Global Trends Indicate a Coal Comeback Is Unlikely

first_imgGlobal Trends Indicate a Coal Comeback Is Unlikely FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Financial Times:President Donald Trump has pledged to “put our miners back to work” in the US, promising to return high-paying jobs to rundown rural areas of states such as Pennsylvania that brought him victory in last year’s election. Trends in coal markets, both in the US and internationally, suggest that will be an uphill battle.In 2013, the US Energy Information Administration projected that world coal demand would rise 39 per cent by 2040. Now it is expecting growth of just 1 per cent. If not quite “Peak Coal”, it certainly looks like an extended plateau. Projections of energy demand even a few years into the future can never be relied on: there are too many uncertainties in how markets and technology will evolve, and the EIA itself makes clear that this scenario is just one among many possible outcomes. Even so, the latest projection, from the EIA International Energy Outlook 2017, published last week, shows that the promise of eternally rising world demand for coal, which was the consensus expectation just a few years ago, can no longer be taken for granted.China dominates world coal markets, accounting for more than half of total global demand. The EIA believes that Chinese coal consumption may now be on a declining trend, with industrial use for steam and steelmaking already having peaked, and demand for power generation likely to peak around 2023. With demand also in long-term decline in the US and in Europe, growth in some emerging economies, led by India, is not enough to raise total coal use overall.More: ($) The future of coal in seven chartslast_img read more

Bringing Back the Brook Trout

first_imgThe future of brook trout like this one from West Virginia is in jeopardy, but not all hope is lost.It’s no secret that the brook trout is in trouble. It is estimated that brookies inhabit only nine percent of their former native habitat in the East, and are especially vulnerable in the Southern Appalachians due to many factors. The brook trout is not only a beautiful and lively game fish for anglers, it is an indicator of water quality as they require only the cleanest, coolest water to survive. Once prevalent in large streams, they are not relegated to headwaters high in the mountains. Luckily, there are groups like Trout Unlimited and the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture that are working aggressively to slow the decline of natural brook trout habitat, and they took another big step to that end at a workshop in West Virginia this past November.Among other things, the main focus of the workshop was to establish a more acute process for monitoring brook trout populations: identifying populations per square mile, as oppose to the previous per 30 square miles. This will allow fishery managers to pinpoint more accurately where to concentrate their restoration and conservation efforts. On the flip side, the new approach and finer data will reveal just how bad the situation has gotten for these fragile fish. As the climate warms, so will the water pushing brookies further up stream and further limiting their ability to survive.Trout Unlimited Chesapeake Bay Land Protection Coordinator Kevin Anderson lays out the whole situation in more detail in this blog post on Trout Unlimited’s website. There is also a very informative video, featuring an impressive W.Va. brookie embedded below.If you are a small stream, brook trout enthusiasts, please take a moment to read through Anderson’s post and consider joining the efforts to preserve the habitat of the East’s only native trout before it’s too late.From the Field: Linking land and water in brook trout conservation from Chesapeake Bay Program on Vimeo.last_img read more

Victoria Kings’ dressing room burgled

first_img… Elite league continues tonight VICTORIA Kings FC conceded Match 12 in the Elite League football competition against GDF FC Friday night at the GDF ground, following an unfortunate incident where the team’s dressing room was ransacked and money stolen. The match ended 2-1.The incident is now being investigated by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Guyana Defence Force said mechanisms will be implemented to avoid a recurrence.At halftime, after discovering the theft had taken place, the team registered their disinterest in continuing the match, but this was after GDF FC had registered two goals by Darrel George and Delroy Fraser in the 16th and 38th minutes respectively. Victoria Kings’ Azumah Roberts netted their only goal in the 43rd minute.Meanwhile, in the first match Western Tigers enjoyed a 3-0 win against Den Amstel FC with Andrew Murray registering a brace in the 40th and 44th minutes, complemented by one from Randolph Wagner in the 62nd minute.The GFF Elite League continues tonight at the Police ground, Eve Leary, with Santos FC vs Buxton United at 18:00hrs and Guyana Police Force FC vs Milerock FC at 20:00hrs.Admission fee to all matches is $500.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL fans showed some real flare at Clones today as they celebrated the county’s historymen lifting the Anglo-Celt for the second year running.The GAA had insisted that fans wouldn’t be allowed to take to the pitch to celebrate.But within seconds of the final whistle, it was clear that order wasn’t going to be listened too. Some fans even lit flares to herald a remarkable win.If you have pix, you can send them to PICTURE SPECIAL! DONEGAL FANS SHOW REAL FLARE AT CLONES was last modified: July 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PICTURE SPECIAL! DONEGAL FANS SHOW REAL FLARE AT CLONESlast_img read more