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Now it’s a war on pipelines

Efforts to block and sabotage pipelines hurt jobs, economic growth, middle class, human safety Paul Driessen The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened a new front: a war on pipelines. For years, activist zealots claimed the world was rapidly depleting its oil and natural gas supplies. The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) [...]

September 23, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The Hurricane Harvey Hustle

Facts about Harvey trump attempts to use it to advance manmade climate cataclysm agendas Paul Driessen “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” English essayist Samuel Johnson observed 240 years ago, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” That’s certainly true in the climate change arena. After ending US participation in the Paris [...]

September 9, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Revisiting wind turbine impacts

Erroneous recent calculation highlights need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims Paul Driessen It’s amazing, though hardly surprising, how quickly some used Hurricane Harvey’s devastation to claim that fossil fuel emissions are driving catastrophic climate change and weather. Their proffered solution, of course, is to replace those fuels with “clean, sustainable, renewable” energy. I’ve criticized this [...]

September 2, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Yet another renewable energy boondoggle

Croplands, habitats, taxes, family budgets, safety sacrificed to enrich politically connected few? Paul Driessen Wilkinson Solar has filed papers requesting permits for a 74-megawatt solar electricity facility about 35 miles east of Greenville, NC. If approved, 288,120 solar panels would blanket 600 acres (0.94 square miles) of now scenic, serene farmland next door to the Terra Ceia Christian [...]

August 31, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Biofuel justifications are illusory

It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero Paul Driessen The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in campaign cash to politicians who [...]

July 30, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party

Trump was 100% right (not just 97%) to show real leadership and walk away from Paris Paul Driessen I can guess why a raven is like a writing-desk, Alice said. “Do you mean you think you can find out the answer?” said the March Hare. “Exactly so,” said Alice. “Then you should say what you mean,” the [...]

June 5, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits Paul Driessen President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. The act was [...]

May 14, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Ignorance, intolerance, violence

Using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy Paul Driessen Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history [...]

May 1, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Green Energy Poverty Week

A week dedicated to topics that underscore impacts environmentalists don’t want to discuss Paul Driessen April 22 was Earth Day, the March for Science and Lenin’s birthday (which many say is appropriate, since environmentalism is now green on the outside and red, anti-free enterprise on the inside). April 29 will feature the People’s Climate March and the usual [...]

April 29, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa

African families and hospitals cannot rely on limited solar power, instead of electricity Steven Lyazi Solar technology in Africa, including my country of Uganda, would bring good news to millions of people who today must use firewood, charcoal and dung for cooking. Millions of Africans die from lung infections caused by breathing fumes from these [...]

April 29, 2017  /  No Comments ››