Oh lord, stop with the “climate emergency” nonsense – debasing the word emergency will not motivate a weary public to change its lifestyle

Oh lord, stop with the “climate emergency” nonsense – debasing the word emergency will not motivate a weary public to change its lifestyle

People are terrified about climate change. We get it. The message is universal and deafening and omnipresent. Fear has been instilled so deep that a considerable subset of the population is willing to stand up and support the idea that there is a true emergency going on here. The problem is, no one truly believes […]

Negative interest rates – not an economic curiosity, an ominous pall of government control about to storm the US and an ill-prepared Canada

Negative interest rates – not an economic curiosity, an ominous pall of government control about to storm the US and an ill-prepared Canada

An apology is in order for the following subject matter. This is an energy-focused website, and energy alone is a fiendishly hard topic to explain properly to the general public. The energy world is complicated and frankly not that interesting to most, made up of pipes and tanks and tankers, all central to the industry […]

India’s infrastructure requirements – an eye-opening reminder of the world’s staggering demand for all energy sources

India’s infrastructure requirements – an eye-opening reminder of the world’s staggering demand for all energy sources

I’ve recently succumbed to an infatuation, much like a grade-school crush. Mind you, what is appealing at my current age is markedly different than what was back then; having traversed a generation’s worth of the realities of adulthood, and with the prospect of hoping to retire someday, the subject matter of my admiration has shifted. […]

Bernie Sanders, prostitution, and fossil fuels – three things that will never go away

Bernie Sanders, prostitution, and fossil fuels – three things that will never go away

“Hello, this is 9-1-1, how may I assist you?” “I’d like to report a major criminal enterprise and see the perpetrators thrown in jail.” “…is someone in imminent danger? Because this is an emergency line and perhaps you want to speak with the police to launch an investigation.” “No, this is indeed an emergency, caused […]

FINALLY! Cracks in the façade of the mighty environmental industry machine, originating from a critical place – the inside

FINALLY! Cracks in the façade of the mighty environmental industry machine, originating from a critical place – the inside

Being involved in the energy industry, in particular Canada’s petroleum industry, I’ve become accustomed to feeling as though I’ve been in a car crash, and instead of paramedics showing up the only visitors are climate activists who find wounds and pour salt in them. The industry is under siege, no matter how much the world […]