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How Naive Politicians, Green Ideologues, and Media Elites Are Undermining the Truth About Energy and Climate

by Peter C Glover & Professor Michael Economides (Continuum, 2011)

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Global Warming Just Isn't Happening: Official, Energy Tribune & The Commentator, January 20, 2013

Green Hypocrisy as Al Gore Sells Out for Petro-dollars, Energy Tribune & The Commentator, January 10 & 9, 2013

UK's New Year Shale Resolution, Energy Tribune, January 7, 2013

UK PM Must Sack His Energy Secretary, Energy Tribune (US) & The Commentator (UK), December 19, 2012

Greenpeace-WWF Wind Claims Blown Away, Energy Tribune (US) & The Commentator (UK), December 11, 2012

Cameron's Same-Sex Marriage Blunder, The Commentator, December 12, 2012

UK Energy Bill Triples Green Subsidies, Energy Tribune, December 7, 2012

Iran's Gazan Proxy War, Energy Tribune, November 28, 2012

Obama's Energy Mandate: More Oil and Gas, Energy Tribune, November 23, 2012

The Next Oil Revolution, Energy Tribune, November 18, 2012

The EPA's Dirty BIG Secrets, Energy Tribune, November 14, 2012

Resurrecting Republican Conservatism, Rant Political, November 12, 2012

US Votes for Big Government & the Entitlement Society, Rant Political, November 8, 2012

Obamanomics, Solyndra and Crony Capitalism, Energy Tribune, October 31, 2012.

Fracking Goes to Hollywood, The Commentator and Energy Tribune, October 22, 2012

 

GREATEST 'HITS'

Fuelling the Rise of the Anglosphere, Energy Tribune, February 28, 2012

A Shale-fuelled Economic Miracle for 2012, Energy Tribune, January 5, 2012. 

Occupying Durban: The Greatest Sham on Earth, Energy Tribune, November 28, 2011.

Ten Fracking Things Everyone Should Know, Energy Tribune, April , 2011.

U.S. Has Earth's Largest Energy Resources, Energy Tribune, March 24, 2011.

Gasland's Fracking Nonsense, Energy Tribune, February 18, 2011.

BP and Union Carbide: A Tale of Two Moralities, Troy Media, June 30, 2010

The Nabucco Conspiracy  Energy Tribune March 26, 2009

Media Credibility, Not Ice Caps, In Meltdown  American Thinker  February 23, 2009

Dissing Hansen  American Thinker  February 2, 2009

Wind Power Exposed  Human Events  November 24, 2008 & Energy Tribune, November 25, 2008.

Muslim Apartheid: Getting Behind The Veil  Catholic Insight (Canada) December, 2006 & World Politics Review, October, 2006

Green Hypocrisy At 30,000 Feet  TCS Daily, October 5, 2006

Photoshop of Horrors  TCS Daily, August 9, 2006

Torturing The Truth, TCS Daily, March 9, 2006

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Tuesday
Mar112014

Anti-Frackers case more about emotionalism than facts

My latest for my Breitbart London column just published as titled above. What the greens and local resdient 'ostriches' don't know...or won't engage with.

For the full article go here to my column at Breitbart London, but here's a taster:

Enough is enough. The phoney debate over fracking (the hydraulic fracturing mining method to extract shale gas and oil) has gone on long enough. There is simply nothing to debate.

The fracking technique has been around for over 60 years without causing any major environmental problems. That's a little tit-bit of information about which the mainstream media appears woefully ignorant.

In fact, fracking has been the mainstay technique associated with all mining - literally millions of drilling events - throughout that entire period.

Friday
Mar072014

Putin's Real Great Game: Energy Imperialism

My latest article just published at Breitbart London (as titled above) reveals two key perspectives you won't find anywhere else in themedia coverage.

First, that Western leaders are reading Putin wrongly - its all about energy imperialism not protecting Russians...and, how sanctions won;t work but I spell out a proven way that will!

For the full article go here.

