Editorial: The renewables hope

04/23/2001
The US Department of Energy's latest budget proposal puts energy from renewable sources in useful perspective. It trims spending in this area by 36%. Announcement of the plan naturally provoked moans of regret from renewable-energy promoters. But it forces policymakers and energy consumers to take a clear view of what reasonably can be expected from renewable resources.There can be no doubt that the US needs energy from renewable sources and will need more of it in the future. Someday, in fact, all energy will come from renewable resources.But the country can't now rely on renewable sources to meet a significant share of its energy needs and shouldn't pass laws or impose regul...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected