Drilled, Baby, Drilled

Thought Piece Over 10 years ago, the US imported 12.9 million barrels of petroleum products a day and in the ensuing period, the US imported slightly over 2 millions barrels a day. Yes, the Shale Revolution is responsible for the difference, but in a more complex way than just oil. Shales, after all, delivers three distinct [...]

By | 2018-02-06T22:56:22+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments


Thought Piece Here is Spencer Walrath’s rebuttal of the Oreskes and Supran Study. Interestingly, the NY Times never ran a retraction or correction. EXPOSED: HARVARD STUDY OMITTED EVIDENCE TO ALLEGE EXXONMOBIL ‘MISLED’ PUBLIC ON CLIMATE SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 | SPENCER WALRATH A recent report from Harvard researchers accusing ExxonMobil of misleading the public on climate change was based [...]

By | 2018-02-06T23:05:58+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Boom in American Liquefied Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World

Thought Piece NYTimes: Boom in American Liquefied Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World As I started reviewing the New York Times over the last three months to find any practical understanding of the Shale Revolution, I found two pieces written by Clifford Krauss. The best of which is an extended piece entitled “Boom in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T23:22:34+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

First natural gas export terminal opens on East Coast

Thought Piece So the American environmental NGO’s couldn’t stop LNG from shipping from the U.S. , but they can try to deprive North American Tribes of economic development and sharing benefits from natural resource projects on their territory: As evidence, the Canadian First Nations Tribes say it prioritizes the environment, but in balance with economic development [...]

By | 2018-01-31T22:38:32+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Think Bad Oil and Gas Litigation Is Limited to Calif. and N.Y.? Colorado is Next in Line

Thought Piece How can anyone support big American environmental NGO’s “who make their money from opposing natural resource projects” and other ill-gotten gains from “sue and settle” law suits, government grants, wealthy foundations, and unsuspecting small donors? The 30 members of the First Nations Tribes of Canada certainly can’t. “We absolutely do not support big American [...]

By | 2018-01-31T22:49:29+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

How the B.C. tanker moratorium is killing First Nations’ enterprise

Thought Piece In contradistinction to some media portrayals of Native Tribes, the First Nations Tribes are opposed to the tanker ban proposed in Canadian Parliament, which threatens the $16 Billion Eagle Spirit Pipeline. The new pipeline ban would prevent Alberta oil from reaching the British Columbia Coast, much to the detriment of the Tribes. Thirty members [...]

By | 2018-01-28T21:55:01+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process Fracking paper overstated size of methane leak from Marcellus Shale, earning retraction

Thought Piece Given the fact that the American political divisions in 2018 are almost unbearable, I have chosen to avoid hot button issues like gun control, abortion, gender, woman rights, extreme Climate Change, or economic justice. As in the last 20 years, I will continue to concentrate on the major themes of broadband, energy, energy efficiency, [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:58:55+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

SACRIFICING THE POOR The Lancet on ‘pollution’

Thought Piece This new piece on public health provides a necessary corrective to recent Lancet reports, which have cast a cold or non-existent eye on the importance of economic development to human health. In fact, the two recent reports ignored socio-economics almost entirely. See Report

By | 2018-01-28T22:32:25+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oshkosh Natives Robert Kleinschmidt, Tocqueville Fund Manager of NYC, and Lewis Hine, social activist and photographer of the Manhattan skyline

Thought Piece Yes, Oshkosh, that brunt of many jokes and the name of kids clothing! On a historical note, Lewis Hine was also an Oshkosh boy, whose father ran a restaurant in Oshkosh as did mine and who matriculated  at Columbia and lived in Manhattan as did I. Arguably, Lewis Hine's photographs of child labor and [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:13:00+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Sea level rise acceleration (or not): Part I – Introduction

Thought Piece Speaking of an articulate, brave and circumspect woman, Judy Curry has begun a series of discussions with herself (and other climatologists) about the complexities of sea levels world-wide, with few anecdotes and even less hyperbole. As a longtime reader of her work, I can honestly say that I am very excited about learning more [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:18:54+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments