With the U.S. Federal government pulling back sharply from efforts to address global warming, I’ve found myself looking outside the United States for good news on climate. One of the … Continue Reading Four Reasons Why Chile Is the Biggest Solar Market in Latin America
Technological advances and learning-by-doing have made U.S. shale oil profitable even at $55/barrel. Just ten years ago shale oil was expensive. Global oil prices spiked to $135/barrel in 2008 but … Continue Reading Learning to Frack
Large-scale changes are anticipated for U.S. environmental policies heading into 2017. The new administration has promised a “comprehensive review of all federal regulations,” which include policies aimed at carbon dioxide … Continue Reading Policy Uncertainty Discourages Innovation and Hurts the Environment
I used to live in Washington state. I’m no longer registered to vote there, but if I were, I would vote “Yes” on Nov. 8 for the Washington Carbon Emission … Continue Reading Why Aren’t Environmentalists Supporting a Carbon Tax in Washington State?
August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 million barrels per day. That’s more than a gallon per day for every U.S. man, … Continue Reading Addicted to Oil: U.S. Gasoline Consumption is Higher than Ever
This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. During the first six months of 2016, U.S. coal production was down a staggering 28 percent compared to 2015, and … Continue Reading King Coal is Dethroned in the US – and That’s Good News for the Environment
Gasoline stations in Mexico have all been exactly the same for decades. PEMEX, the state-owned behemoth has been the only show in town. Pull up to any of 11,400 stations … Continue Reading Move Over PEMEX