“It Takes Lots of Permits to Save the Planet”… WORD!

Guest “Mr. Loyola nailed it!” by David Middleton It Takes Lots of Permits to Save the PlanetEvery new energy project has to go through a convoluted and unpredictable federal approval…

This was written by a meteorologist?

Guest “I’ve lost track of how many things this guy got wrong” by David Middelton WEATHER Humans are causing climate change: It’s just been proven directly for the first time…

The American Petroleum Institute did what? Because climate?

Guest “explaining what the API did” by David Middleton Note: The primary purpose of this post is simply to lay out what the API has actually endorsed regarding carbon pricing.…

PAGES 12K: The Ice Age Goeth

Guest “damning with faint praise” by David Middleton Kaufman, Mckay, Routson, et al., 2020 In my previous post, I noted a “funny pattern” in the latest Holocene climate reconstruction (Kaufman,…

PAGES 12K… A funny thing happened on the way to the Anthropocene!

Guest “A funny thing happened on the way to the Anthropocene” by David Middleton I’ve been studying a recent Holocene climate reconstruction (Kaufman, D., McKay, N., Routson, C. et al., 2020)……

Texas Freeze Leads to Plastics Crisis

Guest “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up, if I was trying” by David Middleton Texas Freeze Triggers Global Plastics ShortageNumerous chemical plants were shut down as state lost…

The “Right to Fight Climate Change”

Guest “You can’t fix stupid” by David Middleton While RealClearEnergy almost always has at least a few links to good articles, actually related to energy, it almost always has a…

The St. Patrick’s Day Godsend and the End of the COVID Hostage Crisis…

Guest “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” by David Middleton Heart-warming news from Dallas (a month after we were freezing our @$$es off)… Large crowds gather in Dallas for St. Patrick’s Day…

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) goes full AGU…

Guest “Should I stay or should I go now?” by David Middleton I have been a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) since the summer of 1981… I…

Cascading COVID-style lockdown: Only way to save the planet!

Guest “we had to destroy village in order to save it” by David Middleton Equivalent of Covid emissions drop needed every two years – studyEquivalent falls in emissions over a…

“Earth’s Oxygen is Rapidly Running Out…” We’re Doomed!

Guest “not in a billion years” by David Middleton Earth’s Oxygen is Rapidly Running Out, Dropping Levels Will Eventually Suffocate Most Life on Planet MARCH 03, 2021, Buzz Staff Elon…

Frac’ing banned in Delaware River Basin… So what?

Guest “one word away from real news” by David Middleton If this was about the Delaware Basin, this wouldn’t be fake news. The Delaware River Basin Commission followed the lead…

2021: The Year Oil Stocks Clobber Renewables?

Guest “Now that’s funny, right there” by David Middleton Feb 24, 2021 – Energy & EnvironmentOil stocks are destroying clean energy in 2021 after years of lagging behind Dion Rabouin,…

Texas “Wind was operating almost as well as expected” – Part Deux

Guest “debunking the debunkers” by David Middleton Setting the Stage Why was Texas, ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) in particular, so unprepared for the onslaught of frigid weather? This…

“Wind was operating almost as well as expected”… A Texas-sized Energy Lie

Guest “fact checking the fact checkers” by David Middleton Note to fact checking trolls: The featured image is a meme. Look up the word meme before you prattle on about…

Society of Petroleum Engineers: “The Texas Power Failure — What Went Wrong and Why?” 0900 CST Today

Guest “public service message” by David Middleton H/T to Big Oil Bob… SPE Live: The Texas Power Failure — What Went Wrong and Why? 25 February 2021 | 0900 CST Oil…

Michigan Gov. Whitmer: Hoisted by her own pipeline petard!

Guest “irony can be so ironic” by David Middleton Enbridge foe Whitmer declares Michigan energy emergencyIan Vandaelle, BNN Bloomberg Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has stood out as one of the…

Texas to boost grid resilience with more wind & solar, according to Clean Technica

Guest “I really couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I was trying” by David Middleton Reporting from Ice Mud Station Dallas… The pool is now ice-free for the…

“Arctic air freezes Permian shale fields”… Fake news?

Guest “how to spot fake news” by David Middleton Reporting from Ice Station Dallas Fake news isn’t necessarily false or untrue. U.S. oil output plunges as Arctic air freezes Permian…

The Day After Tomorrow: Renewables Fail Edition

Guest “The best laid plans of mice and men…” by David Middleton Note: I had originally titled this post, The Day After Tomorrow: ERCOT Fail Edition, and ERCOT did fail.…

Biden’s Offshore Leasing Moratorium Will Increase GHG Emissions

Guest “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I was trying” by David Middleton Reporting From Ice Station Dallas NOIA Statement on BOEM Rescinding Record of Decision for…

The Day After Tomorrow – Dallas Edition

Guest “Ice Station Dallas Report” by David Middleton Ice Station Dallas: 15 February 2021, 0630 Current Weather Conditions: 6 °F (-14 °C), 34 °F (10 °C) below “normal.” [Should have…

Biden to Kill 200,000 More Jobs Because… Climate Change

Guest “MAVA (Made America Venezuela Already)” by David Middleton How Many US GOM Jobs Could Go Under Biden?by Andreas Exarheas|Rigzone Staff|Tuesday, February 09, 2021 If U.S. President Joe Biden’s pause…

Scientists Discover Plate Tectonics… Again

Guest “Did you know?” by David Middleton An upwelling of rock beneath the Atlantic may drive continents apartThe Mid-Atlantic Ridge may play a more active role in plate tectonics than…