India’s Uncompromising Commitment to Coal

In Asia, the need for sustained economic growth outweighs fanciful visions of a “carbon-free” utopia, making coal the obvious choice for at least several decades.

No Matter Your View on Climate Change, Pricing CO2 Is Harmful… Why?

because pricing one externality but not others leads to economic and environmental distortions… causing human suffering.

Elevated Living Standards Contradict Climate Doomsayers

Climate protestors destroying artworks and gluing themselves to roads without offering a shred of evidence for their alarm exhibit a malicious stupidity that is blind to the actual state of…

COP-27: A Window into How the UN Keeps the Poor Poor

The more wealth is transferred, the more need for UN staff and bureaucracy to administer the process. And God forbid that the poor countries should get rich and not need…

COP27: A Meaningless Ritual for China and India

Green promises made at COP27 by China and India will be superficial at best.

Rationing is Back – and Britain’s Authoritarian Greens are Delighted

The right way forward is not telling people to do less with less. It is becoming a more productive society once again. Building infrastructure. Investing in nuclear and gas –…

End Carbon Imperialists’ Impoverishment of Africa

This is carbon imperialism where Western leaders, who have embraced climate superstitions, control what kind of energy people in Africa use.

CLAIM: ‘Covid & Climate Change Push Many Older Women into Prostitution’

He said 12-13 women in their late 30s and 40s from the Sundarbans area who were pushed into sex slavery have been rescued over the last four months. And this…

Oil Price Hikes Hit Poor Countries The Hardest

However, the situation is far more serious for populations of developing countries who have a much smaller buffer against life-threatening deprivation.

How “Climate Actions” Actually Kill People, Not Save Them

By Vijay Jayaraj – February 1, 2022 Many have heard about the advocacy for insect food to fight climate change. And about vegan lab meat, promoted as an environment-friendly substitute…

Claim: The Climate Crisis is Not About Overpopulation, the Problem is Affluence

A debate is raging amongst climate economists, about whether we need a drastic reduction in global population, or whether simply making everyone poor will suffice to save the planet.

African Development Bank decides not to fund Kenya coal project

From Reuters Sustainable Business November 13, 2019 / 6:00 AM / Updated 15 hours ago Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) will not fund a coal-fired…

In Coal We Trust: The Need For Coal Power In Asia

From Forbes Tilak Doshi Energy I analyze energy economics and related public policy issues. Tweet This The claim that aggressive climate change mitigation programs helps the poor is egregiously misleading.…

Lumir K: Cooking Oil Powered LED Lamp

This is probably the closest you’ll see me to a commercial endorsement. I can’t vouch for the veracity of any of this news release, but if it is true in…

Four Stories, Two Worlds

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach To start the four tales of the title, I noticed a couple of stories in the news lately about how critical inexpensive energy is for…

Expensive Energy Kills Poor People

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Lesotho (pronounced “Leh – soo – too”), is a mountain fortress of a country, totally surrounded by South Africa. The people there, the Basotho (pronounced…

Double the Burn Rate, Scotty!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Lots of folks claim that the worst possible thing we could do is to allow the third world to actually develop to the level of…

Energy, Resources, Money, and Technology

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve made some statements lately that I’d like to reprise. • There is never a shortage of resources. It’s a shortage of cheap enough energy…

We have met the 1%, and he is us

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In explanation of my title, I fear I’ll have to go on a bit of a digression. Let me tell three stories, about people in…

Oxfam—Betraying its Roots and Sabotaging its Own Mission

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany On its website Oxfam reminds us that its name comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. Today it claims to work to “find…

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