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World Fossil Fuel Percentage Unchanged for Over 43 years
In the 1970s the big worry was fossil fuels would soon run out, and so we should “use them wisely”. But in the 1980s the risk changed to one of an overheating planet, and so we should “leave them in the ground.”
This article shows unchanged fossil energy use from 1970 to 2013, a period of 43 years. See URL…Continue
Posted on January 15, 2019 at 11:30am — 7 Comments
From 24 December, 2017 to 8 January, 2018, New England was gripped by cold weather stretch of cold weather, with all major cities in New England averaging temperatures below normal for at least 13 consecutive days, including 10 days with average temperatures more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit below normal. This cold spell resulted in a temporary spike in the price of natural gas in New England, which in turn triggered heavy use of oil for electricity production and high wholesale electricity…Continue
Posted on January 8, 2019 at 10:00am — 2 Comments
Synapse Energy Economics prepared an analysis and report of state energy policy impacts on future natural gas consumption in New England’s electric sector.
"First, with or without a new pipeline, existing laws and regulations will cumulatively…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:00am — 19 Comments
The areas occupied by power systems for electricity generation by various energy sources for 60 years are shown in table 1. Wind and solar have short lives, i.e., 20 to 25 years, but nuclear has a life of about 60 years. Any large-scale build-out of wind and solar would have a much larger “footprint” area than nuclear.
- Nuclear produces 84 times more electricity per acre than solar during 60 years.
- Nuclear produces 612 times more electricity per acre than onshore…Continue
Posted on December 26, 2018 at 5:30am — 2 Comments