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…