From “more solar” to “stop with the solar” in 5 short years – how climate activism’s inner political demon is destroying environmental progress

From “more solar” to “stop with the solar” in 5 short years – how climate activism’s inner political demon is destroying environmental progress

Holy crap, what a difference five years can make. Way back in late 2014, the energy world was a different place. OPEC, or at least their dominant voice Saudi Arabia, had just pulled the rug out from under oil prices, sending them crashing through the floor. OPEC’s move was an attempt to derail the US […]

Elizabeth Warren makes money from petroleum mineral rights, transfers them to children, then attacks fossil fuels – Life on Hypocrisy Trail isn’t pretty

Elizabeth Warren makes money from petroleum mineral rights, transfers them to children, then attacks fossil fuels – Life on Hypocrisy Trail isn’t pretty

Calling out politicians for dubious behaviour isn’t really fair; it’s too easy. It’s like hunting lions at the zoo. The very arena in which politicians seek to play and succeed seems to attract a certain type of personality that, to paraphrase the late great Lemmy from Motorhead, if they moved in next door to you, […]

“Kind of astonishing how disappointing” EV sales have been – so please don’t kill petroleum companies yet

“Kind of astonishing how disappointing” EV sales have been – so please don’t kill petroleum companies yet

Ugh, yet another article about EV sales, with a big frown and a question mark. Hey, I don’t like going here either. The goal of this site is to explain energy for non-energy folk. It would be great to get back to that. But with the way the media treats the “energy transition”, the most […]

UN tries to thwart fully-approved Canadian infrastructure projects, supports similar ones in China, and I don’t remember voting for those clowns

UN tries to thwart fully-approved Canadian infrastructure projects, supports similar ones in China, and I don’t remember voting for those clowns

Commenting on energy used to be fun and rewarding. Earnest people wanted earnest answers about how the energy world – what fracking is, how dependent are we on oil, where does it come from, etc. Then people had questions about renewables, and those were pleasant discussions also, explaining how those options work and how they […]

A recipe for geopolitical  madness – Combine surplus US oil, anti-oil activism, rising consumption, a less-relevant Middle East, and a dash of Trump

A recipe for geopolitical madness – Combine surplus US oil, anti-oil activism, rising consumption, a less-relevant Middle East, and a dash of Trump

Once upon a time, like fifteen years ago, there was a weird stability in the petroleum world. It was a highly customized stability, with miles of duct tape and haywire holding it together, but it worked. In a nutshell, the industrialized world (the US in particular) was a voracious oil-consuming machine, which turned largely to […]