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    • Solar flares up - 17 Apr 2014
      posted in Columns & Energy & Environment

      It is amazing that something that seems as upbeat as “free” electricity from the sun can have such a dark side. I started covering some of the shenanigans from the solar industry last summer when I wrote about the “Green Tea Party” in Georgia. I had no idea what a can of worms I’d opened. […]

    • US Electricity System in Regulatory and Terrorist Crosshairs - 15 Apr 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Energy & Environment & Featured & Tech & Terrorism & Uncategorized

      Government agencies are forcing us to spend countless billions on illusory risks and anti-fossil fuel mandates, while ignoring real threats to our livelihoods, living standards and lives. America runs on electricity. Our lights, refrigerators, air conditioners and furnace controls, computers and internet, social media, radios and televisions, banks and ATMs, cell phone chargers and transmitters, […]

    • If the goal is “energy independence,” what issues should be a priority in America? - 07 Apr 2014
      posted in Columns & Energy & Environment & Property

      Recently the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a “2014 Priority Issues Survey.” In addition to the obligatory tea party bashing: “help the Democrats protect the progress we have made from Tea Party radicals, deliver the positive changes America needs and help Democrats win a Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives!” and the […]

    • Three hours of Waterboarding - 17 Mar 2014
      posted in Columns

      On Thursday, February 27, I received an email that said: “I’m a producer at the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. We’re working on a segment about fracking & I wanted to reach out to see if you’d be interested in participating. I read your column in Town Hall a few months ago & it’s just […]

    • Greener than “green” - 11 Mar 2014
      posted in Big Green & Columns & Economy & Energy & Environment & Property

      Williamsport, PA — A constant, mild hiss. That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum’s Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, PA. October’s quietude was totally unlike the cyclone of equipment, personnel and activity that had dominated this spot just four months before, when Anadarko and the American Petroleum […]

    • He who controls the energy controls the people - 03 Mar 2014
      posted in Columns & Energy & Environment

      Like many conflicts before it, the current battle brewing between Russia and Ukraine has a strong energy component. Russia has a history of using its energy supplies as a control mechanism—such as the 2006 and 2009 gas wars when it cut natural gas supplies in the midst of winter and left many European nations, which […]

    • The ignorance and hypocrisy behind oil export bans - 25 Feb 2014
      posted in Columns & Economy & Energy & Environment

      Help consumers, security, environment by eliminating prohibition on exporting US oil and gas US oil and gas production was already declining, when the 1973 Arab oil embargo sent oil and gasoline prices skyrocketing and created block-long lines at gas stations. Increased domestic production could have eased the supply and price crunch, but the 1969 Santa […]

    • U.S. nuclear facility’s radiation leak creates serious concerns - 17 Feb 2014
      posted in Columns

      A U.S. nuclear waste facility in New Mexico is creating serious concern on Sunday when radiation escaping from the repository was detected, according to news organizations. An air-sampling monitor located at the Carlsbad, N.M., Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) detected high levels of radioactive particles that are being characterized as “abnormal” in nature, according a Department […]

    • Build the Keystone pipeline, already! - 04 Feb 2014
      posted in Columns

      KXL was AWOL from SOTU – along with real energy, job, economic and revenue solutions President Obama frequently says he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets to goods stamped “Made in the USA.” In his State of the Union address […]

    • Obama’s SOTU: Where are the opportunities? - 03 Feb 2014
      posted in Columns

      The State of The Union Address (SOTU) reminded me of the idiom, “on one hand, on the other hand.” On one hand, President Obama extoled efforts to increase fuel efficiency to “help America wean itself off foreign oil.” He touted the new reality of “more oil produced at home than we buy from the rest […]