Air Quality Is Improving Every Day, So Breathe A Little Easier, Please!

 ... … … Air quality keeps improving and natural gas is a large contributor, along with technology and the ability to innovate that comes with economic growth. Breathe a Little Easier is part of our ongoing effort to explain the role that energy has played in improving human living standards over the past two centuries. This

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The Fossil Fuel Divestment Shell Game and How It’s Played

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. .… … Fossil fuel divestment is a cruel joke, perpetrated by the self-righteous Rockfeller lackey and phony, Bill McKibben, who has done the family’s dirty work. Under the banner STOP FOSSIL FUELS. BUILD 100% RENEWABLES, the group 350.org last month announced “a new fossil free

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Trump Talks Energy Progress at the New York Economic Club

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. . .. President Donald Trump made some interesting remarks at the New York Economic Club last week and laid out the Trump vision of energy progress, which is pro-shale. Last week, President Trump delivered a pro-energy speech at the Economic Club

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Wind Turbine Disposal Issue Shows There’s No Free Renewables Lunch

 ... … … Shocker! Getting rid of an old wind turbine is proving to be quite an issue and a high expense, showing renewables are neither free nor especially green. In Minnesota, Xcel Energy estimates conservatively that it will cost $532,000 (in 2019 dollars) to decommission each of its wind turbines—a total cost of $71 million to decommission the 134

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The Scary, Ludicrous and Simply Wrong Predictions of Neo-Malthusians

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. . .. Neo-Malthusians have wrecked havoc with environmental and energy policies. The failure of their outrageous predictions to come true has only emboldened them. Are free-market optimists the dumb ones who jump off tall buildings and report that everything

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LNG Terminals Being Built Everywhere to Accept Natural Gas!

 ... … … LNG terminals are being built across the world to accept natural gas. They can get it from Australia, Russia or us. Who will it be? Us we hope and expect. At a recent natural gas conference, some attendees indicated that international natural gas demand would continue to grow at a double-digit rate due to

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German Energy System A Disaster. New Climate Plan Will Make It Worse.

 ... … … The German Energy system is in free-fall disaster shape and the folks who brought about the Energiewende now what to double-down on green foolishness. Germany’s Energiewende, or German energy transition to renewables, is leading to an insecure supply of energy and is affecting the nation’s economy. Germany plans on phasing out all its nuclear

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Ocean City Demonstrates Off-Shore Wind Is No Easy Sell

 ... … … Green new dealers always make it sound as if their projects face no obstacles, have no impacts and are widely desired but Ocean City shows that’s not true. The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved two offshore wind projects off the coast of Ocean City in 2017. But, Ocean City officials want

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Natural Gas Supply in the United States Grows by 20%

 ... … … The U.S. natural gas supply has grown by about 20% in just two years, according to the latest analysis of reserves, enough to supply us for 100+ years. The Potential Gas Committee has announced the amount of producible natural gas in the United States, our natural gas supply, has increased by about

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Texas Wind Power Not So Reliable, As It Turns Out

 ... … … Texas wind energy has been touted as a big success, but several years of growth in the wind energy supply have blown away electricity expense budgets. Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16 percent of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose to over 100 degrees and

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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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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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Offshore Wind Is No Easy Sell and Carries A High Environmental Price

 ... … … Offshore wind projects along the East Coast are being regularly challenged successfully on environmental impact grounds, especially by fishermen. In Massachusetts and New York, fisherman seem to be winning small victories against offshore wind farms. The Edgartown Conservation Commission in Massachusetts denied an underwater cable route off the town’s coastline, citing the potential

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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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