“We cannot allow oil executives to blackmail us,” concludes Houston Chronicle business editorialist Chris Tomlinson. “They are not prophets; they are business people looking for profits.” And you, sir, are an elitist telling motorists and travelers of all ages and income levels to go eat cake.
He just keep doubling down against consumers who naturally choose the best energies–the plentiful, cheaper, more dependable ones. And so Chris Tomlinson closes out his repugnance week at Houston’s World Petroleum Congress with a peculiar rant:
Yes, Big Oil’s leaders promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as long as they can make money. But failure to provide the industry with $11.8 trillion in capital between now and 2045 will trigger an energy crisis that they insist will make the public forget all about the climate crisis.
Ed. note: This fortnightly Master Resource post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, published every other week by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions. The complete MBN for this post can be found here.
Of special interest in this issue is an article from Matt Ridley, here.
Greed Energy Economics:
Wind Energy companies accused of bid rigging and racketeering in US lawsuit
Public should know true costs of state’s push for carbon-free grid
Energy poverty in Europe is linked to expensive renewables
Renewable Energy: Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
Did Ohio board certify Icebreaker wind project with enough bird, bat research?
Stunned Still: Offshore Wind Turbine Power Cables Leave Crabs Mesmerized and Motionless
Mountain of discarded turbines prompts NY bond push
Iowa Turbine “graveyard” removal underway
Fine Video: Wind Turbines: Salvation or Ruin?
The false, wasteful crusade of anti-capitalist, anti-energy deep ecologists needs to be demoted. And Chris Tomlinson needs to get off the hate train as energy density continues to drive the world market.
Climate change is a political issue. A business issue. The climate does not need to be saved; in fact, humankind needs to be saved from a political and intellectual elite pushing authoritarian climate policy.
Perhaps Chris Tomlinson should get fired, not the oil executives and ministers that promote their products in the face of climate alarmism and forced energy transformation. And perhaps it is Tomlinson who needs to take his blinders off and start over with his understanding of energy and of government intervention, not to mention climate science (or the lack thereof).
The Houston Chronicle business editorial writer has long been prone to hyperbole and astringency.…