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The Fuel-Economy Reality Show The Obama rules were always designed to provide a sound bite and then be repealed.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

API Destroys Justification for Proposed DRBC Fracking Ban

Thought Piece Now that the anti-fracking movement has become a political science choir of enormous size and funding, it is hard to pass them off as being just well-meaning. The DRBC has become another anti-intellectual force of biblical proportion, with the “We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution” [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:49:35+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Is Massachusetts AG Maura Healey Colluding with the Russians? Or, with Trial Lawyers?

Thought Piece It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any environmental group or public official who is LNG hypocritical. Is Massachusetts AG Maura Healey Colluding with the Russians? Or, with Trial Lawyers? Posted on March 23, 2018 by Tom Shepstone It’s hard to imagine, but the Attorney General of our 15th largest state, Massachusetts, supposes Russian [...]

By | 2018-03-28T22:39:58+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Solving New England’s Natural Gas Problem (Hint: It’s Not through Big New Pipelines)

Thought Piece The solutions contained in this CLF blog are as shallow as a teaspoon, as my daughter use to say. One can’t help wondering why the whole matter of replacing old infrastructure isn’t addressed in this piece. Then, there is the matter of the faulty economics and science used. Also, instead of using examples from [...]

By | 2018-03-28T22:41:28+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Anti-Pipeline Activists Force Us to Buy Natural Gas from Russia

Thought Piece This is a dispassionate piece (i.e. apolitical) about the state of the political energy world. By politicizing all things Oil and Gas, there is glaring lack of thought contained in the “leave it in the ground” sensitivity. Anti-intellectualism? In contradistinction, Ms. Jacobs offers up a workable solution to support economic development, emission reductions, and [...]

By | 2018-03-28T22:43:38+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oil bust was actually good for a town called ‘Shale City’

Thought Piece The US has had several regional gold/oil rushes, but most cities survived. I love the All American Williston story. Oil bust was actually good for a town called 'Shale City' By BAILEY SCHULZ on 3/12/2018 NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- As the price of oil goes, so goes Williston, North Dakota. Now, though, the community located deep in the [...]

By | 2018-03-28T22:24:51+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Ideology Trumps All for Super Rich Fractivists

Thought Piece As usual, Tom Shepstone has put together another great weekly review of the fast moving Shale Revolution. Tom’s ongoing Fracking fact checking is invaluable for unmasking and unveiling the work and workings of some environmental plutocrats. For example, “We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution,” said [...]

By | 2018-03-19T17:02:06+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Thanks to the anti-fracking lobby, Britain can’t avoid Russian gas

Thought Piece “In all likelihood, the United States will live up to its Paris commitment, not because of the White House, but because of the private sector.” Erik Solheim, UN Energy Program chief. Why isn’t the United Kingdom at least aware of the remarkable US Shale Revolution’s environmental successes, with its profound economic and geo-political benefits. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T17:13:02+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments