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…

Peak Oil Postponed… Again: US EIA International Energy Outlook

Guest “divestment my @$$!” by David Middleton Jude Clemente rocks! Sep 29, 2019The U.S. Department Of Energy Says More Oil, More Natural Gas Jude Clemente Contributor EnergyI cover oil, gas,…

EIA 2019 report shows developing nations CO2 emissions increasing 8.4 billion metric tons by 2050

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The recently released EIA IEO 2019 report forecasts global energy use and emissions growth from year 2018 through year 2050. The report shows the world’s…

Florida’s Natural Gas Boom

Guest cheer leading by David Middleton Florida has led the nation in the addition of natural gas-fired electricity generation capacity over the past decade, by a very wide margin. SEPTEMBER…

Developing nations surging energy use shatters UN & California’s climate alarmism crusade

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin California has updated its GHG emissions data for year 2017 showing a decrease of about 5 million metric tons of GHG emissions since 2016. The…

The great hundred billion dollar+ renewable energy fleecing of American taxpayers & energy users

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The colossal magnitude of renewable energy federal and state government driven subsidies, taxes and higher energy cost impacts has never been systematically revealed to the…

EIA AEO shows U.S. CO2 emissions 1 billion metric tons below 2007 peak in 2050

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its 2019 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) report for the U.S. showing that the nations year 2050 CO2 emissions…

Oil Production at 100 million bbl/d: “Twin peaks straining the system to the limit”? Or just another day at the office in a highly resilient industry?

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the International Energy Agency’s Oil Market Report (OMR): Home » Newsroom » News » 2018 » October OMR: Twin Peaks 12 October 2018 Both…

A Perfect Correlation – US Electricity Price v Consumption

Subtitle: A Bit of Gathering Into Groups Gives Good Results by: Roger Sowell (1) Background: Much discussion, and much misinformation, is had over the price of electricity in the US,…

Thirty-Eight Years Of Subsidies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach On April 18, 1977, President Jimmy Carter announced his new energy policy. His speech included the following predictions of a dire future unless we repented…

The Levelized Cost of Electric Generation

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In early 2013, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) released their new figures for the “levelized cost” of new power plants. I just came across…

The High Cost of Free Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I will take as my departure point the following rather depressing chart from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). It shows the rise in US…