Natural gas explosions: Boston-area gas pipes among oldest and leakiest in US

Thought Piece In direct answer to Cory Brewer’s question about Massachusetts explosions, I am providing the link to the USA Today investigation. It is probably the most clear-headed and detailed, otherwise, it is small-bore reporting. This piece reminds me of living in Manhattan in 1996. At the time, I was doing communication work for a Municipal [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:21:07+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |14 Comments

Trump’s energy policies are driving Democrats crazy

Thought Piece The Clean Power Plan (CPP) of 2015 had almost nothing to do with emission reductions. In fact, the whole “indirect health benefits” mirage was invented by the EPA in 2013, using Harvard and Syracuse U, et al, for validation of the concept of “indirect health” at the cost of $45million in university grants and [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:24:31+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |9 Comments

States Loom as a Regulatory Threat to Tech Giants

Thought Piece Just when I thought some of the expansive “State Rights” arguments were being throttled by state and federal courts, the Justice Department and several states are attempting to regulate the Internet, Broadband and large technology companies, again. It is worth mentioning that all of these agencies are many years behind the industries they regulate, [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:27:58+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|10 Comments

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 10, 2018

Thought Piece Before I give praise to John Droz and the “Energy & Environmental Newsletter” at, I must mention the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears game last night. It was 196th time they have played since 1921 and the Packers now have a two game lead. Classic game in a sneaky way, with a [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:35:22+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|5 Comments


Thought Piece I am proud to introduce this new presentation by friend Paul Driessen. It may the very best educational and historical discussion of the last 200 years of global history, at least known to me. It is simply a great piece of accessible scholarship for general readership. Honestly, it should be shared with everyone looking [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:40:02+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|9 Comments


Thought Piece This is a remarkable story about a remarkable young man! While I haven’t ever met Otis, I have been following his very interesting young life, thanks to my friend and his proud father, Jason Spiess. Yes, in full closure, Popsie Jason also wrote this piece on a budding energy superstar. Actually, Jason is already [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:43:14+00:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|18 Comments

Twenty-Five Industrial Wind Energy Deceptions

Thought Piece The following piece was written by friend John Droz over some years. John has pointed out 25 flaws of wind power thinking, while discussing the various marketing ploys to promote wind’s renewable status. Needless to say, John presents a powerful narrative, with great individual arguments augmented with many examples. I would love hear from [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:45:26+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |1 Comment

Climate Psychology Handbook: Promote Renewables to Cure Debilitating Climate Angst

Thought  Piece Here is a handbook (aka Cliff Notes) from the echo chamber of environmental activism. More from the Scientific Tabernacle Choir. “Climate psychology” and “Debilitating Climate Angst” are phrases for the ages, prime examples of SCIENTISTS’ sense of self-importance. Shame on them. Climate Psychology Handbook: Promote Renewables to Cure Debilitating Climate Angst Eric Worrall / September 1, [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:50:55+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|304 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Is Buying Power from Politically Corrupt Attorneys General

Thought Piece This Weekly Word with Jason Spiess, the professor, and Tom Shepstone ( in Weekly Word Column), recorded on January 30, 2018. Stephen Heins and Jason Spiess hosts Tom Shepstone from Pennsylvania, who is an urban consultant, community planner, researcher and advisor for zoning and land use in the Northeast of the U.S. ...Spiess asked [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:49:38+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|5 Comments

Law Enforcement for Rent

Thought Piece Thanks to Chris Horner and Competitive Enterprise Institute, we can now read the “informal” communications between 18 State Attorneys General (led by Eric Schneiderman), climate change NGO’s (led by Union of Concerned Scientists), universities (led by NYU) and wealthy individuals (led by Michael Bloomberg). The level of extra legal activities between these groups in [...]

By |2018-08-30T19:27:25+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|13 Comments