During July, 100% of US utility-scale power installations were renewables! It is the kind of deceptive announcement that is euphoric. America’s #1 energy, in terms of utility scale installations, is natural gas.
It is not certain which sector produced the most energy overall. We will have to wait for residential and commercial statistics to get a more accurate picture of solar’s real contribution.
Allen Hoffman, a retired senior executive from the DOE, says we are going to be stuck with natural gas for some time.
‘There is too much money in it,” he explained.
Dr Hoffman believes the problems we keep hearing about can be reduced, though not totally eradicated, through proper regulation and enforcement.
(The ECOreport’s radio arm will be broadcasting my interview with him next week.)
British Columbia might be an exception, as Canada’s Supreme Court now recognizes Aboriginal Title. The province’s massive Montney Formation is under land connected to treaty #8. The First Nations of this area do not want LNG and have been promised the right to continue with their traditional way of life ‘for as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the …