Dustin LeClair's Articles

U.S. and Global Carbon Intensity Trends

President Barak Obama proudly announced to the public that “the United States has reduced [its] total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth”[1] over the past eight years. In fact, the US lowered its emissions by 690 MMTCO2 between 2004 and 2012; the only close competitor is the EU which reduced its emissions […]

Analyzing Energy Policy Trends

President Nixon, in his 1974 State of the Union Address, declared: “Let this be our national goal: At the end of this decade … the United States will not be dependent on any other country for the energy we need …”[1] Since then, every US president, regardless of party, has echoed the need for energy […]

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