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The case against fracking is based on ideology, not science

Thought Piece My thought is that profound modesty is the core of international, federal, and state regulations. Also, good global economic development is the best strategy for environmentalism and thoughtful energy usage. The case against fracking is based on ideology, not science By Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist,September 13, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

By |2019-09-16T14:01:29-05:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Cheap Renewables Could Make 90% of Proposed Gas Power Plants

Thought Piece Look, Ma! Those stinking problems for renewables, wind and solar, have magically disappeared. We no longer have to worry about intermittency, storage, finance, technology, and distribution, thanks to DeSmog. Whew.... Cheap Renewables Could Make 90% of Proposed Gas Power Plants — and Many Pipelines — Obsolete by 2035 September 14, 2019 See Article

By |2019-09-16T14:01:34-05:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The Growing Market for Clean Energy Portfolios + Prospects for Gas Pipelines in the Era of Clean Energy

Thought Piece I think this new report will damage Rocky Mountain Institute’s credibility. It is wrong in several ways. Just saying. The Growing Market for Clean Energy Portfolios By Charles Teplin, Mark Dyson, Alex Engel, and Grant Glazer Prospects for Gas Pipelines in the Era of Clean Energy By Mark Dyson, Grant Glazer, and Charles Teplin See Article

By |2019-09-16T14:01:48-05:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Emails Reveal Role Michael Bloomberg’s Climate Crusaders Are Playing In Maryland’s AG Office

Thought Piece Now, Michael Bloomberg is planting his environmental acolytes in State Attorney Generals Offices. Something smells fishy, besides the NYC Fish Market. Michael Bloomberg and His Magical Natural Gas Reversal Once upon a time(long ago all the way back to 2015), former New York City Major Michael Bloomberg gave an Interview to the Wall Street [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:01:55-05:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

ExxonMobil “Investing” $100M in Gov’t Research to Lower Emissions

Thought Piece I cannot keep from wondering: How much the “Big Green Machine” has given to aid government research in lowing emissions? Oh, that’s right,they spend their billions on preventing any private sector from investing their own money on research and infrastructure upgrade. Economic development isn’t the BGM’s problem or in their “best interests.” “Historical empathy [...]

By |2019-06-10T10:52:34-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on ExxonMobil “Investing” $100M in Gov’t Research to Lower Emissions

State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity

Thought Piece The Abject Failure of Emissions Trading and Carbon Taxation Both, a carbon tax and cap and trade, have yet to provide a single good example of working. In fact, the EU ETS has been an abject failure since its inception in 1997 and its implementation in 2009. Also, CA's trading scheme is just another [...]

By |2019-06-10T10:58:30-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Comments Off on State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity

The Problem with Certainty

Thought Piece Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RC1EA38CBF70 "Anyone who thinks that they can see the environmental future with certainty has a bright future reporting for the Guardian, Huffington Post, Wash Post, LA Times, CNN, and NY [...]

By |2019-06-10T10:55:28-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Comments Off on The Problem with Certainty

A New US Areal No Drought Record

Thought Piece "As an informed witness of the last 20 years of broadband and energy, I humbly submit that nobody foresaw the year 2016, in Y2K, accurately. In fact, nobody was even close, other than Steve Jobs perhaps. It is even less likely that any of us will be seers or accurate futurists going forward." https://lnkd.in/eEpCETn. [...]

By |2019-05-20T13:28:15-05:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |Comments Off on A New US Areal No Drought Record

Cuomo vs. New York

Thought Piece Credibility Means Something Even in New York In New York's media, there have been so much under-informed writing and reporting about fracking it makes the cognoscenti of unconventional oil downright embarrassed. Defying intellectualism, I suppose because Fracking sounds bad and involves fossil fuel. I don't "believe" in today's environmental activism. And, I don't believe [...]

By |2019-05-20T13:30:23-05:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |Comments Off on Cuomo vs. New York