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Energy Efficiency as a Climate Change Reform Strategy: Are we just throwing money at the problem?

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Put to one side for a moment whether we need to do anything about climate change.  Assume it is real and we need to do “something.”  There are a wide variety ...

Energy Policy and the Presidential Election

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Professor Richard Muller of the University of California, Berkley, a PhD in physics, wrote a fascinating book in 2012, Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the ...

Energy Policy: The Facts and Myths on the Consensus on Climate Change

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"No challenge--no challenge--poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of the 15...

Energy War Similarities

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First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I...

Future World – How Many Windmills Would We Need?

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  • 6/6/17 at 8:51 AM
  • Energy Policy
  • Ed Reid

The US currently consumes approximately 97 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) of energy in all forms each year (97 Quads). Since this quantity of energy and the forms of energy which constitute it vary over time, this analysis will use...

Goals Without Plans

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  • 6/8/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy
  • Ed Reid

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Biden Administration has produced a new US INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) after rejoining the Paris Accords. The new INDC roughly ...

Guest Post: Get Ready For Nationwide Blackouts Under Biden

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  • 12/7/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Guest Post

From: International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)

By: Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

The power disaster unfolding in California will soon occur across the country, if Joe Biden gets his way. The Golden State has been sweeping...

Highlighted Article: Cities, countries, and economies were built with derivatives from oil, not by electricity

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  • 4/22/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

 

From: CFACT

By: Ronald Stein

Date: April 8, 2021

 

Cities, countries, and economies were built with derivatives from oil, not by electricity


"Before world leaders move too fast to consummate their climate policies, ...

Highlighted Article: Cultural Motivations for Wind and Solar Renewables Deployment

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  • 12/17/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

From: Climate Etc.

By: Andy West

Date: November 19, 2020

 

Cultural Motivations for Wind and Solar Renewables Deployment


“For me the question now is, now that we know that renewables can’t save the planet, are we ...

Highlighted Article: Memo to Biden

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  • 7/30/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Article: Net-Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2050 Requires A New Nuclear Power Plant Every Day

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  • 10/10/19 at 11:20 AM
  • Energy Policy

From: Forbes

By: Roger Pielke

Date: September 30, 2019

 

Net-Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2050 Requires A New Nuclear Power Plant Every Day

 

"More than a decade ago, Gwyn Prins and Steve Rayner characterized ...

Highlighted Article: Pathway 2045 - Edison’s Roadmap to Energy Hell

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  • 11/21/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

 

From: Watts Up With That?

By: Rud Istvan

Date: November 8 - November 14, 2019

 

Edison’s Roadmap to Energy Hell

 

Pathway 2045 – Part 1

Pathway 2045 – Part 2

Pathway 2045 – Part 3

Roadmap ...

Highlighted Article: Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

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  • 3/29/17 at 10:12 AM
  • Energy Policy
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

 

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

- - - - - - -

By the authority vested in me as President by...

Highlighted Article: The "New Energy Economy": An Exercise in Magical Thinking

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  • 4/18/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

 

From: Manhattan Institute

By: Mark P. Mills

 

THE “NEW ENERGY ECONOMY”:AN EXERCISE IN MAGICAL THINKING

 

"A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84%...

Highlighted Article: The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy

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  • 5/27/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

 

From: Bloomberg Green

By: Dave Merrill

Date: April 29, 2021

 

The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy

 

"At his international climate summit last week, President Joe Biden vowed to cut U.S. ...

Highlighted Article: What If Hydraulic Fracturing Was Banned?

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  • 2/13/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

 

From: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Energy Institute

Date: Fall 2016

 

What If Hydraulic Fracturing Was Banned?

 

"The U.S. shale energy revolution was not an accident. It was the result of innovation, ...

Highlighted Article: Your Life Under the Green New Deal

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  • 10/8/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

 

From: CFACT

By: Paul Driessen

Date: October 5, 2020

 

Your Life Under the Green New Deal

 

"During the cantankerous September 29 presidential “debate,” candidate Joe Biden proclaimed “I am the ...

Highlighted Video: Black Gold

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  • 10/4/18 at 6:14 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Energy Images Are Deceiving

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  • 11/15/18 at 6:36 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Ethanol Pig

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  • 8/30/18 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Gates Goes Nuclear

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  • 4/9/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Immigration & Energy

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  • 10/18/18 at 6:53 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Michael Moore & Me

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  • 4/2/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Minnesota Blows Billions

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  • 9/20/18 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Moore's Law Misapplied

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  • 5/14/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Obama Built That?

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  • 5/2/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Pipeline Pinch

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  • 5/23/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Rare Earth Emergency #1

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  • 6/4/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Rare Earth Emergency #2

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  • 8/27/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Solar Value Eclipse

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  • 9/27/18 at 5:54 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Solar's High Cost Jobs

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  • 6/21/18 at 8:18 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Texas Blackout Deception

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  • 3/25/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Thanks, Fossil Fuels

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  • 11/22/18 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Turbine Trouble

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  • 8/1/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

Highlighted Video: Why renewables can’t save the planet

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  • 12/26/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy

By: TEDx Talks

 

Highlighted Video: Wind Waste

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  • 10/1/20 at 6:15 AM
  • Energy Policy

In Praise of Global Oil Markets: Will the Idiocy End?

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Two days in October 1973 (16th and 17th) marked the most important turning point for US energy policy.  That is when energy policy idiocy began and despite all evidence to the contrary continues to this day.  When will it end?

...

Introductory Energy Post and the Clean Power Plan

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Hi.  My name is Ken Malloy and I am a Senior Scholar with the Mark H.  Berens Family Charitable Foundation, the non-profit organization that publishes this website, TheRightInsight.org.

 

My expertise is in the ...

On-site Generation

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  • 5/18/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy
  • Ed Reid

On-site power generation was common in the mid-20th century for large power users with the need for high reliability power supply. These users included industrial plants running continuous processes, plants with large steam consumption, and...

Prosperity and Electricity

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The United States faces a prosperity crisis.  Increased prosperity will make it somewhat easier to resolve many of the problems that the next generation must face head-on.  Reviving prosperity in the United States poses some ...

Shifty(?) Climate Sands

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  • 10/27/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy
  • Ed Reid

The Biden/Harris position on climate change has been shifting (shifty?) as their political campaign has “progressed” toward election day. The Green New Deal is one of the key issues on which the campaign has shifted with regard ...

Technology Forcing

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  • 5/25/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy
  • Ed Reid

Technology forcing is a regulatory strategy that establishes currently unachievable and uneconomic performance standards to be met at some future point in time. ... Basically, technology forcing sets regulatory standards and provides...

Technology Forcing – 2050

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  • 6/1/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy
  • Ed Reid

Technology forcing is a regulatory strategy that establishes currently unachievable and uneconomic performance standards to be met at some future point in time. ... Basically, technology forcing sets regulatory standards and provides...

USA Climate Priorities 2

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  • 8/27/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy
  • Ed Reid

The previous commentary on USA Climate Priorities discussed priorities regarding climate science, specifically regarding: accurate temperature measurement; establishment of specific values for climate sensitivity and feedbacks; and, ...