Just published here at The Commentator (as above) from myself and Michael Economides.
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UK's New Year Shale Resolution, Energy Tribune, January 7, 2013
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
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
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
Once again Europe has been shooting itself in the foot putting every regulatory obstacle in the way of the economy boost many EU states could get from the shale gas bonanza under their feet.Now three of the EU's own reports should change that ... but I wouldn't hold your breath.
Rant Media is an up and coming news media group. They have recently added Rant Political to their portfolio of Rant Sports, Rant Finance et al and I have signed up to write a few (mainly shorter articles per week) for them as a columnist.
My first contributions are already published go here.
What marks out both the entire renewable energy sector for economic decline above all else is the fact that it is effectively an expensive government-sponsored enterprise, not a child of the free and democratic marketplace. Consider again the elements colluding to produce the current crisis: the lifeline of public subsidy, energy levies and taxes and market-skewing regulation dove-tailing with incentivized over-capacity, protectionism and, ultimately, trade wars. All marks of an industry kept afloat by ideological fiat and not free market capitalism geared to meeting actual market need.
To gain a final key perspective, a report by United Nations Environment Programme in June announced that global renewable energy investment generally reached $257 billion in 2011 rivalling the $302 billion invested in hydrocarbon power. Germany alone has committed over €100 billion in solar subsidies over the next 20 years – for a power that will produce a very small energy return. In total, renewable energy, of which solar is just a tiny fraction, makes up just 3 percent of our electricity.
As the green utopian clouds obscuring the real cost of ‘free’ solar power clear, it’s easy to see why the industry is in eclipse.
A nice cartoon drawn specifically for my article The Climate Change Racket: Finally A 'Day in Court'? published today here over The Commentator (UK).
Michael Mann wants to sue Mark Steyn over thr latter's claim that his climate change hockey stick graph was 'fraudulent' (which it was of course). Good luck with that, Michael.
Here's the full story at Energy Tribune.
A fascinating development this. We keep hearing: what will Russia do if Israel is attacked? As the title above implies, Russia may already have sold their Iranian 'partners' down the River Moskva, so to speak.
The Norweigian court has pronounced Breivik sane. I have no doubt that he is. He planned the whole thing meticulously. He's obsessive not insane. Breivik murdered 77 people. For that the court gives him just 21 years in prison - ensuring he serves a minimum of a piffling 10 years. Just what kind of justice is that?
Breivik is just 33 years old. He'll be back on the streets by, at the latest, the age of just 54 years.
It is indicative of the corruption of the modern mind that few countries have the moral spine, being no longer rooted in Judeo-Christian ethics that most countries don't have the stomach for the death penalty. Just how can the state guarantee that a murderous - by his own account - Breivik doesn't kill again?
The above now published here at Energy Tribune (US) and here at The Commentator (UK). Peak oil alarmists have started running for cover as increasing finds make a nonsese of their predictions. As some of us have been saying for years: for all practical pursposes, oil and gas resources are limitless.
Tim Worstall strikes again - in his Telegraph blog pushing the 'alternative' idiocy of a carbon 'poll' tax instead of the current raft of green taxes. We need rid ourselves of both, in truth.
Worstall’s case is that a simple bureaucratic change of tack to manipulate the free marketplace is the way to go to achieve the goal: state manipulation of the climate.
Not exactly the kind of argument I ever expected a committed free marketeer to make. No wonder University of Houston Professor, Larry Bell, commenting on the new bipartisan mood for compromise among some conservatives in the U.S., tags Carbon Taxomania: “stupidity-on-steroids”.
The fact is that we need to rid ourselves entirely of a plague of green taxes which are having zero impact in the pointless war on a harmless trace and minor greenhouse gas.
Arguing for a state intervening substitution of one failed bureaucratic tax system for another merely avoids facing the real scientific conundrum Warmists are avoiding: How is it that CO2 emissions have continued to rise exponentially while the global average temperature has not risen for 15 years?
Ah, the floating polar bear
But I must mention one other thing in connection with Worstall’s Telegraph missive. Next time such a piece is in the offing, it might be an idea to ensure that it isn’t totally undermined by a dim-witted sub-editor including the iconic green propagandist tool: the image of a polar bear ‘cast adrift’ on an Arctic ice floe.
Yes, his piece is captioned with riotous pomposity: “The man from Whitehall cannot protect this polar bear”. Ah yes, FPBS – floating polar bear syndrome! The fact is that polar bears can swim. There’s nothing the cuddly imps love more than jumping onto and riding around on ice floes. It’s what polar bears do for fun.
I have known about the great chenmotherapy racket for s couple of years - now its official. Chemotherapy not only has an impact ONLY on four types of cancer, it actually makes the cancer spread. Time the medical community, including almost all GPs (who are mostly clueless on this) and most oncologists (!) grasped the truth behind this scam.
FACT: 20 % of cancer deaths are caused by the chemo treatment not the cancer.
FACT: 90% of all cash going to cancer charities goes into new ludicrosuly expensive, and, ultimately, useless chmeotherapy drugs. I would think twice before giving a single penny to a cancer charity. Sadly, too many people are gullible about where their money is going.
You'd think that when they are trying to get their sensationalist claims about alleged global warming (which actually hasn't happened at all in 15 years now) they would at least illustrate their case with a fact or two. Unfortunately, so intent are they on their fact-less ideological spin they locate polar bears in the wrong hemisphere. Check it out for yourself here. Priceless!
And just in case you think me uncaring about polar bears...here's just one of the photos greensists and dim-witted news editors like to wheel out to illustrate the alleged plight of polar bears.
Aaah....but, unfortunately for greens polar bears are actually thriving as countless reports have shown since the first green alarm sounds a decade ago alerted us to the facts that they were no longer in one Arctic bay; it turned out they'd simply adapted and moved elsewhere, sadly, too late to quell the senasationalist headlines that persist to today.
Oh, and one other thing they omit to mention: polar bears can swim. And one of their favourite pastimes? Jumping on to ride on passing ice floes. But hey, let's not facts get in the way of a good story.
Cuddly aren't they? Polar bears,that is, not greens - they're downright dangerous.
A new energy realism is being forced onto only on the UK, but on Europe, too. Here's my piece spelling it out...to the chagrin of Greenpeace and its journo acolytes.
Let's be clear, the Olympics opening ceremony had its moments. The Bond cameo (minus the bizarre parachuting Queen episode), Rowan Atkinson's role in the Chariots of Fire piece, for 'forging' of the Olympic logo, and the excellent Mike Oldfield. But the bottom line was that it was Danny Boyle's leftist politics that, ultimately, took centre stage.
The perverse NHS nonsense, the leftie 60s images (the CND insignia etc) but most of all Boyle's appalling understanding of what he views as an oppressive industrial revolution - a capitalist revolution that pulled millions out of poverty and led, ultimately, to a much cleaner, healthier way of life.
But by far the best take on the whole show came in a short piece in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph from, of all people, Rodney Atkinson, Rowan Atkins's brother. I commend it to you:
Rowan Atkinson's amusing turn was one of the highlights of the Olympics opening ceremony, but his brother, Rodney, is not impressed with Danny Boyle’s production.
“It had strong strands of the parochial Left,” claims Atkinson, who was annoyed by the ceremony’s “assumption that the industrial revolution was oppressive”.
He tells Mandrake: “The truth was that it emancipated us all and especially the ex-rural workers who suffered heavy labour in cold, rain and heat. They then had, by comparison, much less strenuous, mechanised lives.”
The academic adds: “Obviously, the pseudo-intellectual Left have never worked on a farm, as Rowan and I did when we were young. The Left never understand internationalism and the wealth which arises from free trade among free peoples and cultures. That is Britain’s greatest achievement.
"Their aim is supra-national, where peoples and cultures are subsumed, as they were in this ceremony, into a 'levelling’ Statist mish-mash, which inevitably leads to failure and conflict.”
It reveals how the alleged 'third way' carbon tax- as proposed by those like the Adam Smith Institute's Timw Worstall - is just another climate alarmist 'Warmist' hype. Here's a taster:
Britain (and Germany’s) anti-carbon war has actually succeeded only in hiking taxes, providing a windfall for government, driving up energy costs, hobbling industry competitiveness, costing jobs and dumping half a million people into fuel poverty while having precisely zero impact on carbon emissions. Tim Worstall’s ‘solution’ proposes the assimilation of the pestilence of (failed and financially sapping) green taxes into a socially ubiquitous carbon ‘poll’ tax toward, as even Worstall admits, is an entirely “uncertain” end of ‘man-made’ climate manipulation.
Or put more succinctly: translate the unworkable into the unacceptable to achieve the delusional.