Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

What is hydraulic fracturing – or fracking ? Since the industrial revolution our energy consumption has risen unceasingly. The majority of this energy consumption is supplied by fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Recently there has been a lot of talk about a controversial method of extracting natural gas: Hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Put…

Power to the Planet – Coal

Power to the Planet – Coal

Coal is fossilized land plants that have been buried deep in the earth for millions of years. The pressure and the intense heat at those depths have turned vegetation into a hard black material that is primarily carbon. One of the biggest pros about coal is there’s a lot of it. It has been a…

Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

Every year on Earth Day, we’re supposed to reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet worse. But what if we try something different? What if we reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet better? Try this thought experiment: Imagine that we transported someone from three hundred years ago, at the very…

8 Amazing Energy Facts

8 Amazing Energy Facts

8 Amazing Energy Facts Only 10% of energy in a light bulb is used to create light. Ninety percent of a light bulb’s energy creates heat. Compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 80% less electricity than conventional bulbs and last up to 12 times longer. Refrigerators in the U.S. consume about the same energy as…

The Annual Energy Outlook 2019

The Annual Energy Outlook 2019

The United States has been a net energy importer since 1953, but continued growth in petroleum and natural gas exports results in the United States becoming a net energy exporter by the early 2020s in the Annual Energy Outlook 2019 Reference case. Here’s our Key Takeaways for the Annual Energy Outlook 2019! The percentage of…