If wishes were horses, we’d all get ponies for Christmas: Geothermal Edition

“[I]f the Texas drilling industry drilled as many geothermal wells as it currently does oil and gas… the state could run itself off geothermal power by 2027.” If wishes were…

ERCOT Renewable Energy: Reality Check

Wind and solar are cheaper to build, but not when you take into account the overbuild and storage to fully serve the grid. 

Classical Liberalism and Electricity: An (Unfinished) Exchange with Lynne Kiesling

It is time for fundamental free-market, classical-liberal reform with electricity.”

Blackouts… Because Climate Change! Blame Natural Gas!

Guest “They got it bass-ackwards, once again” by David Middleton Electricity operators must wake up to climate change — or brace for summer outagesBY ROMANY M. WEBB, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR –…

“Negative Electricity Prices and the Production Tax Credit” (2012 warning for Texas went unheeded)

The market distortions caused by renewable energy incentives are one of the primary causes I believe of our current resource adequacy issue… [T]his distortion makes it difficult for other generation…

Sorry, Texas Tribune, Texas Is Not Suffering Extreme Weather Because of Climate Change

nking extreme weather events to climate change is fearmongering, preying on peoples’ natural and reasonable fear of the power and destruction these events display.

Energy and Environmental Review: January 31, 2022

This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a fortnightly published by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions.

Alex Epstein: “It’s time for Larry Fink to come clean about fossil fuels”

Guest “Will the real Larry Fink please stand up?” by David Middleton Remember the old game show, To Tell the Truth? To Tell the TruthSeptember 8, 1969 – September, 1978Produced…

Texas to United Nations: Pound Sand

The world is reeling from spiraling fuel costs caused by premature over-reliance on renewable energy. High fuel costs punish middle class families & stoke the supply chain crisis. Texas oil…

Texas’s Renewables: How Did the Problem Start? (Enron, Republicans Running Wild)

This post from 12 years ago recounts the political origins of the Texas wind power boom. It is also the prehistory of the Great Texas Blackout of February 2021. Note…

US Crude Oil Exports: Record High in 2020, Despite Lockdown

Guest “Yee-hah! ” by David Middleton JULY 20, 2021U.S. crude oil exports reached record levels in 2020 and remain high in 2021 Despite volatility in global oil markets, U.S. crude…

Texas Starts Waking Up To The Issue Of The Full Costs Of “Renewables”

Reposted from The MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN June 20, 2021/ Francis Menton The promoters of the climate scam have a variety of deceptions to get the gullible to accede to their socialist plans.…

Texas to divest from oil & gas divestors… And trolling North Face

Guest “God blessed Texas” by David Middleton Boycott Texas oil, and Texas will boycott you, says Gov. Abbott with new lawBy RACHEL ADAMS-HEARD on 6/15/2021 (Bloomberg) –Texas is drawing battle…

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.…

Winter storm could bring rotating power outages to North Texas through Tuesday

The short, controlled outages will begin as early as Sunday night if demand outpaces supply.

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…

CNN: Wind Tops Coal in Texas in 3 out of 6 Months in 2019

Guest Fake News analysis by David Middleton The USA Today version of this non-story was even dumber than CNN’s version… Wind is outpacing coal as a power source in Texas…

Activists hope that fake news about droughts will win

Reposted from Fabius Maximus Blog Larry Kummer, Editor Climate change 19 May 2019 Summary: Activists hope that daily apocalyptic news stories about climate change will mold public opinion, no matter…

Former Obama Adviser Uses Hurricane Harvey To Attack GOP On Climate Change

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 10:48 AM 08/29/2017 Former White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes used the devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to Texas as an opportunity…

Another glitch on the NCDC State of the Climate report

Is NOAA Misleading the Public by Including Tropical Cyclones in its 2012 Climate Extremes Index Ranking? by Bob Tisdale IF NOT, THE PRESS AND PUBLIC WILL CERTAINLY GET THE WRONG IDEA…

Texas Tall Tales and Global Warming

“…extreme heat events were roughly 20 times more likely in 2008 than in other La Niña years in the 1960s” It is this statement that has made headlines across the…

Parts 5 and 6 John Nielsen-Gammon's 'Skeptics are not deniers'

Click titles for each full essay. Skeptics Are Not Deniers: A Conversation (part 6) This is Part 6 of my six-part discussion with Robert G. Brown on paleoclimate, climate dynamics,…

The collusion of the climate crowd

By Christopher C. Horner First published in the Washington Examiner, reposted here with permission Not long ago, the American Tradition Institute initiated a transparency campaign using federal and state freedom…

Sierra Club hires EPA official who wanted to 'crucify' EPA lawbreakers

The Hill reports: A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who resigned earlier this year for comparing his work to crucifixion has found new employment with a leading green group.…

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