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Hydraulic Fractuing | Still Misunderstood

Hydraulic Fractuing | Still Misunderstood

  By Jay Lehr and Tom Harris Just over a decade ago, America’s energy outlook was revolutionized by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called ‘fracking.’ While fracking, the injection of high-pressure water, sand and chemicals into rock to force natural gas and oil to be released, has been used in vertical wells since 1947, new techniques […]

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

  by Paul Driessen Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking […]

Energy commission intends to reject Mandalay gas turbine power plant project

Energy commission intends to reject Mandalay gas turbine power plant project

By George Miller The California Energy Commission signalled that it intends to reject the Mandalay power plant replacement application, which applicant NRG has named the “Puente” (bridge) Project. This would be a state of the art natural gas turbine plant to replace the existing 1950’s technology seawater-cooled gas boiler plant. The attached letter says that the […]

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

     by Steven Lyazi     I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms. Buildings are stronger, people get warned in […]

Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia

Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia

. By Paul Driessen Life without oil, natural gas and coal would most likely be nasty, brutish and short. Al Gore’s new movie, a New York Times article on the final Obama Era “manmade climate disaster” report, and a piece saying wrathful people twelve years from now will hang hundreds of “climate deniers” are a tiny […]

Fuel me or fool me

Fuel me or fool me

How the West got healthy and prosperous

How the West got healthy and prosperous

Vital ingredients included the scientific method and fossil fuels – truths we forget at our peril Several years ago, physician, statistician, sword swallower and vibrant lecturer Hans Rosling produced a fascinating 4-minute video that presented 120,000 data points and showcased how mostly western nations became healthy and prosperous in just 200 years – after countless […]

America’s Fracking Energy Progress

America’s Fracking Energy Progress

A quick list of some of the benefits realized by the United States thanks to modern hydraulic fracturing and advanced horizontal drilling: Surging oil and natural gas production The United States is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, order resulting in lower oil imports and an opportunity for the U.S. to compete […]

The real climate threat to our national security

The real climate threat to our national security

Report: Fracking Keeps Small Businesses Afloat In Tough Times

Report: Fracking Keeps Small Businesses Afloat In Tough Times

Booming natural gas production have helped keep small businesses linked to the energy sector afloat while businesses in other industries have struggled these past few years, stuff according to a new report. A study by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council found that “increased [natural gas] production has been good news for the energy sector, including […]

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