Denmark in 2019 produced over half its energy from renewables, mostly from wind, only a little from solar. 2019 saw a big jump from 2018, when 41 percent came from renewables. The increase was largely due to the coming on line of the Horns Rev 3407 MegaWatt offshore
Researchers at Stanford University have published a feasibility study to convert 143 countries world-wide to 100% zero-carbon energy by 2050 using wind, solar, water (WWS) storage systems. They say it could be done by 2030 but for a variety of reasons have chosen the later date. They estimate
The Gorilla in the Room with Coronavirus and the Oil Price War by ClimateYou Senior Editor George Ropes
Paul R. La Monica, writing for CNN, projects that a major consequence of the confluence of the coronavirus pandemic and the Saudi-Russian oil price war will be a recurrence of stagflation, a phenomenon last seen in the 1970s that is characterized by an economic slowdown coupled with rising prices.
An article in Forbes by Michael Shellenberger, who writes on energy and the environment, reveals his antipathy to climate change activists and a biased sense of the crisis. He attacks Bernie Sanders, Greta Thunberg, and the Extinction Revolution as alarmists, and disparages their calls to close all natural gas
Fareed Zakaria, a regular commentator for CNN, Time and the Washington Post, critiques Bernie Sanders’ climate plans as magic thinking. Granted, they are flawed, but not by much. Sanders wants to stop both gas and nuclear by 2030, a very ambitious goal. Zakaria scoffs at it as unrealistic.
A second Trump administration wouldn’t just let energy companies run wild, it would encourage other countries to abandon the fight to cut emissions. Let’s say Donald Trump wins the election in 2020. There’s no doubt some climate advocates will try to put an optimistic spin on it—just like
Thank goodness somebody is studying U.S. climate migration. The sea level is rising, and will force hundreds of thousands if not millions of residents of cities on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts to migrate inland. Drew Costley reports at length for the OneZero website on one such
OUR TAKE: What Will Happen if the US Quits the Middle East? by ClimateYou Senior Editor George Ropes
Simon Tisdall speculates in The Guardian on what would happen if the US left the Middle East. While there would be both good and bad effects, he’s generally in favor of an American exit. Getting out would probably be, on balance, good for the US, although we would
Oceanic methane hydrates — ever hear of them? They’re about to disrupt the global energy system in a potentially huge way. The resources are widespread, off many coasts. The race to commercialize them is on, with winners expected within five years. However, several factors stand in the way
The Huffington Post reports what they consider the 5 Environmental News Stories To Watch In 2020. The Huffington Post certainly hits many of the biggest environmental stories that will dominate the headlines and the concerns of most Americans in 2020. Their list leads with a sleeper– air pollution, which hasn’t
Reading a recent article in Newsfusion Energy News, it was really quite depressing to learn that the IEA expects coal demand to be stable for the next 4 years. Coal demand is falling in the US and EU, but is surging in SouthEast Asia, especially in India and
Anyone reading the headline to this item by Simon Watkins in oilprice.com might think it was about climate risk, but no, its focus is a pending bill in the Senate “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels” (NOPEC) that would not only prohibit US purchases of oil and natural gas from