Tag: Energy Information Administration

EIA’s assumptions short-change clean energy, and are frequently wrong

Every year, energy nerds breathlessly await the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). As my previous post explained, the AEO is critical because U.S. utilities, as well as global analysts and other governments, depend on the AEO’s...

/ April 27, 2017

What If The Marcellus Shale Gas Play Doesn’t Pan Out?

For the gas industry and some utilities that are racing to build as much gas infrastructure as possible, there’s a lot riding on a shale gas ‘play’ known as the Marcellus. For those who aren’t buried in natural gas minutiae,...

/ April 25, 2017

U.S. DOE: Magical Thinking on Future Shale Gas Supplies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the go-to source for data on electricity, natural gas, petroleum, nuclear, coal, emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Every year, the EIA publishes its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), which...

/ March 28, 2017
Southern Company's Kemper Plant

Southern Company’s Kemper Scandal and Why Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Will Never Work

Southern Company's Kemper scandal illustrates that investments in carbon capture and storage technology and “clean coal” have wasted billions of dollars, remain too expensive, and are not viable options to decarbonize our electricity sector.

/ July 12, 2016

Oklahoma Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The Oklahoma State Legislature reached a compromise with the wind energy industry 2015, passing two bills, that would phase out the state’s five-year property tax exemption for wind energy projects and eliminate wind energy’s eligibility for a job creation tax credit in the state, in...

/ July 28, 2015

New Mexico Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The New Mexico State Legislature briefly considered a bill that would freeze the state’s renewable energy standard, but it failed to move through the Senate after passing the House. The Heartland Institute published a blog attacking opponents of the anti-clean energy bill and promoted the...

/ July 28, 2015

Kansas Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The Kansas legislature passed a bill to repeal the state’s renewable energy standard in May 2015. The bill was soon signed by Governor Sam Brownback. But while the bill eliminated the state’s official RES, targets for renewable electricity have already been met in...

/ July 28, 2015