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Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

    By Deborah Baber Savalla I was not a Twitter-user before Donald J. Trump was elected our 45th President. I became one when I accepted I could not count on traditional media outlets to report fairly (or at all!) on the President’s work on behalf of the American people. My tweet-gem today comes from United […]

The changing world energy economy

The changing world energy economy

    By James E. Smith and Alex Hatch   In recent years, particularly in the United States, we have seen substantial a change in public opinion regarding the production and distribution of energy, as well as its associated costs in the marketplace.  A good deal of that opinion can be attributed to publicity behind […]

California Is 2017’s 7th Most Energy-Efficient State – WalletHub Study

California Is 2017’s 7th Most Energy-Efficient State – WalletHub Study

Happy National Energy Awareness Month! With New York City recently announcing its three-year plan to uphold the Paris climate accord, the first among nearly 250 U.S. cities that pledged to do so, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Most & Least Energy-Efficient States. To gauge the financial impact of doing more […]

It’s Time To Make Hard Work Cool Again: A Conversation With Mike Rowe

It’s Time To Make Hard Work Cool Again: A Conversation With Mike Rowe

By James Merse 10/13/17 | Originally published in the Daily Caller Work was a supporting pillar in my family dynamic growing up, instilling a foundation that would ultimately propel me to achieve all of my career and financial goals I had set for my 25 year benchmark. Those goals are personal and private, but I […]

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

     by Steven Lyazi     I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms. Buildings are stronger, people get warned in […]

Now it’s a war on pipelines

Now it’s a war on pipelines

. By Paul Driessen The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened a new front: a war on pipelines. For years, activist zealots claimed the world was rapidly depleting its oil and natural gas supplies. The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) obliterated that argument, by sending US oil and gas production to new […]

Biofuel justifications are illusory 

Biofuel justifications are illusory 

. By Paul Driessen It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in campaign cash to […]

Energy Department Looks at Green Impact on Power Grid

Energy Department Looks at Green Impact on Power Grid

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the upcoming Department of Energy study on power grid’s reliability is needed to address the facts after the Obama administration placed a premium on politics—but green energy is reportedly ready to push back. The study, set to be released in the coming weeks, will look at the effect of green […]

More rational policies in our future?

More rational policies in our future?

. By Paul Driessen Trump’s Paris decision challenges bad science, economics and energy politics behind treaty In the wake of President Trump’s exit from the Paris climate treaty, reactions from other quarters were predictably swift, nasty, sanctimonious and hypocritical. Al Gore paused near one of the private jets he takes to hector lesser mortals to […]

California regulators weigh whether the state needs more power plants

California regulators weigh whether the state needs more power plants

LOS ANGELES — California energy officials are rethinking plans to build expensive natural gas power plants in the face of an electricity glut and growing use of cleaner and cheaper energy alternatives. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has put a hold on a $2.2 billion plan to rebuild old natural gas power […]