. But we do know the public campaign against the project has been a resounding success in the way it has elevated public awareness of the risks tied to such development. Long ribbons of oil and gas pipeline […]

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China’s Appetite for Coal Continues to Slow as 2015 Is Looking More and More Like  2014

China’s Appetite for Coal Continues to Slow as 2015 Is Looking More and More Like 2014

The Implications for Seaborne Thermal Markets Are Huge

The Australian Financial Review—the country’s most prominent business newspaper and one know for its often bullish attitude toward fossil fuels—has had to concede the truth lately in its coverage of China’s declining appetite for coal. The AFR was among the publications that reported prominently last week on how Chinese coal consumption fell by 4.7 percent year-over-year […]

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