“Staff Opposition Expected To Hamper Pruitt’s Agenda As EPA Administrator”​ EPA Staff no longer 15,000 dedicated public servants, just a mob

Thought Piece [Below, see examples of a federal agency who has become extra-legal, unaccountable to anyone but itself, and a former Administrator who seems to be encouraging open dissent from the 15,000 current EPA government employees under the guise of a sense of moral superiority, while disregarding the democratic process.  "some EPA staffers joined an anti-Pruitt [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Scott Pruitt Signals Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities, In speech before employees, the new chief emphasized giving business certainty about rules”

Thought Piece [The thought of the EPA becoming a more humble agency is very appealing:  More a practical environmentalist with a more balanced agenda rather than a crusader who had become highly politicized, ideological and self-righteous, with a flare for creating rules and laws on their own. I expect that Scott Pruitt is a promoter of some financial and business certainty in a world [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Trump signs memos to move forward on DAPL, Keystone XL pipelines By Patrick C. Miller. Don’t worry, Virginia, it will improve America! Honest!

Thought Piece Dear thoughtful reader, I have included a schematic for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), so that you will have a better idea of what is planned for DAPL, which has already undergone the 7 year legal approval process. “Projects that were thoroughly vetted by multiple state agencies were held hostage by a small but [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:50:55+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

“Natural Gas Is The Future Of Energy, And It’s Not Even Close” Natural gas is the wave of the future for electricity production world-wide

Thought Piece (BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 12: The natural-gas fueled Heizkraftwerk Berlin-Mitte power plant of Swedish energy company Vattenfall stands on December 12, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The modern plant creates both heat for residential and office buildings in the city center as well as electricity. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) The rhetoric that presupposes all [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:50:55+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Let’s Shine a Light on Energy Efficiency While We Argue About Oil

Originally posted by Energy Central March 22, 2006 | By Stephen Heins We applaud the leadership of Senator Rob Cowles and Assemblyperson Phil Montgomery as they have marshaled the recommendations of Gov. Doyle's Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables into a very robust energy bill, with a portfolio of short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions designed [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:51:35+00:00March 22nd, 2006|Categories: Energy, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments

Energy Efficiency is no Longer the Rodney Dangerfield of Energy

Originally posted by Energy Central September 8, 2004 | By Stephen Heins Energy Efficiency is finally being recognized as an important component to America's energy future. In particular, states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have begun discussion about including Energy Efficiency into what many states call Renewable portfolios and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The whole idea being [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:51:36+00:00September 8th, 2004|Categories: Energy, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments