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
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
Carbon dioxide has received the bulk of policymakers’ attention as the villain of climate change. Now, its henchman methane is facing scrutiny. Methane is an attractive target. It is much … Continue Reading Better Ways to Stop Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks
Here at the EI blog, we don’t shy away from addressing the deep questions in energy and environmental economics. With this week’s blog, we tackle the very meaning of existence … Continue Reading On the meaning of existence
When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he set a goal of cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels by 2020. The graph below shows … Continue Reading Will coal exports abroad offset hard-won carbon reductions at home?
Natural gas is being touted as a “game changer” and a “bridge to a low carbon economy.” It is an abundant, made-in-America energy source. It is about half as carbon … Continue Reading Natural gas: Not all it’s fracked up to be?
• For much of the last 40 years US politicians have railed against the countries of OPEC for restricting exports of oil for their own economic gain. Just 7 years … Continue Reading “We’re for Import free trade, just not Export free trade”