You asked? We answered! Lisa Gardiner of the UCAR Center for Science Education and AirWaterGas helped us answer an audience question: What happens to all the water that comes up after a well is hydraulically fractured?
Somewhere in the world, the sun and wind are always shining and blowing, and people are always using electricity. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get renewable power from the windy and sunny places to the power hungry places? That was presumably the thinking behind a question posed by an Inside Energy audience member:
Would transmission losses be too high to sustain an international green power electrical grid? The short answer: Yes. An international power grid would sustain huge transmission losses and would therefore be too expensive to be feasible, right now. But in some situations, regional or continental grids do make financial sense and are already under development.
Some people are obsessed with energy. Some are beyond bored. Others are bursting with questions. And more often than not, people talk about energy as if it’s a friend they haven’t talked to in years and keep meaning to call…but never do. This talk looks at how our relationship with energy is broken, and what we can do to fix it.
The election of Donald Trump has raised questions about the future of federal funding for energy research and development. We dig into the numbers.
What’s going on with that pipeline in North Dakota? Momentum behind the Dakota Access pipeline protests has been building for months. The 1,200 mile-long pipeline project is controversial, involving many big-picture interests, issues, and plenty of misinformation. You’ve been flooding us with great questions, and we’re answering them.
Fossil fuel companies have a history of backing Republican candidates. But this year’s unusual presidential campaign appears to be having a strange ripple effect on political giving — at least from the oil and gas industry.
Answering a listener’s question: What kind of subsidies does the government give to natural gas?
Electricity prices typically move in one direction: up. But for the first time in more than a decade, residential electricity prices have dropped nationally. Regionally, however, the picture can be very different. Here’s a state-by-state look at how electricity prices have changed.
What will the electricity of the future look like? And how big of a difference will the Clean Power Plan make? This interactive graphic lets you explore our power-mix in the 2030, both with and without the CPP.
Inside Energy recently made a video about what the Clean Power Plan means for you. In that video, we used a lot of numbers: 98 quadrillion Btu (the total energy used in the United States last year), 100 lightning bolts (the amount of energy each American used last year…ish), 150,000 (the number of people employed in the U.S. Coal industry), and more. In the video, we had mere seconds to share those numbers. But at Inside Energy, we like to get real nerdy about energy. So we’re sharing the stories behind those numbers.