Powered by Max Banner Ads 

Why Are We Robbin’ the Hood to Subsidize Electric Vehicles for the Wealthy?

keep-it-in-the-ground

Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

There’s something incredibly wrong when the ordinary citizens of a neighborhood are robbed through taxation to subsidize electric vehicles for the wealthy.

Electric vehicle (EV) subsidies are an often-overlooked yet pernicious example of handouts to the wealthy disguised as environmentalism.

The federal government provides tax credits of up to $7,500, with states like California kicking in additional breaks of up to $2,500 to entice consumers to buy EVs. Many states also throw in free charging, free parking, and/or access to HOV lanes to further sweeten the pot.

Continue reading

Confusion Over Hydraulic Fracturing and Civil Wars Over Pipelines

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

Hydraulic fracturing is apparently confusing for some judges, while pipelines are cause for civil war in Canada. DEP data, though, is cause to celebrate.

It has been nearly two weeks since Judge Musmanno, writing for the Pennsylvania Superior Court, ruled in the case of Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Companythat the Pennsylvania “Rule of Capture” does not apply to hydraulic fracturing situations, and confusion still reigns.

Continue reading

Anchor’s Away: Marcellus Shale Leaves Cove Point, Future Arrives

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

The first real shipment of Marcellus Shale LNG leaves Cove Point, launching a future of US energy dominance and sustained rural Northeast economic revival.

Finally. Finally! Finally!!! The very first cargo of Marcellus Shale gas has been liquefied, loaded and as of Sunday night, set sail from Dominion’s Cove Point LNG plant, heading for we’re not sure where yet. We’ve waited YEARS for this day! Let’s pop the cork on a bottle of the bubbly and celebrate.

Continue reading

Green Insanity: Offshore Wind Project Cost Mind-Boggling $10K Per KW

Institute for
Energy Research

….
….  

Have we lost our minds? A Rhode Island offshore wind project will cost $10,000 per kilowatt, roughly 10 times the cost of a modern natural gas power plant.

Off of the shore of Block Island on the Rhode Island coast, five wind turbines are operating and supplying power to the island. It took years of state and federal policymaking, environmental impact assessments, and town hall meetings for the 30-megawatt wind farm to come to fruition due to its cost and degradation of vistas. It cost $300 million—$10,000 per kilowatt—about 10 times more than the cost of a new natural gas combined cycle unit. Further, it is 55 percent more costly than what the Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects a first-of-a-kind offshore wind unit to cost—$6,454 per kilowatt.

In terms of generation costs, EIA expects a new offshore wind farm to be 3 times more expensive than an onshore wind farm. [See Editor’s Note below for additional comparisons.]

Continue reading

Enough with the Double Standards of So Called Environmentalists

global warmingPaul Driessen
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

….
…. 

Paul Driessen exposes the hypocrisy and double standards of environmentalists, whose concerns seem to disappear when “green” energy is involved.

It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn’t have any standards at all.

Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth’s atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines will disturb wildlife habitats. So they oppose fracking for natural gas in New York and pipelines that would import the clean fuel from Pennsylvania.

But then they bribe or force rural and vacation area communities to accept dozens of towering wind turbines that impact thousands of acres, destroy scenic views, kill thousands of birds and bats annually, and affect the sleep and health of local residents – to generate pricey intermittent electricity that is sent on high voltage transmission lines to Albany, Manhattan and other distant cities.

Continue reading

Shale Gas News – April 14, 2018

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about record natural gas production, the shale gas boom, Shell Cracker jobs and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had George Stark, Director of External Affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas.

Continue reading

Natural Gas Industry Takes the Offense Against Cuomo and Company

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Finally, the natural gas industry is taking the offense against corrupt, demagogic governors such as Andrew Cuomo who are abusing water certification rules.

Five natural gas trade associations representing pretty much the entire natural gas industry (producers, suppliers, pipelines and local gas utilities) sent a joint letter to President Trump on Tuesday asking the President to clarify the role of states in administering Clean Water Act Section 401. Specifically, the groups want the president to slap around individual states that are abusing Section 401 to block critical pipeline projects—like how the corrupt Andrew Cuomo in New York is blocking the Constitution Pipeline by withholding Section 401 approval, substituting his own authority for FERC’s.

Continue reading

Williams Employees Set to Take Our Veterans and American Heroes Fishing

Rick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

… 

Several of Williams Midstream employees will spend opening day of trout taking our American heroes fishing for the day at the “Fish for the Fallen” event.

A new venture backed by Hunts for Healing will provide an opportunity for about a dozen veterans to enjoy the first day of trout season in an environment created especially for them. Patriots Cove, just south of Noxen in Wyoming County, has been constructed with veterans of varying abilities in mind. Wheelchair–accessible pathways lead to docks from which the anglers can cast their luck along Beaver Run, just off Route 29.

Continue reading

The Failed Lawsuit Strategy of the La Jolla Junta. Or, Was the Whole Thing a Ruse?

keep-it-in-the-ground

Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

The NRDC gang has been pursuing a ludicrous lawsuit strategy against Exxon via through the La Jolla Junta. Is it really about telling Exxon to stay away?

If you enjoy slapstick humor, you’ve got to follow People of the State of California v BP. This case features more exploding cigars than a “Three Stooges” marathon.

This multi-billion-dollar lawsuit—brought by anti-industry trial lawyer and La Jolla conferee, Matt Pawa, on behalf of the cities of San Francisco and Oakland—is one of nine nearly identical lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies. And if this particular case is any indication, they are all doomed.

Continue reading

South Australia Continues Down “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” Path

Institute for
Energy Research

….
….  

South Australia is still tilting at windmills, the new version being solar energy. This “stupid is as stupid does” play yields ever higher electric prices.

South Australia, a state of 1.7 million people, is on a renewable energy kick and has encountered price and reliability issues. South Australia first invested in wind power and found wind’s reliability to be a problem when it shuttered its last coal plant that backed up the wind power and exposed its ratepayers to outrageous prices and massive black-outs. It then hired Tesla to install the largest storage battery in the world last November—a 100-megawatt lithium-ion battery—to provide back-up for wind’s intermittency, at a price of $50 million.

Continue reading


 Powered by Max Banner Ads