Weirdly, while spending many pages detailing how the Energy Information Agency (EIA) failed to predict accurately fossil fuel trends, the report’s authors failed to highlight that the real-world performance of renewable energy (notably wind and solar) has greatly outperformed baseline forecasts. With the President’s call for more solar energy, highlighting that renewables have been doing so well (in price reductions and speed of market penetration) would seem something strongly support of Administration objectives rather than for something to be ignored in a 42-page White House report.
Entries Tagged as 'renewable energy'
.@WhiteHouse makes clear that @EIAgov does lousy fossil fuel forecasting, ignores that its #Solar and #Wind forecasting even worse
May 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments
September 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment
Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are trulyEnergy COOL. The fifth annual DC Renewable Technology conference provided multiple opportunities [...]
February 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments
After several years of essentially ignoring Climate Change in the State of the Union address, President Obama spoke forcefully about climate change and clean energy in the speech. While there are some significant problems embedded in the discussion, such as praise for natural gas, there is significant material worth cheering, supporting, and building on.
October 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment
100 … 100 percent. Such a ’round’ and definitive figure provides the basis for a very clear, simple target to think about.
With all the delays toward action related to climate mitigation and the mounting impacts of climate disruption around the globe, the concept of 80 by 50 (80 percent reduction carbon emissions by 2050 — [...]
July 26th, 2012 · No Comments
Writ large, around the world, liquid fuel (generally diesel) has a relatively small role in providing electricity and thus the “oil” and “electricity” domains have a minimal overlap. There are, however, exceptions that are notable generally in being “islands”. These islands can be temporal (power supply disruption leading to use of generators while the [...]
September 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments
One of the nation’s most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is about to open in Washington, DC: the biennial Solar Decathlon. For two weeks, 19 university teams from around the globe will compete across ten categories (thus, “decathlon”) that show the house works (can they get household chores and tasks done, like [...]
The real energy scandal: Is the media missing the energy fraud forest for the Solyndra scandal tree?”
September 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments
This guest post is from Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog. Original article.
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing yesterday on the ongoing and growing scandal in the wake of the bankruptcy of Solyndra Corporation.
Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after laying off over 1,000 workers, is facing a barrage [...]
September 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments
This guest post originally appeared at Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. Dave Johnson is a Fellow with CAF.
Well here’s a surprise: conservatives and oil interests are pushing deceptive and destructive stories about President Obama and clean energy. Imagine that! Their intent (as always) is to turn people [...]
June 27th, 2011 · No Comments
This guest post from Barath questions whether we should focus on providing alternative energy to meet today’s energy demands or whether the focus should be on downsizing demands to meet alternative energy’s capacities if are to “seamlessly transition to alternative energy”. Truth be told, probably ‘both’ — especially with a focus on energy efficiency to [...]
June 24th, 2011 · No Comments
This guest post from Barath reviews key pitfalls and hurdles to deployment of clean energy systems
As gas prices remain high and climate chaos becomes ever more apparent, people and institutions are right to argue ever more insistently for a shift to alternative energy sources that are likely to be available for the long haul and [...]