China Is the Threat But Our Media and Politicians Have Been Bought

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: China threatens our security and environment but has bought off big business, big tech, media and our political establishment.] China is not only building coal-fired plants in its own country, but it is also building them around the world. As of 2019, China had 2,363 active coal-fired power plants and was building another

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Battery Costs in the Billions About to Be Tacked Onto NY Electric Bills

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: New Yorkers are about to see already high electricity bills go even higher thanks to Governor Cuomo’s battery storage plans.] New York will purchase a 100-megawatt battery system to back up its offshore wind fleet, which is expected to total 9 gigawatts of capacity by 2035. The battery will be supplied by South Korean

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Climate Policy or Climate Injustice (Or Just Climate TomFoolery?)

David KreutzerSenior Economist at Institute for Energy Research … …  [Editor’s Note: Climate policy, as envisioned by global tax and spenders, essentially transfers wealth from the poor to already wealthy elites.] What is the most we should take from a poor person to make somebody who is already four times as rich two-thirds of a

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Natural Gas Bans Meeting Resistance from Reality

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: Natural gas bans have been enacted by several California communities but are now colliding with the realities of energy affordability.] Some 40 communities in California have implemented bans or restrictions on the use of natural gas, which have ignited a backlash from some of California’s prominent Black and Latino leaders, who indicate that

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Helium Resources Needed for MRI Imaging Extracted with Natural Gas

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: Helium resources essential to MRI imaging are invaluable and obtained via natural gas extraction. It’s why fractivism is a dangerous thing.] Liquid helium, an inert gas extracted from natural gas harvesting, is essential in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment because it is cold enough to provide the levels of superconductivity required in MRI scanners. Without oil and

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Vaccines to Fight COVID-19 Impossible Without Oil and Gas

 ... … … [Editor’s Note: The vaccines going out across the world to fight COVID-19 would not be possible without oil and gas, as the folks at IER thoroughly explain. The full pdf from IER is available here.] Few Americans realize that oil and natural gas are used to make plastics, glass and other materials

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Transportation and Climate Initiative Is A Fool’s Errand for New England

 ... … … [Editor’s Note: New England, once the land of common sense is now pursuing a Transportation and Climate Initiative that is a fool’s errand by any standard.] The Transportation and Climate Initiative that many East Coast states will be party to is expected to take effect in 2022 with details of the pact being

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WSJ “News” on Green Energy Is Pure Puffery Compared to Editorial

Roger DonwayContributor, MasterResource … …  [Editor’s Note: Roger Downey focuses on a problem long known to careful readers of the Wall Street Journal or WSJ; its news pages are shallow claptrap when it comes to “green energy.”] Noam Chomsky, MIT’s famously anti-American professor of linguistics, used to say to his audiences something like: All my

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CO2 Levels Aren’t Necessarily Bad News, But Saying So Is

David KreutzerSenior Economist at Institute for Energy Research … …  [Editor’s Note: CO2 levels are panned and hyped as dangerous air pollution, but there’s another side to that argument; there is good news being ignored.] The quote above comes from one of Holden Thorp’s weekly editorials in Science, the most prestigious peer-reviewed science journal in the U.S., if

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – December 12, 2020

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … 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. Solicitor General Supports PennEast Lawsuit! PennEast Pipeline, as readers will recall, was the victim of an irrational Third Circuit Court of

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Related to Energy Fall in US But Rise in China

 ... … … [Editor’s Note: The U.S. is actually reducing CO2 emissions related to energy as China goes precisely in the opposite direction with increases.] According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell in 2019 by 2.6 percent (150 million metric tons). EIA attributes nearly all (96 percent) of this

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Electric Vehicle Mandate in UK Really About Controlling All of Us

 ... … … [Editor’s Note: Boris Johnson has banned fracking and aims to force Brits into the electric vehicle they can’t afford, which means pushing them into cities.] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030 in order to accomplish his carbon-free mandate by 2050. A recent study,

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China Does Renewables Head Fake: Builds Energy Reserves with WuFlu

 ... … … [Editor’s Note: China let its virus loose upon the world and is now using it to build energy reserves, while pretending to be a renewables leader.] China is considered a developing country for purposes of the Paris Accord and certain trade treatments, despite it being the second largest economy in the world.

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Yergin and ‘The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations’

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. .… … [Editor’s Note: Daniel Yergin has written another energy tome and Bob Bradley reviews it with a critical eye, finding it quite good as a whole.] Daniel Yergin’s tomes are fun reading and great cliff notes to the

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Renewable Energy Is A Losing Proposition: End the Subsidies

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. .… … [Editor’s Note: Renewable energy subsidies have supported an industry that is completely uneconomic and unsustainable and the time is past to end them.] Four years ago, after the election of Donald Trump, I contacted the head of

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