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

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

Canada’s Crude Problem: Lots of Oil With Nowhere to Go

Thought Piece For whatever reason, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t discuss some important facts about Canadian oil and natural gas: Canada is the 4th largest crude oil producer in the world, the price of its oil is $44 a barrel lower than US oil, storage facilities are overflowing but can’t get to market, it has [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:28:16+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

EPA rule changes put clean air at risk (Commentary)

Thought Piece The thoroughly discredited Dr. Charles Driscoll, leader of the “Indirect Health Benefits Study” of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), opines about the new EPA rule, replacing the 2015 CPP with a more balance, less Federal Government. Did I mention the Study was jointly done with Harvard? Old environmentalists don’t fade away, they patiently wait [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:28:23+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

How Greens Humiliate Themselves

Thought Piece Holman Jenkins rides again!!! My major complaint against the one-eyed environment extremists, like the new Attorney General of New York, has always been that they use misinformation and extra-legal (at best) bullying tactics, not unlike former EPA senior management, several State Attorney Generals, several NGO’s, many university professors, partisan politicians, and some well-meaning but [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:28:31+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Plunging Emissions Mostly Not Spurred By Natural Gas Nor Renewables, U.S. Government Finds

Thought Piece Reading between the lines of this piece about the recent EIA Report, the stark raving fact is that industrial energy efficiency has been responsible for over 50% of all emission reductions in the US in the last 23 years, with energy efficiency strategies in the last decade or so in the industrial sector reducing [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:27:53+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

‘State Government Blew It’: Lawmaker on Natural Gas Oversight

Thought Piece Finally, here is an honest appraisal of the failures of Massachusetts and its state agencies leading up to the recent Boston gas explosion. Frankly, while all related parties share some of the blame, the real problem is the ossification of Boston and surrounding area’s infrastructure and the long term failure of urban governance in [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:34:03+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Taxing carbon may sound like a good idea but does it work?

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 |2018-10-26T20:21:33+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Responding to a Misleading Narrative on Texas Oil Exports

Thought Piece My major complaint against the one-eyed environment extremists has always been that they use misinformation and extra-legal (at best) bullying tactics, not unlike former EPA senior management, several NGO’s, many university professors, partisan politicians, and some well-meaning but under-informed activists. O.K. I have several complaints with the entire group mentioned above: They have been [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:25:09+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|35 Comments