Friday
Mar072014

Why Britain Needs Breitbart UK

Just published over at Canada Free Press my piece as titled above. For the full article go here, but here's a taster:

It is still early days. But the UK finally has an online conservative news site where it is possible to “tell it like it is” with unadorned conservative ‘knobs on’. With Kassam and Delingpole, Breitbart London is in the hands of a new generation and not those of the CINO old-school figures who had lost their conservative way. 

Which brings me to a point raised by my colleague James Delingpole in his Andrew Breitbart’s War Comes to Britain. In it James posited this:

“In the Spectator recently, my old friend Toby Young described a dilemma which all those of us of right-wing persuasion must face up to in the end: should you soften your position in order to find some common ground with people whose stupid political ideology you loathe and despise? Or should you stay true to your principles and risk being marginalised as, at best, unreasonable and, at worst, as a fruitcake, a crank, a dangerous extremist?”

Genuine British political conservatism currently resides under the UKIP banner

The point is central to all that has been marginalising a more consistently conservative perspective in the media generally. It’s what kept me from being published in my own country a decade ago. But the simple fact is that, as Murdoch realised for his Stateside audience and as my early Vision Paper recognised, and as those behind Trending Central and Breitbart London understand, when you do ‘tell it like it is’ the barbs will come thick and fast.

After all, there’s a very good reason why politically speaking, much genuine British political conservatism currently resides under the UKIP banner. And its why David Cameron-like CINOs attack it as relentlessly as much of the leftwing media.

The fact is that, The Spectator might not like the competition, but neither will the BBC, the Guardian and the Huffington Post. They would much rather take on the ‘esoteric’ natures of the CINO publications. But then well articulated facts and reason have always provided its own intellectual defence. That should be good enough for all of us now regularly writing for Breitbart London, too. 

 

 

Wednesday
Mar052014

Scottish Independence and the Oil: So what's the bottom line?

My latest article for Breitbart London shows why Scotland's offshore oil is far better off in the hands of a UK government. For the full article go here, but here's a taster:

What really matters to them is solely the potential for lower taxes to attract more exploration and sustainable development. And that is where the wheel's start to come off for the "It's Scotland's oil" bandwagon. Because all the evidence suggests that a future independent Scottish Government would find itself under immense pressure to boost oil revenue income to pay for the country's expensive socialist ambitions.

Scotland is a socialist country. Indeed, the UK's Celtic tradition has been singularly responsible for overruling England's inherent Anglo-Saxon conservatism and putting socialist UK governments in place.

Just why Celtic society which so cherishes the belief that it is truly 'independently-minded' (note the outright opposition to Rome's version of Christianity when Augustine landed on these shores in the sixth century) has become so radically Big Government and Entitlement Culture orientated is a story for another day.

The fact is, an independent Scotland is not going to change its political and socialist spots. Welfare and entitlement continue to be front and centre, a direction the SNP is set on pursuing if Scotland goes it alone.

And that will mean intense pressure to increase the tax burden, above all via oil revenues, 90 percent of which would then lie within a Scottish Government's control.

Being a more mixed economy, a UK Government would have the capacity to do what it is doing with shale gas, create a much more attractive lower tax regime better able to generate a culture of investment incentivisation that would benefit the UK and Scottish peoples for decades to come.

Friday
Feb212014

Guardian's 'Christian Conservatism v Welfare Reform' Claim Is Bunkem

My article, just published at Breitbart London, shows, yet again, just how far Guardianista will go to turn truth on its head. Not to mention revealing a view of the Christian Church cast purely in their leftie image.

Here's a taster:

What The Guardian and its writers appear to understand about the Christian Church could be written on the back of a postage stamp – with space to spare. 

Proof positive comes in the form of Andrew Brown's absurd piece entitled "Christian conservatism takes radical position against welfare cuts". In a clumsy attempt to ally 'Christian conservatism' – in other words, the non-liberal element of the Church – in the paper's campaign vilifying government welfare reforms, Brown alleges his triumphal chief point: "There is no connection at all between right-wing economic views and theological conservatism". 

For the full article go here.

