A Closer Look at What Happened in Texas During the Deep Freeze:

While no statewide records were broken, some of the records that were reported were quite shocking to say the least. The two coldest days were Monday, February 15 and Tuesday,…

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…

The Guardian: “The Paris Agreement is Failing”

Does The Guardian want military invasions of countries which fail to reduce CO2 emissions? Author Jojo Metha laments the Paris Agreement has no enforcement clause – but she shies away…

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.…

Wind and solar are losing ground to gas

What is amusing is that gas-fired power generation, a fossil fuel with no subsidy, is still growing faster than wind and solar. Far from taking over, wind and solar are…

Boris Johnson Bans (Barely) Affordable Gas Home Heating

Heating Bills are set to quadruple under Boris Johnson’s latest climate brainstorm. Many people in Britain cannot afford heating bills of this magnitude. Around 10% of Britons already cannot afford…

EIA: “About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up within an hour”

Guess “Did you know?” by David Middleton In a world where mostly unreliable power plant (solar & wind) construction is on the rise, backup power generation becomes more important every…

Utility-Scale Battery Costs “Fall” to $625/kWh

Guest “Now that’s funny right there!” by David Middleton OCTOBER 23, 2020Utility-scale battery storage costs decreased nearly 70% between 2015 and 2018 The average energy capacity cost of utility-scale battery…

Solar Power Costs 2-3 Times As Much As Wind, Fossil Fuels and Nuclear

Guest “why?” by David Middleton Why? Because California… OCTOBER 9, 2020Solar photovoltaic generators receive higher electricity prices than other technologies In 2019, the average U.S. wholesale price for electricity generated…

Aussie Government: “we don’t need a [carbon] price because renewables are too cheap”

According to The Guardian, the Australian Government is “more concerned with the impact of short term electricity price rises on a small number of highly energy-intensive manufacturers” than solving the…

NYT: Secret Climate Change Oil Executive Voice Recording

NYT has revealed that a secret tape recording of a meeting of oil executives has shown that oil companies flare off unwanted natural gas.

California Bows to Energy Reality

Today it acknowledged reality, as the Los Angles Times reports. The board allowed the plants to remain in operation for a few more years until — they hope — chimerical…

Study Calls for Ban on Gas Appliances, Misleads Californians

But the study, Effects of Residential Gas Appliances on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Public Health in California, lacks accuracy and perspective, as discussed in my paper criticizing the…

Faulty Forecasts and False Climate Narrative Hold Nations Hostage

The United States is the only major Western country that is not part of the Paris climate agreement, which seeks to restrict and reduce fossil fuel consumption across the world.…

Rev. Jesse Jackson Bucks Environmentalists, Pushes Natural Gas Pipeline As Black Neighborhoods Struggle With Sky High Energy Prices

From The Daily Caller Chris White Tech Reporter May 04, 2020 1:06 PM ET Rev. Jesse Jackson is bucking many of the environmentalists who believe natural gas production perpetuates a…

One Of The US’s Largest Natural Gas Companies Goes Bankrupt. Here’s Why Russia Is Partially To Blame

From The Daily Caller Energy Chris White Tech Reporter April 03, 2020 11:41 AM ET One of the largest shale drillers in the country filed for bankruptcy recently as the…

The unholy crusade against gas appliances

Eco darling natural gas gives way to wind, solar and battery electricity – and slave labor Duggan Flanakin When Berkeley, California last year became the first U.S. city to ban…

“On the Cover of the Rolling Stone” #ExxonKnew: Earth Is Radioactive

Guest “implied face palm” by David Middleton Hat tip to MMontgomery via Charles the Moderator. From the “No Schist Sherlock Files”… This Rolling Stone article reads like the Josh “Gasland”…

Texas: Coal Did Not Get Blown Away By Wind

Guest “I told you so” by David Middleton Jan 13, 2020, 10:33amTexas Power Generation: Did Coal Get Blown Away By Wind? University of Houston Energy Fellows Contributor Group We are…

“False Humility Will Not Save the Planet”

Guest post by David Middleton When I first saw this headline, I thought I was going to have fun ridiculing it… But once I started reading it, I realized that…

Reform USAID energy aid policies now!

President Trump should direct USAID to support coal and gas, not just wind and solar Paul Driessen and David Wojick Apparently unable to grasp the cruel irony, USAID Commissioner Mark…

Natural gas “emerging as the world’s go-to fuel” for electricity generation

Guest natural gas cheer-leading by David Middleton Dec 15, 2019Global Natural Gas Electricity Is Gaining On Coal Jude Clemente Contributor EnergyI cover oil, gas, power, LNG markets, linking to human…

Energy Returned on Capital Invested: Ohio “Shale” vs Green “Schist”

Guest resource economics by David Middleton Ohio’s shale energy industry attracts nearly $78 billion in investment since 2011 11/20/2019 COLUMBUS, OHIO – Total investment in Ohio’s resource rich shale energy…

Massachusetts Town Votes for Freezing in the Dark

Guest “too fracking funny” by David Middleton Brookline passes bylaw banning future use of oil, gas in new buildings Nov 21, 2019 BROOKLINE, Mass. — A Massachusetts town overwhelmingly voted…