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The End Of Oil & Gas: A Different View

I have come to believe that the end of oil & gas could look very different than what people expect. In ways it could appear even to defy the accepted law of supply and demand. If I am right, loss of demand in the face of continued availability of the resources could drive retail prices up instead of down. And once this process has begun, the consequences could quickly become disruptive

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Trump lifts Obama-era regulations on methane, a potent climate-warming gas – CNBC

The Trump administration on Thursday weakened Obama-era regulations designed to reduce climate-warming methane gas emissions from oil and gas fields.  The Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule, which has been in progress for over a year, would eliminate federal requirements for…

Really Concerned About CO2 Emissions? Embrace Nuclear

In the words of James Hansen, the scientist most responsible for promoting global warming, wind and solar are “grotesque” solutions for reducing CO2 emissions. Michael Shellenberger, a prominent activist, has the same opinion. Hansen and Shellenberger, as well as many…

Kamala’s Anti-Fracking Stance Is Biden’s Albatross In Swing States

Less than two hours after Kamala Harris was named Joe Biden’s running mate, President Donald Trump had cast the California Democrat as the oil industry and fracking foe. “She is against fracking. She’s against petroleum products,” Trump said at a…

The Future Of N. American Energy Hinges On The U.S. Election

One issue on which the two American presidential candidates are sharply divided is the nexus between the environment and energy development. While it may not be the determining factor in an election that’s shaping up primarily to be a referendum…

Alarmists Are Freaking Out Facebook Allows Climate Opinion

The other day my wife texted me a New York Timesarticle entitled “How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation,” which included a subheader claiming that the social media giant’s policy of exempting opinion articles from fact-checking and warning labels “amounts to a…

Global Warming Could Unlock Carbon From Tropical Soil – The New York Times

Humble dirt could pack an unexpected climate punch, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. An experiment that heated soil underneath a tropical rainforest to mimic temperatures expected in the coming decades found that hotter soils…

States That Switched To Green Energy Have Higher Costs, Little Growth

Climate alarmists increasingly claim wind and solar power are cost-effective and will benefit the economy. The truth is exactly the opposite. Here’s an example and the real story: The August 8 issue of Electrek’s Climate Crisis Weekly newsletter leads with a…