Coal, Oil And Gas Subsidies Are $5 Trillion Per Year Because of Uncharged Air Pollution

Subsidies – Biggest subsidies are for not charging oil, gas, and coal for air pollution and environmental damage. Next biggest bucket is various forms of tax incentives. Then direct spending and research. A lot of the recent nuclear research is for nuclear fusion and not for improving fission. The ITER fusion funding is a waste. …

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Growth in World Energy in 2018 Was Double the Recent Average Growth

World Energy consumption increased 2.3% in 2018 with 70% of the increase coming from China, the USA and India. The growth was double the average increase from 2010-2017. Global Electricity demand increased by 4% to 23000 Terawatt hours. Global energy-related CO2 emissions grew 1.7% in 2018 to reach a historic high of 33.1 billion tons …

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Germany Plans to Shutdown All Coal Power Plants by 2038

Germany has announced that they will close down all coal power plants by 2038 according to Clean Energy Wire. Germany plans to close 25% of existing coal-burning plants (12.5 gigawatts) by 2022. This will be 24 coal plants shut within the first three years. By 2030, Germany should have about eight coal-burning plants remaining, producing …

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China Belt and Road is Replicating China’s Coal Fueled Climb from Poverty

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is replicating China’s fossil fuel-based climb from poverty in two-thirds of the world. These countries have two-thirds of the world’s population, 30 percent of global GDP, and an estimated 75 percent of known energy reserves. Those countries have an average per capita GDP of one-third of China’s per capita GDP. …

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Average American Family Emits Over Four Hot Air Balloon Volumes of CO2 per Year

The UN Emissions Gap Report shows that global emissions have reached another record high level of 53.5 billion tons of CO2 equivalent. Only 57 countries (representing 60 percent of global emissions) are on track to reach a peak in emissions by 2030. The Paris Agreement had the goal of keeping World temperatures at less than …

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China’s giant ultra-high voltage grid is ambitious as its high speed rail

Ultra-high voltage energy grids are needed for efficient power transmission across large distances. A 100 mile (160 km) power line at 765 kilovolt carrying 1000 MW of power can have losses of 1.1% to 0.5%. A 345-kilovolt line carrying the same load across the same distance has losses of 4.2%. China’s 1.1 megavolt line can …

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China power consumption was up 8.8% year over year in August

China’s power consumption increased 8.8 percent in August. Total power usage is on track to about 6800 bilion kWh for all of 2018. China’s total installed power generation capacity reached 1,746.42 gigawatts at the end of August. US installed power generation is about 1,090 gigawatts. Total power use 652.1 Aug 8.8% increase Y/Y 4,529.6 billion …

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Natural gas and renewables will be most of US power and US will export oil, coal and gas

Natural gas is continuing to dominate energy usage in the United States. Coal provided 60% of US electrical power 30 years ago and was still providing 50% in 2005. Coal is very competitive in certain parts of the United States, including in the coal hotbeds of Appalachia and the Powder River Basin in Montana and …

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