- Tornado damages are down, reports Roger Pielke Jr.
- Nature article predicts beer shortages due to global warming. (HT @curryja)
- The Biden administration’s five-year plan restricting oil and gas leasing: the Biden administration’s, of course.
- But the plan does include a small expansion of oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Institute for Energy Research explains how detrimental the president’s recent actions are. “President Biden’s Interior Department has revoked seven remaining oil and natural gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that were sold during the Trump administration and unveiled a proposal to ban new leasing and development on 10.6 million acres of the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska….
Just as the federal government is about to open the Gulf of Mexico to offshore wind projects, the industry is running into trouble, says Maria Galucci of Canary Media (a news outlet favorable to renewables). “The August 29 [Gulf] auction comes at a deeply ambivalent moment for offshore wind. On the one hand, there’s unprecedented…
States are requiring that producers of gasoline include “biofuels” in their product mix—fuels like ethanol, made from corn or other food crops. A new report from North Carolina’s John Locke Foundation says those rules are costing consumers by raising food prices. And it calls out the states that demand the most biofuels (one of them…
The International Energy Agency (IEA), a nonprofit organization formed in 1974 in response to the OPEC oil embargo, has become a well-quoted source on other energy-related issues. Two years ago it predicted that the world could move easily to “zero-carbon” fuel. But writing in Forbes, Tilok Doshi says a new study by the Energy Policy…
- Energy Department in a hurry to lend $400 billion by the 2024 election.
- Tired of your slow-moving dishwasher? It’s going to get worse, for a lot of appliances.
- Wind turbine prices are up 38 percent over the past two years.
- There is no such thing as a “green” energy transition. Renewables can’t do what fossil fuels do, engineer says.
- And there’s more.