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

Africa to Play the Trump Card on Coal: For Poverty Alleviation

August 23rd, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece As Steven Lyazi of Kampala, Uganda has said before, the people of Africa need reliable electricity, good sanitation, clean water, clean air in their homes, modern technology, modern hospitals, DDT to end the [...]

2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week, More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota, Center of Energy Universe.

July 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece [I am heading for the annual Bakken Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday. In 1880's, the State of Wisconsin developed what they called the Wisconsin Idea: Close cooperation between state government, higher [...]

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

July 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Lessons of the Energy Export Boom: this dominance was achieved by private U.S. investment, innovation and trade—not Washington central planning.

June 22nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece Since 2009,  the U.S. hydraulic fracturing revolution has caused America to become the world’s top natural gas producer passing Russia, and the top producer of oil and petroleum hydrocarbons since 2014, passing Saudi Arabia. By now almost [...]

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

June 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

“The Struggle Behind Oil’s Ups and Downs”: The industry has been recalibrated to a lower price level.

May 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece [Daniel Yergin has been one of the most reliable voices of world energy experts and writers for the last 40 years. His intellectual credentials would make a mortal man weep: Yale, founder of the New Journal, PHD from Cambridge University, lecturer [...]

“The Pebble Mine Victory”: New EPA settles a lawless, pre-emptive 2014 veto of Alaska project, which will now get a fair hearing.

May 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece Here is another sign that the EPA will stop meddling and being extra legal. The Pebble Mine deserves a proper vetting and environmental evaluation. Documents obtained from freedom of information suits and legal [...]

CA Senate leader proposes big changes to carbon-pricing program: shaky carbon trading auctions have cut into “expected state revenues.”

May 5th, 2017|Tags: |

Thought Piece  Yikes, there were so many flaws in the first CA Carbon-Trading Program, I will refrain from even discussing the additional complexity being proposed in the new CA Senate Bill. First, for my prejudices, I [...]

“Fracking Wastewater is Mostly Brines, Not Man-Made Fracking Fluids”: “They are retained in the shale deep underground.”

April 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece  [The effect on ground water of horizontal drilling and fracking is de minimis, a new Duke University study has found. It is reasonable to expect the emerging Internet of Things and other environmental innovations in the shale reserves will continue to benefit American's [...]

“Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa: African families and hospitals cannot rely on limited solar power, instead of electricity”

April 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece Introduction by Paul Driessen: "In his latest article, aspiring Ugandan college student Steven Lyazi explores efforts by a number of companies and entrepreneurs to bring solar ovens and photovoltaic panels to Uganda and [...]

An Open Letter To Rick Perry On Natural Gas Exports: Natural Gas provides strong environmental and economic benefits.

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Thought Piece [The following piece from James Taylor is spot on! While it is reasonable to expect a former Texas Governor to understand energy issues, this piece adds some intellectual firepower to the expansion of [...]

OPEC sees rivals’ oil output rising as it over-delivers on cuts: If OPEC continues to over-deliver cuts, US shale oil will continue to increase apace.

April 16th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece [The shale oil development of the lower the 48 states will continue apace and the new Alaskan shale oil discoveries will begin in earnest, when OPEC tries to reduce production more. Unsurprisingly, most monopolies [...]

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