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.
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.
The large-scale implementation of wind turbines would raise local temperatures in the immediate future, a study by Harvard researchers suggests.
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.
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.
California households are already paying about 40 percent more than the national average for electricity and $1.00 more per gallon of gas.
Permanently bury these job-killing proposals, after pounding wooden stakes through their hearts.
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that mandates the state obtain 100 percent of its electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2045, marking a major win for the environmental movement.
By John Shanahan Who is helping to create a better world? Who is determined to hold everyone back?
"The New England electricity market will rapidly worsen, requiring further out-of-market actions to adequately compensate generators in order to preserve grid reliability... State subsidies will beget reliability subsidies, driving consumer costs ever higher and doing away with future market-based investments for new or existing power generation."