Financial Times Blasts New York Mayor De Blasio’s Climate Stunts

Thought Piece After living in Manhattan in 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s, I find myself wishing for a new David Dinkins who can do no harm to the world’s financial markets. Financial Times Blasts New York Mayor De Blasio’s Climate Stunts Eric Worrall / January 14, 2018 Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Financial Times asks, if De Blasio [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:22:41+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Record-breaking year projected for natural gas production

Thought Piece This is great news for the world. We continue to improve our efficient energy and energy efficiency. Cleaner energy and “clean energy” are a glide path to economic development and emission reductions for more people in more countries. Record-breaking year projected for natural gas production Source Bloomberg recently reported that U.S. natural gas production is expected [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:28:58+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

An “Answer to Prayer”: Thanks to Fracking, Ohio is Making and Shipping Steel Again

Thought Piece Below, Jackie Stewart from Energy in Depth provides a great boots on the ground story from Ohio. Jackie humanizes these real people, both from the boom years of steel making and the new generation of steel makers and investors. While Pennsylvania and Ohio are still fighting over politics and environmentalism, both states have ample [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:34:00+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Despite What You’ve Heard, Global Warming Isn’t Making Weather More Extreme

Thought Piece Thanks to the harvesting of indisputable data, Roger Pielke, Jr. has once again poked a huge hole in the mythology of cataclysmic weather events. After the latest spate of cold weather (aka winter), the climate change narrative predictably has been enlarged to include winter snow storms. “Is there nothing it can’t do.” In case [...]

By | 2018-01-08T20:53:05+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climate-Change Policies Can Be Punishing for the Poor

Thought Piece Let us hope that discussions about global warming can be more like the debates between those two brothers than between those who absolutely, completely agree with Paul Krugman, who wrote in his New York Times column in June, 'Betraying the Planet" that "as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn't help thinking [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:15:58+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Health and Well-ness: Analysis of Key Public Health Indicators in Six of the Most Heavily Drilled Marcellus Shale Counties in Pennsylvania

Thought Piece I continue to be disappointed with the state of environmental reporting in the U.S. If a study conforms to the climate change or anti-fossil fuel narrative, the Study makes headline news (e.g. “Fracking Puts Children’s Respiratory Health at Risk), usually without any real analysis of the work itself. In the recent UCLA, U of [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:20:08+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

Thought Piece After all of the histrionics from the environmental doomsday machine, I think that Paul adds a real world perspective during the period of environmentalist acting-out. A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling December 31, 2017 Tax bill provision opens ANWR, to bring more oil online and keep Alaska pipeline operating [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:13:43+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

North Dakota’s Pipeline Payoff

Thought Piece “We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution,” stated Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews. To my eye, this kind of thinking is an old-fashioned, simplistic way of looking at economic development and environmental mitigation. First, the facts about the Dakota Access Pipelines first six months: North Dakota [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:39:03+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

‘Junk science’? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire

Thought Piece As I said before, many in the environmental community don't understand that the previous EPA administration lacked any skill or inclination to provide the details of their use of science and the money spent on study grants. The EPA alums are calling for transparency, balanced science, and environmental history, while acting morally superior and [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:14:53+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

California’s Political Fires

Thought Piece A strong wind blows embers from smoldering trees at the Thomas Fire in Montecito, California, Dec. 16. PHOTO: DAVID MCNEW/GETTY IMAGES While California Governor Jerry Brown declares that the recent fires were caused by climate change, the Wall Street Journal pours some cold water on that argument (below). In fact, the WSJ points out that Sacramento [...]

By | 2018-01-04T23:03:43+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments