All Posts Tagged With: "fossil fuels"
Would you build a buy-and-hold financial portfolio from only junk bonds and no Treasuries by considering only price, not also risk? Not for long. Yet those who say cheap natural gas is killing alternatives—solar, wind, nuclear—make the same error. In truth, they’re doing the math wrong: the gas isn’t really that cheap.13Sep2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
There is nothing more dismaying to football fans that a referees call that goes against their team and changes the course of game. The cry goes out: “Hey, ref let’em play.” The battle over energy policy these days has devolved to the same cry of “let’em play” as energy subsidies and tax breaks have become targets for all sides. The feeling expressed by some is that energy sources and technologies ought to compete mano a mano in the open and free market and let the solar chips fall where they may.1Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
There’s a large, well-established body of empirical evidence showing that as states like Colorado and Texas have added wind energy to their grids, their carbon dioxide emissions decreased by even more than had been expected.10Sep2011 | admin | 4 comments | Continued
NREL, through its numerous partnerships with the U.N., is playing a crucial role in making that happen and building a sustainable world, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a crowd of researchers assembled at NREL’s Research Support Facility.26Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In often-extraordinary ways, energy is interwoven into absolutely everything that we need to live or that we love to do. One of the most useful tricks I learned in engineering school is that to put any problem in perspective, it helps to ask what if things were at zero or infinity. So, to put things in perspective, let’s ask the question…16May2011 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
One key finding: PRICE — not policy — is the primary driver of oil and gas development activity, making it highly volatile. Employment and income from mining, including energy development, in the five-state region follow commodity price trends.30Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The biggest consumer of renewable energy in 2009 was, not surprisingly, the electric power sector — at a whooping 53% of the total amount. Going forward, will power markets still favor cheap natural gas over renewables if energy consumption increases?13Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued