Biofuels Baloney

Biofuels Baloney

“THE MINDLESS WAR ON COAL” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Aug. 14, 2019) — Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green energy stupidity. It destroys forests, creates its own pollutants, is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle and burn and has a low heat value. If all […]

The Ethanol Gravy Train Rolls On

The Ethanol Gravy Train Rolls On

OPPONENTS MAKE COMPELLING CASE BUT CAN’T DERAIL OR EVEN SLOW THIS WELL-PROTECTED INDUSTRY by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (May 13, 2018) — Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel; […]

Those Fraudulent Climate Litigation Shakedowns

Those Fraudulent Climate Litigation Shakedowns

WHICH ASPECTS ARE MOST FRAUDULENT? THE CITIES’ LAWSUITS, JUNK SCIENCE OR BOND OFFERINGS? by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Mar. 7, 2018) — The ultra-liberal enclaves of New York City and San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, and Imperial Beach, California all claim to be deeply worried about manmade climate cataclysms. They detest petroleum, oppose […]

Diogenes Searching for Honest Policies

Diogenes Searching for Honest Policies

RENEWABLE ENERGY IS DEFECTIVE SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM, MONEY AND POWER by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (Mar. 4, 2017) — The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest […]

Methane Mendacity – and Madness

Methane Mendacity – and Madness

RADICAL GREEN AND GOVERNMENT AGITATORS SLAM METHANE IN LATEST BID TO TERMINATE FOSSIL FUEL USE by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Apr. 10, 2016) — Quick: What is 17 cents out of $100,000? If you said 0.00017 percent, you win the jackpot. That number, by sheer coincidence, is also the percentage of methane in Earth’s atmosphere. That’s a […]

Banning Fossil Fuel Benefits

Banning Fossil Fuel Benefits

DOES THEIR ABYSMAL GRASP OF ENERGY AND ECONOMICS MAKE HILLARY AND BERNIE UNFIT TO GOVERN? by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Mar. 13, 2016) — “Natural gas is a good, cheap alternative to fossil fuels,” former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously intoned. (Psssst. Ms. Nancy, natural gas is a fossil fuel.) “If I thought there was […]

Pope, UN Sabotaging Development Goals with Climate Mitigation Focus

Pope, UN Sabotaging Development Goals with Climate Mitigation Focus

HELPING TODAY’S PEOPLE SHOULD BE TOP PRIORITY by Tom Harris, Executive Director, ICSC, ©2015 (Sep. 28, 2015) — By promoting the hypothesis that humanity controls Earth’s climate, Pope Francis and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon undermine many of the goals of last weekend’s Sustainable Development Summit. On Friday, the UN General Assembly formally adopted […]

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged

BOGUS BIOFUEL TRADING COSTS US MILLIONS – WHILE THE ABSURD BIOFUEL PROGRAM COSTS US BILLIONS by Paul Driessen, ©2015 (Jul. 12, 2015) — Two notorious crooks are helping us wrap up another sordid episode in the saga of the United States biofuel mandates, while further highlighting how bungled and long past its expiration date the […]

Crony Biofuel Politics Wag the Dog

Crony Biofuel Politics Wag the Dog

A GOVERNOR AND HIS SON LOBBY FOR ETHANOL – AND EXPECT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO ENDORSE IT by Paul Driessen, ©2015 (Mar. 14, 2015) — Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos […]

Killing Marine Life With Ethanol

Killing Marine Life With Ethanol

ETHANOL DAMAGES YOUR CARS, SMALL ENGINES, FOOD BUDGET – AND KILLS GULF OF MEXICO ANIMALS by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Jul. 20, 2014) — Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is boiling the planet. Hydraulic fracturing destroyed […]

Executive Fiats in the Other Washington

Executive Fiats in the Other Washington

TWO WESTERN STATE GOVERNORS INTEND TO GET LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARDS, BY LEGISLATION OR DECREE by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Jun. 22, 2014) — Progressives believe in free speech, robust debate, sound science and economics, transparency, government by the people and especially compassion for the poor – except when they don’t. These days, their commitment to […]

Should California Dictate US Energy Policies?

