Tag Archives: Electricity

Slow Growth in China Still Driving the Shape of Global Emissions

Slow growth in China continues to drive global emissions growth towards a flatline, leaving the?gap open for renewables to exploit. According to the China Electricity Council (CEC), electricity generation grew 5% in 2016?to 5920 TWh with the combined contribution of new capacity in hydro, wind, and solar eclipsing the contribution of new capacity in coal. […]

The Large Scale Force of Small Scale Solar

Soon, you will learn?that US solar growth?doubled last year, as the country added a gargantuan?14.6 GW of new capacity. The utility scale sector saw the highest growth rate in 2016, and that has caused some small consternation among analysts who observe a concurrent slowdown in the rate of new rooftop solar, in the residential market. […]

Night Sky Over Asia 1992-2010

As people are coming to understand, Asian economic growth over the past two decades—despite its great adoption of oil—essentially runs on electricity, most of which is supplied by the burning of coal. Here is the night sky over Asia twenty years ago, as captured in a still photograph from a film loop provided by NOAA’s […]

The Siren Song of the Robot

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com. Enjoy. — Gregor The quest for cheap energy and cheap labor is a conquering human urge, one that has played out […]

The New Future of Energy Policy

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com. Enjoy. — Gregor Flood myths are common to human culture. Swollen rivers, tidal storms, and tsunamis make their appearance frequently in […]

Big Export Dynamo

I too used to laugh at the export prospects, of the United States. No more. A weaker dollar, a shift in policy, and a world hungry for natural resources has boosted US exports to 14% of GDP in 2011. It also helps that the US now has some of the cheapest electricity rates in the […]

The Price of Growth

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com. Enjoy. — Gregor ___________________________________________________________________________ Growth. It’s what every economist and politician wants. If we get ‘back to growth’, servicing debts both private and […]

Powering the Dubai Overshoot

You’ve seen the before-and-after pictures, like a Vegas slug of glass rising in the desert. And, you’ve read the stories about indebted foreign workers leaving their Range Rovers behind, as they flee. Perhaps you’ve seen video of the indoor ski arcade? Or, caught the gaze of the photographer’s eye on the poor, underpaid migrant workers […]

Banishment Policy in California

Like the United States as a whole, the State of California is a major importer of energy. While it’s unremarkable that California imports oil, having peaked in production nearly 25 years ago, the state’s dependence on imported electricity is worth noting. As of 2008, California was short about 23% of its total demand for power. […]