Prosperity is Linked to Energy

…Prosperity is Linked to Energy… The accompanying graph shows how gross domestic product (GDP), an accepted measurement of economic prosperity, is tied to the use of energy. The greater the use of energy, the greater the GDP. As shown in Continue reading Prosperity is Linked to Energy

Fossil Fuels: Villain or Hero?

…Fossil Fuels: Villain or Hero?… The media and supporters of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) and climate change have gone on record saying we must eliminate the use of fossil fuels.  They yell: “Keep it in the Ground.” Promoters of AGW Continue reading Fossil Fuels: Villain or Hero?

Fossil Fuels are Essential For Modern Living

Renewables are the rage, but they can’t exist without fossil fuels. In fact, not much of anything that exists as part of our modern lives can exist without fossil fuels. In short, renewables are worse than a myth, they are Continue reading Fossil Fuels are Essential For Modern Living

Remarkable Air Quality Improvements

The administration’s promotion of its Clean Power Plan (CPP) relies heavily, in addition to an over emphasis on disasters supposedly attributable to CO2 emissions, on the possible health benefits of the plan. This is to be expected since the CPP Continue reading Remarkable Air Quality Improvements

No One Can Force the Sun to Shine or Wind to Blow

Two facts are incontrovertible: Wind turbines don’t generate electricity when the wind isn’t blowing Solar power plants don’t generate electricity when the sun isn’t shining Storage can mitigate this to some extent, but it can double the initial investment in Continue reading No One Can Force the Sun to Shine or Wind to Blow

Fossil Fuels Critical for National Defense

Make no mistake, war and combat operations are wasteful. The objective is to win with the fewest possible casualties, not save money or material. During peacetime it’s important to save money while maintaining a powerful military, but the objective isn’t Continue reading Fossil Fuels Critical for National Defense