“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.
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.…
“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.…