Category Archives: Energy

Emulating Ethiopians?

Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon probes the political philosophy that buttresses the work of this year’s top political donor. Does Tom Steyer want Americans to live more like Ethiopians? His ideological mentor and the man responsible for his political ascendance does. Middlebury professor and environmentalist radical Bill McKibben recruited Steyer into the nationalContinue Reading

Goldberg tweaks environmentalists

Those nasty, evil oil rigs? It turns out that they have an interesting environmental impact. Jonah Goldberg explains in his latest column posted at National Review Online. Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn’t appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa BarbaraContinue Reading

Hagan business profited from stimulus. Period. Full stop.

In 2010, JDC Manufacturing, a real estate company owned and managed by Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan and his brothers John and David, applied for and received a federal stimulus grant administered by the State Energy Office of $250,644 that helped pay for energy upgrades, including a solar energy installation, at a buildingContinue Reading

You might be a progressive media if …

… you aren’t interested at all in reporting about Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband’s receipt and use of stimulus money to hire Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband’s business, nor when the project came in under budget, in reporting on their failure to return $114,519 to the taxpayers — but you are interested in reporting on the state’sContinue Reading

Wednesday Fracking Video

Phelim McAleer continues to expose fraud in the movement against hydraulic fracturing: If you’ve read my reports and newsletters on hydraulic fracturing, you’ve encountered Mayor Tillman, the filmmaker McAleer, and Alisa Rich. My Facts on Fracking Policy Report discussed Dish, Texas, and Tillman: In 2010 the mayor of Dish, Texas, Calvin Tillman, ignited controversy byContinue Reading

An end run around the Keystone XL

To put the speech by the character Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) from “Jurassic Park” in an economic context: John, the kind of control you’re attempting simply is … it’s not possible. If there is one thing the history of economics has taught us it’s that the entrepreneurial spirit will not be contained. It breaksContinue Reading

Why environmentalists should love fracking

This week, Stephen Moore wrote a great piece on fracking that is worth reading in its entirety. The game-changer for the U.S. has been the shale oil and gas revolution over the past six years brought about through new smart drilling technologies. The U.S. is now the largest natural gas producer in the world. AndContinue Reading

Cheap oil: Good for consumers

The latest Bloomberg Businessweek highlights some interesting data about recent oil production. Oil is in the middle of one of its steepest selloffs since the financial crisis, with prices on the international market falling 18 percent since mid-June, to $94 a barrel on Sept. 30. There are two explanations—not enough demand or too much supply.Continue Reading