Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford to “Keep It In the Ground”

Thought Piece First and foremost, the “Keep It In The Ground” has only one “accomplishment,” which is keeping over $91 billion of energy infrastructure from being built or replaced (with both new and upgraded technology). A visible example of this do-nothing approach can be found north of Boston, with the explosion of old gas pipelines. My [...]

By |2019-01-23T17:07:04-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |Comments Off on Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford to “Keep It In the Ground”

What the Green New Deal will do to our family

Thought Piece Here is a new piece by ally Greg Wrightstone, entitled “What the Green New Deal will do to our family,” that has just appeared in the American Thinker. Beneath the Jonathon Swift-like satire, Greg has looked at the future of the effects of “Green New Deal;” and, to quote Leonard Cohen, “I have seen [...]

By |2019-01-23T18:18:59-05:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |Comments Off on What the Green New Deal will do to our family

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 7, 2019

Thought Piece As a lifelong private sector advocate, I have been an active witness to several states (like Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Dakota), who are endowed with vast amounts of unconventional oil and the necessary private capital, becoming the very heart of the US Energy Renaissance of the last decade. Unlike conventional oil, shale [...]

By |2019-01-23T17:26:28-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 7, 2019

Canada Appeases NGOs As Rural and Indigenous Peoples Suffer

Thanks to the gentle editing of Tom Shepstone, I discuss a puzzling, uneconomic situation that is unfolding in Canada, although large parts of the world have much the same problem. While governments and heavily populated area dither about global warming, rural and indigenous people are suffering from energy poverty. The overwhelming scourge of the poor and [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:45:20-05:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|Comments Off on Canada Appeases NGOs As Rural and Indigenous Peoples Suffer

Canada’s oil and natural gas industry and Indigenous peoples work toward shared prosperity: CAPP Report

Thought Piece First, there are some overlooked facts about Canada: It is the second largest country in the world; it has a population of 36.3 million (or 1/10 of the US); it is the 4th largest crude oil producer; the price of Canadian oil is discounted by 2/3 against US oil; storage facilities continue to overflow [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:30:43-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Canada’s oil and natural gas industry and Indigenous peoples work toward shared prosperity: CAPP Report

Colorado Fracking Votes Uphold Property Rights

Thought Piece This is an important interpretation of the Colorado elections (as it relates to American oil and natural gas) last week by Tom Shepstone. “ As Tom says, “Fairness is, too, the reason landowners will ultimately prevail in court.” Anyway, I have worked with Tom on many, many occasions over the last few years in [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:28:41-05:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Colorado Fracking Votes Uphold Property Rights

Canada’s Crude Problem: Lots of Oil With Nowhere to Go

Thought Piece For whatever reason, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t discuss some important facts about Canadian oil and natural gas: Canada is the 4th largest crude oil producer in the world, the price of its oil is $44 a barrel lower than US oil, storage facilities are overflowing but can’t get to market, it has [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:28:16-05:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Canada’s Crude Problem: Lots of Oil With Nowhere to Go

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 |2018-11-13T20:28:23-05:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on EPA rule changes put clean air at risk (Commentary)

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 |2018-11-13T20:28:31-05:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Comments Off on How Greens Humiliate Themselves

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 |2018-11-13T20:27:53-05:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Plunging Emissions Mostly Not Spurred By Natural Gas Nor Renewables, U.S. Government Finds