Friday
Feb212014

Fifth Mega Windfarm Project Scrapped in Just Three Months

Just published my latest piece at my colum for Breitbart London revealing the bigger picture behind why windfarm projects are biting th edust at a rate of knots. Just as predicted, once politicos grasped the generous subsidies to support them could never be reduced.

Here's a taster:

At root is what formerly ideologically green Eurocrats have been forced to admit are the unsustainable "staggering costs" of wind, solar and other renewable energy subsidies. While energy insiders have warned for years that renewable energy projects would never pay their way, the hard-hitting reality has finally begun to dawn on politicians feeling the hot breath of their electorates as the cost of energy has risen steadily to the top of the democratic agenda.

For the full article go here to Breitbart London.

Monday
Feb172014

Catholic Prelate "Naive and Unrealistic" on Welfare Reforms

My first article for the new Breitbart London site launched this morning has just gone live. It deals with the ill-considered comments the Roman Catholic prelate Vincent Nichols interjected into the welfare reform debate a few days ago.  Go here for the full article.

Monday
Feb172014

Breitbart London Launches

My friend and editor at Trending Central, Raheem Kassam (along with colleague James Delingpole - lately quit the Daily Telegraph - tookover runing the new Breitbart London site (part of the US consrvative Breitbart News Network). The site went live here this morning.

I will be transerrfing to it to become a regular contributor covering, primarily, both the Geopolitics of Energy beat and the Christianity & Church beat.

Thursday
Dec192013

Gaza Palestinians' Self-inflicted Energy Misery

My latest piece just published at my Trending Central column - go here for the full article - spells out how most of the Gaza Palestiian misery is self-inflicted.

Sitting on billions in potential income from natural gas as Gaza is...its what happens when you vote in a murderous terrorist regime that insists on bombing its neighbours. Here's a taster:

Even the EU’s own auditors recognise it is a scandal that cannot go on. According to a BBC report, the European Union (EU) still funds Gaza’s non-working civil servants – a full seven years after Hamas won power and placed them on ‘gardening leave’. Needless to say, the pro-Palestinian BBC report makes much of the poverty and hardship being suffered in Gaza today, and thus the on-going need for foreign aid. What the report doesn’t say however is that the misery of the Gaza Palestinians is entirely self-inflicted. Not least as billions in natural gas revenue lies just offshore.

It is estimated that Gaza has an offshore natural gas energy resource worth around $4 billion.  While the massive gas discoveries off Israel are proving to be world class, Gazans could well be looking to their own energy good fortune and a bright future. Yet abject poverty and hopelessness prevails. The standard explanation by many Arabs and the liberal Western media is to depict the Palestinians as in a permanent state of Israeli-inflicted victimhood. The truth is that Gaza is the poster child for all that is wrong with Islamism, as exemplified by Gaza’s governing party, Hamas.

Saturday
Dec142013

The Days of Cheap Energy Are Over...Get Used to It

Why politicians and the media get it wrong in villifying Big Energy spelled out in my latest article here at Trending Central. Here's A taster:

Joe Public rarely understands economics. Even less the economics of energy. Unfortunately, this makes Joe particularly vulnerable to the vote-grabbing posturing inherent in Ed Miliband’s threat to “freeze energy prices”. Miliband’s announcement has already succeeded in wiping £11bn off the value of energy stocks in October and November alone. And if Labour were to win the next election, it’s a tactic that will continue to scare off energy investment. That’s not good news for any of us.

 

Tuesday
Dec032013

Bad Green Investments are Already Beginning to Break

My latest published at my Trending Central column (as titled above). For the full article go here but here's a taster:

The UK is not alone amongst democratic governments fearful of an electoral backlash over the heavy tax burden green energy commitments carry. The German Chancellor is facing pressure from its energy sector to review energy subsidies. Poland is proposing a switch from green certificates to competitive bidding. And, most famously, Australia is drafting legislation to abolish the country’s carbon pricing mechanism in 2014 in a bid to assuage the palpable anger over soaring energy prices.

