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Slow Growth in China Still Driving the Shape of Global Emissions

Slow growth in China continues to drive global emissions growth towards a flatline, leaving the?gap open for renewables to exploit. According to the China Electricity Council (CEC), electricity generation grew 5% in 2016?to 5920 TWh with the combined contribution of new capacity in hydro, wind, and solar eclipsing the contribution of new capacity in coal. […]

Coal Jobs and the Power of a False Premise

Employment in America’s coal industry collapsed?not five years ago, but fifty years ago. Since that time, President Nixon’s establishment of the EPA, the steady market share gains of natural gas in the US power generation mix, and the shift to machine-based, open pit coal extraction in the West have helped to ensure that growth in […]

The Next Emissions Story

If you’ve been following the emissions story the past few years, you will know that slower economic activity and the rise of renewables have started to seriously blunt the growth of global carbon. In the OECD, for example, CO2 output has surely peaked, with virtually no risk whatsoever that developed nations will return to the […]

In the Year 2020

London based Carbon Tracker is forecasting?that global demand for both coal and oil are set to peak just a few years from now, in the year 2020. The new report uses a model, in partnership with?Grantham Institute, that combines policy and economic factors to arrive at the surprising convergence. Indeed it would be unusual, given […]

The Big Pivot: Interest Rates and Emissions as Global Population Growth Hits a Turning Point

It remains a curiosity that during a time of slow growth and exceedingly low interest rates—two persistent conditions which reliably?perplex economists—that more attention is not drawn towards population trends, and fertility rates. Sanjeev Sanyal, who was at one time head global strategist at Deutsche Bank but who has since departed to embark on a writing […]

Peak Coal, They Said: Questions Persist about Fossil Fuel Scarcity, and the Economics of Natural Resource Extraction

Are you excited at the prospect that Coal’s Second Coming, largely driven by China over the past 20 years, has now come to a halt? You should be. Coal retirements in the United States have been aggressive, and China is increasingly meeting marginal growth for electricity through solar, wind, and hydropower. Maybe future coal growth […]

The Peak in OECD Emissions is Starting to Look More Secure

There’s a pattern of energy usage, wind and solar deployment, and economic growth that’s started to show up more consistently across domains in the OECD. Essentially, over the past decade, a long period of fossil fuel based economic growth has increasingly converted to fossil fuel demand stagnation. Wherever new?growth?has been able to gain traction–whether in […]

After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes for Coal

The คาสิโนออนไลน์ ฟรีเงิน2019 www.anastasiaartdesign.com blog, highly active from 2008-2013, has largely been dormant during the time over the past few years as?I’ve pursued other opportunities in journalism. However, in 2016 postings will appear again several?times per month as addressable issues arise in our ongoing energy transition. My monthly publication TerraJoule.us–expanded with new writers and features in 2016–will […]

Coal Dread: June Issue of TerraJoule.us

Each issue of TerraJoule.us contains:?a?Main Essay, the?Model Portfolio, the?Data Brief, and a link to a?Downloadable Podcast. Gregor Macdonald, Editor. Readers may purchase each issue individually, through Ganxy.com:?Purchase. Or, readers may also take a 12 month subscription through Gumroad.com:?TerraJoule.us Monthly eBook ?Annual Subscription. Podcast:?This month’s podcast is open only to purchasers and subscribers. Model Portfolio: There […]

Big Trends in Global Energy: July Issue of TerraJoule.us

Each issue of TerraJoule.us contains:?a?Main Essay, the?Model Portfolio, the?Data Brief, and a link to a?Downloadable Podcast. Gregor Macdonald, Editor. Readers may purchase each issue individually, through Ganxy.com:?Purchase. Or, readers may also take a 12 month subscription through Gumroad.com:?TerraJoule.us Monthly eBook ?Annual Subscription. Podcast:?This month’s podcast is for subscribers and readers, only. TerraJoule.us is pleased to […]