University of California – Irvine researchers assert that the United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation. The ideas are about immense amounts of money and very likely, deeply understated. According to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and […]

The Sussex Energy Group at the University of Sussex thinks the worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade. The study sets out to be investigating the issue of time in global and national energy transitions by asking: “What does the mainstream academic literature suggest about the […]

Seven years in for this energy and fuel webblog lends a certain appreciation for what has happened. Looking back to 2007 can be instructive on our progress. Out in front, to no particular surprise, is the oil and gas industry. Especially the free world’s private energy companies. Back in ’07, “Oil and gas looked to […]

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder collected fracking fluid samples in five states finding the “surfactant” chemicals were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes. The University of Colorado Boulder research is a first-of-its-kind analysis. It is also not a particular surprise to people familiar with the industry. The results will be […]

Hugh Byrd & Steve Matthewman have written an overview of what happens when electrical power goes out. Its not a pretty picture. Blackouts, a total loss of power on the main lines to homes and business are serious problems. For those in the developed world blackouts have, so far been annoyances with mild to moderate […]

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