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

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: |12 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