It is going to be extremely interesting to see how UK Chancellor George Osborne squares this particular circle in his upcoming autumn budget statement. Especially as it is already known that Osborne is looking to transfer the £1.6 billion cost of the energy companies renewable energy obligation away from household energy bills.  Yet Osborne, if not energy secretary Ed Davey, is only too aware how green energy subsidy has become a destructive “political football” for those parties in denial over public anger at the ‘unnecessary’ and unaffordable green levy on energy prices.

Thursday
Nov142013

The 'Dirty' Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

If you think that the movement to divest investments away from fossil fuels/hydrocarbons is a moral one you need to read this.

My latest published here at Trending Central (UK) and here at Energy Tribune (US).

Tuesday
Nov052013

The Greenpeace 30 made their prison bed - let them lie in it

My latest 'lamenting' the plight of the poor dear Greenpeace 30 (don't their bosses issue balaclavas to keep them warm anymore?).

For the full article (and my preferred title) go here to Energy Tribune (US) or here to'Greenpeace's lesson in Russian Realpolitik' at my column at Trending Central (UK).

Let me be very clear. I am not here advocating the Russian way of ‘doing society’ or operating ‘international justice’ generally. But just because the Kremlin all too often skates over genuine human rights issues with surly contempt, it does not mean that Russia lacks the legitimate and moral right to act in its national interest when openly threatened. Bleeding-heart liberal MPs and Russia-vilifying British TV reports apart, if the Greenpeace 30 believe they are deserving of concerted national and international action aimed at freeing them, they can think again. - See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/79659/the-greenpeace-30-made-their-prison-bed-let-them-lie-in-it#sthash.1jfH5U4e.dpufLet me be very clear. I am not here advocating the Russian way of ‘doing society’ or operating ‘international justice’ generally. But just because the Kremlin all too often skates over genuine human rights issues with surly contempt, it does not mean that Russia lacks the legitimate and moral right to act in its national interest when openly threatened. Bleeding-heart liberal MPs and Russia-vilifying British TV reports apart, if the Greenpeace 30 believe they are deserving of concerted national and international action aimed at freeing them, they can think again. - See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/79659/the-greenpeace-30-made-their-prison-bed-let-them-lie-in-it#sthash.1jfH5U4e.dpuf
Let me be very clear. I am not here advocating the Russian way of ‘doing society’ or operating ‘international justice’ generally. But just because the Kremlin all too often skates over genuine human rights issues with surly contempt, it does not mean that Russia lacks the legitimate and moral right to act in its national interest when openly threatened. Bleeding-heart liberal MPs and Russia-vilifying British TV reports apart, if the Greenpeace 30 believe they are deserving of concerted national and international action aimed at freeing them, they can think again. - See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/79659/the-greenpeace-30-made-their-prison-bed-let-them-lie-in-it#sthash.1jfH5U4e.dpuf
Let me be very clear. I am not here advocating the Russian way of ‘doing society’ or operating ‘international justice’ generally. But just because the Kremlin all too often skates over genuine human rights issues with surly contempt, it does not mean that Russia lacks the legitimate and moral right to act in its national interest when openly threatened. Bleeding-heart liberal MPs and Russia-vilifying British TV reports apart, if the Greenpeace 30 believe they are deserving of concerted national and international action aimed at freeing them, they can think again. - See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/79659/the-greenpeace-30-made-their-prison-bed-let-them-lie-in-it#sthash.1jfH5U4e.dpuf
Monday
Oct282013

Mini-Nuclear Reactors & the New Power Game

It's potentially a real breakthrough: mini-nuclear reactors. While it'll take up to ten years for them to become a viable commercial propostion, that's still earlier than the likely date (2023) the new Hickley Point C will come online in the UK. Equally, the costs involved lliterally blow away those for the new offshore mega-windfarms.

For the full article go here to Energy Tribune (US) or here to Trending Central (UK).

Monday
Oct282013

Grangemouth & the "victory" for the unions

Unbelievable. What any rational mind mind conceive to be a humilitaion for the Unite Union the BBC was able to spin as a "bittersweet victory". Its a real insight into what I have always thought was a surreal aspect of leftist thinking. This piece saying as much was intended as a first for my new blog "GloverWires" at Trending Central. Why not keep up with it! Go here.