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air pollutionCoal, 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 …

businessDebunking Myths about Global Solar, Wind and Nuclear

I was debating Ned Ford about solar, wind and nuclear energy at Quora. My energy answer on Quora was about how nuclear power was still being more economical than solar and wind. Ned is a volunteer conservation chair at a …

economic impactFuture is US Oil and Gas and Using Oil for Plastics

By 2025, Texas oil production will double and US and gas production will increase by around 50%. Enterprise Partners forecasts that Texas will surpass 10 million barrels per day of crude oil production by 2025 from the Permian and Eagle …

coalGrowth 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 …

energyTexas Sets New Record for Oil Production

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) reported oil production in Texas totaled a record 1.54 billion barrels (bbl) in 2018 which surpassed a previous record of 1.28 billion bbl set in 1973. If Texas were a country …

analysisNuclear Power Has Saved 3 Million Lives

Going to nuclear power and uranium would be many times faster than replacing fossil fuels with renewables. There is a constant stream of death and sickness from fossil fuels. Japan and Germany went to more coal. Renewables can be better …

climate changeTexas Has Oil Past 2050 and Telling Real-Life JR Ewings to Stop Will Not Work

The US Geological Survey has performed an updated survey of the primary oil basin in Texas and doubled their estimate of technically recoverable oil and gas from 2016. Fracking Technology Keeps Improving They did not change how much oil they …

chinaChina will double shale gas by 2020 to reach 5% of US level

China’s shale gas production will likely reach 17 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020, nearly double the 2017 level, as local oil companies make big progress with drilling technology and cost-cutting, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a note on Tuesday. …

chinaStandard Energy projections til about 2025 then self driving ridesharing disrupts the world

The International Energy Association has its energy projection out to 2040. They project strong growth and transition to electric cars and renewables but they do not forecast an acceleration of technology. This is part of their methodology to update to …

economic impactDebt Agency forecasts economic slowdown in China but no financial crisis

Fitch estimated that China’s GDP growth would slow to 6.4 percent in 2017 and 5.7 percent in 2018. But Fitch added that while continued fund outflows from the mainland were likely to continue to pressure the currency and foreign reserves, …