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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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LATEST ARTICLES

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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Thursday
Jun272013

UK Shale Gas Estimate Goes Stratospheric

A Cuadrilla 'frack' drilling footpad in LancashireHere's my take (just published) on today's major government announcement about the latest upgraded estimate fore the potential 'goldmine' of shale gas beneath the UK. For the full article go here. And here's a taster:

The figures for potential UK shale gas reserves just went stratospheric. The UK Government has now confirmed the much-rumoured finding that UK shale gas resources are potentially huge – as much as twice the size of the highest previous assessment.

According to the British Geological Survey report which focuses on just one shale gas play, the Bowland Shale in the UK north-west, the basin could hold as much as 1300 trillion cubic feet of natural gas – while the upper figure potential suggests 2000tcf.

And now published in the US at Energy Tribune go here.

Thursday
Jun272013

The Great Renwables Scam Unravels

A piece of mine that 'hit got a lot of air play' net-wise last week.  It is a truly monumental idiocy that keeps the renewables fantasy 'afloat'. For the full article go here or here. But here's a taster:

Energy insiders have long known that the notion of ‘renewable energy’ is a romantic proposition – and an economic bust. But it is amazing what the lure of guaranteed ‘few strings attached’ government subsidies can achieve. Even the Big Oil companies bought into the renewables revolution, albeit mostly for PR reasons. Like Shell, however, many quickly abandoned their fledgling renewable arms. Post-2008, they knew, the subsidy regimes could not last. Neither was the public buying into the new PR message.

Now it was just a question of time before Europe’s world leading pioneers of solar and wind power, Germany and the UK, decided they had had enough of the self-inflicted economic pain. And all the signs are – as Germany’s solar sector just went belly up and the UK is made aware of how much every wind job actually costs – that the slow implosion of the renewables revolution is under way.

Wednesday
Jun192013

UK Government Still Dithering on "New North Sea" of Gas

Just published here at Energy Tribune (US) with a version here The Commentator (UK)...

Here's a taster:

It’s hard to fathom. In March 2013, the UK, Europe’s largest gas consuming nation, was reportedly just just “six hours from running out” of natural gas. With North Sea gas production falling and gas imports hitting a record high during the fifth coldest spring on record, the country’s dependence on overseas supplies is growing steadily. All of which has re-focused attention on the coalition’s dithering over the UK’s potential “new North Sea” of shale gas.

Thursday
Jun132013

Big Green, Not Big Oil, Is The Enemy

Big Green has become Big Business and is dragging down our economy. Our piece just published at The Commentator spells it out. And here's a taster:

As Peter Lilley MP noted in a Spectator article (May 11, 2013) powerful NGOs are actually heavily funded by government – and they waste no time in using that income for spreading climate scare stories through the media; scare stories that rarely, if ever, bear close scrutiny. Yet, the WWF receives a huge £4million in UK government support, with a further €600,000 coming from the EU. Friends of the Earth Europe receive a massive £1.2 million from the EU.

Let’s get it straight, Big Green is Big Business. Next time you are moved to pitch your ‘hard-earned’ cash into a tin shaken before you while being regaled with a nonsense message – e.g. that carbon dioxide is a ‘pollutant’ – you might like to bear that in mind.

Thursday
Jun132013

Fracking Energy Mess: Deconstructing the Green Agenda

Actually a variant with additions on Europe's Fracing Energy Mess published last week. For this full article go here.

Tuesday
Jun042013

Europe's Fracking Energy Mess

Go here to my column at The Commentator (UK) or here to my column at Energy Tribune (US) for the full article.

Thursday
May232013

Carbon Emissions Hit 400ppm. So what?

My latest article dumps on the nitwit theories about CO2 emissions. Further, it points out that far from being higher they have been much higher in the past. The ancient Egyptians driving SUV's perhaps?

For the full article go to The Commentator (UK) or to Energy Tribune (US).

Thursday
May162013

The World is Not Running Out of Oil - But Europe Is

The upshot of Europe's incoherent energy strategy is closing in...as my article published at Energy Tribune (US) and The Commentator (UK) reveals. Here's a taster:

It’s almost as if the world is turning while the Eurocracy, somehow, manages to stand still. While the rest of the world recognises the on-going inherent reality that oil is still an indispensable player, ideological Brussels politicians prefer playing with windmills and funny plastic sheets.

The great petroleum geologist Wallace Pratt said, "Oil is found in the minds of men". He was referring to the theory of making new discoveries. In the case of Eurocrats, however, it’s more of a practical observation.

Thursday
May022013

The Coming Arab Winter

The final part of our trilogy on the fast- changing face of geopolitics in the Middle East - the direct result of energy discoveries (not least via fracking) is published here at The Commentator (UK) and here at Energy Tribune (US).

Tuesday
Apr302013

OPEC Fracked (or 'The Collapse of OPEC Power')

The days when OPEC could hold the Western powers to ransom over oil are over - and here's why.

