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Have We Got a Carbon Tax ‘Dividend’ for You

Thought Piece The Abject Failure of Emissions Trade and Carbon Taxation Both, a carbon tax and cap and trade, have yet to provide a single good example of working. In fact, the EU ETS has been an abject failure since its inception in 1997 and its implementation in 2009. Also, CA's trading scheme is just another [...]

By |2019-01-23T17:24:53+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 7, 2019

Thought Piece As a lifelong private sector advocate, I have been an active witness to several states (like Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Dakota), who are endowed with vast amounts of unconventional oil and the necessary private capital, becoming the very heart of the US Energy Renaissance of the last decade. Unlike conventional oil, shale [...]

By |2019-01-23T17:26:28+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Canada Appeases NGOs As Rural and Indigenous Peoples Suffer

Thanks to the gentle editing of Tom Shepstone, I discuss a puzzling, uneconomic situation that is unfolding in Canada, although large parts of the world have much the same problem. While governments and heavily populated area dither about global warming, rural and indigenous people are suffering from energy poverty. The overwhelming scourge of the poor and [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:45:20+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|0 Comments

Canada’s oil and natural gas industry and Indigenous peoples work toward shared prosperity: CAPP Report

Thought Piece First, there are some overlooked facts about Canada: It is the second largest country in the world; it has a population of 36.3 million (or 1/10 of the US); it is the 4th largest crude oil producer; the price of Canadian oil is discounted by 2/3 against US oil; storage facilities continue to overflow [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:30:43+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

One in four households living in energy poverty in Ireland

Thought Piece First, I noticed the gut-wrenching headline about the “worst winter in 42 years,” with 48,000 Brits dying this last winter. Now, we find out that 1 in 4 people in Ireland endured energy shortages from the same winter the Irish are calling “the beast from the east.” In fact, the British and Irish are [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:46:00+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

A Tale of Two New Yorks

Thought Piece First, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have had a misguided understanding of economic empowerment and a big city arrogance. Given the rural poverty found upstate New York and the plight of low and Public Housing in NYC, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should probably take a tour of NYC Public [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:45:08+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Thought Piece|0 Comments

California’s state budget is so flush words can’t describe it

Thought Piece Budget Surpluses and Fire in California: Governor Jerry Brown continues to declare that all of this year’s forest fires (including “Camp Fire,” “Woolsey Fire ,” “Hill Fire,” and “Rocky Peak Fire”) have been caused by climate change. In fact, the WSJ points out the State Of California has MISSPENT 10 times more on electric [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:40:30+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Thought Piece|0 Comments

‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.

Thought Piece When will the international media notice that the world is suffering a crisis of civilization in Mexico, Central and South American, Africa, a good part of Asia, and the Middle East? There are few countries including the European Union that deliver on their promise of civility. Mexico is essentially lawless with a small population [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:43:17+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Thought Piece|0 Comments

Colorado Fracking Votes Uphold Property Rights

Thought Piece This is an important interpretation of the Colorado elections (as it relates to American oil and natural gas) last week by Tom Shepstone. “ As Tom says, “Fairness is, too, the reason landowners will ultimately prevail in court.” Anyway, I have worked with Tom on many, many occasions over the last few years in [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:28:41+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments