Top Ten US States: Renewable Electricity Generation

Guest “Now that’s funny right there!” by David Middleton NOVEMBER 23, 2020New York generated the fourth most electricity from renewable sources of any state in 2019 In 2019, more electricity…

EIA: “About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up within an hour”

Guess “Did you know?” by David Middleton In a world where mostly unreliable power plant (solar & wind) construction is on the rise, backup power generation becomes more important every…

EIA: US CO2 Emissions From Electricity Generation Down to 1980’s Levels… Frac On!

Guest “Frac on!” by David Middleton NOVEMBER 10, 2020U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell in 2019, mainly in electric generation After rising by 3% in 2018, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2)…

Utility-Scale Battery Costs “Fall” to $625/kWh

Guest “Now that’s funny right there!” by David Middleton OCTOBER 23, 2020Utility-scale battery storage costs decreased nearly 70% between 2015 and 2018 The average energy capacity cost of utility-scale battery…

EIA predicts energy recovery from Covid

“The October Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) remains subject to heightened levels of uncertainty because mitigation and reopening efforts related to COVID-19 continue to evolve. Reduced economic activity related to the…

Wildfires inhibiting solar power generation in California

Guest “irony can be so ironic” by David Middleton SEPTEMBER 30, 2020Smoke from California wildfires decreases solar generation in CAISO In the first two weeks of September 2020, average solar-powered…

COVID-19 Dooms the Climate… Again! IEA: Oil Demand to Soon Exceed Pre-Lockdown Level

Alternate Title: Peak Oil Foiled Again Guest “too fracking funny for words” by David Middleton IEA chief says low oil prices will take demand beyond pre-crisis highsBy JAVIER BLAS on…

One Of The US’s Largest Natural Gas Companies Goes Bankrupt. Here’s Why Russia Is Partially To Blame

From The Daily Caller Energy Chris White Tech Reporter April 03, 2020 11:41 AM ET One of the largest shale drillers in the country filed for bankruptcy recently as the…

Energy Dominance: US Set Record for Energy Consumption in 2018!

Guest MAGA! by David Middleton Every now and then, Real Clear Energy carries a story relevant to energy… DECEMBER 23, 2019In 2018, the United States consumed more energy than ever…

IEA Forecast: Solar to surge past coal & natural gas by 2040.

Guest “so what?” by David Middleton IEA World Energy Outlook: Solar Capacity Surges Past Coal and Gas by 2040 11/14/2019 | Sonal Patel Solar photovoltaic (PV) could surge ahead of…