Tag: Obama

Energy Economics

A President, A Parasite And A National Energy Policy Gone Awry

July 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

Donald Trump’s understanding environmental laws emanate from his days as a builder — a time when he had to work with local officials for zoning and permitting purposes. It has skewed his thinking while necessitating that he donate to those […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The Hidden Costs Of Obama’s Cheap Gas

September 20, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

To be fair, Obama probably didn’t plan to take credit for low prices at the pump that day—it was shouted out from someone in the crowd, and he was quick to accept the credit, saying “Thanks, Obama!” And while unplanned, […]

Energy Consumption, Global, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global Non-Hydro Renewable Electricity Up 70% From 2010–2015

August 23, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

A study commissioned by the Financial Times shows that the planet’s 20 largest national economies generated 8% of their electricity from renewable energy — solar, wind, and other green power sources — in 2015, up from 4.6% in 2010. (This does […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Obama Seeks Doubling of Clean Energy R&D, to $12.8 Billion by 2021

February 9, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

President Barack Obama wants to double U.S. investment in clean-energy research and development, to $12.8 billion by 2021, as part of a broader commitment to curb the effects of climate change. The administration is seeking $7.7 billion in discretionary funding […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Obama to propose $10-per-barrel fee on oil

February 5, 2016

Via: CNBC energy

President Barack Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday. The proposal — which follows the passage of a bipartisan transportation […]