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Energy Related Articles 2017-04-05T21:21:32+00:00

Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People

October 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece Remaining sustainable, no matter one’s efforts, involves the unforeseeable future along with technology risk, including the disruption of further innovation in energy and renewables, which may outdate one’s current plan. Sustainable energy" seems [...]

The Secret Donors Behind the Center for American Progress and Other Think Tanks

October 7th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece This is a piece written by friend Ken Silverstein in 2013. Needless to say, none of the major media picked it up. Ken is a moderate kind of guy, so this story was [...]

The U.S. Is Breaking Clean Energy Records Even As Trump Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels

October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece NEW SHOREHAM, RI - SEPTEMBER 22: The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands 3 miles off of Block Island on September 22, 2016 New Shoreham, Rhode Island. The five 6-megawatt wind turbines [...]

You can now become a ‘prosumer’ with blockchain in energy

October 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece Thanks to this meaningful posting. I gave a speech on the “Virtual Power Plant” over a decade ago. The basic idea was to measure and verify the consumption of lighting in real time [...]

Perry proposes regulatory overhaul to boost coal, nuclear

September 29th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece Given how politicized and single-minded the EPA has been since they started writing the first draft of the Clean Power Plan in 2009, several of us believe that the 2009-2017 EPA has ruined [...]

One Relatively Unknown Federal Agency Will Play A Big Role In Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Agenda

September 26th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece No one who knows much about energy or electricity in the US would dare to say that the FERC is unknown. Given how politicized and single-minded the EPA has been since they started [...]

‘Game-Changing’ New Research on Prolific Permian Basin Estimates 60 Billion to 70 Billion Barrels Remain, IHS Markit Says

September 25th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece Research, technology and innovation are driving the future of the Bakken, the Permian or the Marcellus. Anyone truly interested in American energy, environment, or shale needs to visit one of these Basins for [...]

Underreported: What Happened When Government Tried to Fix a Coal Town

September 18th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece This is the kind of reporting that has been missing in the mainstream media. It shows the costs and benefits of a federally funded program: "A private and public partnership." While the promises [...]

A two-decade crusade by conservative charities fueled Trump’s exit from Paris climate accord

September 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece Another alarmist headline with more deeply prejudiced reporting. The portrayal of Myron Ebell, in all of its conspiratorial splendor, is so silly that I can't help think it was written by Jonathon Swift. Although, [...]

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