The Great Rural-Urban Divide Is at the Heart of the Energy Debate

The Great Rural-Urban Divide Is at the Heart of the Energy Debate Stephen Heins Energy Consultant Census data reveals a fundamental fact about our great rural-urban divide on energy. Rural folks are the makers. Urban folks are the uninformed takers. While many urban areas (e.g., New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle) have [...]

By |2018-08-30T19:36:15+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Original Heins|0 Comments

California Solar Mandate Will Cost More Than Anyone Was Told

California Solar Mandate Will Cost More Than Anyone Was Told Posted on August 15, 2018 by Natural Gas Now Guest Blogger Stephen Heins Energy Consultant Stephen Heins reveals the insanity of a California solar mandate, which will deepen the impacts of the energy debacle in which the state is already mired. California’s new solar mandate will cost much more [...]

By |2018-08-30T20:36:49+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|0 Comments

The Phony Numbers Behind California’s Solar Mandate

Thought Piece California’s new solar mandate will cost much more than anyone was told, writes Steven Sexton. Essentially, the public sector, including well-funded politically active environmental groups, have decided that renewable energy, electric cars, and large scale storage batteries are the best investments for the future of California energy, economic development and environmentalism. Unfortunately, this Wall [...]

By |2018-08-30T20:34:29+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Infographic: Thanks to New York’s Fracking Ban, “Twin Tiers” Now Look More Like Distant Cousins

Thought Piece The following side by side comparisons between New York’s Southern Tier and Pennsylvania Northern Tier demonstrates that unconventional oil/hydraulic fracturing has become the center of a budding US economic renaissance, because it has several separate economic benefits: natural gas, tight oil and feed-stone, all of which cut the cost of production for all goods [...]

By |2018-08-30T20:26:15+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

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