Category Energy

Mr. Peabody’s coal mine might just go away

Peabody Energy, the biggest producer of coal in America, just missed an interest payment of $71 million and will almost certainly file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Their auditor says there is uncertainty about Peabody continuing as a going concern. Their big…

Concentrating Solar Power plant now online in Nevada

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant
This is a big deal. Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant, the world’s first utility-scale concentrating solar power plant, is now online in Nevada producing power 24 Unlike solar photovoltaic, CSP can generate electricity continually. It does so by reflecting the…

OTEC renewable energy development continues

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion doesn’t get much notice. However, especially for islands, it is a reliable way to generate renewable energy 24 OTEC creates electricity by using the difference in temperature between cold water at lower depths and warm water…

Biomass energy plants in California are closing

Biomass energy can’t compete with heavily subsidized solar in California, and that’s a big problem for San Joaquin Valley agriculture and processors, as they increasingly have no way to dispose of plant leftovers. One almond grower is almost out of…