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‘Energy Transition’ (Greenwash) Specialist Opening: Apply Below

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 22, 2020

“The Associate Director will be responsible for managing cross energy sector consulting projects with a focus on Energy Transition relevant topics.”

I recently saw this position advertisement on Linkedin from Daniel Yergin’s Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA, purchased by IHS Markit in 2004). Posted last week, the company has had nearly 100 applicants so far.

The full posting is reprinted below as a ‘current’ on the energy mixed economy and in regard to political correctness. I hope it comes to be seen as a low point when imaging was at war with energy fundamentals and, employment practices-wise, general decency.

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Consulting Associate Director – Energy Strategy and Energy Transition Practice

The Associate Director will be responsible for managing cross energy sector consulting projects with a focus on Energy Transition relevant topics.

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WSJ vs. WSJ: A House Divided

By -- December 21, 2020

“The news reporters give you public-relations fluff; the editorialists give you facts.”

Noam Chomsky, MIT’s famously anti-American professor of linguistics, used to say to his audiences something like: All my evidence comes from an ultra-Left source—The Wall Street Journal.

Audiences would laugh, but the joke was on them. Students of journalism know well that the Journal’s conservative reputation is based entirely on its editorial page. Its news pages, studies have shown, can tilt further to the Left than even the New York Times or the Washington Post.

Never was that schism more clearly displayed than on December 11, 2020.

A lead news headline screamed that the biggest “Green” companies were becoming larger corporations than the major oil companies. “The New Green Energy Giants Challenging Exxon and BP.”

On the same day, a lead editorial headline noted that the subsidization of “Green” companies was producing corporate failure and taxpayer losses: “Another Green Subsidy Bust.”

But the content of the news story was mostly puffery, while the editorial was based on news reporting.

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North Face vs. Energy Reality, Business Civility

By Adam Anderson -- December 17, 2020

Editor Note: Adam Anderson, CEO of Innovex Downhole Solutions, wrote the letter below to Steve Rendle, CEO of North Face’s parent, VF Corporation, in response to the latter’s refusal to fulfill a shirt order for the oil and gas company. Mr. Rendle has not responded to date. The title above was chosen by the editors, not the author.

“I think this stance by [North Face to not fulfill our shirt order] is counterproductive virtue signaling…. We should be celebrating the benefits of what oil and gas do to enable the outdoors lifestyle your brands embrace. Without Oil and Gas there would be no market for nor ability to create the products your company sells.”

I am proud to be the CEO of Innovex Downhole Solutions.  We are an industry leader providing tools and technologies to service oil and natural gas producers worldwide. 

Our work enables our customers, employees and communities to thrive.

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Exxon’s Algae Dry Hole ($300 million greenwashing failure continuing)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 16, 2020
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Yesterday’s Eco-complaints; Today’s ‘Planet of the Humans’

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 15, 2020
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Trump’s Last Regulatory White Paper (Fall 2020 Regulatory Plan)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 14, 2020
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Energy Efficiency Policy Under Trump (Part III: Litigation)

By -- December 10, 2020
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Energy Efficiency Policy Under Trump (Part II: EERE’s Process Rule & Overhaul)

By -- December 9, 2020
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Energy Efficiency Policy Under Trump (Part I: A Mixed Bag in the Swamp)

By -- December 8, 2020
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Gas Ban Economics 101

By Kenneth Costello -- December 7, 2020
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