Why Are Global Warmists So Overwrought and Susceptible to Nonsense?

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW        Global warmists have completely lost it. Their “chickens with heads cut off” routine forecloses any debate about emissions issues and, therefore, progress. The invaluable Marcellus Drilling News (do yourself a favor and subscribe now) carried an absolutely illuminating story yesterday about a puny protest that occurred this past Friday

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The Green Corporatism Behind Most of Fractivism

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Green corporatism is always in the background when it comes to fractivism and global warming hysteria, as government rent seekers try to mold a crisis mood. Global warming hysteria seems to get worse by the moment. Fractivism is, in many respects, a sub-set of the disease. It’s a refusal

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Renewables Reality: Isn’t It Time We Faced Up to It?

 ... … … The concept of a renewables reality is a foreign one to those wrapped in the ideology of the green new deal, but the problems with renewables cannot ignored. Mark Mills has a new report and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled “If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig” that point out the physical

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Is Wind Power, Having Inflated Electric Prices, Done in Germany?

 ... … … Wind power has successfully exploded electricity prices in Germany, turned its neighbors into enemies and cost a fortune. Has it, at last, run its course? New onshore wind energy is in a steep decline in Germany. The expansion of onshore wind power in the first half of this year is at its

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week, August 17, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. This week’s selection of Natural Gas Now picks begins and ends with climate issues; how to not to

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Michael Moore and His Turn Against Renewable Energy

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. . .. Michael Moore, the radical movie guy who has made millions attacking capitalism, has turned against renewables, realizing they’re mostly a hedge-fund scam. Michael Moore’s new documentary on renewable energy, Planet of the Humans, has put the alternative-energy lobby

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Society of Environmental Journalists Is About Anything But Journalism

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The Society of Environmental Journalists isn’t about journalism. It’s about spreading the Green Gospel and achieving earthly salvation for the gentry class. What is an environmental journalist? A journalist who writes about the environment? Or, an environmentalist peddling an environmental viewpoint? According to the Society of Environmental Journalists,

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Furnaces Now Out; New York Has A Fever and Loses Its Mind

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) New York’s plan to eliminate furnaces is a case of going over the edge and plunging into the depths of ideological insanity. Does New York have a fever? This is no joke. It’s not an “Onion” piece where we’re trying to fool you. In June, the New York State

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Milton Friedman and His Timeless Insights on Energy and Freedom

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. . .. Milton Friedman was a great gift to those valuing freedom, liberty and economic common sense. He was a superb thinker and his insights on energy invaluable. We celebrated, on July 31st, the 107th anniversary of the birth

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Coal to Natural Gas CO2 Emission Reductions Key to Climate Stabilization

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Shifting from coal to natural gas in power plant operations is a key strategy for reducing CO2 emissions and stabilizing the climate, says new study. A new study published in a journal called Nature Climate Change says reducing CO2 emissions via a shift from coal to natural gas

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Leisure Class Environmentalists Are Too Often Just Selfish NIMBYs

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Leisure class environmentalists are the bane of true environmentalism or, as I prefer to call it, conservation. It is nothing but selfish NIMBYism. I first became aware of leisure class environmentalists many years ago, not long after I won an “Environmentalist of the Year” award from a local

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – June 8, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Natural Gas Is the Future  for Electricity The numbers keep stacking up: Across the U.S., gas could supply

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The New York Green New Deal – Where’s the Plan? There Is No Plan.

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … The New York Green New Deal is a proposal without a plan; rhetoric wrapped in political promises that have no substance because there is no nothing there. My biggest problem with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal proposal to achieve 70 percent renewable energy

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Global Warming Cause Gains Nothing from Scare Tactics

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research … . .. The global warming cause is being destroyed by the irresponsible use of political scare tactics in the hands of the immature and greedy who can’t face facts. Wise alecks on social media noted with amusement how Beto O’Rourke recently claimed humans had

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The Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan Is All Cost and No Benefit

Gregory WrightstoneGeologist and author of “Inconvenient Facts” .. … Shutting down debate is no way to convince anyone, but Apple has killed Greg Wrightstone’s very successful Inconvenient Facts App. Was it to please Al Gore? On April 29, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the latest version of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Climate

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