Natural gas explosions: Boston-area gas pipes among oldest and leakiest in US

Thought Piece In direct answer to Cory Brewer’s question about Massachusetts explosions, I am providing the link to the USA Today investigation. It is probably the most clear-headed and detailed, otherwise, it is small-bore reporting. This piece reminds me of living in Manhattan in 1996. At the time, I was doing communication work for a Municipal [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:21:07+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |14 Comments

Trump’s energy policies are driving Democrats crazy

Thought Piece The Clean Power Plan (CPP) of 2015 had almost nothing to do with emission reductions. In fact, the whole “indirect health benefits” mirage was invented by the EPA in 2013, using Harvard and Syracuse U, et al, for validation of the concept of “indirect health” at the cost of $45million in university grants and [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:24:31+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |9 Comments

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 10, 2018

Thought Piece Before I give praise to John Droz and the “Energy & Environmental Newsletter” at masterresource.org, I must mention the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears game last night. It was 196th time they have played since 1921 and the Packers now have a two game lead. Classic game in a sneaky way, with a [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:35:22+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|5 Comments

HOW PROSPERITY CAN SAVE THE PLANET – AND ITS PEOPLE … USING FOSSIL FUELS

Thought Piece I am proud to introduce this new presentation by friend Paul Driessen. It may the very best educational and historical discussion of the last 200 years of global history, at least known to me. It is simply a great piece of accessible scholarship for general readership. Honestly, it should be shared with everyone looking [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:40:02+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|10 Comments

OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY ENERGIZES MULTIMEDIA KIDTREPRENEUR’S VIEW ON CAPITALISM

Thought Piece This is a remarkable story about a remarkable young man! While I haven’t ever met Otis, I have been following his very interesting young life, thanks to my friend and his proud father, Jason Spiess. Yes, in full closure, Popsie Jason also wrote this piece on a budding energy superstar. Actually, Jason is already [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:43:14+00:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|18 Comments

Twenty-Five Industrial Wind Energy Deceptions

Thought Piece The following piece was written by friend John Droz over some years. John has pointed out 25 flaws of wind power thinking, while discussing the various marketing ploys to promote wind’s renewable status. Needless to say, John presents a powerful narrative, with great individual arguments augmented with many examples. I would love hear from [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:45:26+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |1 Comment

Michael Bloomberg Is Buying Power from Politically Corrupt Attorneys General

Thought Piece This Weekly Word with Jason Spiess, the professor, and Tom Shepstone (www.twmheins.com in Weekly Word Column), recorded on January 30, 2018. Stephen Heins and Jason Spiess hosts Tom Shepstone from Pennsylvania, who is an urban consultant, community planner, researcher and advisor for zoning and land use in the Northeast of the U.S. ...Spiess asked [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:49:38+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|5 Comments

Law Enforcement for Rent

Thought Piece Thanks to Chris Horner and Competitive Enterprise Institute, we can now read the “informal” communications between 18 State Attorneys General (led by Eric Schneiderman), climate change NGO’s (led by Union of Concerned Scientists), universities (led by NYU) and wealthy individuals (led by Michael Bloomberg). The level of extra legal activities between these groups in [...]

By |2018-08-30T19:27:25+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|13 Comments

Fake Study Recommends Quarter-Mile Setbacks for PA Shale Drilling

Thought Piece It’s official. A Pennsylvania environmental group is copying an initiative spawned in Boulder, CO, using a discredited study to advance their cause. Environmentalism has become a secular religion, with no regard for facts or the loss of credibility while they proselytize. Thanks to Pennsylvania’s best reporter, Jim Willis and the Marcellus Drilling News. How [...]

By |2018-08-30T19:32:17+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|1 Comment

Activists in Ohio’s New Oil and Gas Play Get a Lesson in Shale Economics

Thought Piece Whenever the "alarmist media" run stories, Op-Eds on climate changes, and Letters to the Editor, they exaggerate the headline and narrative. They rarely if ever include a counter-argument, almost never know any Information that contradicts their alarmism, or ever refers to any published study that supports a scintilla of environmental skepticism. Whatever happened to [...]

By |2018-08-30T19:39:57+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|9 Comments