Fossil Fuels

Slide from Indian utilities seminar on carbon pricing by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy

Carbon Pricing — India Utility Seminar Transcript & Slides

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a big thumbs down over a pile of money

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Has Bad Investment Theses Therefore Bad Investments

Eight years ago, Bill Gates and group of his closest billionaire acquaintances launched an incredibly well funded venture capital group. Its noble mission was funding and supporting transformative technologies aimed at mitigating climate change. Many of its investments are sound and if commercialized, would assist, at least a bit. However, … [continued]

How Energy Sources Have Changed Throughout U.S. History

In 2023, 94 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) was consumed in the United States, a 1% decrease from 2022, according to our Monthly Energy Review. Fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—accounted for nearly 83% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2023. Nonfossil fuel energy—from renewable sources and from nuclear—accounted for the … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a map of the USA with scales holding wind turbines on one side and oil and gas on the other

US Election 2024: Setting The Stage For Climate Policy And Promises

Four years ago, as the United States election cycle once again brought the presidency into contest in addition to the Senate and the House, CleanTechnica published a Presidential Climate Policy Report Card. It’s time again to contrast administrations. At the time, Trump’s and Pence’s climate legacy in office was clear, … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of an ATR 72 with hydrogen written on the side abandoned in a weedy field beside an airport, covered in dirt and pigeon droppings

Another Day, Another Hydrogen Transportation Firm Plummets To Earth

After a brief period when hydrogen for energy and transportation plays managed to mostly limp along without failing entirely, apparently it’s time for another spate of bankruptcies and closures. A few days ago, it was Hyzon’s time to admit failure. Having gone public via a reverse takeover SPAC, the firm … [continued]