Hydrocarbon haters: You have no chance of success. Zero. Seven billion people agree, every day

Hydrocarbon haters: You have no chance of success. Zero. Seven billion people agree, every day

“Severe personality problems find *camouflage.* No one thinks “I’m a sadist” or “I’m a malignant narcissist.” They find a belief system/social group that validates their most hateful, destructive impulses & construes them as virtues. The most toxic and hateful people in the world are 100% convinced they fight for what is true and right.They find […]

You energy charlatans want publicity? I’ll give you publicity…

You energy charlatans want publicity? I’ll give you publicity…

I get to meet a lot of great people from writing all this energy stuff. People from all over; happily, many from the audience I’d targeted originally. Such as, people not affiliated with energy that wanted to understand it more. People that smelled a rat when reading the main media discourse, where circular ignorance falls […]

How will debt-addled governments deal with an oil price boom? Not very well

How will debt-addled governments deal with an oil price boom? Not very well

A fascinating article was forwarded to me recently (thank you KG). Some wise guy I’d never heard of (Louis-Vincent Gave of Hong Kong-based advisory firm Gavekal) gave a startling brilliant interview. I’m not sure what made it so great, but it had a clarity, purposefulness, and vision seldom seen elsewhere. By me anyway. Howard Marks […]

The daunting task of energy education perfectly illuminated by the stupidest news story of the year

The daunting task of energy education perfectly illuminated by the stupidest news story of the year

Another year of drawing attention to energy literacy draws to a close, with a bleak reminder of what we’re up against. In the news recently was a popular item that displays the immense challenge of getting the general public to understand complexity. First, and by way of analogy, let’s say you were at a huge […]

The problem isn’t fake news, it’s abandonment of news – here’s how to fix it

The problem isn’t fake news, it’s abandonment of news – here’s how to fix it

Last month, a man named Adolph Hitler Uunona was vigorously elected in a Namibian regional election. The result is not as bad as it might appear at a glance; Namibia was colonized by Germany early last century, the place had German presence heavier than schnitzel, and his father “probably didn’t understand what Adolph Hitler stood […]