The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is At Its Lowest Level Since 1984

What is the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)? What are the implications of depleting the SPR, which the U.S. has been doing now since 2016? Further, what has been the impact of the rapid drawdown […]

Ensuring A Safe Future For Nuclear Power

The world needs to expand global nuclear power generation to help curb global carbon emissions. That conclusion is based on numerous models and projections that indicate that renewables can’t do it alone. But there is […]

The World Won’t Get To Net Zero Emissions Without Nuclear Power

Any time I write about nuclear power, it evokes passionate responses from readers. That was certainly the case following my previous article, Nuclear Power Could Cut The World’s Carbon Emissions In Half. There is always […]

Nuclear Power Could Cut The World’s Carbon Emissions In Half

In the previous article Renewable Energy Grew At A Blistering Pace In 2021, I highlighted the inability of renewable energy to keep up with overall energy demand: “But here is the challenge the world faces. Against […]

Renewable Energy Grew At A Blistering Pace In 2021

Note: The is the sixth article in a series on BP’s recently-released BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022. Previous articles were: Wind And Solar Provided A Record 10% Of The World’s Power Generation In 2021 […]

Energy Provisions In The Inflation Reduction Act

Last week Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The bill has been championed as a “climate change bill”, but it also allocates hundreds […]

Global Coal Consumption Surged In 2021

This article is the fifth in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles […]

U.S. Natural Gas Production Set A New Record In 2021

This article is the fourth in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles covered overall […]

The U.S. Remains the World’s Top Oil Producer

Earlier this month BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2022. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Each year, I do a series of articles […]

Why The U.S. Alone Can’t Curb The World’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Earlier this month the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022 was released, covering energy data through 2021. Previously, I provided a summary of the data. Today, I want to focus on the trends in global carbon […]