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Opinion/Editorial Energy
May 21, 2019
By Tom Harris, Jay Lehr
The true costs of wind energy are too often (deliberately?) ignored or underestimated.
May 15, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
A professor and group of student researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire claim they found elevated particulate levels associated with frac-sand mining.
May 8, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Mueller report is in, and one thing couldn’t be clearer: Mueller’s team, despite its best (or worst) efforts, found no evidence Donald Trump or anyone on his campaign team colluded with Russia to undermine the 2016 U.S. election.
May 8, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Utilities in several states are attempting to run a con game on their respective states’ utility commissions and ratepayers.
May 8, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Republicans in the Indiana House are attempting to block Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) plan to prematurely shutter two large coal power plants and replace them largely with renewable energy sources.
May 7, 2019
By Seton Motley
We have repeatedly discussed federalism and its rightful definition.
April 26, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #321
April 23, 2019
By Alan Carlin
There is a particular need for such people to understand the difficulties of transforming intermittent energy sources.
April 22, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Northam is threatening to veto legislation recently passed by the General Assembly that would require a two-thirds’ majority vote from the Assembly and Senate to allow the Commonwealth to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
April 15, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Russia is once again actively trying to influence the policies of foreign governments, though this time, the target is Europe, not the United States.
April 15, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of April 8, 2019
April 12, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #320
April 10, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Empowered by their recent sweep of the state Legislature and governor’s mansion, Colorado Democrats are showing their true stripes.
April 9, 2019
By Barry Poulson
Senate Bill 181 is the latest attempt by special interests to impose stringent regulations on the oil and gas industry. An earlier attempt, Initiative 97, was rejected overwhelmingly by voters.
April 9, 2019
By Steve Goreham
Global usage of natural gas continues to grow rapidly. But states in New England, New York, and some nations seek to curtail the use of natural gas.
April 8, 2019
By Bernard (Bud) Weinstein
In 1890, to force the dissolution of cartels that had been formed in key American industries like oil, sugar and tobacco, the U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
April 8, 2019
By Billy Aouste
April 1, 2019
March 27, 2019
By Greg E. Walcher
If we switched all our electric generation to wind energy, how much brighter would our future be?
March 22, 2019
By Bernard (Bud) Weinstein
Given the media coverage of Tesla, the Chevy Bolt and the Nissan Leaf, one might think electric vehicles are a recent invention. In fact, they have been around for more than a century.
March 22, 2019
By Bernard (Bud) Weinstein
Electricity is the most important and convenient way to consume energy. Without it, we’d literally be living in the “Dark Ages.” However, we often forget that it takes energy to make energy.
March 18, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of March 4, 2019
March 7, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
In the end, even if GND were logistically possible, is it highly undesirable.
March 6, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
From Chicago to San Francisco, several cities across the nation have started to replace some or all their diesel bus fleets with rechargeable battery-powered buses.
March 4, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 25, 2019
February 20, 2019
By Steve Goreham
Mayors in more than 100 US cities have announced plans to transition their electrical power systems to 100 percent renewable by 2050.
February 14, 2019
By James Taylor
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media outlets are reporting that a bipartisan group of top economic advisors has signed a statement supporting a carbon dioxide tax that returns all revenue to the American people.
February 14, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The carbon dioxide tax is like the Hydra of myth.
February 13, 2019
By Jim Lakely
So if we shut down these plants where does the electricity come from to replace the kilo-watts these plants provided, from both a base and peak load perspective?
February 11, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 4, 2019
February 5, 2019
By Dr. Jeffrey Foss
And the global warming apocalypse is not nigh. Real-world evidence certainly supports him.
January 29, 2019
By Paul Driessen
Climate alarmists must prove expensive, weather-dependent energy is green and sustainable.
January 28, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Contrary to assertions made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) most recent report, it’s time to praise and expand the use of fossil fuels, not restrict them.
January 24, 2019
By Jay Lehr, Tom Harris
American innovation has delivered a conclusive victory in one of the most significant economic battles of our time: the war against international oil price gouging.
January 10, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Many Democrats are becoming more open about their socialist inclinations, although they still lie about socialism’s ability to make the world a better place.
January 8, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stepped down after a relatively short stint on the job. Like most members of President Trump’s cabinet, Zinke’s two-year tenure atop the Department of the Interior was full of remarkable achievements.
December 27, 2018
By Larry Bell
The planet can finally draw a fresh breath of relief now that the fossil-fueled contrails waft away from hundreds of jumbo jets that transported some 30,000 climate alarm pontiffs and green energy panhandlers to and from their convention.
December 27, 2018
By David Wojick
Hecklers protested the U.S. event on fossil fuels but nobody bothered the Africans when they promoted the role of oil and gas in national development.
December 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #308