Fossil Fuel Dragged Us Out of Poverty & Delivers Prosperity For Everyone, Every Day

Fossil fuel is the catalyst for modernity: coal, then oil and gas, have driven the mechanization and industrialisation responsible for lifting billions out of agrarian poverty, and all in the space of little more than a century. A reliable supply of electricity allows the impoverished to escape the daily drudgery and misery of a life […]

Markets Reject ‘Coal is Dead’ Mantra: Global Thermal Coal Prices Surge to All New Record

Mark Twain noted reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated. So too, the ‘death’ of coal-fired power. For years, the wind and sun cult have been bleating triumphantly that ‘coal is dead’. Energy markets, however, don’t share their peculiar worldview. Thermal coal prices are off the charts, with record demand driving record prices: Australian thermal […]

Coal Hard Fact: Fossil Fuel The Central Foundation For Modern Human Civilisation

The miserable misanthropes and neo-Marxists reckon that fossil fuels are an evil to be driven back to the depths from whence they came. Except, of course, when it comes to their own selfish energy needs. Spend a week gathering dung and twigs to cook meals over a smoky fire in an unlit hut, and you’ll […]

Old King Coal Trumps Wind & Solar: In An Energy Starved World the Black Stuff Still Rules

Wind and solar advocates keep carping that ‘coal is dead’, as if thermal power generation had gone the same way as the dodo and flared trousers. This wouldn’t be the first time an obituary has been published way too early. Mark Twain noted that reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated. So too, coal-fired […]

Renewables Rejected: Demand for Reliable & Affordable Power Driving Asian Coal Renaissance

Among the nonsense spouted by wind and solar acolytes is the line that coal is deader than the dodo. While the demise of the hapless, flightless bird was clearly due to human intervention, it’s the demands of humans for reliable and affordable power that’s brought coal back to life, particularly across energy-hungry Asia. The UN/Climate […]

Insatiable: Coal-Fired Power Continues its Dominance in Energy Hungry China

The anti-energy/anti-civilisation squad keep predicting the end of coal and coal-fired power. But in China and India the demand for the black stuff – and the cheap and reliable power it delivers – is insatiable, and rising. Notwithstanding a global economic wind down during the Covid-19 outbreak, Chinese demand for coal is about to reach […]

Fossil Fuelled-Fury: Record Demand for Australian Coal Drives ‘Greens’ Totally Insane

  If you’re reading this post in Australia, you’re doing so thanks to coal. So, deal with it. Notwithstanding that their very lives depend upon it, the very mention of that Carboniferous mineral gives the climate cult foaming-at-the-mouth conniptions. This is a cohort who believe that humans are little more than cockroaches determined to devour […]