Not so independent IEA

…Not so independent IEA… The International Energy Agency (IEA) has, until recently, been viewed as an objective forecaster of oil and energy supply and demand.  Power Magazine, for example, said, “Paris based IEA is an autonomous organization” inferring objectivity. In Continue reading Not so independent IEA

New No Growth Proposal with “Earth Overshoot Day”

…New, No-Growth Proposal with “Earth Overshoot Day”… Another movement is emerging from Europe that takes carbon-induced climate change one step further. It calls for a “No-growth Europe.” The preface to a No-Growth proposal by 238 European academics said: “We know Continue reading New No Growth Proposal with “Earth Overshoot Day”

Paris Accord Increases Use of Coal

…Paris Accord Increases Use of Coal… The goal of the Paris Accord is to “keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would substantially reduce Continue reading Paris Accord Increases Use of Coal

Coal and the future of Energy

…Coal and the future of Energy… While coal-fired power plants have been hit hard by regulations in the United States, coal has emerged as a very important source of energy elsewhere. High-efficiency low emission (HELE) coal-fired power plants are being Continue reading Coal and the future of Energy

Status of Battery-Powered Vehicles

…Status of Battery-Powered Vehicles… The fourth quarter saw a surge in battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales, primarily as the result of Tesla’s efforts to produce its Model 3. As a result, 4Q BEV sales increased, month over month, by 204%, Continue reading Status of Battery-Powered Vehicles

Congress Introduces Carbon Tax

…Congress Introduces Carbon Tax… Rep. Theodore Deutch, (D-FL) introduced H.R.7173: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018. “This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a fee on the carbon content of fuels, including crude oil, natural gas, Continue reading Congress Introduces Carbon Tax