east coast

King Coal Deposed in West, but Reigns in East

August 4, 2014 by Robert Rapier

Changing Coal Consumption

In the United States, coal consumption has been flat to declining for the past 20 years. Just since 2007, US coal consumption has fallen by more than 20%. This is the primary reason the US leads all countries in reducing carbon dioxide emissions over that same time period.[read more]

US East Coast Oil & Gas Exploration Could Start in 'Coming Months'

February 28, 2014 by Jared Anderson

East Coast Gas Exploration


The US Department of Interior released today an Environmental Impact Statement regarding US East Coast offshore seismic surveys, which constitute early-stage oil & gas exploration. The east coast has been off limits to oil companies for 30 years, but a favorable EIS could presage permitting activity.[read more]

The East Coast Refinery Gap

September 30, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

I see that ConocoPhillips has announced it will idle its 185,000 barrel-per-day Philadelphia area refinery, as a prelude to selling it or closing it permanently. Combined with the recent announcement that Sunoco would exit the refining business and sell or close its two refineries in Philadelphia, this amounts to just under half of the...[read more]

Base-Power Alternatives to Replace Base-Loaded Coal Plants

November 22, 2010 by Willem Post

 The purpose of this study is create “ballpark” estimates of the capital costs of deploying three base-power alternatives to replace East Coast base-power coal plants and to compare these alternatives regarding capital cost and the quantity and cost of CO2 reduction. The three alternatives considered are Gas, Wind and Nuclear. ...[read more]

What Role Might Climate Change Have Played in the Recent East Coast Deluge?

October 2, 2010 by Andrew Freedman

The heavy rains that inundated the East Coast during the last week of September were the result of a rare combination of ingredients — namely a wide-open, 3,000-mile-long pipeline of tropical moisture extending from the Caribbean all the way up to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes, a stalled frontal boundary, and multiple waves of low...[read more]