This particularly hurts Sub-Saharan Africa, where only a small fraction of the people has access to electricity.
More than a decade after the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act imposed mandatory biofuel requirements on the American economy, even biofuel apologists acknowledge biofuels are falling far short of industry promises.
Opponents make compelling case but can’t derail or even slow this well-protected industry.
"As the threat of American energy continues to grow, so does the Kremlin’s incentive to influence energy operations in Europe and the United States."
Despite vehement opposition from the solar industry lobby, the bill sailed through both chambers of Connecticut’s legislature, passing the state Senate by a vote of 29-3 before passing the House 100-45 in the same week. Malloy, the state’s outgoing Democratic governor, is widely expected to turn the bill into law given his office introduced the measure.
According to a survey published last month in the United Kingdom, climate change risks will force a lower valuation of oil company stock prices within the next five years. But despite many predictions of demise over the last 50 years, global consumption of hydrocarbon energy continues to grow.
California is widely expected to become the first state in the U.S. to require solar panel installations for nearly all new homes.
When we stand in our own way, we fall behind, to the delight of global rivals eager to take advantage of our self-inflicted wounds.
“The group has deep ties to the legal activists and wealthy donors who are executing a coordinated and well-funded campaign against the energy industry. These connections raise a number of unanswered questions; and as the litigation continues, it’s likely that there will be even more sunlight on EarthRights International.”
The desperate attack comes as natural gas, rather than wind and solar power, replaces coal power throughout the United States.
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned a 2017 Department of Transportation (DOT) action delaying higher fees under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program. The court did not explain its rationale.
Michigan officials are changing the way solar panel owners are paid for the energy they put back into the grid, joining a growing chorus of states that are recognizing the expensive costs of subsiding solar energy.
China is turning to natural gas power to fight urban smog but only produces about half as much natural gas as it needs.
Concerns over impacts from energy projects disappear where “green” energy is involved.
Politicians must consider unintended consequences.