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As Federal Oil Regulation Gets Tricky, State-Level Regulators Still Work Best

Thought Piece 17345867 - engineer oil refinery write on the notes book looking large oil refinery focus on refinery So, now that the Clean Power Plan of 2015 (an effort by the previous EPA to federalize environment and energy regulation) is probably in the rear-view mirror, this piece provides some perspective on “cooperative federalism,” [...]

By | 2018-05-15T11:29:34+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Thought Piece My major complaint against (now former) Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has always been that he used extra-legal (at best) bullying tactics, not unlike former AG and disgraced Governor Elliot Spitzer. O.K. I have several complaints with Mr. Schneiderman: He has been ruthlessly political, overly arrogant, imperially ambitious, utterly shameless, and essentially lawless. I first [...]

By | 2018-05-15T11:25:02+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Orion Energy Systems Chosen to Present At The 7th Annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit

Thought Piece  The conversation about quantified energy efficiency and emission reductions is as important now as it was a decade ago. I believe that my  Wall Street Presentation is also available through this link, but if not I would be happy to send you a copy. In a fractured world where scare tactics work, I cannot [...]

By | 2018-05-15T11:16:21+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

UN climate stalemate sees extra week of talks added

Though Piece As a reminder, the Paris Agreement is a voluntary accord, with many unreliable countries, no accounting standards and no independent verification. At Bonn recently, the international technocrats have been arguing that they are the only ones to be trusted, because they are intellectually and morally superior to the private sector. Pascoe Sabido, Corporate Europe [...]

By | 2018-05-15T11:11:55+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

In California, Climate Change Is an ‘Immediate and Escalating’ Threat A new state study lays out the evidence, from heat waves to droughts, wildfires and sea rise. It’s why California is fighting for tougher auto emissions standards.

Thought Piece It's harder and harder to find a trustworthy voice. Like the evolution of “global warming,” it all depends on who is choosing the words, the  "relevant facts" and who is doing the math. It simply depresses me beyond belief. Ultimately, the best of intentions and the bad outcomes of wrong-headedness are not strangers to [...]

By | 2018-05-15T11:02:28+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Familiar Flaws Invalidate Research Team’s Latest Attempt to Link Fracking to Health Issues

Thought Piece Can bad science reiterated 4 times be an improvement? It is becoming harder and harder to ignore the Nobel Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s quote: “To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he is doing is good.”   by Seth Whitehead May 2, 2018  A new study released Tuesday [...]

By | 2018-05-15T10:46:50+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

UN Forest Accounting Loophole Allows CO2 Underreporting by EU, UK, US

Though Piece Currently, the European Union (EU) and its Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) are being embarrassed in public: More politics than energy efficient. In 2005, the EU created a market for greenhouse gas emissions, but the last 13 years has shown the ETS’ many flaws, especially the perennial low trading prices. The following article is testament [...]

By | 2018-05-04T17:10:55+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There

Thought Piece How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There Jim Willis wrote about the 8 or 10 new natural gas power plants which are planned in Michigan and Ohio to replace old coal plants. This employment fits perfectly into the Midwest’s re-emergence as a manufacturing powerhouse, large petrochemical industry, regional [...]

By | 2018-05-04T16:59:53+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Judge’s Bombshell Filing Confirms Climate Conspiracy Against Energy Industry

Thought Piece Spenser Walrath has written an interesting group of pieces this weekend about the confirmation of climate groups and their “climate conspiracy against energy industry.”  It's harder and harder to find a trustworthy voice these days. Like the evolution of “global warming,” it all depends on who is choosing the words, the  "relevant facts" and [...]

By | 2018-05-04T16:49:29+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The impact of recent forcing and ocean heat uptake data on estimates of climate sensitivity

Thought Piece The Clean Power Plan and EU-Emission Trading Scheme are great examples of environmental  extremism, faulty constitutional thinking, media manipulation, extensive use of executive orders, moral rectitude, name-calling, populist rhetoric, ideological purity, demonization of the opposition, total inability to  negotiate with any opposition to the “settled science,”, poor understanding of basic economics development and no [...]

By | 2018-05-04T17:37:53+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments