Natural Gas Keeps Electricity Cheap and Plentiful in Pennsylvania

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Natural gas fired generation of electricity has been a huge win for Pennsylvania thanks to Marcellus Shale development.

An article yesterday at Today In Energy reveals an important but seldom appreciated fact about about natural gas; that an electricity generating facility using it can achieve capacity factors of over 70%, which is more than twice that of solar and wind,

Moreover, gas-fueled power plants can dispatch electricity whenever needed and the efficiency of the equipment is getting better every day. Gas is king when it comes to electricity generation and for a very good reason. And, outside Texas, Pennsylvania is king in producing the stuff, giving tremendous comparative economic advantages to the Commonwealth in relation to other Northeast states.

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CNX Makes Healthy Communities Investment of $30 Million

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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CNX Resources, led by the incomparable Nick Deiuliis, is investing $30 million in creating healthy communities in Western Pennsylvania.

CNX Resources unapologetically advocates for the middle class in a very real way. Here’s an explanation of what CNX is doing via a news release from yesterday: Far too many corporatist enterprises are now engaged in meaningless tokenism and moralizing from a leftist perspective. They are, essentially, following the Alinsky playbook, which, as described in “Rules for Radicals,” is to exploit the middle class and undermine it while simultaneously, but very superficially,  advocating for it. The examples are all around us today as these corporatists consistently reject the views and ignore the needs of their middle class customers in favor of political preference and political favors. CNX is different.

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Plastics Propaganda Contaminates Truth with Plasticity

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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A chemist from British Columbia gives a stunning lesson the plasticity of truth when it comes to plastics, pollution and propaganda.

Plasticity, according to Merriam-Webster, is the “capacity for being mold-ed or altered.” There’s a lot of that around these days, especially when it comes to plastics, pollution and political correctness. A wonderful anatomy of the problem and a deconstruction of the propaganda associated with it all, comes from Blair King, a Chemist in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. I have taken the liberty of excerpting the best parts below:

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Big Green Swamps the System with Special Interest Money

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is out with more data exposing the Big Green special interest political influence machine.

IER has assembled a great tool with which to investigate and report the nature of the Big Green swamp that is filled with special interest beasts eager to devour what’s left of America to feed its ravenous appetite for corporatist green eggs and scam and honor among elitist thieves Here’s their announcement regarding their latest Big Green, Inc. update.

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Deiuliis Launches Academy to Help Lift Up Western Pennsylvania

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Nick Deiuliis , of CNX fame, has launched an Academy to assist potential future leaders of Western Pennsylvania in growing.

America today is full of corporatists—capitalists gone astray—who no longer believe in capitalism or the virtues on which it depends. They’ve turned, instead, to milking government for all its worth to secure favors, money and recognition. Forget profits. Forget stockholders. Forget principles. Forget the real America that provided the foundation for your existence. Trash it all for the sake of securing subsidies and the plaudits of politicians and social peers by caving to political correctness and throwing the interests of ordinary Americans to the wind.

Nick Deiuliis, the CNX executive, fortunately, is the exception and he’s proving it with a new Academy that will build on “the bedrock industries of energy, manufacturing, and small business” by educating young people about them. Here’s what he’s up to via a news release yesterday:

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Germany Plays Into Hands of Russia As Result of Its Energiewende

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Germany has, with its Energiewende, completely boxed itself into a corner where the big Russian Bear is able to relentlessly torment it.

Our good friend, Dan Markind, has written a superb piece for Forbes that gets at everything that’s been wrong-headed about energy policy in Germany over the last decade or so. The Deutschland has pursed a mindlessly inept but politically correct Energiewende that, sadly, is the model for states such as New York New Jersey and California. Dan explains it all as only he can and his summary is a warning to all Green New Deal advocates that what they seek is both foolish and dangerous. We must learn from Germany and cannot ourselves to fall in the trap they set for themselves.

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Biodiversity Destruction from Wind and Solar Being Ignored

biodiversityTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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[Editor’s Note: It’s about the land and the species that depend on it, including our. Biodiversity demands we increase energy density to use less land.]

Far too much of the campaign against fossil fuels and for renewables such as wind and solar in the name of fighting global warming is really all about green eggs and scam. Lost in the process is all perspective on the broader environmental impacts, specifically including the loss of natural biodiversity. There can be no doubt, though, that is threatened because wind and solar are both require massive amounts of land to generate the tiniest bit of electricity and then only for limited periods. Our friend, Mark Mathis, at the Clear Energy Alliance, has produced yet another powerful video explaining it all.

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