The Fossil Fuel Dichotomy: Biden and the East’s Contrasting Energy Approach

By Vijay Jayaraj -- April 14, 2021 No Comments

“Could we be heading into an East-West dichotomy where different directions for the energy sector are pursued, making the East more energy secure and imperiling energy security in the West?”

“China emits more carbon dioxide every 16 days than Australia emits in an entire year. Together, India and China are responsible for 35% of all carbon dioxide emissions globally.”

While leaders in the West are obsessed with a fossil fuelless utopia, the developing economies of the world are going full-throttle with superior mineral enemies.

Could we be heading into an East-West dichotomy where different directions for the energy sector are pursued, making the East more energy secure and imperiling energy security in the West?

It seems the likely case.

Eastern Giants Go Big on Fossils

India and China alone account for nearly 3 billion people and represent the largest fossil fuel consuming block on the planet, with China the undisputed champion.…

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Environmental Activism as Carbon Imperialism: Nightmare for the Poor

By Vijay Jayaraj -- February 1, 2021 1 Comment

“One of the chief hurdles is bringing reliable, affordable electricity to all the people of India. Uninterrupted electricity is still a luxury that few Indians enjoy.”

Environmental activism can delay or even stop development projects in developing countries. Not all of it is wrong, but more and more of it is, especially concerning hydrocarbon-based power plants in developing (and developed) countries.

I live in India. With a population of 1.3 billion, nearly 300 million live in poverty, excruciating poverty compared to Western living standards.

India is in a race against time to achieve economic progress. In the past three decades its economy has grown by leaps and bounds, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. Yet it has a long way to go before it can become like nations in the developed West.…

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Biden’s 2-Trillion Dollar Blunder Imperils Economic Recovery

By Vijay Jayaraj -- August 4, 2020 6 Comments

“A 100 percent transition to non-carbon energy sources is simply impossible. Even a 50 percent reliance on renewables like solar and wind wouldn’t be possible without widespread energy shortage and a collapse of the economy.”

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee for President, recently unveiled his “new infrastructure and clean energy plan.” If enacted, it could have devastating and long-lasting impact on the American economy.

Why? The $2 Trillion Clean Energy Plan will essentially strip the American economy of its backbone: the conventional energy sector.

Biden’s announcement page declares that “he will make a $2 trillion accelerated investment, with a plan to deploy those resources over his first term, setting us on an irreversible course to meet the ambitious climate progress that science demands.”

An “irreversible course”? Regardless of whether the proposed “clean” technologies fail in the future?…

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I Am a Climate Researcher, and I Love Fossil Fuels

By Vijay Jayaraj -- October 8, 2019 15 Comments

“To call the very foundational energy blocks of our society ‘evil,’ and then deprive developing countries of the same fossil fuels, is hypocrisy of the highest order.”

“Fossil fuels have single-handedly pulled the majority of people out of poverty in India, my country.”

Global warming skeptics like me often get accused of getting “dirty oil money” for writing in support of fossil fuels. Or we’re called “climate deniers” and told we must not be real climate scientists.

Many of these people turn their attention to my identity and not to the arguments I make. That is convenient if you do not want to debate the claims made in the article; you shift the attention towards the author and not facts.

The climate alarmists—those who believe that the world is headed towards an imminent climate doomsday—do this because they believe skeptics have their roots in “big oil,” which they think funds all skepticism of dangerous manmade climate change.…

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India Green Lights Fossil Fuels, Announces Electrification and Clean Cooking for All Rural Homes by 2022

By Vijay Jayaraj -- July 30, 2019 12 Comments Continue Reading

Renewable Energy vs. Africa’s Renaissance

By Vijay Jayaraj -- July 1, 2019 6 Comments Continue Reading

China’s Coal Bi-Polarity Expedites the Death of the Paris Agreement

By Vijay Jayaraj -- June 20, 2019 8 Comments Continue Reading

‘No Country for Radicals’: India Fights Back Against Obstructionist Nonprofits

By Vijay Jayaraj -- January 17, 2019 6 Comments Continue Reading

A Spot Coal Shortage in India: Central Planners Overrate Wind

By Vijay Jayaraj -- October 10, 2018 4 Comments Continue Reading

Four Reasons Alarmists Are Wrong on Climate Change

By Vijay Jayaraj -- April 26, 2018 60 Comments Continue Reading