Category Archives: Energy

Reflections on energy blogging

by Planning Engineer

Five years ago today I started guest blogging on Climate Etc., focusing on energy related issues.

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Energy Security and Grid Resilience

by Judith Curry

Diversifying and securing energy supplies nationally and locally.

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Reassessing the RCPs

by Kevin Murphy

A response to: “Is RCP8.5 an impossible scenario?”. This post demonstrates that RCP8.5 is so highly improbable that it should be dismissed from consideration, and thereby draws into question the validity of RCP8.5-based assertions such as those made in the Fourth National Climate Assessment from the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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Is RCP8.5 an impossible scenario?

by Judith Curry

In considering ‘worst case’ climate change impacts, we first need to assess the realistic worst case for global carbon emissions.

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Forgone benefits of disruption to nuclear power since late-1960’s

by Peter Lang

Could the costs of nuclear power have been 10% of what they are if not for the disruption?

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The cost of displacing fossil fuels: some evidence from Texas

by Peter Hartley

Although technological progress can alter the relative costs of different energy sources, depletion inevitably must raise the costs of fossil fuels leading to their displacement by alternative energy sources. What energy technology will likely be used when fossil fuels are no longer dominant? More importantly, what will be the cost of that alternative “backstop” energy supply?

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Stanford Prof sues scientists who criticized him – demands $10M

by Judith Curry

Mannian litigation gone wild. — Steve McIntyre

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