Energy Hypocrisy as Rich Countries Denying the Poor the Power to Develop

– August 11, 2022

“This promised nirvana is a sham consisting of wishful thinking and green marketing. The world’s rich would never accept off-grid, renewable energy themselves — nor should the world’s poor.” ~ Bjorn Lomborg


New ‘Hunger Winter’ Looms as Europe Prepares to Shiver

– August 7, 2022

“The democracies are riven with culture wars and other indulgences as Europe’s crisis is in the making. For much of the rest of the world, a new Hunger Winter looms. Many will be cold this winter, others will be hungry. Untold numbers will die.” ~ Llewellyn King


Bitcoin and the Cost Fallacy

– August 4, 2022

“Energy cost doesn’t put a floor under the price. Instead, it is the price that influences the energy cost. The price of bitcoin is just about supply and demand. Same as it ever was.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson


Zero Impact’s Grim Cost

– July 26, 2022

“Once a big bill comes due—in terms of dollars, standard of living, and geopolitical security—people’s commitment to maintaining the planet in a state of Edenic purity begins to wane rapidly.” ~ Richard Morrison


If You Want To Get Climate Serious, Get Nuclear Serious

– July 21, 2022

“Utilities are having to produce more electricity while giving up coal and gas to do it. Nuclear is the strong third leg of the future electricity stool.” ~ Llewellyn King


End the Gasoline Crisis: Try Motivation by Love, Not Fear

– July 18, 2022

“It is time to unleash the market to produce more, rather than excoriate the oil producers. Try some motivation by love, President Biden, not motivation by fear.” ~ Raymond C. Niles


Is Biomass “Green” Energy?

– July 13, 2022

“Level field, no favor is a pro-consumer, taxpayer-neutral approach to energy policy. Voluntary transactions between consenting adults within a rule-of-law framework can be expected to arrive at efficient solutions.” ~ Richard W. Fulmer & Robert L. Bradley Jr.


Leave the Gas Station Owners Out of It

– July 6, 2022

“Saddling gas station owners with the blame for a particularly damaging aspect of the ongoing inflation increase is, beyond wildly inaccurate, irresponsible and morally unconscionable.” ~ Peter C. Earle


Joe Biden’s Gasoline Saga

– June 12, 2022

“The belief that exorbitant prices are good because it means people will change their entire way of life is one of the responses in the Biden administration’s rotation of pat responses to high gas prices, along with such things as blaming Putin and corporate greed.” ~ Jon Sanders


Windfall Profits Tax Redux

– April 11, 2022

“Government intervention like windfall profits taxes keeps market participants, both producers and consumers, from acting to moderate extreme price changes on either the supply or the demand sides. It’s a proven strategy for making a bad situation worse.” ~ Robert F. Mulligan


Old Oil Ads Were Reasonable on Climate Change

– April 1, 2022

“An impartial reading of them reveals rational commentary on the knowns and unknowns of energy and climate. The ads are hardly controversial.” ~ Robert L. Bradley Jr. & Richard Fulmer


Not Every “Crypto” Is Decentralized: Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Stake

– March 23, 2022

“Policymakers seeking to ban Proof-of-Work, or thinking it can be easily replaced by Proof-of-Stake would do well to keep the inherent and important tradeoffs between the two consensus mechanisms in mind.” ~ David Waugh