Al Gore’s Climate Sequel Misses a Few More Facts: Eleven years since first climate-change film, Al’s still trying to spend $17 trillion on doomsday!

Thought Piece If Soren Kierkegaard is right that "life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards," then I wish Mr. Gore could remember how to look backwards: He might recall that his dire predictions started over 13 or 14 years ago which is where he gave a 10 minute slide called "The Day After [...]

By | 2017-07-29T09:52:04+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Enemies of humanity”: Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death….

Thought Piece I often find myself realizing that I know some very articulate and worldly men and women. In the following, I simply cannot add a single thing.   Thanks Steven and Paul!  Steve Steven Lyazi, my young friend in Uganda, had another brush with malaria a few weeks ago. He writes about it in his latest article, and offers [...]

By | 2017-07-29T09:57:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week, More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota. “The Bakken Vs. The World” Edit article

Thought Piece [This conference promises to be even better than last year, with a pre-conference seminar titled, The Bakken Vs. The World.  Steve] SOURCE: BBI International July 11, 2017 2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota BISMARCK, ND – (July 11, 2017) – The [...]

By | 2017-07-11T21:59:52+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“The Shale Revolution’s Staggering Impact in Just One Word: Plastics” Ah, Six Words: oil, natural gas & feedstock, carbon reduction–value streams

Thought Piece One of the most puzzling parts about any discussion about the Shale Revolution of the last decade is the short shrift given to shale's economic development values for the US and the world. While it is easy to see the downward pressure on natural gas, liquid natural gas and oil, it is far less easy [...]

By | 2017-06-29T21:06:18+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Endangered Species Act: Weaponizing law to crush industry, property rights” by Jonathan Wood, in Investment Business Daily

Thought Piece [Thanks to Free Range Report for reprinting the Jonathon Wood piece from IBD.  Steve] Endangered Species Act: Weaponizing law to crush industry, property rights by editor The Endangered Species Act is a powerful weapon for environmental groups because it forbids the "take" of any listed species, which prohibits essentially any activity that adversely affects a single [...]

By | 2017-06-29T21:02:41+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

“Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy Plan: Nearly two dozen researchers critique a proposal for wind, solar, and water power….”

Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy Plan Nearly two dozen researchers critique a proposal for wind, solar, and water power gaining traction in policy circles. [https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608126/in-sharp-rebuttal-scientists-squash-hopes-for-100-percent-renewable As I was reading this Technology Review piece yesterday, I was reminded of the following vignette: ...I was enjoying my own company at a French bistro on 93rd St. and Madison Ave. [...]

By | 2017-06-29T21:00:48+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |0 Comments

GE-Baker Hughes: Some call deal unprecedented; others see competitive nuisance: Combination of big data and new energy technology a game changer, IOT!

Thought Piece This new energy and electricity powerhouse, GE-Baker Hughes, will become the first "full-stream" service company (upstream exploration and production--midstream transportation--and downstream refining and market) in the world. Its business model is likely to become the first of several other company's in the oil and gas space. As Baker Hughes CEO put it, a "molecule to megawatt" [...]

By | 2017-06-15T23:14:18+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Cleaning Up the Superfund Mess: But Superfund delays aren’t the result of insufficient funds: Still 1,336 Superfund sites on the EPA’s Priorities List

Thought Piece It is time to put symbolic and political gestures in their proper perspective, especially as there are still 1,336 Superfund sites untreated. Created 1980, the Superfund has become a monetary piñata for many groups and individuals that have nothing to do this massive clean-up project: Instead of making a direct way of funding, it has [...]

By | 2017-06-15T23:16:17+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

‘Trump’s Budget Prioritizes Polluter’s Over People” So Screamed the Headline of the Op-Ed of Gina McCarthy, a bureaucracy’s best friend

Thought Piece ‘Trump’s Budget Prioritizes Polluter’s Over People” So Screamed the Headline of the Op-Ed of Gina McCarthy, June 6, 2017 Before I take time to disagree with Gina McCarthy’s Op-Ed, I would like to mention a couple of problems I have with the personal information provided about Ms. McCarthy: In fact, Gina became a member the [...]

“Trump Skips Climate Church”: Only when technology can meet mankind’s energy demand at competitive cost will low-carbon energy prevail.

Thought Piece Without the powerful forces of the Internet of Things, the Paris Agreement will remain a voluntary accord, with many unreliable countries and no accounting standards. The real problem with the Paris Agreement is its unrealistic, political nature. "Whatever evolution toward a lower-carbon energy system takes place in the future, it will also certainly be [...]