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Southpointe Event Focuses on M-U NGL Storage Hub

Thought piece Today in Marcellus Drilling News, Jim Willis published a great piece on ethane crackers, storage hubs, and economic development for Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In particular, Jim does a great job connecting the dots between the technological and economic complexity of shale production and its distribution. The Appalachian Basin is starting to provide [...]

By | 2018-06-25T21:41:17+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Cost-Benefit Reform at the EPA

Thought Piece Cost-Benefit Reform at the EPA: Under Obama, the EPA juked the numbers to justify costly regulation. It is about time that the EPA returns to the fiscal discipline of cost and benefit analysis, after 8 years of torturing the numbers and changing basic definitions while choosing its preferred reports, studies, University, and scientific authors. [...]

By | 2018-06-25T21:42:27+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Climate Change Has Run Its Course

Thought Piece The descent of climate-change activism into identity politics is a sign that it has lost vitality, writes @stevenfhayward While I have been a Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency advocate for the last 18 years, I have been worried about the stranded costs of much of the previous tranches of renewable technology? Going forward, there [...]

By | 2018-06-25T21:28:59+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

You’re Hired! Ohio Campaigns to Raise Awareness of Shale ‘In Demand’ Jobs

Thought Piece My economic argument about Ohio centers around the wide ranging benefits of economic development with or without the direct revenue of shale. Undoubtedly, the large manufacturing value of indirect feedstock will power a wide ranging petrochemical industry in Ohio. Then, there are the new NG electricity cost savings for large users, lower residential electric [...]

By | 2018-06-25T21:20:02+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The US EPA’s science advisers push back against Scott Pruitt’s attempts to dilute environmental regulation

Thought Piece The Double Standards of Reporting About the McCarthy and Pruitt EPAs The coverage about the last two EPA Directors, Gina McCarthy and Scott Priutt, could not be more different. For the ahistorical, the McCarthy EPA was found communicating with the writers of the “Indirect Health Benefit” before-during-after the 2015 Report was finished. The collusion [...]

By | 2018-06-25T21:07:28+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece, Uncategorized|0 Comments

California Senate defies AT&T, votes for strict net neutrality rules California may impose tougher net neutrality rules than the FCC did.

Thought Piece   "California Delusions About Broadband and the Future" There is a rapid convergence of energy, technology and broadband (aka The Internet of Things). However, the IOT will require Big Data, Big Infrastructure, Big Technology and Really Big Broadband.  All of the last White House’s FCC and current California’s “Net Neutrality” initiatives harken to the [...]

By | 2018-06-25T10:51:45+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Climate showdown of the decade?

Thought Piece First, I was there during Dr. Mann’s testimony on March 29, 2017 in front of the Committee of Science, Space, and Technology, where he compared himself to a oppressed Russian scientist from the Stalin era: As he put it, “Call people ‘deniers” all you want, use any name you want...beat them into submission, that’s [...]

By | 2018-05-29T06:20:48+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Appeals court allows unusual ‘necessity’ defense for Enbridge protesters Pipeline protesters claim threat of climate change compelled them to act.

Thought Piece I had a nightmare last night about Global Warming (aka Climate Change), where anyone can legally commit perjury if they lied because of their higher moral calling. I woke up and remembered Climate Change has already created a large new genre for funding bias; *It funded 1,000s of politicized climate reports; It funds over [...]

By | 2018-05-29T08:37:11+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Climate Litigation: The Latest Green Effort to Overturn Democracy

Though Piece “Climate Change Warriors Latest Weapon of Choice is Litigation.” I too am worried about the proliferation of environmental lawsuits in the US, at least 5,000. Although, it is a growth market for environmental attorneys and fungible green funding. Most of all, I am against small groups who think they know more than the voting [...]

By | 2018-05-29T08:36:45+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

“Nutty” is as Nutty Does – 2nd MVP Protester Goes Up a Pole in VA

Though Piece More bad behavior in VA. It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any environmental group (or individual protester) who games the legal system or simply ignores the law, especially if they invoke their sense of moral rectitude, civil disobedience, and intellectual superiority. All of this, while various environmental groups have more [...]

By | 2018-05-29T08:38:09+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments