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The Fossil-fuel Era: Still Young

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 29, 2024

“Oil, gas, and coal are ascending despite determined government efforts to reverse energy progress. With criteria air pollutants on the wane and carbon dioxide (CO2) benefits laboratory-proven, the increasing sustainability of fossil fuels is evident.”

Each years brings record production of the three fossil fuels: oil, natural gas, and coal. Peak demand is not in sight–nor should it be in a world of rising population, the aspiring poor, and new ways to employ inanimate energy to improve living. But what about future supply to meet growing demand?

In most nations of the world, free-market energy plenty is held back by government intervention. Government ownership and operation of fossil fuels and related infrastructure impedes supply and demand. But fossil fuel plenty is very hard to hold back, and enough is produced to reasonably meet demand.…

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Energy & Environmental Review: May 28, 2024

By -- May 28, 2024

Ed. Note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a free fortnightly published by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions. The complete Newsletter for this post can be found here.

Greed Energy Economics:
*** Why ‘Cheap’ Wind & Solar Power Claims Never Stack Up
*** Wind Subsidies are Rising, but wind power production isn’t rising with them

Unreliables (General):
*** Two New Studies Shed Light On Biden’s Green Energy Money Pit
*** The Green Energy Wall Can’t Arrive Quickly Enough

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Study: How Offshore Wind Drives Up Global Carbon Emissions
Offshore wind cumulative impact issue analysis
Short video: Save the Whales, Stop Turbines
Save the Whales: Kill Offshore Wind

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)

Solar Energy:
*** UK Government warns against solar projects on farmland

Nuclear Energy:
*** New York policymakers thaw on nuclear energy
*** Nuclear power takes off: meeting the growth in global electricity demand (Part 1)
*** Nuclear power takes off: the ongoing evolution of reactors (Part 2)
Nuclear power takes off: Back to Euratom?

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! (Motoring to summer 2024)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 24, 2024

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 who fret about emissions of the trace greening gas, carbon dioxide. 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. There is so little to apologize for. When is the last time you got a bad tank of gasoline or diesel, anyway?…

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Biden Games Gasoline Prices (election ahead?)

By -- May 23, 2024
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Giberson Defines Free Market for Electricity!

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 22, 2024
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“Economic planning … is sound policy” (R Street’s Hartman Outs Himself)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 21, 2024
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Ad Hominem Backfire in the Energy/Climate Debate

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 20, 2024
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The Carbon Capture Con

By Viv Forbes -- May 17, 2024
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Buzz Smith: Snake Oil EVangelism

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 16, 2024
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Winter Without Your Gasoline Car?

By Steve Goreham -- May 15, 2024
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