MasterResource’s growth and influence continues. First quarter visits of 115,000 were the highest in our five quarters of existence, and our total visits will exceed a half-million this quarter.
MasterResource is a top 25 “green blog” according to Technorati. We are currently #21 out of 2,172 qualifying blogs as of 4/10/2010, and we have reached as high as #14.
MasterResource, the free market energy blog, is now a very top energy blog. Our scholarly and well categorized posts will remain relevant for many years to come. Each of us writes for the day but also for the record.
New Principal: Kent Hawkins
MasterResource is ‘owned’ by its principals, not any individual or organization. All contributions are in-kind, and no one has been paid for their efforts. (We are trying to raise some funds so that we can have the first annual MR retreat where some of the principals can meet face-to-face for the first time.)
Our principals have diverse backgrounds. Some are salaried by an organization. Others take time from their consulting practice by writing for MasterResource. And others are retired and working on a labor of love.
Effective April 1, Kent Hawkins became the tenth principal of MasterResource. Mr. Hawkins has regularly posted since February on technical issues relating to windpower.
In addition to his posts, Hawkins will oversee MasterResource’s burgeoning analysis of wind power in its economic and environmental dimensions.
Mr. Hawkins most recent article, “Integrating Renewables: Have Policymakers Faced the Realities,” was published by the United States Association for Energy Economics.
Guest Bloggers: Our Worldview
Approximately 30 guest bloggers from across the political spectrum have posted at MasterResource. (We invite inquiries from potential bloggers: email Rob Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
MasterResource blogs share a common grounding: energy realism over alarmism, and a preference for energy markets over energy statism.
Our worldview can be summarized as follows:
More specifically, MasterResource posts have explained:
In short, neo-Malthusianism is wrong and Julian Simon right in the main essentials. But the challenge remains to educate many academics, policymakers, and ‘Left” intellectuals that public policy activism must take into account not only ‘market failure’ but also analytical failure (false claims of market failure) and government failure (political waste in the proffered solution).
Lastly, all of us at MasterResource thank you the reader who have made us a top energy and energy-environmental blog.
Keep the comments coming, and may the best ideas win in the contentious energy debates of 2010.
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