Today, we turn our attention to EIA's brand-new "Annual Energy Outlook 2016 Early Release," which was just posted yesterday, and which looks at U.S. energy picture through 2040 under a "Reference case" and a "No CPP case." Here are five observations regarding this new report (bolding added for emphasis).
The bottom line, as many other polls have shown, is that Americans overwhelmingly support clean energy and reductions in fossil fuel pollution. To the extent that this is a partisan issue, Democrats are more pro-clean-energy and more supportive of action on climate change than Republicans, but there's significant support across the political spectrum for both of those things.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case ("Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC") that could have had adverse implications for states wishing to promote clean energy development. Fortunately, that's not what happened.
Let's look at the key points of "The Homegrown Power Plan," keeping in mind that Australia at present is overwhelmingly powered by fossil fuels. In other words, if a rapid transition to 100% clean energy can be carried out in Australia, it certainly can happen here.