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

Reducing U.S. carbon emissions has been a Federal and many States’ priority for many years.  Numerous Federal and State Governments’ Clean Energy policies and regulations have been implemented over the past decade to reduce the consumption of...

Posted April 23, 2015    

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

The President has followed through with his threat to veto any Congressional legislation to approve the cross-border section of the Keystone XL pipeline.  This action is obviously in support of his environmental base who believes blocking the...

Posted February 26, 2015    

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

Many Public Surveys or Polls often find strong Consumer support for regulating and reducing U.S. carbon emissions.  The most successful regulatory actions in recent years have been replacing fossil fuels with alternative lower carbon energy...

Posted February 20, 2015    

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

One of the new Congress’s priorities is to pass a Bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.  President Obama has indicated his intent to veto any such Congressional action.  The justifications for opposing the pipeline project are claims...

Posted January 14, 2015    

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

At the President’s year-end press conference he stated that the economic benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline project would be minimal for U.S. consumers and for the economy, and would generally only benefit the Canadian oil industry. He apparently...

Posted December 22, 2014    

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

In my previous ‘U.S. Uranium Supplies, Part 1’ report we analyzed and covered current-future needs for U.S. Nuclear Power generation, primary sources of required nuclear fuel supplies, and the growing risks to currently available uranium imports....

Posted December 18, 2014    

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

The U.S. generates almost 20% of its electricity from Nuclear Power.  Since World War II the U.S. has led the World in developing and building this ‘zero carbon’ power generation technology and currently produces about 1/3rd of total World...

Posted December 1, 2014    

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

The U.S. has relied on petroleum oil as a growing and major energy source since the early 1900’s.  Today, the U.S. consumes about 20% of total world crude oil production, and petroleum has been the largest source of U.S. energy supplied and...

Posted November 12, 2014    

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

World crude oil prices have declined by over 20% since June 2014.  While this level of price volatility is not without historic precedent, prices are projected to possibly decline to much lower levels by year’s end.  Further decline in...

Posted October 23, 2014    

Growing Middle East Threats to U.S. Energy Security

President Obama has finally recognized the growing threat of ISIS in Syria & Iraq and to U.S. national security.  To address this growing threat the Obama Administration has initiated a new Air Campaign to “degrade and destroy ISIS”. ...

Posted October 1, 2014    

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

The developing new EPA carbon standard should reduce U.S. Power Sector 2005 emissions by 30% or 730 million metric tons per year (MMT/yr.) in 2030.  A Part 1 TEC Post covered the technologies utilized to effectively reduce Power Sector carbon...

Posted September 15, 2014    

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

The EPA is in the process of developing and implementing new ‘carbon pollution standards’ for all new and existing Power Plants.  The most recent pollution standard mandates reducing total Power Sector annual carbon emissions from the 2005 (...

Posted September 3, 2014