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
(Today’s post is co-authored with Judson Boomhower, who recently received his Ph.D. at Berkeley where he was a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute and is now a post-doc … Continue Reading Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver During Crunch Time?
With gasoline prices averaging $2 per gallon, Americans are flocking to gas-guzzling vehicles. Last year was the biggest year ever for the U.S. auto industry with 17.5 million total vehicle … Continue Reading Automakers Complain, but CAFE Loopholes Make Standards Easier to Meet
Last month Meredith wrote about coal being too cheap and Max wrote about gasoline being too cheap. But what is the right price for energy? Nobody in recent years has … Continue Reading Getting Energy Prices Right
New vehicles sold in the United States have long been subject to a set of fuel economy regulations known as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. CAFE has been … Continue Reading New CAFE Standards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly