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No shenanigans here, U.S. carbon emissions are down

No shenanigans here, U.S. carbon emissions are down

U.S. energy-related carbon emissions are down in 2012 according to the Energy Information Administration: Now there are several ways to say that carbon emissions are down.

October 22, 2013 — David Wogan

U.S. petroleum exports rise while East Coast continues to import

Petroleum product exports are on track for another banner year, with total exports climbing to a 3.7 million barrels per day (bbpd) average for 2014 from just under 3.5 million bbpd in 2013. However, on the East Coast, imports for some fuels increased by almost 50% in the first half of 2014.

September 11, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Consumer tip-of-the-day: increasing efficiency of fuel economy on a miles-per-gallon scale is not linear, as more miles-per-gallon (mpg) are initially better for your wallet and the planet than you might expect, and eventually trail off with diminishing returns.

July 21, 2014 — Tali Trigg
The impact of low oil prices on state tax revenues

The impact of low oil prices on state tax revenues

Despite a slight uptick since January, global oil prices are still half of what they were a year ago. These low prices have benefited consumers by dropping the price of gasoline and diesel across the United States.

March 16, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

Electricity suppliers are shedding jobs, despite renewables growth

Electricity suppliers have been shedding jobs over the past three years, with a net loss of 5,800 jobs across the United States. While non-hydro renewable power plants have seen significant growth, these job additions were not enough to offset losses at nuclear, fossil fuel, and hydroelectric power plants.

December 23, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott