China Leads the Way

…China Leads the Way… Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants are 45% more efficient than typical subcritical power plants. Ultra-supercritical plants are now referred to as High Efficiency Low Emissions (HELE) power plants. China has focused on HELE plants to confront its Continue reading China Leads the Way

Next Generation of Fossil Fuels

…Next Generation of Fossil Fuels… Fracking has revolutionized the production of oil and natural gas. Natural gas produced by fracking can last from 100 to 1,000 years, but what will come next? What comes next lies on the ocean floor, Continue reading Next Generation of Fossil Fuels

Is Peak Demand in Our Future?

..Is Peak Demand in Our Future?… As noted in Energy Forecasts Are Contaminated, forecasts have been contaminated by using a carbon price when making the forecast. This includes forecasts for growth in oil demand. This chart exemplifies how supporters of the Continue reading Is Peak Demand in Our Future?

Japan and China: Remarkably Clean Coal

The new buzzword for coal-fired power plants is HELE, an acronym for High Efficiency Low Emission. According to a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, Japan’s 600 MW Isogo plant in Yokohama is probably the best in the world. It Continue reading Japan and China: Remarkably Clean Coal

Russia: Leader in Nuclear Power

Russia is emerging as the worldwide leader in nuclear power. According to the international Atomic Energy Agency, 60 new nuclear power plants are being built around the world. Worldwide, there are around 440 nuclear power plants in operation, of which Continue reading Russia: Leader in Nuclear Power

COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 1 of 3

The COP 21 agreement is absurd, and is likely to become a tragedy for mankind if actually implemented. The COP 21 agreement is based on the premiss that CO2 emissions must be cut 50% worldwide by 2050 or there will Continue reading COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 1 of 3