12 01, 2022

Watts Up With That?: The Cost of Net Zero Electrification of the U.S.A.

2022-02-23T17:25:04-05:00January 12th, 2022|Electrification, Media Coverage, Report, Tanton|

by Ken Gregory, P. Eng. Watts Up With That? This article by Ken Gregory, P. Eng. is a critique of an influential report  by Thomas Tanton “Cost of Electrification: A State-by-State Analysis and Results” and provides corrected new capital cost estimates to achieve net zero emissions in the U.S.A. Estimating the increased operating costs is [...]

21 12, 2021

Friends of Science Calgary: The Cost of Net Zero Electrification of the U.S.A.

2022-02-23T17:20:10-05:00December 21st, 2021|Electrification, Media Coverage, Report, Tanton|

by Ken Gregory, P.Eng. Friends of Science Calgary The U.S.A. government has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel use and cement manufacturing to net zero economy-wide by no later than 2050. Some believe we could achieved this by replacing most fossil fuel use with non-emitting energy sources and sequestering carbon [...]

13 01, 2021

SGLF report: net metering perpetuates unfair marketplace

2021-01-14T17:02:42-05:00January 13th, 2021|Media Coverage, Net Metering, Report, Tanton|

by Kim Riley DailyEnergyInsider Net metering — the billing mechanism that allows electric utility customers to be compensated for the electricity they sell back to their utility — should be reformed to best support all customers, according to a new study published by the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF), a Washington, D.C.-based conservative policy nonprofit. [...]

5 01, 2021

State Government Leadership Foundation Releases Study on Controversial Net Metering Practices Using Tanton’s Report

2021-01-14T16:55:13-05:00January 5th, 2021|Net Metering, Report, Tanton|

WASHINGTON — The State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) today issued its latest study about Net Metering, the practice whereby energy customers who use solar technology are reimbursed at the “retail rate” for the energy they generate when selling it back to a local utility provider. The funding used to reimburse these solar customers comes from the revenue generated [...]

5 10, 2020

Tanton: IER Podcast on the cost of total electrification

2020-10-06T11:11:42-04:00October 5th, 2020|California, Electrification, Media Coverage, Report, Socialism, Tanton|

Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology Assessment As Appearing on IER's Podcast E&E Legal's Tom Tanton  joins the Institute for Energy Research's (IER's) podcast to discuss his recent electrification report published by E&E Legal.  According to the show summary, "Tom Tanton, Director of Science and Technology Assessment for The Energy & Environment [...]

23 09, 2020

Grimes: Gov. Newsom Orders Phase-Out of Gas-Powered Vehicles

2020-09-29T09:59:35-04:00September 23rd, 2020|California, Electrification, Grimes, Media Coverage, Tanton|

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe Timely new study shows high cost of total electrification With Climate Week 2020 events underway in California this week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and “additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the [...]

22 09, 2020

Press Release: E&E Legal Releases Tom Tanton State-by-State “Electrification” Costs Report

2020-09-22T09:49:13-04:00September 22nd, 2020|"Climate Change", California, Conflict of Interest, Electrification, Press Releases, Tanton|

E&E Legal Releases Tom Tanton State-by-State "Electrification" Costs Report For Immediate Release: September 22, 2020 Contact: [email protected] 202-810-2001 Washington, D.C. - Today, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), released a state-by-state report on the capital cost associated with “electrification” for states and the nation. The report, and its accompanying data spreadsheet, was authored [...]

2 09, 2020

Tanton: IER Podcast on California’s Disastrous Energy Policies

2020-09-04T09:27:33-04:00September 2nd, 2020|California, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Socialism, Tanton|

Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology Assessment As Appearing on IER's Podcast E&E Legal's Tom Tanton, a California resident, joins the Institute for Energy Research's (IER's) podcast to discuss CA’s recent rolling blackouts and what went wrong with the state’s energy policies to get here. Listen here.

26 02, 2020

Grimes: California Assemblywoman Introduces Bill to Promote ‘Science-based Decisions’ for Climate Response

2020-03-02T15:26:25-05:00February 26th, 2020|Bad Science, California, Grimes, Media Coverage, Tanton|

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe They weren’t using ‘science’ for climate change decisions? “Assemblywoman Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced legislation that would ensure the state’s actions and investment on climate change adaption is science-based,” reads a press statement from Friedman. “The measure, Assembly Bill 2371, creates an advisory team of distinguished scientists [...]

4 02, 2020

Grimes: Gov. Newsom Doubles Down on State Takeover of PG&E, Says Utility ‘No Longer Exists’

2020-02-06T11:13:08-05:00February 4th, 2020|California, Grimes, Media Coverage, Socialism, Tanton|

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe The real goal appears to be controlling the state’s energy and renewable energy mandates “Exactly one year after PG&E Corp. filed for bankruptcy, Gov. Gavin Newsom said PG&E ‘no longer exists’ and doubled down on a state takeover if the utility doesn’t shape up by June [...]

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