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Posts from May 2022

Gee Whiz! Residents Do Not Like Wind Turbines (E&E News report)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 31, 2022

“[A]cross the United States, rural communities have become a flashpoint for siting for wind and solar energy projects…. [T]he cumulative impact … could matter to efforts to reach climate goals. And the Apex experience in Vermillion County [Indiana] proves just how challenging it can be.” (E&E News, May 18, 2022)

Has the tide turned against the hideous government-enabled superstructures politely called industrial wind turbines? Robert Bryce has been following community rejections of such projects since at least 2016 and 2017. His tally today has reached 330 wind and industrial solar projects (databank list here). The number is rising, and with growing electricity issues, hard questions are being asked of intermittent, predatory renewables.

The mainstream media portrays renewables siting as an isolated issue. But the intrepid Bryce is breaking through the narrative of a inevitable ‘renewables future’ and ‘reset’ from mineral energies.…

Memorial Day 2022: Let’s Go!

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 27, 2022

Get happy. Summer beckons. Not only bike and hike but also drive to a better environment–your self-selected environment. And once there, grill, baby, grill.


The automobile is environmentalism-on-wheels. The open road is freedom to escape the concrete for the great beyond. Mountains, rivers, hills, forests, even beautiful green golf courses–it is all a drive away. 

The old Marathon ads said it best …a full tank of freedom. And Shell: “Let’s Go!” And Exxon: “Happy Motoring!”

Don’t worry about the anti-travel crowd like the folks at Climate Progress who fret about emissions of the trace green gas, carbon dioxide. Just forget the spin and go for a spin!


Each year, MasterResource celebrates the beginning of the peak-driving season knowing that our free-market philosophy is about energy abundance and affordability and reliability. And there is little to apologize for.…

Irina Slav: “From arrogance to insanity: the EU path”

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 26, 2022

“The problem is in details such as costs, energy density and, as always, reliability. But nobody in Brussels and national capitals seems to care about petty details. The political EU is firmly in “Whatever it takes” mode and we’re all footing the bill.”

Irina Slav is a voice speaking truth to power. Her posts and opinion pieces at OilPrice.com deserve reading and study.

One of her recent posts called out the perilous double-down-on-failure approach of the EU (and UK) on energy policy. It says much about the sorry state of energy thinking that environmentalists greenwash and complain about energy companies greenwashing. Climate alarmists/forced energy transformationists treat good news as bad in their religious compunction to rail against modern living and prosperity.

Her article follows.

The feeling of being right about something should be a pleasant one.…

More on ‘Greenwashing’: The Alarmists’ Policy Alarm

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 25, 2022

Is Caroline Dennett Greenwashing Too? (dissing Shell for fame and fortune)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 24, 2022

Energy and Environmental Review: May 23, 2022

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- May 23, 2022

CO2 Enrichment Improves Plant Water-Use Efficiency

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#craig-d-idso">Craig D. Idso</a> -- May 20, 2022

Extinction Rebellion vs. African Energy Alliance (affordable, reliable energy at stake)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 19, 2022

‘The $287 Million Pipeline No One Needed’: Deconstructing an Anti-Natural Gas Argument

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#m_krebs">Mark Krebs</a> -- May 18, 2022

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

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 17, 2022