Matthew L Wald, New York Times, Feb 15 2013
Electricity prices in New England have been four to eight times higher than normal in the last few weeks, as the region’s extreme reliance on natural gas for power supplies has collided with a surge in demand for heating.
Alfred Sorensen, CBC Early Edition, Feb 15 2013
Alfred Sorensen of Pieridae Energy says LNG in BC is not as promising as Premier Clark states. Challenges include upstream gas production, fracking, water, power requirements. 10 million tonnes per annum plant may need 400 megawatts of electricity capacity. Mr. Sorensen was a partner in Galveston LNG which first proposed the Kitimat LNG project now owned by Chevron and Apache.
Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, February 7 2013
JAENSCHWALDE, Germany — Green-friendly Europe has a dirty secret: It is burning a lot more coal.
By Steven Mufson, Washington Post, November 23 2012
In SALEM, Mass. — Peter Furniss, the fair-haired chief executive of Footprint Power, gives a tour of the aging coal and oil plant that towers over sailboats in this historic harbor.
Michelle Chen, In These Times, November 19 2012
To environmentalists, King Coal is headed for ruin, and the country’s old, dirty coal-powered plants symbolize the industry’s last dying gasps. But in an uncertain economy, coal is the only thing many working-class communities can cling to for stability.
Rodney White, Platts, 29May2012
Washington -- Faced with "considerable" increases in electricity demand caused in large measure by pending LNG and mining projects, British Columbia's BC Hydro suggested Monday it may have to use more natural gas to produce power.
Regina Leader Post, April 26, 2011
REGINA — The Saskatchewan government on Tuesday officially announced it has approved construction of the clean-coal Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project near Estevan.
SHAWN McCARTHY, Globe and Mail, Jan. 02, 2011
The Obama administration has announced plans to impose new greenhouse-gas emission rules on power plants and refineries, a move that will increase pressure on the Harper government to introduce its own national emissions regulations in 2011.
by Bruce Nilles, Mary Anne Hitt, Grist, 23 Dec 2010
The coal industry is taking its lumps.Some may describe 2010 as a tough year for those of us working to protect clean air, create clean energy jobs, and combat global warming. Some will say that the coal industry still has a headlock on our political system in Washington, evidenced by the Senate’s failure to adopt comprehensive clean energy and global warming legislation.
By Andrea Sands, Edmonton Journal, October 29, 2010
Emission rules from 2005 too stringent, Alberta Utilities Commission told
Capital Power has asked the Alberta Utilities Commission to change restrictions on its Genesee 3 power plant that would result in increased greenhouse gas emissions.
DON CAYO, Vancouver Sun, September 15, 2010
Provincial promises have not panned out
The current industrial economy brought great prosperity to much of the province, but B.C.'s first nations were, with a few exceptions, largely shut out.
By ERIC WOLFF, North County Times - Californian, September 11, 2010
Dropping water levels imperil power flowing to Southern California
By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press, Seattle Times, September 11, 2010
Utilities across the country are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry's standing as the largest industrial source of climate-changing gases for years to come.
By Tom Doggett, Reuters, Aug 5, 2010
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department on Thursday awarded $1 billion for the FutureGen clean coal power program and carbon dioxide storage network in Illinois, aiming to cut emissions of greenhouse gases from coal-fired electric generating plants.
John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, 14 July 2010
UN's Clean Development Mechanism to use European carbon offset credits to subsidise 20 'efficient' coal plants in India and China
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Apr. 25, 2010
Gradual shift over the next two decades seen as a boon to natural gas producers
By EDMUND H. MAHONY, ERIC GERSHON and DANIELA ALTIMARI, The Hartford Courant, February 7, 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Early reports were that a natural gas leak could have caused a devastating explosion Sunday morning that killed two and injured as many as a dozen more at a power plant being built south of the city on the Connecticut River.