Appalachia Markets Itself as Global Energy Hub Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia want to transform the Appalachian Basin into an oil and gas powerhouse.

Thought Piece With no regard for Dennis Kucinich’s Magical Misery Tour, the Governors from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia have realized that a collaboration between the three states will make them into a “Global Energy Hub.” While realizing that economic development and sound environmentalism are inseparable, the three Governors have shunned the “leave it in the [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:07:07+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Dennis Kucinich Finds Fracking Facts in Southeast Ohio: A Horror Story

Thought Piece "Global warming: Is there anything it can't do,” asked Homer Simpson. While touring southeastern Ohio with a naive writer, Dennis Kucinich looked at the effects of the Rust Belt de-industrialization and saw a fracking nightmare. The following narrative records Kucinich’s interpretation of the bleak terrain. While Youngstown and the northern part of Ohio are [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:16:33+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New York City Natural Gas Use Up Everywhere: Time for the Big Apple Relief Valve

Though Piece In spite of the fact that I have lived in NYC during the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, I cannot remember a time in the last half of century when the Big Apple looked so poorly managed. Given the financial disaster of the ‘70’s, this is saying something. Frankly, the presence of same-think (combined with less [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:14:35+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Cabinet Meets, Notley Offers to Buy a Pipeline as Kinder Morgan Frenzy Grows

Thought Piece In Canada, it is harder and harder to retain any respect for any environmental group, domestic (or foreign), or a province like British Columbia, who pontificates about the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaws if it doesn’t, especially if they invoke their sense of moral rectitude and intellectual [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:54:05+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Report: Bakken job openings steadily increase

Thought Piece Contrary to the “no new jobs” in shale industries mantra, ND, TX, NM, CO, OH, PA, WV are witnessing “job openings steadily increase.” See article “U.S. job openings soar to a record-high 6.3 million as companies seek skilled workers” in LA Times Report: Bakken job openings steadily increase Posted: Mon 2:39 PM, Apr 09, [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:54:50+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Russia Attacked the US Power Grid for Two Years. Now What?

Thought Piece This is an excellent piece about the importance of cyber-security on the American grid. With the geo-political implication of a vulnerable grid, it is good time to have a non-partisan discussion about how to evolve a forward-looking strategy, being called “”segmentationnetwork.” Lexington Institute’ Constance Douris gives us a thoughtful review of the issues, with [...]

By | 2018-04-07T15:34:45+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Cyber-attack knocks Energy Services Group offline

Thought Piece The successful attack on Energy Services Group’s pipeline provides proof that the Shale Revolution is as susceptible as any utility and the national grid. The convergence of energy, technology, and Internet, better know as the Internet of Things, is happening at the speed of light. No government or business is immuned Cyber-attack knocks Energy [...]

By | 2018-04-07T15:31:49+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New B.C. report discredits green groups’ narrative that First Nations are opposed to fossil fuel projects Indigenous communities are upset that many LNG projects haven’t been built, according to a joint report co-authored the B.C. government and the First Nations LNG Alliance

Thought Piece It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any American environmental group who tries to influence the environmental debate of other countries, especially Canada. Vancouver researcher and writer Vivian Krause has prepared a report, published January, 2018, that traces large amounts of NGO money flowing into the “demarketing” campaign against fossil fuels, [...]

By | 2018-04-14T01:16:53+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The Fuel-Economy Reality Show The Obama rules were always designed to provide a sound bite and then be repealed.

Thought Piece The Fuel-Economy Reality Show, by @HolmanJenkins There are times when I remember how funny Holman Jenkins can be. This piece is a classic example. WARNING: Anyone who is unwilling to have a little fun should avoid this discussion about the current fuel economy debate. When I grow up, I want to be Holman Jenkins, [...]

By | 2018-04-14T01:11:05+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Fracking for gas could provide UK with less to fear from Russia Strategic, political and economic concerns are therefore causing a major rethink of British energy policy but public concern over new gas resource is a challenge

Thought Piece   For those people who no longer think that the English drink tea without lifting their pinky finger, here is another example of ongoing British delicacy. With few exceptions, the “precautionary principle” is still alive there. While  “peace is at hand,” I doubt that the Russians have signed any new treaty with England nor [...]

By | 2018-04-14T01:01:41+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments