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US GDP, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions

A review of the structure of US GDP, imports and exports shows that none of these variables has contributed to the fall in US CO2 emissions post-2008 finance crash. The main contributions to reduced CO2 come from high energy prices and recession (36%), gas substitution for coal (20%) and growth in wind and solar (15%) which more or less corroborates the findings of Roger Andrew’s in his recent post on this topic. Continue reading

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UK electricity generation statistics 1920 – 2012

With energy prices and energy policy very much in the news, it is timely to take a detailed look at the history of UK electricity production. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) are once again to be … Continue reading

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