Articles from 2013
Statistics, uncomfortable truths, and statistics
- Written by Nick Grealy
- Published: 12 June 2013
Yet another report that I will often return to,The BP Statistical Review of World Energy is about the most complete set of energy statistics in one place. The report today has some fascinating comparisons
The Euro Troika of Green Organisations - Greenpeace, WWF and Friends of the Earth tell us two things:
- We must cut energy production
- We must cut CO2 emissions.
But, this is what the policy delivered.
The US has cut coal use over 11%. The UK has increased it by 24%. The US increased oil production by 13% - the UK dropped by the same figure. US Gas production increased by 4.7%, the UK’s fell by 14. US coal production fell only by 5.3% as people like the UK, and Germany seem happy to buy coal at what is effectively Henry Hub prices, but are unable to do so for gas.
But the true measure should surely be production of CO2.That fell by 3.9% in the US and rose by 2.2% in the UK.
But in the UK: Lets leave gas and oil in the ground. Otherwise, we won't meet out CO2 targets.