“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+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Gina McCarthy outlines EPA accomplishments”​ She Proves EPA-ism Had Become Just Another Immodest, Preachy Religious Type. So Righteous!

Thought Piece [But of course Gina has just taken a position at Harvard and I suspect that her self-righteousness will make her become vocal and visual from time to time. As for writing about her activist agency over the last four years, historians and reporters are much more likely to write about her "accomplishments," clear eyed and all, [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If the Science is settled, why did Dr. John Bates’​ piece evoke 509 comments in the last few days about NOAA’s Karl Study of 2015?

Thought Piece In an effort to be balanced on the super-storm of debate caused by yesterday's expose in the London Mail written by David Rose, I have reprinted Dr. John Bates' original article, published on February 4, 2017, which a day earlier than the Mail piece. The myriad of points of view and points of fact (509 [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:23+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If the Science is settled, why did Dr. John Bates’​ piece evoke 509 comments in the last few days about NOAA’s Karl Study of 2015?

Thought Piece Fake News or Not: To date, none of the major media or climate "news" sites have mentioned this London Mail challenge to the global warming data. The next few days will tell us much about the US scientific community and academia. If this Mail is "fake news," then it deserves to be exposed, just as [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:23+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Change Would Be Healthy at U.S. Climate Agencies”​: It has become routine for press releases and the press to avoid mentioning any margin of error.

Thought Piece The evidence continues to mount that several climate agencies, like the NOAA and NASA, have been cooking the climate books for years; and, to make matters worse, the major media exaggerates the cooked books, because it believes that its consumers aren't sophisticated enough to understand the actual numbers and their margins for error. The recent [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Analysts Weigh OPEC Price Boost Against Shale Rebound: The US is sitting on many DUC, drilled but uncompleted, wells which take less time and money.

Thought Piece There are two factors that this Financial Tribune pieces does not mention, both of which clearly favor US shale. One, the impetuous to build new pipelines such as the Keystone Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline and several pipelines alone the upper east coast, all of which are expected to reduce transportation $5 to $7 dollar barrel; [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

OPEC producers are cutting production… or so they say. Keeping Your DUCs in a Row

Thought Piece Reposting article from Dent Research. Jan 30, 22:32 GMT OPEC producers are cutting production… or so they say. Keeping Your DUCs in a Row Dent Research Team of Analysts Dent Research nd in addition, several non-OPEC producers, like Russia, are also cutting production. If history is any guide we could do away with the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

“New York Times: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers”​ My Kingdom for a Single Good Science Journalist!

Thought Piece Below is the written dialogue between Robert Tracinski of the Federalist and Justin Gillis of the New York Times. No author of surrealistic fiction could have done better. New York Times: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers “When I challenged him about the 'hottest year on record,' a New York [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Where will Clean Power Plan organizers refocus their efforts? “If anything, the CPP is not the cause”​ of changes sweeping the power markets.”​

Thought Piece For all of the credit-taking by the EPA and other federal agencies, I think that Ken Colburn has it just about right. The power markets are inexorably changing over to natural gas, improving/upgrading the power grid, and developing energy efficiencies with the help of their State Utilities Commissioners. In fact, energy efficiencies and emission [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 January 31st, 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+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments