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Posts from March 2022

Amy Myers Jaffe Disses Oil, Gas, and Houston

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 31, 2022

“Amy Meyers Jaffe, Chris Tomlinson, Jeffrey Sachs–so confident, so angry, so wrong about energy. In psychological terms, they are in denial about climate exaggeration and the verdict from energy density for consumer wants and necessities.”

“Other (pre-Jaffe) ‘Kodak Moments’ dissing fossil fuels have been published in 2015 here; 2016 here; 2018 here; 2019 here and here; and 2021 here. Idea plagiarism?”

CERAWeek 2022 was a rude comeuppance for the hyper-critics [haters?] of oil and gas, who found themselves marginalized not only by world events but also by the Biden Administration itself. Drill, baby, drill was the word from DOE’s First Lady. [1] But Houston Chronicle business editorialist Chris Tomlinson had to get his punches in, embarrassingly so given his strong emotions and elephantine conflict of interest.…

Energy Efficiency under Biden’s DOE: An Update

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#m_krebs">Mark Krebs</a> -- March 30, 2022

“I’m proud to report that the American Gas Association (AGA), the American Public Gas Association (APGA), Spire Inc. (who really led the effort), and a gas appliance manufacturer, Thermo Products LLC (a subsidiary of Burnham holdings), rose to the occasion with a filing that put DOE on notice that the gas industry isn’t giving up.”

“Market conservation, in short, is wholly different from command-and-control government conservationism.”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is further escalating its electrification strategies using regulatory appliance efficiency standards. But the good news is that resistance continues and is even on the upswing with the global failure of ‘Net Zero’ in light of recent developments.

The entire debate is colored by DOE/EERE ignoring the intent of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) to balance varied consumer interests and energy choices, rather than providing the agency with carte blanche permission to squeeze out every possible BTU without regard to consumer cost, convenience, and fuel preferences.…

UK Energy Reset! (GWPF/Net Zero policy primer)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 29, 2022

“Renewables must be put on the same footing as other generators, with no subsidies and no preferential dispatch, and eventually wound down.”

“… the government should be candid with the public and focus relentlessly on replacing the older combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) with new models that are more thermally efficient (and thus cheaper and cleaner) and on increasing UK production of natural gas onshore and offshore.”

The United Kingdom (and EU more generally) is ground zero is the failed war against consumer-chosen, taxpayer-neutral mineral energies. Energy sustainability is affordable, reliable, plentiful energy–and wind and solar are not that.

Net Zero Watch of the Global Warming Policy Foundation is doing yeoman’s work in identifying the UK/EU energy fail in real time. Their latest is “Taking Back Control: Addressing Britain’s Energy Crisis.”…

Energy and Environmental Review: March 28, 2022

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- March 28, 2022

The SEC’s Power Grab Attempt: A Powerful Dissent

By Richard W. Fulmer -- March 25, 2022

Industrial Wind Turbines: Report from Ground Zero

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 24, 2022

Kansas Wind Subsidies: Senator Thompson’s Protest

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 23, 2022

CERA vs. WPC: Tomlinson (Houston Chronicle) Digs In

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 22, 2022

Help Us, Surrender, and Submit: DOE Secretary Granholm at CERA

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 21, 2022

Dear Emma Marris: Check Your Premises (self-righteous anger at ‘fossil-fuel capitalism’ is self-deprecating)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 18, 2022