United States Energy 2018 to 2050

By Richard McPherson

The United States has been a net energy importer since 1953.  It is anticipated by 2022 the United States will be a net energy exporter.  Those 69-years will have taken a large economic toll on United States taxpayers, ratepayers fuel purchasers.  

Additionally, years of public policy decisions forcing manufacturing out of the United States caused the amount of energy used per unit of economic growth (energy intensity) to decline for many years, while the amount of CO2 emissions associated with energy consumption (carbon intensity) has declined since 2008.

In 2018, United States crude oil production is projected to surpass the record of 9.6 million barrels per day (b/d) set in 1970 and will continue to grow as upstream producers increase output because of the combined effects of rising prices and production cost reductions.

Through 2050, United States natural gas production from shale gas and tight oil plays as a share of total domestic natural gas production is projected to continue to grow in both share and volume because of the large size of the associated resources, which extend over more than 500,000 square miles.

For 65-years, Americans have not enjoyed the employment and lifestyle possible because commercial nuclear power was attacked by the Soviet Union, (now Russia) and since the Peoples Republic of China (now China) after President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his speech about Atoms for Peace in December 1953.  Please note above that since 1953, the United States has been a net energy importer. Exported and stolen energy technology developed in the United States is helping many countries grow, including communist and other countries at war with the United States.

Since 1919, when the Communist Party USA was founded efforts to hurt America have been constant (24/7).  On January 10, 1963, Congressman A.S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida (in H.R., Congressional Record-Appendix Pages 34-35) read the 45-Goals of the Communist Party to take over America.  We are witnessing the results every day of, #17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks; #18. Gain control of all student newspapers; #19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack; #20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions; and, #21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. (i.e. fake news today).
From 1979, the number of manufacturing jobs declined by 7,231,000 (37-percent), since employment in manufacturing peaked in the United States to 2015.  In 1979, the Three Mile Accident occurred.  It and a Hollywood movie the China Syndrome created the perfect pretext for communist funded anti-nuclear people to bring down the commercial nuclear industry.  Decades of leftist (liberal) indoctrination instead of education in public school systems is seen in the protests and comments made against President Donald Trump.  Years of indoctrination is also manifested in senior government people being fired and uncovered that have been lying and using their positions to harm other Americans including President Trump and other hard-working people living up to their oath of office.  When will American parents and grandparents say “Enough”?  Commercial nuclear power is required for America’s economic and economic security.  Let’s stop listening to the lies and listen to science and the resulting truth since 1950; nuclear power is safe.  America must exploit every energy resource and technology for its highest and best use.  Long before 2050, Americans can be economically and energy secure.

Richard McPherson became a student of energy in 1957.  He entered the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion program in 1963, that was created by Admiral H.G. Rickover in 1948.  After 20-years in the US Navy, Richard was asked to represent the United States on the combined subjects of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities, the Environment, and Public Opinion at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Today, he is Chairman of Global Humanitarian Resources working on solutions from agriculture, water and energy to replace the giving away of hard earned taxpayer funds to never ending sinks.  Richard has a quote by Maimonides above his desk, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.  Richard knows the secret to help all humans on planet earth is teaching others how to properly care for soils, the application of water and use of energy to give humans safe water to drink, grow food and use energy wisely.