TITLE

How Myths Distort Energy Policy

AUTHOR(S)
Tanton, Thomas
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Power;Feb2010, Vol. 154 Issue 2, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on energy issues in the U.S. It states that producing electricity by using solar energy will not decrease the demand of petroleum as less than one percent of electricity is produced through solar energy. It highlights that U.S. based oil companies invested 121.3 billion dollars into new energy technology. The U.S. is reportedly not a disproportionately large polluter. As measured by Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), fuel efficiency has increased fuel consumption.
ACCESSION #
49042970

 

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