U.S. utilities balk at expanded carbon-capture subsidy

Thought Piece I would argue that some of the current solutions (like coal capture and storage, utility-grade battery storage, electric cars and long-distance batteries, etc.) to emission reductions and global economic development are too costly and simplistic, especially if they ignore helping developing countries modernize their sanitation, health care, interior air quality, reliable electricity/grid, and 21st [...]

By |2018-08-05T16:05:20+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New York Times thinks we have “lost the Earth” – goes full nutso on #ExxonKnew

Thought Piece Whenever the "alarmist media" and “near tabloid science media” find stories, studies, reports or Op-Eds downplaying the immediate effects of climate changes, they unleash withering attacks on pieces like Nathaniel Rich’s in a recent New York Times Magazine. The Alarmist Tabernacle Choir are unsurprisingly quick to dismiss counter-arguments, even one as benign and agnostic [...]

By |2018-08-05T19:40:14+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Activist Researchers Try — And Fail — To Link Fracking To Depression

Thought Piece   Sometimes, I think about the cost of the agitprop contained in many health “reports,” like the latest Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and UCal Berkeley Studies. If we were ever able to compute the total amounts of grants paid to universities and its professors per year, it would be billions and billions. On the other [...]

By |2018-08-05T19:43:06+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Jerry Brown’s plan lowers PG&E’s liability for wildfire damages

Thought Piece While California Governor Jerry Brown declared that the late 2017 fires were caused by climate change, the Wall Street Journal and others have poured some cold water on that argument. In fact, the WSJ pointed out that Sacramento and state politics have ignored the gathering of underbrush and dead trees in their forests for [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:28:25+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

DEP Says Shale Gas Air Impacts Limited, But Fractivists Deny Reality

Thought Piece The Executive Director of the Clean Air Council, Joseph Otis Minott, had the nerve to respond to a recently published report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s public health study on unconventional natural gas operations, also known as hydraulic fracturing, by saying the report’s findings “are consistent with other recent public health studies, [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:30:56+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Standing Rock Redux

Thought Piece Our nation’s infrastructure needs updating for many environmental reasons, as mentioned in this Wall Street Journal editorial; and yet, many local, state and national voices are opposing natural gas pipelines being built with private money and designed to be much safer than the pipelines they replace. The environmental activists don't consider these technological improvements [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:33:47+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1

Thought Piece CASTLE DALE, UT - OCTOBER 9: Emissions rise out of three large smoke stacks at Pacificorp's 1440 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 in Castle Dale, Utah. It was announced today that the Trump administration's EPA will repeal then Clean Power Plan,that was put in place by the Obama administration. [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:36:48+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

America’s Oil And Gas Boom Is Spreading Through The Country

Thought Piece As we watch the slow, tortuous process of England approving its first hydro-fracking well, it is worth mentioning that “America’s Oil and Gas Boom is Spreading Through the Country.” There is a very understandable reason for this economic boom: As Simon Lack has pointed out: “The US is virtually the only shale producer because [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:54:45+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Oil’s New Technology Spells End of Boom for Roughnecks

Thought Piece Technology has undermined one of the last high-paying blue-collar jobs: “You can’t just start out swinging and hauling iron anymore.” Natural gas is a long, long, wide, clean, and ample bridge fuel, because it has continued to innovate by employing advanced technology and what is being called “digital data twin.” Also, there is the [...]

By |2018-07-20T16:11:29+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Five Things To Know About New EDF Methane Study

Thought Piece "It’s final. The EDF has revealed itself to have totally lost its objectivity, if not its media credibility: Even the Wall Street Journal has taken the new EDF report at face value. In fact, I wrote the author of the Journal piece, Tim Puko, an email last night protesting the lack of critical review [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:52:08+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments