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U.S. cannot drill, frack and pump its way to oil independence

The United States can become energy independent. We can develop an energy infrastructure with stable prices low enough to support a modern, growing society. Although much of the discussion about...

 

Would removing all limits on oil production make the U.S. energy independent?

Removing all limits on U.S. oil production will reduce oil prices, if other countries do not reduce their supplies to match our increased supplies. Is that energy independence? Energy independence in...

 

Coal costs more to generate electricity

Can you replace coal-fired electric generation with solar power even though the sun isn't up 24 hours a day? Are coal mines closing because of economics, or is it just politics? As mentioned in my...

 

Heat pumps practical for cooling, heating and reducing energy use and costs

Is it possible to reduce your energy bill and carbon dioxide emissions and get air conditioning for a home that didn't have it, all at the same time? Sometimes it is. Changing your home's climate...

 

Get paid to use less electricity

Your electric and gas utilities will pay you to reduce your energy use. They will pay you to pay them less. Electric and gas utilities will often pay part of the cost of buying and installing new...

 

Getting a charge from driving

Driving distances between charges (range), and charging station availability, are usually the biggest uncertainties people have about whether an electric vehicle (EV) will work for them. Both are...

 

Getting electric vehicles recharged

By Greg Whiting Where's the electricity for electric vehicles going to come from? Why has California recently asked people to stop charging electric cars and, at the same time, changed regulations so...

 

Electric vehicles are in your car buying future

By Greg Whiting What's the quickest way to significantly reduce how much you pay for energy, make the U.S. more energy independent and reduce your carbon footprint? The answer is the same for all...

 

Locals advancing energy transition solution in the Skagit Valley

By Greg Whiting Do you want more control over your electric, heat and fuel bills? More stable energy bills? A more reliable and resilient power grid? Less dependence on foreign oil? Less acid rain?...

 

An insider's guide to our energy transition

Unpredictable gasoline and heating costs. Reliable electricity. Wars in the middle east and Ukraine. Energy independence. The environment. And more. The energy industry affects almost everything,...

 

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