A Bureaucrat Says: “Market Argues Against Arctic Ocean Oil Development.” The Market Seems to Disagree.

Guest post by David Middleton From Real Clear Energy: Really? Firstly, how can reopening the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea OCS areas to leasing be disrespectful to “market forces”?  Opening up an area to leasing doesn’t somehow impose an obligation on oil companies to bid on leases in those areas. Secondly, Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips…

Great News! “The fossil fuel industry’s invisible colonization of academia”

Guest post by David Middleton Note: The original version of this article included a significant error.  The post has now been edited accordingly (DHM 3/21/2017). On February 16, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center hosted a film screening of the “Rational Middle Energy Series.” The university promoted the event as “Finding Energy’s Rational Middle” and…