War on coal divides the European Union

The rich West wants to stop using coal while the poor East depends on it. Germany is caught in the middle. The future of the EU may turn on this issue, because East-West tensions are already great.

By |2017-12-18T22:26:13+00:00December 19th, 2017|Energy|Comments Off on War on coal divides the European Union

Putin’s gift to America’s energy independence

James Rust, taking a note from Peter Glover's article about Russian energy imperialism, suggests the U.S. should step up its own energy production and liberalize our oil and gas export laws to provide Europe with the means to thwart Russia's bold geopolitical strategy. Of course, the Europeans might do well to reverse their own anti-energy-production policies. The key is to remember that fossil fuels production is a manufacturing process that drives economic growth.

By |2014-03-25T16:29:43+00:00March 24th, 2014|Guest Insights|Comments Off on Putin’s gift to America’s energy independence

German media’s veer from green energy

A few years ago, Germany was “fully committed” to the EU’s goal of ending fossil fuel use. It was building lots of wind turbines, and even some solar farms despite its often-cloudy skies. After the tsunami, Prime Minister Angela Merckel announced Germany would phase out its nuclear plants quickly, implying more power from renewables.

By |2012-10-25T11:11:24+00:00October 25th, 2012|CFACT Europe|5 Comments