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Happier New Year

By Luke Popovich

What does it say about the new year’s outlook for coal when you learn that the good news, or at least the best news, is likely to come from Washington? Yes, that’s Washington, D.C.

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Chorus Line

By Luke Popovich

If the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) were a Broadway musical, it would close after the first night. But it isn’t a musical and it may not close despite rotten reviews from critics.

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The President Delivers

By Luke Popovich

I’m writing this before the November votes are counted. Given the potential for run-off elections in Louisiana and Georgia, the outcome in the Senate may still be in doubt as you read this.

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The Ministry of Plenty

By Luke Popovich

Just when you think the environment for coal can’t get any worse, the federal agency in charge of the environment shows how it can. The coal industry has been fixated on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan — aka the “Costly Power Plan” that will reduce CO2 from existing plants and the living standards of millions of families. In the meantime, the EPA is finding another way to shut down the industry — the Clean Water Act.

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Energiewende

By Luke Popovich

There are not one, but two energy revolutions taking place in the world today. Both are in the developed world. But there the similarities end, and the contrasts are instructive.

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