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Posts from December 2014

Happy Holidays from MasterResource

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 23, 2014

MasterResource, a free-market energy blog, turns six years old on December 26th. We thanks our contributors, readers, and parent (Institute for Energy Research) for their continual support. We will resume publication on Monday January 5th.

May your windows be merry and bright (and better than the neighbor's).

“Peak Oil Has Arrived:” Paul Krugman on Mineral Scarcity (2010 prediction from Dr. Errant)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 22, 2014

“What the commodity markets are telling us is that we’re living in a finite world, in which the rapid growth of emerging economies is placing pressure on limited supplies of raw materials, pushing up their prices…. [P]eak oil has arrived.”

“[R]esource constraints are becoming increasingly binding. This won’t bring an end to economic growth [but] … will require that we gradually change the way we live, adapting our economy and our lifestyles to the reality of more expensive resources.”

– Paul Krugman, “A Finite World,” New York Times, December 26, 2010.

Finiteness … fixity … depletion … rising cost … rising price.

The Hotelling Principle … The Limits to Growth … Jimmy Carter and James Schlesinger … Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren …

And a role for peak government to manage peaked commodities.…

“Stop These Things” (Australian website challenges a crony, anti-environmental industry)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 19, 2014

“Neither we nor our homes are threatened by wind turbines. We do not live in proximity to industrial wind power generation plants. We are independent but compassionate observers who have undertaken our own investigation. We think this issue is one of fairness and human rights.”

Numerous grass-root websites have sprung up in the last decade to challenge the government-driven industry of industrial wind turbines. In Australia, Stop These Things is a leader. Regular posts at this website update wind-related developments. Featured portals are Experts, These People Get It, and These People Don’t.

The About Section, reprinted below, describes a real environmental group that is against corporate welfare. With the religion of global warming, it is a shame that Stop These Things is not embraced as clean-and-green by more environmentalists in Australia.…

Wind Power Propagandist Clipped by Employer

By Sherri Lange -- December 18, 2014

Wake Up Australia! Green De-industrialization Threat Remains

By Viv Forbes -- December 17, 2014

December 13, 1989: The NYT Got It Right on Global Warming

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 16, 2014

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 15, 2014

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- December 15, 2014

Dead Eagle Data: Buffet/Berkshire/PacifiCorp Don’t Want You to Know (Part 2)

By Jim Wiegand -- December 12, 2014

Dead Eagle Data: Buffet/Berkshire/PacifiCorp Don’t Want You to Know (Part 1)

By Jim Wiegand -- December 11, 2014

“Contradictions, Bias Undermine Credibility of the Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise Study” (An Open Letter)

By Mark Davis and Keith Stelling -- December 10, 2014