Author Archives: Clark Gordon

About Clark Gordon

Mr. Gordon is an Energy Policy Analyst at EPIC. His contributions to EPIC focus largely on energy and greenhouse gas emissions modeling. Recent work includes aiding in the design and development of a community-scale greenhouse gas emissions model, capable of forecasting both business-as-usual emissions levels and dynamic mitigated emissions levels for each city within the San Diego region.

How to Allocate GHG Emissions Reductions Among Mitigation Measures

Climate planning is a relatively new science.  And like all sciences still in their infancy, numerous methodologies exist for accomplishing essentially the same task. There are many aspects to developing a climate plan, however aspects fundamental to all climate plans include: … Continue reading

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World Energy Consumption Will Increase 56% by 2040

Yesterday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released it’s annual International Energy Outlook 2013, in which it projects that world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040. The report cites growth in the developing world as a primary cause for … Continue reading

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The Water-Energy Nexus in California

The water-energy nexus has been in the news since the California Energy Commission’s landmark finding in 2005, that water related energy uses account for about 19% of all electricity use and 30% of non-power plant natural gas use in the … Continue reading

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Induced Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) – Background and Pending Legislation

This post provides a general background on fracking technology, the related environmental and safety concerns, and pending legislation. In an upcoming post, we’ll address the issues surrounding the vast Monterey shale deposit in California. Induced hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is … Continue reading

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How many pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) does a gallon of gas produce?

Before answering this question it helps to first know how much a gallon of gasoline weighs. Gasoline has a weight of just over 6 pounds per US gallon. A natural guess could then be that about 6 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading

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The Real Price of Gasoline

The price of gasoline varies over time and by region, and in many ways affects the lives of the majority of the global population. This post looks at what makes up the price of a gallon of gas and highlights … Continue reading

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The MPG Illusion

Assume that you have two cars; an SUV and a compact car. Both cars are aging but you can only afford to replace one. Assume further, that like many families, you still require at least one car with a carrying … Continue reading

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