See my article here at The Commentator or here at Energy Tribune (slightly different versions).

Thursday
Apr182013

Spanking Liberals: Why the young left is so vicious

My take on the above anti-Thatcher protests - or, more pertinently, the depth of viciousness in them - just published here at The Commentator. Here's a taster:

Should we celebrate the death of the anti-Thatcher protestors? The short answer is: No. Why? For one, it’s not who we as conservatives and responsible citizens are. Far too often these days, however, it is an increasing number on the left, and especially the young left, that fall into this category.

We on the right may disagree vehemently with our political opponents but we do not wish them dead, nor do we ‘celebrate’ their death. Not least, for the sake of the loved ones they have left behind. Why then is celebrating, even calling for the deaths of political opponents, becoming an increasing trait of leftism?

The fact is that the vicious bile emanating from the largely student-led anti-Thatcher protestors shocked even many of Margaret Thatcher’s political detractors. There is a sheer sickness of mind that afflicts a significant element of the hard left. If they were mature enough to look at themselves for just a moment, they would see what Joe Average sees: their rage transcends mere hatred becoming something darkly evil.

The trouble is of course that the ‘student’ left has no experience of life. They have yet to contribute anything to life. Not without reason did AJP Taylor (a lifelong socialist by the way) pen, “It’s a sure sign of political backwardness when any movement is led by students.” Another oft-quoted dictum (which may or may not have been said by Churchill) has it: “If you’re not a liberal at twenty-five you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at thirty-five you have no brain.” Fair enough.

On the whole, as most of us remember only too well, we tend to hold vastly different views at 40 than we did at 20. The implication of all this wisdom of course is that, on the whole, to be young is to display immaturity. Thus the predilection of the young to support the left is also just that: immature.

Wednesday
Apr172013

Margaret Thatcher: Politician and Christian

This post is an elegy to a very fine Christian lady and a political colossus who saved our country from becoming yet another basket case socialist economy.

The following extract is taken from a forthcoming article to be published in May in the US in the excellent Reformed magazine (I write for it regularly) Christian Renewal.

God bless you Maggie. I look forward to seeing you on the other side.

She held office for eleven years from 1979 to 1990. In 1988, in a quite remarkable speech by a prime minister, she explained to a Church of Scotland audience the Christian basis of her political convictions. She began by saying that she would be speaking “personally as a Christian, as well as politician”. She went on to share her view that the Bible offered a “view of the universe, a proper attitude to work, and principles to shape economic and social life.” She explained, “We are told we must work and use our talents to create wealth. ‘If a man will not work he shall not eat’ wrote St Paul to the Thessalonians. Indeed, abundance rather than poverty has a legitimacy which derives from the very nature of Creation.”

She recognized that a key scriptural theme revealed that personal responsibility rooted in faith in Christ was at the heart of all Godly living. Indeed, she believed that growing socialism with the its inherent encouragement of increasing dependency on government and its corollary, an entitlement culture, posed a serious threat to the economy and to democratic freedom. The issue of self-reliance and her stated objective of “rolling back socialism” were thus recurring themes during her administration. But again, it was couched in Judeo-Christian language. “You know, there is no such thing as society,” she famously said, “only individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It’s our duty to look after ourselves, and then to look after our neighbour. People have got entitlements too much in mind, without obligations. There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.”

“We must not profess the Christian faith and go to Church simply because we want social reforms and benefits or a better standard of behaviour,” she told one Christian gathering, “but because we accept the sanctity of life, the responsibility that comes with freedom and the supreme sacrifice of Christ.”

Wednesday
Apr172013

Fracking: No Earthquake Threat, says Definitive British Study

My article covering this latest study of fracking and its consequences globally.

Go here to Energy Tribune (US) for the full article or here to The Commentator (UK).

Tuesday
Apr092013

Margaret Thatcher: Death of a Political Colossus

I remember well the 1970s. The country was in a desperate economic plight. The unions were demanding ludicrous pat rises of 30 percent and upwards. Union leaders were constantly at No 10 demanding this and that. Maggie changed all that and, quite literally, saved the country from becoming an economic basket case.

The idiot National and Union of Students (among others) out celebrating her demise today are too dumb to grasp any of this. It is entrepreneurial (capitalistic) wealth creation policies and self-reliance not an entitlement culture and every-increasing welfare and government dependency that helps people to draw themselves out of poverty. Margaret Thatcher understood that. When she took office unemployment was 13 percent in the UK! When she left office around 5.5 percent. Think about it.

Rest in peace, Maggie. For my published article and elegy go to Energy Tribune (US) or to The Commentator (UK).

Friday
Apr052013

Israel's Rise to Energy Superpower Under Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A major shift away from the power of the OPEC 'tyrannies' is under way as Israel's enormous gas and oil finds start to pump. And it's only the beginning of a paradigm shift "West" in terms of great energy security in the West.

For the full article go here to Energy Tribune (US) or here to The Commentator (UK).