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Ten Reasons Intermittent Renewables (Wind and Solar PV) are a Problem

Intermittent renewables–wind and solar photovoltaic panels–have been hailed as an answer to all our energy problems. Certainly, politicians need something to provide hope, especially in countries that are obviously losing their supply of oil, such as the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Posted in Alternatives to Oil, Financial Implications | Tagged carbon dioxide, climate change, CO2, renewables, solar energy, solar voltaic, wind | 657 Comments

Climate Change: The Standard Fixes Don’t Work

World leaders seem to have their minds made up regarding what will fix world CO2 emissions problems. Their list includes taxes on gasoline consumption, more general carbon taxes, cap and trade programs, increased efficiency in automobiles, greater focus on renewables, … Continue reading

Posted in Energy policy, Financial Implications | Tagged carbon dioxide, China, climate change, CO2, CO2 emissions, coal, elasticity of oil supply, jobs, natural gas, oil supply | 122 Comments

The Close Tie Between Energy Consumption, Employment, and Recession

The number of jobs available to job-seekers has been a problem for quite a long tine now—since 2000 in the United States, and longer than that in Europe. If we look at the percentage of the US population who are … Continue reading

Posted in Book draft, Energy policy, Financial Implications, Introductory Post | Tagged carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide emissions, China, coal consumption, employment, energy cost, Kyoto Protocol, oil cost, recession, wages | 70 Comments

World Energy Consumption Since 1820 in Charts

Figure 1 shows the huge increase in world energy consumption that has taken place in roughly the last 200 years. This rise in energy consumption is primarily from increased fossil fuel use. With energy consumption rising as rapidly as shown … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Implications, Oil and Its Future | Tagged carbon dioxide, China, CO2, coal, economist, energy consumption, fossil fuels, oil, oil history, per capita energy consumption, petroleum, recession | 137 Comments