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Canadian Government Purchases Trans Mountain Pipeline

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

 

Continual controversy and delays over the Trans Mountain Pipeline pushed the Canadian Government to purchase the pipeline to allow the project to proceed.

Following a contentious few months, the Canadian Federal Government bought out Kinder Morgan’s interest in the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion stretching from Edmonton, Alberta to the Pacific Coast north of Vancouver.  For a price of $4.5B, the pipeline switches from private to public control, with all that entails.

It does not necessarily mean that the pipeline even gets built, however, as British Columbia continues to raise environmental objections that caused the delay in the first place and resulted in Kinder Morgan’s bailing out of the project.

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Sorry China: Renewable Energy Isn’t Our Future Energy

LNG - Robert Bradly, JRRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research.

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The Council on Foreign Relations predicts China will turn to renewable energy as a challenge to the United States. Sorry China, renewables are not the future energy.

Imagine a centrally planned economy out-thinking and out-performing a consumer-driven, free-market one.

That is the prognostication, even hope, of Amy Myers Jaffe, director of the program on Energy and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations, as stated in the current edition of Foreign Affairs (“Green Giant: Renewable Energy and Chinese Power”) and in the Houston Chronicle (“Will Clean Energy Push China Past the U.S”).

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The Sustainability Bugaboo and the Price of Green Political Correctness

renewables political correctness - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Steven Pinker looks at sustainability and what it cannot be allowed to mean if we value progress. It’s not the green political correctness pushed on us.

Add Steven Pinker to the list of rational thinkers who proclaim we need to stop playing games of green political correctness if we value positive change. Sustainability, as fractivists and other environmental extremists would apply the term, has become a bugaboo preventing us from giving our children a better future.

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Energy Prepping: Sorry Fractivists, Renewables Are Not the Answer

Jq6R0MmGSue Mickley
StratComPa Consulting Services, Allentown, PA

 

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Sue Mickley uses history as a lesson for energy prepping and subsidized renewables are not the answer; natural gas infrastructure is key.

This is why I enjoy every bit of warmth the world wants to provide. Being a history buff, I heard about the “summer of snow” or “year with no summer” in 1816 which destroyed all the crops and lowered world temps 5 degrees. There were three major volcanic eruptions between 1813-1816 culminating in the eruption of Mt. Tambura, Indonesia, in April 1816, which was heard 3,000 miles away in Perth, Australia.

It took 50 years for temps to get completely back to pre-eruption levels.  Based on geologist research the world is overdue for a big eruption that could again lower world temperatures. Do we have the resources available to make it through: heat, food, water, filter masks, etc.? Our government definitely has enough stockpiles of food, seeds, and supplies, so no fear on that point.  But we may not be ready in other ways.

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The Guardian Makes Yet Another Attack on Fracking, This Time at Home

Green Bank - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Guardian, a UK newspaper, has long opposed fracking in its reporting, making a victim of Vera Scroggins, for example, but now it’s trashing it at home.

The Guardian is, probably, the UK’s most well-known newspaper outside of that country and certainly here in the US where we’ve become quite accustomed to its biased reporting on fracking. Who can forget how Guardian reporter Suzanne Goldenberg once crowned Vera Scroggins with heroine victim status? She later relented a bit, but the die was cast and the Guardian used Christmas day to launch another attack on fracking at home, which is spectacularly bad manners given the mind-boggling potential of the UK’s Bowland Shale.

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Natural Gas Kills Renewables in Reducing CO2 Emissions

natural gas boats - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows natural gas has been absolutely killing renewables insofar as CO2 emissions savings.

Natural gas and renewables are natural partners when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions but natural gas has been doing all the heavy lifting according to official calculations by the EIA. This is news that should warm the heart of everyone truly concerned about greenhouse gas emissions.

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New York’s Renewable Plan Will Create Energy Poor

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

Governor Cuomo’s renewable plan for New York State’s energy will surely fail, as it has in Germany, making its people energy poor.

November’s election and the incoming President’s appointees have seeded the clouds in Central New York for a rain of Letters to the Editor regarding gas. The letters run the table on the evils of gas development (it’s-the-end-of-the-world) and Constitution Pipeline (it’s-the-end-of-the-world, only-closer.) The writers don’t believe gas will be our bridge fuel to the future.

Sorry to disappoint these folks, but natural gas is bridging the future right now, even as they’re putting pen to paper. Gas is providing this bridge without massive subsidies and hidden costs.

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The Rockefellers and the Renewable Special Interest Swamp

PennFuture - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

Among the special interests of the Rockefellers are major investments in renewables and those investments are dependent on government edicts and cronyism.

We’ve been documenting for years how the Rockefellers and other gentry class special interests are manipulating government. They do so through their foundation investments in politics. It is a scam of major proportions that is yet to be exposed. Bits and pieces keep coming out, though. We do some of it here but others are involved as well. Among them is the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute, which just put out a report entitled The Rockefeller Way: The Family’s Covert ‘Climate Change’ Plan. A reader sent it along. While we take no position here on climate change other than to say natural gas is the obvious solution to reducing carbon emissions, it is quite revealing.

The background story is nothing new to us, of course. Just use our search button above to see how much we’ve written on that subject. What is new is the revelation of some of the special interest investments made by the Rockefellers. Those investments are a window into the world of renewables special interests and the swamp (to use a popular word these days) they’ve become.

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The Constitution Pipeline Endorsed by Otsego County

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

Otsego County recognizes the need for cheap energy (natural gas) in their county and has endorsed the building of the Constitution Pipeline.

Kudos to the Otsego County Legislature for passing a resolution endorsing the Constitution Pipeline at their November meeting. It was fitting that it followed a presentation by the CEO of the County’s industrial development agency. His 15 point program for projected growth depends on cheap energy. Cheap energy=gas. In our region, gas = the Constitution Pipeline.

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