Total Energy Used and petrochemicals

By Andy May It came up in conversation: How much oil and gas goes into plastics and fertilizer production? It turns out the IEA has a 2018 report on this very topic. They have a separate 2020 report on total energy used in 2019. The reports contain some interesting graphs and data. Below is aContinue reading “Total Energy Used and petrochemicals”

European Energy Prices set Records

By Andy May According to the Wall Street Journal yesterday, due to a rare lack of North Sea wind, already high European energy prices are climbing higher. “Gas and coal-fired electricity plants were called in to make up the shortfall from wind. Natural-gas prices, already boosted by the pandemic recovery and a lack of fuelContinue reading “European Energy Prices set Records”

The Texas Energy Disaster

By Andy May I live in Texas and write about climate science and energy, so I get a lot of questions about the recent problems. My wife and I are OK, we have a natural gas powered generator and did not lose power like most people did earlier this week. We also had a brokenContinue reading “The Texas Energy Disaster”

We can eliminate fossil fuels, no problem!

By Andy May French President Macron has implemented a new fuel tax to discourage drivers from burning fossil fuels in their cars. The resulting higher fuel prices have caused more than 250,000 people to protest, with some rioting. Polls indicate that 62 percent of the population think that prioritizing man-made climate change over fuel pricesContinue reading “We can eliminate fossil fuels, no problem!”

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