The Secret Donors Behind the Center for American Progress and Other Think Tanks

Thought Piece This is a piece written by friend Ken Silverstein in 2013. Needless to say, none of the major media picked it up. Ken is a moderate kind of guy, so this story was unusually credible, and yet it got no traction. It has been my experience that the right narrative about the environmental and [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:40:30+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

The U.S. Is Breaking Clean Energy Records Even As Trump Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels

Thought Piece NEW SHOREHAM, RI - SEPTEMBER 22: The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands 3 miles off of Block Island on September 22, 2016 New Shoreham, Rhode Island. The five 6-megawatt wind turbines are expected to produce more energy than Block Island needs. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) The narrative about emissions reduction [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:36:31+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You can now become a ‘prosumer’ with blockchain in energy

Thought Piece Thanks to this meaningful posting. I gave a speech on the “Virtual Power Plant” over a decade ago. The basic idea was to measure and verify the consumption of lighting in real time at the fuse box, because it was verifiable. The end user could modulate their lighting consumption according to utility hourly rates. [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:19:34+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Perry proposes regulatory overhaul to boost coal, nuclear

Thought Piece Given how politicized and single-minded the EPA has been since they started writing the first draft of the Clean Power Plan in 2009, several of us believe that the 2009-2017 EPA has ruined its brand and credibility. On the other hand, the FERC has had a long history of bipartisanship. As a part of [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:10:10+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

One Relatively Unknown Federal Agency Will Play A Big Role In Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Agenda

Thought Piece No one who knows much about energy or electricity in the US would dare to say that the FERC is unknown. Given how politicized and single-minded the EPA has been since they started writing the first draft of the Clean Power Plan in 2009, several of us believe that the 2009-2017 EPA has ruined [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:08:02+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

‘Game-Changing’ New Research on Prolific Permian Basin Estimates 60 Billion to 70 Billion Barrels Remain, IHS Markit Says

Thought Piece Research, technology and innovation are driving the future of the Bakken, the Permian or the Marcellus. Anyone truly interested in American energy, environment, or shale needs to visit one of these Basins for a closer look at the people and the latest technology. Steve P.S. "If one wants to be a thought leader, affability [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:11:10+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Now it’s a War on Pipelines

Thought Piece First they waged war on coal, and now they’ve launched a war on pipelines. As one activist put it, the best means of transporting oil is no transportation. But if there is going to be increased production, “I would rather it go by train.” Right. Just replacing the Dakota Access Pipe Line would require [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:01:50+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Underreported: What Happened When Government Tried to Fix a Coal Town

Thought Piece This is the kind of reporting that has been missing in the mainstream media. It shows the costs and benefits of a federally funded program: "A private and public partnership." While the promises sound plausible and even high-minded, the results prove again that the private sector create real jobs and the public sector programs [...]

By | 2017-09-19T21:15:53+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Feds overrule New York’s natural gas pipeline permit denial

Thought Piece The New York State political machine and anti- fossil fuel alarmists finally loses one in their effort to impose their will on the NY utility sector. Feds overrule New York's natural gas pipeline permit denial September 15, 2017 Associated Press Save             ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a [...]

By | 2017-09-17T13:28:29+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments