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End the ‘war on coal’

Far from being a threat, coal continues to bring health, welfare and prosperity to billions Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: theClimate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others. The New [...]

December 9, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Sharing our blessings

This Thanksgiving we should give thanks for fossil fuels – and promote them for rest of world Paul Driessen This Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to express our gratitude for the jobs, living standards and life spans we enjoy today – largely because of abundant, reliable, affordable energy, 83% of it still because of fossil [...]

November 25, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Virginia goes Don Quixote

State will defy Trump, double down on renewables and CO2 reductions – and hurt poor families Paul Driessen Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a 3% per year reduction in GHG emissions, and develop a cap-and-trade scheme requiring polluters to [...]

November 18, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Avalanches of global warming alarmism

UN climate cataclysm predictions have no basis in fact and should not be taken seriously Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference wrapping up in Bonn, Germany this week, the world has been inundated with the usual avalanche of manmade global warming alarmism. The UN expects us to believe [...]

November 15, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The changing world energy economy

Ingenuity and efficiency are reducing links between economic growth and energy consumption James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In recent years, particularly in the United States, we have seen substantial a change in public opinion regarding the production and distribution of energy, as well as its associated costs in the marketplace. A good deal of [...]

November 2, 2017  /  No Comments ››

DC Swamp denizens strike back

Senators and crony corporatists deep-six proposed EPA reductions in biodiesel mandates Paul Driessen Despite what I thought were persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and other biofuel mandates remain embedded in US law. As we have learned, once a government program is created, it becomes virtually impossible to eliminate, revise or even trim [...]

October 21, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The Obama EPA’s crooked prosecutors

The agency’s carbon dioxide climate “endangerment finding” was a kangaroo court process Paul Driessen Suppose a crooked prosecutor framed someone and was determined to get a conviction. So he built an entire case on tainted, circumstantial evidence, and testimony from witnesses who had their reasons for wanting the guy in jail. Suppose the prosecutor ignored or [...]

October 14, 2017  /  No Comments ››

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 ››