America at Energy Crossroads, Part 1

The United States utilizes two energy pathways for sustaining its economy and standard of living. Oil is the pathway used for transportation. There is no reason to believe that this will change in any meaningful way over the next few Continue reading America at Energy Crossroads, Part 1

Solar Energy Update

Many advances have been made in solar power over the past few years. This is a brief overview of solar available today. Photo Voltaic (PV) Flat panel PV installations where semi-conductors convert sunlight to DC electricity are common on residential, Continue reading Solar Energy Update

IEA Supports Ultra-Supercritical Coal

While advocating the cutting of CO2 emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is promoting ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants. The IEA recognizes that ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants are far more efficient than traditional coal-fired power plants which make up nearly the Continue reading IEA Supports Ultra-Supercritical Coal

True Cost of Electricity

True Cost of Electricity There is a battle being waged about the true cost of electricity. Proponents of various methods for generating electricity use the numbers that favor their particular interests. For some, this includes placing a price on carbon. Continue reading True Cost of Electricity

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

A recent article in the European Energy Review said that the public must be involved whenever a new energy program is initiated, whether it is the smart grid, nuclear energy or carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). It appears as though Continue reading Carbon Capture and Sequestration