Solar & Wind Will Provide Only 2.9% Of World's Energy By 2040

Energy | Andrew Follett
3D illustration/ 3D rendering - solar and wind energy concept. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/3D_creation)

Currently, wind and solar power generate 0.45 and 0.12 percent of the world’s energy

New Tech Could Bring Coal Power Roaring Back To Life

Energy | Andrew Follett
A dirty coalminer displays a lump of coal as a power and energy source. Shutterstock/Joe Belanger

40% more efficient than conventional coal plants

Europe Slams Trump In Public On Climate, Lobbies Him In Private For Natural Gas Exports

Energy | Andrew Follett
U.S. President Donald Trump smiles while attending a Women in Healthcare panel at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

They’ve been quietly lobbying Trump since February

New Deal Allows US To Sell Tons Of Natural Gas To China

Energy | Andrew Follett
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It is a win win for everyone’

Nuclear Power 'Is Thriving Overseas', But Collapsing In The US

Energy | Andrew Follett
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘Nuclear power is thriving overseas but not here at home’

REPORT: Russia And China Will Soon Pass The US In Nuclear Power

Energy | Andrew Follett
Two business man shakehand on china and russian flag (Shutterstock/charnsitr)

‘China is poised to become the Amazon.com of nuclear commerce’

Trump Approves Natural Gas Export Terminal In Bid For Energy Dominance

Energy | Andrew Follett
Landscape image of a oil well pumpjack wiith an early morning golden sunrise and American USA red White and Blue Flag background. (Shutterstock/James BO Insogna)

A minimum of 45,000 new jobs

Solar Company Gets $20 Million In Taxpayer Subsidies, Goes Bankrupt

Energy | Andrew Follett
Solar Panels (Shutterstock/Lightboxx)

Lost $56.3 million since the end of 2014

New York Times Finds A Few Republicans Who Support Carbon Tax, Most Are Still Opposed

Energy | Andrew Follett
NEW YORK - JULY 23: Copies of the New York Times sit for sale in a rack July 23, 2008 in New York City. The New York broadsheet announced it posted an 82 percent decline in second quarter profits as compared to last year. It also announced it would raise its newsstand price 25 cents to a $1.50. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

‘Wants Republicans to front their efforts’

Is America Too Good At Fracking?

Energy | Andrew Follett
A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado, December 9, 2014. The economy of Parachute, with a current population of approximately 1000 people, was devastated when thousands of workers lost their jobs on "Black Sunday" in 1982, after Exxon terminated the Colony Shale Oil Project. The current rise of hydraulic fracking in natural gas retrieval has given a cautious hope to the town's inhabitants, who know market demand and price can effect their local economy. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

‘Investors right now across the board just hate natural gas’

China To Build Tons Of New Nuclear Reactors To Get Country 'Back On Track'

Energy | Andrew Follett
Nuclear reactors at night , cooling tower closeup with steam.(Shutterstock/chuyuss)

They’re about to spend $570 billion on nuclear…

Gov't Report: World's Demand For Oil Is Only Going Up

Energy | Andrew Follett
Landscape image of a oil well pumpjack wiith an early morning golden sunrise and American USA red White and Blue Flag background. (Shutterstock/James BO Insogna)

Oil just keeps becoming more important…

China Will Overtake US In Nuclear Power Within 10 Years

Energy | Andrew Follett
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

They’re tripling down on nuclear power

OPEC's Attempts To Kill Fracking Made It 'Leaner And More Efficient,' Says Gov't

Energy | Andrew Follett
A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado, December 9, 2014. The economy of Parachute, with a current population of approximately 1000 people, was devastated when thousands of workers lost their jobs on "Black Sunday" in 1982, after Exxon terminated the Colony Shale Oil Project. The current rise of hydraulic fracking in natural gas retrieval has given a cautious hope to the town's inhabitants, who know market demand and price can effect their local economy. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

U.S. fracking has ‘improved in leaps and bounds’

Why China's Largest Windfarm Almost Never Generates Any Power

Energy | Andrew Follett
Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The windiest parts of China are far away from population centers

This State Is Determined To Tax Wind Power, And Enviros Are Furious

Energy | Andrew Follett
David Brockwell walks between wind turbines during a routine inspection at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. Infigen Energy's Capital Windfarm, built five years ago, was a vanguard for wind power as Australia sought to wean itself from cheap fossil-fuel power in the face of climate shift blamed in part for Lake George's transformation to a vast plain. But big plans to expand the Infigen renewable energy project near Canberra and others like it have been put on hold awaiting the outcome of an election in September. The ballot, which opinion polls show the opposition conservatives winning, along with an economic slowdown and rising home energy bills have put the brakes on Australia's decade-long clean energy push. At stake in the Sept. 14 vote is a controversial carbon trading scheme championed by ruling Labor to curb greenhouse gas emissions, with a $20 billion pipeline in renewable investment largely on hold as nervous companies sit on their hands. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

‘Most concentrated lobbying effort I’ve witnessed in my career’

Report: Chinese Nuclear Plants Have 'Systemic Safety Concerns'

Energy | Andrew Follett
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

They were ‘pressing the wrong buttons’

Wind And Solar Will Provide Mere 4% Of World's Energy By 2040

Energy | Andrew Follett
Landscape image of a oil well pumpjack wiith an early morning golden sunrise and American USA red White and Blue Flag background. (Shutterstock/James BO Insogna)

In 2040, fastest growing energy source will be natural gas and largest source is oil

How Congress Wants Trump To Fix The Energy Department

Energy | Andrew Follett
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to members of the media as retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn stands next to him at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Divert money from wind and solar subsidies into basic research

The World Is Burning More Coal Than Ever

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Workers unload coal at a storage site along a railway station in Hefei,

‘Too early to say that this is the end’