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When David always beats Goliath

When David always beats Goliath

Perhaps I’m just out of touch or a just new school environmentalist, but I don’t agree with beating up on fossil fuels just because it’s the convenient thing to do.

October 2, 2013 — David Wogan
Don’t just blame the EPA – coal exports are down, too

Don’t just blame the EPA – coal exports are down, too

It’s important to understand that not all of the bad news for the coal industry is coming by way of the EPA. While the CO2 limits for new coal and gas plants complicates domestic power generation, the global market for U.S...

September 20, 2013 — David Wogan
On environmentalism and ‘frackademia’

On environmentalism and ‘frackademia’

It’s sad that the biggest takeaway from the UT Austin/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study on methane emissions from upstream shale gas production has been the involvement of industry...

September 18, 2013 — David Wogan
EPA “got it right” on more stringent methane regulations

EPA “got it right” on more stringent methane regulations

One of the big takeaway from the big UT Austin/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) methane leakage study released today is emissions rates are actually lower in some parts of the production process than initially thought...

September 16, 2013 — David Wogan
“Consistent With Our Carbon Budgets”

“Consistent With Our Carbon Budgets”

That’s how Ed Davey, the United Kingdom’s Energy and Climate Minister, is describing the climate impacts of natural gas from shale formations: This report shows that the continued use of gas is perfectly consistent with our carbon budgets over the next couple of decades...

September 12, 2013 — David Wogan
Is the ‘problem’ with renewables really a lack of R&D?

Is the ‘problem’ with renewables really a lack of R&D?

In an article for Slate, Bjørn Lomborg calls for fewer subsidies and more R&D funding for renewable energy. Here is the crux of his article, “Green energy needs to be cheaper, so let’s invest in R&D instead of subsidies”: The solution is to innovate the price of renewables downward...

September 3, 2013 — David Wogan
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