Natural gas is commonly called a “bridge” to a low carbon future. Why this metaphor? A bridge crosses over an obstacle, like a river or canyon. The metaphor suggests that … Continue Reading Proposals to Eliminate Natural Gas from the Fuel Mix Are Premature
How bad is the outlook for U.S. coal? Very bad. This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. During the first six months of 2016, U.S. coal production … Continue Reading King Coal is Dethroned in the U.S.
Ambitious new IMF research quantifies energy externalities for 156 countries. Last month Meredith wrote about coal being too cheap and Max wrote about gasoline being too cheap. But what is … Continue Reading Getting Energy Prices Right
Two weeks ago on this blog, Max drew our attention to the fact that gas is too darn cheap. To underscore this point, he noted that the average American … Continue Reading Coal is too Cheap