US Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that energy-associated CO2 emissions will fall to 5,179 million metric tons in 2016, the lowest annual level since 1992.
What if we'd just "left it in the ground?" The U.S. would be short 4.3 million jobs and over half-a-trillion dollars in annual GDP. Electricity prices would be 31% higher, we'd all be paying 43% more at the pump, carbon dioxide emissions would be 23% higher and we'd be importing 160% more oil. That's just to start.
Despite the negativity many associate with fracking, it has had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor.
"Pipelines are a vital part of this nation's energy infrastructure and ensuring they continue to operate safely will be critical to securing our energy future..."
To those of you that sell oil, coal, and natural gas: keep swinging. You sell the energy sources that constitute 85% of the world's energy... a world that is increasingly richer, healthier, and longer living.
Environmentalists who once championed biofuels as a way to cut pollution are now turning against a U.S. program that puts renewable fuels in cars, citing higher-than-expected carbon dioxide emissions and reduced wildlife habitat.
Oil and gas production in the United States can be broken down into two periods: pre and post shale. ... Oil imports now contribute to just 1/3 of the trade deficit compared to 2/3 of the trade deficit before the shale revolution
Thanks to the fracking revolution, the U.S. can make our own decisions about energy security. We're not forced to make bad decisions.
New polling confirms that energy is important to American voters. Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, majorities of voters support increased production of oil and natural gas...
From 2016 International Index of Energy Security Risk report: "... the big story is how the shale revolution has changed the US and global energy landscape for the better."