Russia Influencing U.S. Energy Decisions

…Russia Influencing U.S. Energy Decisions… Russia gets a lot of media attention, especially as it relates to our elections, but only a few in the media have suggested that Russia is trying to influence US energy decisions. In March, the Continue reading Russia Influencing U.S. Energy Decisions

Natural Gas Is Next Target

…Natural Gas Is Next Target… For those in the oil and gas industry, including the American Petroleum Institute, who are objecting to efforts to keep nuclear power plants in operation, you have a problem. Natural gas is the next target Continue reading Natural Gas Is Next Target

New Concentrating Solar Power Plant

The newly installed Crescent Dunes CSP plant near Tonopah, Nevada, is an important improvement over the ill-fated Ivanpah CSP plant. The Crescent Dunes and Ivanpah Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants use mirrors to focus the sun’s rays onto a heat Continue reading New Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Coal Has a Future

In spite of the media’s constant harangue over the dangers of using coal and this administration’s war on coal, the future of coal isn’t as black as one might think. While most coal is used for power generation, a significant Continue reading Coal Has a Future

Wind Power, Eating the Seed Corn

In the past, farmers had to save enough corn from the current year’s crop to provide the seed for next year’s crop. Today, large companies, such as Monsanto, produce the seed corn that’s sold to farmers for each new crop. Continue reading Wind Power, Eating the Seed Corn

VP Biden in Europe Supports Fracking

Speaking in Stockholm, Vice President Biden warned Europe against the proposed Nord Stream-2 pipeline that would bring more Russian gas to Germany. The existing 745-mile long underwater Nord Stream Pipeline, under the Baltic, brings large quantities of Russian natural gas Continue reading VP Biden in Europe Supports Fracking