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Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa’s energy future

Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa’s energy future

Column By Duggan Flanakin  This major skirmish could determine the outcome of Africa’s fight for energy freedom It was quite a shock to Africa Energy Chamber Executive Director NJ Ayuk – and an even bigger shock to the Chamber – that the London-based Hyve group decided to move the annual Africa Oil Week from Cape Town, South Africa […]

When “a little corruption” in Mexico goes too far

When “a little corruption” in Mexico goes too far

COLUMN                                                                 By Duggan Flanakin    “Corruption is not a disagreeable characteristic of the Mexican political system,” Gabriel Zaid observed in La economia presidencial. “It is the system.” […]

China’s Strange Endorsement of ‘Net Zero’

China’s Strange Endorsement of ‘Net Zero’

COLUMN By Duggan Flanakin   The Chinese path to supposed decarbonization starts with a lot more coal    You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president for life” schmoozed United Nations royalty last September with his unexpected pledge that his country aims “to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (Net […]

Africans Reject Demands to End Fossil Fuel Use

Africans Reject Demands to End Fossil Fuel Use

COLUMN By Duggan Flanakin Africans need strategies that support economic development, jobs, access to energy    As the merger of climate change and COVID panic materializes before us, “global leaders” have found developing world voices to join the crusade to “save the planet” from carbon (dioxide) “pollution.” But like their Chinese and Indian counterparts, many Africans, from heads of state to […]

India Ignores Media Preaching on ‘Net Zero Carbon’

India Ignores Media Preaching on ‘Net Zero Carbon’

COLUMN  By Duggan Flanakin First-world ‘experts’ have no business chiding nations that prefer prosperity over poverty     India is just one of an increasing number of “developing” nation which have recognized that the mad rush toward a “net zero carbon” economy does not serve the interests of their ordinary citizens. These countries are also […]

EPA’s Totalitarian Assault on America

EPA’s Totalitarian Assault on America

    By Duggan Flanakin                                     Using phony “transparency” and “dialogue” to target auto racing, then all fossil fuel use   Biden-Harris Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is clearly on a mission. He has “bold aspirations, and a long to-do list,” says The Washington Post. But to succeed, the Post acknowledges, he must […]

Predicting and Planning for the Next Polar Vortex?

Predicting and Planning for the Next Polar Vortex?

    By Duggan Flanakin We say we can predict and plan for climate chaos 50 years out, but not an imminent vortex?    Americans know a lot about planning for hurricanes, and about voluntary and mandatory evacuations. They also know that some hurricanes bring major damage to urban and rural areas, and that sometimes […]

The Myth (and Phony Math) of ‘Green’ Jobs

The Myth (and Phony Math) of ‘Green’ Jobs

    By Duggan Flanakin Governments are killing real jobs and conning us about ‘millions of good green jobs’   “Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of […]

Rare Earths First? Or Last?

Rare Earths First? Or Last?

    By Duggan Flanakin Biden’s Green New Deal won’t work without mining, especially for rare earth elements As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to “transition” America away from fossil fuels, they need to consider some hard realities. Chief among them is that no Green New […]

China Recolonizes Africa

China Recolonizes Africa

    By Duggan Flanakin Western policies damage Africa and the planet, kill millions, and open doors to China Joe Biden has pledged that one of his first acts as President will be rejoining the Paris Climate Treaty – which gives China a complete pass on reducing emissions until at least 2030. Even Biden’s designated “climate envoy,” former Secretary […]

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