Should California Dictate US Energy Policies?

CAN THE REST OF AMERICA AFFORD ITS ALICE IN WONDERLAND ENERGY POLICIES? (CAN CALIFORNIA?) by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Apr. 27, 2014) — California loves to be seen as the trendsetter on energy and environmental policies. But can we really afford to adopt their laws and regulations in the rest of America? Heck, can the once Golden […]

Life in a Climate Cataclysm Box

Life in a Climate Cataclysm Box

LIKE HERMIT CRABS, CLIMATE ALARMISTS SCRAMBLE TO FIND NEW WAYS TO HIDE, WHEN PUT IN A BOX by Dennis M. Mitchell and David R. Legates, ©2013 (Oct. 18, 2013) — As children playing on the beach, we discovered a fascinating behavioral pattern among hermit crabs. Place a dozen in a cardboard box, and within minutes […]

Fallacious Claims Prop Up Ethanol

Fallacious Claims Prop Up Ethanol

HOW CAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS STILL SUPPORT RISING RENEWABLE FUEL MANDATES? by Paul Driessen, ©2013 (Oct. 7, 2013) — Arguments put forward to support ethanol and other biofuels hold water like sieves – leaking billions of gallons of precious fresh water that are required to produce this expensive, unsustainable energy. These and other renewable energy programs […]

Greedy Africans are Starving Our Cars

Greedy Africans are Starving Our Cars

US POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS HAVE LESS COMPASSION AND COMMON SENSE THAN AVERAGE LONDONER by Paul Driessen, ©2013 (Jun. 23, 2013) — “You’ve heard of Live Aid? Well, this is Drive Aid,” an ardent young man says, as he approaches London pedestrians. “Greedy people in developing nations are eating huge amounts of food that could easily be […]

Free Market Energy Policies Can End Economic Malaise

Free Market Energy Policies Can End Economic Malaise

NON-COMPREHENSIVE, NONE-OF-THE-BELOW, WASHINGTON-DICTATED ENERGY POLICIES GUARANTEE DECLINE by Craig Rucker, ©2013 (May 2, 2013) — “We can’t have an energy strategy that traps us in the past,” Mr. Obama proclaimed in March 2012. “We need an energy strategy for the future – an all-of-the-above strategy for the Twenty-First Century that develops every source of American-made energy.” […]

Important Questions for Obama Nominees

Important Questions for Obama Nominees

INTERIOR, ENERGY AND EPA NOMINEES RAISE SERIOUS QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED by Craig Rucker, ©2013 (Apr. 1, 2013) — In his second inaugural address, Obama pledged to address “the threat of climate change” because no one can avoid “the devastating impact of raging fires, crippling droughts and more powerful storms.”  Obama had said nothing […]

Trampling on People, Environment, Science and Ethics

Trampling on People, Environment, Science and Ethics

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PRACTITIONERS OFTEN HURT PEOPLE AND VALUES THEY SUPPOSEDLY PROTECT by Paul Driessen, ©2013 (Jan. 13, 2013) — Policy integrity. Ethical culture. Environmental protection. Environmental defense. Friends of earth. Defenders of wildlife. Ethical investing. Not just their names, but their charter, culture and policies – their very being – represent a commitment to these […]

Is Africa in an Emissions Arm Lock?

Is Africa in an Emissions Arm Lock?

FIRST WORLD INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS ARE TRYING TO PREVENT AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT by Dr. Kelvin Kemm, ©2012 (Dec. 4, 2012) — The latest world environment and climate change conference (COP-18) is taking place in Doha, Qatar. One of the prime issues under discussion is the attempt to force countries all over the world to adopt binding agreements to […]

Energy and Environment Issues for 2012

Energy and Environment Issues for 2012

WHAT POLICIES WILL BEST STRENGTHEN AMERICA’S ENERGY AND ECONOMIC FUTURE? by Paul Driessen, ©2012 (Nov. 7, 2012) — America needs to pursue all its energy options. Oil, gas, coal, nuclear, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, solar and biofuels should all be pursued – under free market conditions, without crony capitalist subsidies. We should open onshore and offshore […]