Browsing All posts tagged under »Energy Information Administration (EIA)«

EIA Predicts Energy Recovery From Covid

October 16, 2020 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The US Energy Information Administration’s latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook“ includes a wealth of data for the last few years presented in graphic form, often including predictions for the next year or so. The impact of Covid is clear, with reduced energy use in 2020. EIA says 2021 is looking […]

Clean Energy Standard: Another Energy Tax in Disguise

March 8, 2012 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ When are we going to be honest about the impact of “clean energy” standards, renewable energy standards, cap and trade, and all the other policies to cut energy use under the guise of helping future generations? These policies are not things we do for our grandchildren; they are things we […]

Renewable Power Fail – As Usual – August 2010

November 22, 2010 by


THE EVER INCREASING NUMBERS OF RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS RESULTS IN AN INCREASE IN CO2 EMISSIONS. This may seem a strange thing to say, but read the post and it shows exactly why this is in fact happening. Some may wonder why I am doing this analysis on a month by month basis, as, really, there’s […]

Renewable Power Fail – As Usual – July 2010

October 18, 2010 by


You don’t need to read too much these days to be aware of the huge increase in the number of renewable power plants, especially those huge wind towers. In fact, the U.S. currently leads the World in the total power produced from Wind Power Generation. In all, the U.S. now has a Nameplate Capacity total […]

High And Hidden Costs: There Is Nothing Free About The Wind

October 10, 2010 by


By Emily Goff What was normally a peaceful, quiet way of life for residents of Vinalhaven, an island off the coast of Maine, suddenly became loud and unbearable when utilities operating three new wind turbines flipped the switch to “on.” A recent New York Times article reports that some Vinalhaven residents are learning “the hard […]

White House Solar Installation Symbolic Of Solar Energy Push

October 6, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris President Obama is channeling his inner Jimmy Carter again. In 1979, President Carter had solar panels installed on the roof of the White House, and they were taken down in the Reagan Administration during roof repairs. Today, the White House announced that that Obama Administration will use taxpayer dollars to build solar […]

Renewable Electricity Standard: Same As A National Energy Tax

September 25, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris The probability of cap and trade becoming law rapidly diminished as more and more people saw it for what it truly is: a national energy tax. Since 85 percent of our energy comes from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, and the goal of cap and trade is to reduce carbon dioxide, a cap-and-trade system […]

Lame Policy For Lame Duck

September 22, 2010 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. It seems that many in Washington had their books upside down when they studied economics. In the midst of a serious recession, they are proposing to jack up income tax rates, which would add hundreds of thousands to the already sky-high unemployment rolls. Now we hear that the Senate is thinking […]

Renewable Power – March 2010 – ‘Clean Energy Future’ Fail

June 21, 2010 by


THE ABJECT FAILURE OF RENEWABLE POWER FOR THE PROPOSED ‘CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE’. In the President’s recent address to the Nation, he spoke of the need to move to a Clean Energy Future. He either has not bothered to find out the facts, or he’s being badly advised, because renewable power just cannot supply the electrical […]

Renewable Energy: Free As The Wind?

May 7, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met this morning and, among other things, discussed a national renewable electricity standard (RES). The RES, which mandates that a certain percentage of our nation’s electricity production come from wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energies, already passed out of committee but is likely […]

Renewable Power, But Not For When It’s Needed Most (Part 1)

April 26, 2010 by


PART ONE OF TWO PARTS THE ABJECT FAILURE OF RENEWABLE POWER, WHEN IT WAS NEEDED THE MOST It’s so easy to look at a set of statistics and make assumptions from them. Everybody does it, and different people can look at the same set of stats and come to different conclusions. So, when I do […]

Renewable Power – Questions That Need To Be Answered

April 3, 2010 by


RENEWABLE POWER CAN NOT SUPPLY THE LEVELS OF POWER REQUIRED FOR WHEN IT IS ACTUALLY NEEDED. These two relatively simple pie charts may be a little difficult to see, but if you click on each image, it will open in a new and larger page, making it easier to see each, and then you can […]

Can Renewable Power Make The Grade? (Part 1)

May 8, 2009 by


PART ONE OF TWO PARTS CAN PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVER ON HIS PROMISE TO DOUBLE RENEWABLE ENERGY BY THE END OF HIS FIRST TERM? In that first flush of taking over this high Office, President Obama promised to double renewable power. The ideal is a really high target, and when looking at the percentages, it actually […]