Lawmaker says ‘majority’​ of House Republicans are ‘deniers’​: Harvard Professor says “Things are not looking good.”​

Thought Piece Naomi Oreskes, the Harvard University science historian [I must admit that it is hard being called a denier, just because some of us don't see a black and white world, especially from a single political Chicago political voice. The fact that Rep. Quigley did it in front of group of well-meaning businesses and [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next, Additional $100 million in Annual Tax Revenue

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next Richard Nemec March 6, 2017 The buzz is slowly returning to the Bakken Shale, with state and industry stakeholders eyeing a return to more robust production and bottom line numbers by the end of this year and through all of 2018. America's highest profile oil pipeline, the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“FCC: I Do Believe We’re on the Eve of Destruction”​ On the other hand, my headline is “FCC finally set free from Telecom Acts and overregulation”​

Thought Piece [This editorial piece seems so dated. It invokes all of the old arguments about Baby Bells, cable and telecom regulation from the distant past. Absolutely absent from this piece is any discussion of the future of broadband, telecommunications, technology and the Internet of Things. Is anyone else bothered by the hyperbole and doomsday-itis capture in the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Staff Opposition Expected To Hamper Pruitt’s Agenda As EPA Administrator”​ EPA Staff no longer 15,000 dedicated public servants, just a mob

Thought Piece [Below, see examples of a federal agency who has become extra-legal, unaccountable to anyone but itself, and a former Administrator who seems to be encouraging open dissent from the 15,000 current EPA government employees under the guise of a sense of moral superiority, while disregarding the democratic process.  "some EPA staffers joined an anti-Pruitt [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Scott Pruitt Signals Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities, In speech before employees, the new chief emphasized giving business certainty about rules”

Thought Piece [The thought of the EPA becoming a more humble agency is very appealing:  More a practical environmentalist with a more balanced agenda rather than a crusader who had become highly politicized, ideological and self-righteous, with a flare for creating rules and laws on their own. I expect that Scott Pruitt is a promoter of some financial and business certainty in a world [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Gina McCarthy outlines EPA accomplishments”​ She Proves EPA-ism Had Become Just Another Immodest, Preachy Religious Type. So Righteous!

Thought Piece [But of course Gina has just taken a position at Harvard and I suspect that her self-righteousness will make her become vocal and visual from time to time. As for writing about her activist agency over the last four years, historians and reporters are much more likely to write about her "accomplishments," clear eyed and all, [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If the Science is settled, why did Dr. John Bates’​ piece evoke 509 comments in the last few days about NOAA’s Karl Study of 2015?

Thought Piece In an effort to be balanced on the super-storm of debate caused by yesterday's expose in the London Mail written by David Rose, I have reprinted Dr. John Bates' original article, published on February 4, 2017, which a day earlier than the Mail piece. The myriad of points of view and points of fact (509 [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:23+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If the Science is settled, why did Dr. John Bates’​ piece evoke 509 comments in the last few days about NOAA’s Karl Study of 2015?

Thought Piece Fake News or Not: To date, none of the major media or climate "news" sites have mentioned this London Mail challenge to the global warming data. The next few days will tell us much about the US scientific community and academia. If this Mail is "fake news," then it deserves to be exposed, just as [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:23+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Change Would Be Healthy at U.S. Climate Agencies”​: It has become routine for press releases and the press to avoid mentioning any margin of error.

Thought Piece The evidence continues to mount that several climate agencies, like the NOAA and NASA, have been cooking the climate books for years; and, to make matters worse, the major media exaggerates the cooked books, because it believes that its consumers aren't sophisticated enough to understand the actual numbers and their margins for error. The recent [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Analysts Weigh OPEC Price Boost Against Shale Rebound: The US is sitting on many DUC, drilled but uncompleted, wells which take less time and money.

Thought Piece There are two factors that this Financial Tribune pieces does not mention, both of which clearly favor US shale. One, the impetuous to build new pipelines such as the Keystone Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline and several pipelines alone the upper east coast, all of which are expected to reduce transportation $5 to $7 dollar barrel; [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments