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Vietnam at the Energy Crossroads: Will it Choose the Best Way Forward?

By Vijay Jayaraj -- June 30, 2021

Ed. Note: Mr. Jayaraj (below) continues his series on the energy situations of various countries and regions far removed from the U.S. (China, India, Japan, the Far East generally, the Middle East, Africa, Nigeria, The common denominator is the bedrock of oil, natural gas, and coal for affordability and reliability, with wind and solar investment being an appendage by government policy to appease climate activists.

The power demand in the country grew by 10 percent each year during the last one decade. Coal played a central role…. For Vietnam to surge ahead and sustain the hard-earned growth of the past decade, it must unequivocally support the growth and expansion of the fossil fuel sector, especially coal. (below)

“Vietnam” evokes an infamous place in history as a war zone.

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Politicized History, Bad History

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 29, 2021

“You’re not getting a tote bag, and our advocacy work might not seem to benefit you directly. But no other history organization does advocacy work on the scale and scope of the AHA [American Historical Association].”

There is little hidden agenda today. Academia, and the professions within it, are all-go for Left Progressivism to remake the world (“the great reset”) in an egalitarian, government-first way.

To whatever extent there was or is true scholarship–examining both sides of complicated issues, whether it is the 1609 Project or Global Warming–that is now fringe.

My Experience

I was fortunate at Rollins College, a liberal arts school in central Florida, back in the mid-1970s. My history professors were Progressive, but one in particular was fair and open-minded. I remember him calling on me to correct or supplement his discussion of the Great Depression and the New Deal, for example.

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‘Ecocide’: The Climate Church Wants to Imprison Nonbelievers

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 28, 2021

“At the close of World War II, when Soviet and Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Dachau…. a new word—genocide—was needed to describe it…. Another crime of similar magnitude is now at large in the world…. That crime is called ecocide.” (Inside Climate News)

“… climate authoritarianism is a dangerous fringe movement that must be exposed for its means and ends. Climate policy, not physical climate change, is the real risk and threat for better human living now and into the deep future.” (Author: below)

The Climate Church of deep ecology has its hell-on-earth for nonbelievers–prison, and by insinuation, death sentencing. The crime is ecocide.

Enter Inside Climate News, a far-left climate website that features “the campaign to make ‘ecocide’ an international crime.” With nary a nod to private property rights to address some if not many commons problems (real, not manufactured), we the living are the culprit.

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The Institute for Energy Research: Formation and Early History

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 24, 2021
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IHS-Texas: Forerunner to IER (for the record)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 23, 2021
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Population Bombed! (revisiting a modern classic)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 22, 2021
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Looters, Moochers, Parasites: ‘Green’ Energy (Remembering Ayn Rand)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 21, 2021
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Energy Books: Some Observations

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 17, 2021
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Renewables, renewables … a Texas-sized Truth Creeping In

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 16, 2021
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Texas Legislature Ignores Renewables in Grid Reform: More Problems Ahead (Peacock Interview)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 15, 2021
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