Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1

Thought Piece CASTLE DALE, UT - OCTOBER 9: Emissions rise out of three large smoke stacks at Pacificorp's 1440 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 in Castle Dale, Utah. It was announced today that the Trump administration's EPA will repeal then Clean Power Plan,that was put in place by the Obama administration. [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:36:48+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

IEA warns of ‘worrying trend’ as global investment in renewables falls

Thought Piece IEA’s definition of renewables is hydro, wind and solar, which sounds more like a political slogan. That said, emission reductions come in many forms: My clean energy definition includes provable energy efficiencies, new NG power plants, LNG, new modern nuclear, updated and much cleaner power plants, new pipelines, new infrastructure, new wireless broadband, and [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:50:50+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Thought Piece|Tags: , |10 Comments

Oil’s New Technology Spells End of Boom for Roughnecks

Thought Piece Technology has undermined one of the last high-paying blue-collar jobs: “You can’t just start out swinging and hauling iron anymore.” Natural gas is a long, long, wide, clean, and ample bridge fuel, because it has continued to innovate by employing advanced technology and what is being called “digital data twin.” Also, there is the [...]

By |2018-07-20T16:11:29+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |6 Comments

Liberal Commentator: Death Threats Against EPA Director Make Sense

Thought Piece For the record, the Clean Power Plan is a great example of undemocratic regulation, environmental extremism, faulty constitutional thinking, media manipulation, extensive use of executive orders, moral rectitude, name-calling, populist rhetoric, ideological purity, demonization of the opposition, total inability to  negotiate with the loyal opposition, and poor understanding of basic global economic development. Steve [...]

By |2017-10-29T09:30:02+00:00October 28th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Obama EPA’s Crooked Prosecutors

Thought Piece This is another great expose by Paul Driessen, although Paul sent out a correction: It was Lisa Jackson who was Gina Mccarthy’s predecessor, not Carol Browner. It would be interesting to hear Gina, Lisa and even Carol respond to the charges made by Paul Driessen. Steve P.S. I would love to have a televised [...]

By |2017-10-23T21:37:06+00:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People

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 more like an intellectual conceit than a historical fact to me. Steve Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People Paul Driessen |Posted: Oct [...]

By |2017-10-13T22:48:44+00:00October 8th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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

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 unusually credible, and yet it got no traction. It has been my experience that the right narrative about the environmental and [...]

By |2017-10-13T22:40:30+00:00October 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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 at the fuse box, because it was verifiable. The end user could modulate their lighting consumption according to utility hourly rates. [...]

By |2017-10-03T22:19:34+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Perry proposes regulatory overhaul to boost coal, nuclear

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 its brand and credibility. On the other hand, the FERC has had a long history of bipartisanship. As a part of [...]

By |2017-10-03T22:10:10+00:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |16 Comments

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

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 writing the first draft of the Clean Power Plan in 2009, several of us believe that the 2009-2017 EPA has ruined [...]

By |2017-09-28T22:08:02+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments