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|0 Comments

Faux Outrage Over Migratory Bird Treaty Demonstrates Fractivist Duplicity

Thought Piece Congrats to the sanity of Greg Walcher and Paul Driessen. The size of the double standards applied to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is symptomatic of the larger discussion about EU’s Paris Agreement and the “environment leadership” of Germany. Do what I say, not what I do. The EU and its “Emission Trading Scheme” [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:28:50+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

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: , |15 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: |13 Comments

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 10, 2018

Thought Piece Before I give praise to John Droz and the “Energy & Environmental Newsletter” at, 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


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|16 Comments


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|28 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 ( 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