Tag Archives: natural gas
This post builds on my previous post. In that one, I quoted a Bloomberg article today on the point that “More than half the U.S. states with laws requiring utilities to buy renewable energy are considering ways to pare back those mandates after a plunge in natural gas prices brought on by technology that boostedContinue Reading
A Bloomberg report today — portions of which aired this morning on WRAL’s News on Fox 50 — highlights the effect that the shale gas revolution is having on electricity. It opens this way: More than half the U.S. states with laws requiring utilities to buy renewable energy are considering ways to pare back thoseContinue Reading
Did you hear about the drop in CO2 emissions this year? I didn’t think so. It seems to have been kept pretty quiet. But here it is. According to an Energy Department report, in the first 4 months of 2012, U.S. CO2 emissions dropped to roughly 1992 levels. That’s as low as they’ve been inContinue Reading
My newsletter this week talks about energy crises, past and present, and traces what the discovery of oil and the discovery of commercially viable methods of hydraulic fracturing have in common. Then it discusses what fracking means for North Carolina.
A letter in today’s N & O argues that fossil fuels account for 87 percent of the energy consumed in the world and received 12 times the subsidies of renewable energy sources. It isn’t clear from the letter whether the subsidies discussed only focus on the subsidies the U.S. provides or subsidies from all nations.Continue Reading