Irish climate plans fall short of urgent action needed

From Green News (.ie) Greens and the EU are fretting that Ireland just doesn’t do enough. The Commission’s 2019 Country Report for Ireland states that we are “falling further behind” our EU compatriots in decarbonising the economy, raising “health, climate and environmental concerns”. The report points to “severe challenges” in tackling rising emissions in transport,…

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U.S. Set To Pump More Oil Than Russia And Saudis Combined

From Oilprice By Rystad Energy – Jan 24, 2019, 11:00 AM CST In a major shift, the United States is set to produce more oil and liquids than Russia and Saudi Arabia combined by 2025. In Rystad Energy’s base case oil price scenario, US liquids production is forecast to surpass 24 million barrels per day…

Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector have declined 28% since 2005

From EIA From December 17 through December 31, Today in Energy will feature a selection of our favorite articles from 2018. Today’s article was originally published on October 29. EIA’s forecast for energy-related CO2 emissions was detailed in another article. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2017 U.S. electric power sector…

Irony can be so… Ironic – Trump’s solution to AGW: “Drill, Baby, Drill!”

Guest commentary by David Middleton Daily Comment In Bonn, Trump’s Answer to Global Warming? Drill, Baby, Drill! By Elizabeth Kolbert November 15, 2017 Every year around this time, negotiators from across the globe meet in one city or another—Montreal, Marrakech, Copenhagen, Paris—to resolve that the world really ought come up with a plan to do something about…