Climate change adaptation plans to harden our electrical infrastructure will be unavoidable and expensive. The grid needs to be upgraded anyway, and this is a momentous opportunity to re-architect our electrical grid to last another 100 years.
The US and China are talking different languages on reducing carbon emissions. In the U.S., the Obama administration is the name of the game on federal action. As for legislation, I would say there’s a snowball’s chance Congress will pass any climate bill. Anybody care to debate?
The electric energy sources of the future may include more centralized fossil and nuclear fuel-burning plants, but environmental, safety and security concerns as well as fuel competition may delay or prevent their deployment and will at least put upward pressure on utility costs.
Security of U.S. energy supply has been a Federal priority since the first oil import embargo. Despite developing alternatives to petroleum, efficiency improvements, increased renewables and greater domestic oil production, is U.S. energy security still at risk?
The Government of Indonesia has sent positive signal to their consortium that develops energy resources. Due to the the level of difficulty for exploration and production in the area, the Indonesia agreed to provide several incentives for the consortium to develop East Natuna.
The world is on track to hit a major milestone. In the coming decades, the global economy will soon use more energy for electricity production than it does for anything else, aside from transportation. And the shift had already occurred in the mid-1990s in the U.S.
On Wednesday, the federal appeals court in New York ruled in favor of Vermont Yankee, upholding Judge Murtha’s decision that the Vermont legislature had attempted to shut down Vermont Yankee on illegal grounds by regulating on nuclear safety, the domain of the NRC.
The Fifth, and hopefully final, Assessment Report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is due next month, but leaks are already out: It is 95 percent likely that human activities, chiefly the burning of fossil fuels, are the main cause of warming since the 1950s.