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Why Have U.S. Energy Policies Stopped Reducing Carbon Emissions? - Part 1

April 23, 2015 by John Miller
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Government Energy Policy and Carbon Emissions

Renewables have grown at historic rates over the past 7 years and have helped reduce U.S. carbon emissions. Despite this reduction, carbon emissions have begun increasing significantly since 2012. Why have government clean energy policies not sustained past carbon reductions progress?[read more]

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Obama's Keystone Veto Message: "If You've Got a Business, You Can't Build That Infrastructure Project"

February 26, 2015 by John Miller
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Obama and the Keystone Veto

 

President Barack Obama has vetoed a bipartisan Congressional piece of legislation that aims to finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline project at the Federal level. Why does the President continue to block and delay this energy project’s permit decision?[read more]

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U.S. Consumers are Purchasing Increased Numbers of SUVs and Trucks. Why Do Consumers 'Poll Green,' but Apparently Don't Buy Green?

February 20, 2015 by John Miller
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Buying Green and Consumer Behavior

Polls indicate most people support reducing U.S. carbon emissions. But consumers recently began purchasing much greater numbers of SUVs and trucks than more efficient, lower carbon cars. Have purchasing behaviors changed or have government green policies failed?[read more]

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Keystone XL Pipeline Opposition: Review of the Major Claims, Relevant Facts, and Most Probable Impacts

January 14, 2015 by John Miller
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Keystone Opposition Analysis

President Obama plans to further delay needed executive action on the Keystone XL pipeline project and veto any Congressional Bills that would mandate the pipeline’s approval. Is this Administrative action based on credible technical and economic factors or primarily politics?[read more]

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Keystone XL Pipeline Project Update: The President Claims the Economic Benefits Will Be Minimal

December 22, 2014 by John Miller
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Obama and the Keystone XL Pipeline

During the President’s December 20th press conference he stated his position not to support the Keystone pipeline now includes the lack of economic benefits, claiming the benefits of the project will be minimal compared to risks and costs. Is this new claim in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline reasonable?[read more]

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U.S. Uranium Supplies, Part 2: Mitigating Future Energy Security Risks from Large Imports Disruptions

December 18, 2014 by John Miller
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Uranium Security and Supply Risk Prevention

In the previous ‘U.S. Uranium Supplies, Part 1’ report we covered current-future World & U.S. Nuclear Power generation, primary sources of nuclear fuels, and the growing risks to imported supplies. Here we will cover promising policies and strategies for mitigating future potential uranium fuel imports disruption risks.[read more]

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U.S. Uranium Supplies, Part 1: Growing Energy Security Risks

December 1, 2014 by John Miller
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Uranium Supply and Risk

Nuclear Power is the largest source of U.S. ‘zero carbon’ electricity generation. Expansion of this baseload power generation capacity is needed to replace coal and enable future expansions of variable Wind and Solar Power. The U.S. unfortunately imports most nuclear fuels, which are subject to growing supply disruption risks.[read more]

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Why Does the U.S. Still Need So Much Fracking Oil?

November 12, 2014 by John Miller
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Fracking Oil and Energy Needs

United States petroleum consumption peaked in the year 2005, and it has been declining from that high ever since. Can this improvement of U.S. petroleum consumption be sustained and possibly achieve a 30 percent reduction in 2005 to 2030?[read more]

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Are Declining Oil Prices Increasing the Risks to OPEC, U.S. Energy Security or Clean Fuels Supplies?

October 23, 2014 by John Miller
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Oil Prices and Growing Risks

The growing decline of world crude oil prices could benefit most consumers and international economies. However, can the declining market prices for crude oil also end up creating significant and real risks to oil suppliers or current clean energy policies?[read more]

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Growing Middle East Threats to U.S. Energy Security

October 1, 2014 by John Miller
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Middle East Conflict and Energy Security

The recent undeclared war on ISIS is in response to increasing terrorist threats against the U.S. Besides increased air strikes and developing a new Coalition against Middle East terrorists, should the Obama Administration also address the increasing risks to U.S. energy security?[read more]

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EPA Carbon Standard Compliance Strategies, Part 2: Industrial Proven Technology Solutions and Estimated Costs

September 15, 2014 by John Miller
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EPA Regs and How to Comply

The new EPA carbon standard should reduce U.S. Power Sector total annual emissions by 30% during 2005-2030. Which technologies are most likely to be used to meet the new carbon standard by 2030 and what will be the costs for future Consumers?[read more]

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New EPA Carbon Standard Compliance Strategies (Part 1): Which Technologies Have Reduced U.S. Power Carbon Emissions Since 2005?

September 3, 2014 by John Miller
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New EPA carbon standards

New EPA carbon pollution standards should reduce the Power Sector’s annual emissions by 30% 2005-2030. During 2005-2013 half the required carbon reduction has already been achieved. How much have individual technologies contributed toward reduced carbon emissions since 2005?[read more]

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Self-Driving Car Technology's Benefits, Potential Risks, and Solutions

August 19, 2014 by John Miller
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Future Cars and Future Effects

Developing ‘self-driving’ or ‘autonomous’ car technologies can make on-road travel safer and more efficient. What are the major challenges and needed improvements to successfully develop and market this very promising and innovative technology?[read more]

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What are the Capacity Factor Impacts on New Installed Renewable Power Generation Capacities?

August 4, 2014 by John Miller
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Renewables and Power Generation

A FERC report indicates that new Renewable Power capacity made up 55.7% of all new power in the first half of 2014. This is an outstanding trend for reducing future emissions. How accurate is this reported expansion of new Renewable Power compared to Non-renewable Power actual generation capacities?[read more]

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Should the U.S. Implement a New 'Value-Added Carbon Tax' to Replenish the Federal Highway Trust Fund?

July 23, 2014 by John Miller
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Carbon Taxes and Highway Funding

As Congress struggles to develop revenue generation solutions for needed Highway and Roads infrastructure projects the Federal Highway Trust Fund is going broke. Is it time to consider generating needed, long-term revenues by implementing a new tax such as a ‘value-added carbon tax’?[read more]