“All of the Above” is just a cliché if not tempered by an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of different energy sources, and a standard basis of comparison.
Renewable energy is gaining market share, but fossil fuels–especially oil and gas–will play…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/all-of-the-above-energy-policy-must-be-weighted-by-common-sense-energy-summit-in-washington-dc-entitled-fueling-americas-future/ Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), climate conference, Energy and Economy, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Energy Policy, Energy Trends Insider, Environment, fuels, National Mining Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, panel on energy issues, Politics & Legislation
Global greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever. What’s to be done?
“Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map,” a special report [pdf] by the International Energy Agency (IEA), was released on Monday, and the findings are sobering. (See related story: “What’s Behind the New Warning on…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/climate-change-china-u-s-not-doing-enough-the-organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development-or-oecd/ China, China U.S. Not Doing Enough, Climate, climate change, Environment, global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, International Energy Agency (IEA), Keeping Climate Change in Check, OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Politics & Legislation, US-China
Aside from the NSA surveillance program and vacations, it’s nearly impossible to find something both parties in Congress can agree on.
But we may just have another such policy: master limited partnerships, or MLPs.
MLPs help energy project developers and investors avoid getting hit…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/mlps-renewable-energy-bargain-or-bad-deal-aside-from-the-nsa-surveillance-program-and-vacations/ congress, Electricity, Energy and Economy, energy bill, energy project developers, energy project developers and investors, Fossil fuel companies, News, NSA surveillance program and vacations, Politics & Legislation, Utilities
Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a resounding endorsement of the value of high-voltage transmission needed to bring clean energy to millions of electricity customers. Their forcefully-worded decision barely made a ripple in the media, not even in the…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/energy-finance/court-delivers-victory-for-clean-energy-federal-energy-regulatory-commission-ferc/ (FERC), clean energy, Electricity, Electricity Grid, Energy, energy grid, Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, evidentiary materials, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Midwest Independent System Operator, MISO, Politics & Legislation, renewable energy goals, US Court of Appeals, Utilities, Wind
In its ongoing quest for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the oil industry continues to spread misinformation about ethanol and other renewable fuels. In previous posts (here, here, andhere), I addressed three popular myths employed by Big Oil and its PR firms to confuse and cloud…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/busting-big-oil-myths-part-iv-gas-prices-oil-industry-continues-to-spread-misinformation-about-ethanol-and-other-renewable-fuels/ Agriculture, Biofuels, Energy, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Ethanol, fuels, gas prices, oil companies, Politics & Legislation, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), renewable fuels, RFS and biofuels
By Jim Hopf
As I discussed last fall, a federal appeals court ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to perform more thorough evaluations in support of its new Waste Confidence Rule, particularly with respect to the potential impacts of long-term storage of spent fuel at plant sites. While…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/articles/the-bigger-picture-nuclear-energy-vs-fossil-fuels-court-ordered-the-nuclear-regulatory-commission-to-perform-long-term-storage-of-spent-fuel-at-plant-sites/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Energy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Fossil Fuels, Negligible risks impacts, nuclear energy, Nuclear Energy vs. Fossil Fuels, nuclear generation, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Regulatory Commissio, nuclear regulatory commission (nrc), Politics & Legislation, REAL environmental, Waste Confidence Evaluations
The informal summit between the presidents of China and the United States last week yielded one very one important climate-related agreement. After years of opposing international efforts to restrict hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs – a potent family of greenhouse gases), China has now agreed to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/china-and-u-s-agree-to-cooperate-to-reduce-powerful-greenhouse-gas-one-important-climate-related-agreement/ (HFCs), China, Cleantech, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Environment, Environmental Policy, hydrofluorocarbons, News, Politics & Legislation, power generation, Public Health, solar energy, Solar Power
Guest Post by Geoff Russell. Geoff is a mathematician and computer programmer and is a member of Animal Liberation SA. He has published a book on diet and science, CSIRO Perfidy.
Back in 2011, the federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency commissioned the Australian Energy…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/welcome-to-renewable-electricity-nirvana-climate-change-and-energy-efficiency-commissioned-the-australian-energy-market-operator-aemo/ (AEMO), australia, Australian Energy Market Operator, Biofuels, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, climate change policy, Department of Climate Change, Electricity, energy efficiency, Environment, Nuclear Power, Politics & Legislation
The Coast Guard recently wrapped up a hearing about the Shell drill rig that ran aground in December. The rig and its tow vessel were part of Shell’s reckless attempt to drill for oil in the wild and remote Arctic Ocean. Witnesses described the uncertified equipment that broke off the tow,…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/oil-gas-energy/six-reasons-arctic-offshore-drilling-cannot-be-done-safely-shells-reckless-attempt-to-drill-for-oil-wild-and-remote-arctic-ocean/ America’s national heritage, Arctic offshore oil drilling, Canada’s National Energy Board, Climate, Climate Disruption, e oil industry, Energy and Economy, Environment, extraordinary wildlife, Finance, News, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Reasons Arctic Offshore Drilling, Risk Management, safety, support emergency response
Momentum is building for shared renewable energy in California. Late last week the two bills we’ve been following there, SB 43 and AB 1014, passed with strong margins in their chambers of origin — marking the first time this legislation has moved beyond committee to pass in either…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/california-shared-renewable-energy-bills-gain-momentum-both-senator-alex-padilla-and-several-utilities/ California, customers, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Environment, environmental, especially renters, Hydropower, News, Politics & Legislation, Renewables, renewables energy supply, shared renewables, Utilities, worldwide renewables energy