Electricity generated by geothermal energy does not produce significant carbon dioxide emissions. However, drilling and circulating deep well water does emit some carbon dioxide and methane.
When one accounts for the decline in vehicle fuel economy from using biofuels and their various negative environmental impacts, it seems reliance on biofuel may provide fewer benefits than claimed by its proponents. Accounting for its effects on fuel economy, air quality, and food prices, biofuels likely produce net harms on balance.
Although it may make sense to get as much use out of timber scraps and garbage as possible, growing trees with the intent of using them strictly for densified biomass fuel
does not make sense over the short- or long-term.
Hydraulic fracturing, aka “fracking,” is a method for recovering oil and gas from unconventional fossil fuel reservoirs. It involves creating fissures in a rock formation in order to stimulate oil or gas movement through a reservoir that may otherwise have been difficult to extract fluids from.
In 2021, household electricity prices rose 8 percent. Electricity price increases accelerated even more in 2022, and have now risen 17 percent since December 2020.
Although the earth’s heat energy can’t be depleted by widespread geothermal energy production, individual geothermal reservoirs can lose heat energy over time, necessitating eventual re-drilling in a new formation, which adds to costs.
Energy prices are skyrocketing under President Joe Biden’s radical energy and climate agenda.
Any apples-to-apples comparison of solar energy to alternative sources of power must account for all environmental impacts, not just carbon dioxide emissions at the point of generation.
Like other renewable technologies, solar benefits from government subsidies and state mandates. Such subsidies reduce the costs directly attributable to solar power generation relative to traditional sources of electricity because taxpayers foot the bill.