Assessing Energy Policy

As the year ends and we look forward to 2013, it’s time to assess the extent to which fear of CO2 induced global warming is affecting energy policy. It’s probably also worthwhile looking at the latest thoughts concerning CO2 emissions. Continue reading Assessing Energy Policy

EIA Levelized Costs Can be Misleading

The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) has become a tool used by advocates of wind and solar to mislead the public, with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) inflating the cost of electricity from coal. The EIA assigns a cost Continue reading EIA Levelized Costs Can be Misleading

Hurricanes and Service

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by Mr. Devaney about his father and the dedication of electric utility linemen, reminded me of the esprit de corps at the GE Service businesses where I spent many years. The men and women Continue reading Hurricanes and Service

Strategic Petroleum Reserve Size

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Austan Goolsbee, Council of Economic Advisers from 2010 to 2011, claimed we needed to follow Linda’s rule, which was the supply of toilet paper kept in the home by the op-ed writer’s Continue reading Strategic Petroleum Reserve Size

Assessing Transportation Fuels

It’s possible to say the race is on, but perhaps it’s already finished. Dividing vehicles into three segments and then comparing fuel types allows for some quick conclusions. First, heavy-duty, long-haul highway trucks Second, busses, local delivery trucks and other Continue reading Assessing Transportation Fuels

Speech by Canadian Senator on Global Warming

It’s seldom I comment on global warming, but a speech in the Canadian Parliament by the Hon. Nancy Greene Raine this week, is particularly noteworthy. Here are excerpts: “Honourable senators, I rise to address Bill S-205, an Act to amend Continue reading Speech by Canadian Senator on Global Warming