By Ronald Stein and Todd Royal Can wind and solar keep the lights on and transportation moving?
Bloom electricity costs about $200 per megawatt-hour – three times the price of typical coal, gas, nuclear or hydroelectric power.
Two months ago, the US became the largest producer of crude oil.
Exxon is sending the money to Americans for Carbon Dividends (ACD), a group headed by former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, a Republican.
Sixteen Republican senators have come out against President Donald Trump’s plan to allow year-round sales of ethanol blended gasoline.
The USA is now a net exporter of crude oil, with crude oil exports exceeding imports. This oil boom is beneficial to 49 states, but not to California.
A renewable energy campaign financed by Tom Steyer is trailing by double digits, an indication that Arizona voters are not too excited about a dramatic shift to wind and solar.
"ACE" will allow America to develop affordable and reliable carbon management technologies that can be shared with the world.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently approved a Colorado Energy Plan that attempts to substitute wind power for coal power. CFACT has petitioned the PUC to reconsider this ill-advised decision.
The war on energy moves to the states.
The Obama administration originally found that forcing coal-fired plants to use the mercury control technology would cost an estimated $9.6 billion a year — the most expensive clean air regulation. This cost was far higher than the expected annual health savings of $6 million. However, the administration was able to rack up these health saving numbers by enabling the MATS Rule, with co-benefits adding another $80 billion, according to The New York Times.
That’s about a 10 percent increase in China’s coal production capacity. China is far away from the green energy renaissance many environmental activists claimed.
California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has proposed banning a critical refinery process technology at two Southern California refineries that is required for manufacturing cleaner-burning gasoline.
The draft EPA rule still seeks to curb CO2 emissions, but provides states with essential flexibility to balance this requirement with meeting their energy. As before, power plant emissions are still estimated to fall 33 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but do so without imposing the high CPP costs.
The Ford government has already canceled 758 renewable energy contracts signed by the Liberals. Ontario has some of the highest electricity rates in North America and its cost was a major issue in the recent provincial election that saw the Conservatives win a landslide majority.