Ecological double standards

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen, noting that both major party candidates for President support local control over fracking, suggests that local control should also extend to wind farms, solar arrays, forest management, and other issues that today are rigged in favor of those who shut down or redirect development by fiat.

By |2016-08-06T09:24:14+00:00August 6th, 2016|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Fuel me or fool me

Climate alarmists cannot separate human influences from natural causes for any recent changes. They do not know how much Earth will warm by 2100. They cannot say at what point further warming will be “dangerous” – or for which plant, wildlife, or human populations. They admit that slashing America’s fossil fuel use will reduce global warming by only a few hundredths of one degree (assuming CO2 drives climate change), especially if most countries continue burning coal, oil and natural gas.

By |2016-07-12T02:30:48+00:00July 12th, 2016|CFACT Insights|5 Comments

El Niño, La Niña, and natural gas

This year, when winter hits, it is expected to be colder-than-normal across the Northwest, Upper Midwest, and Northeast. These conditions create higher cooling and heating demand for natural gas. And that, coinciding with reduced supply, will give a boost to U.S. natural gas prices—rebalancing the market and bringing price recovery.

By |2016-07-12T02:16:04+00:00July 12th, 2016|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

New Interior Department rules expected to curtail Gulf oil production

According to consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, new Obama Interior Department regulations will bring about a 70% decline in energy exploration over the next 20 years and a loss of up to 190,000 jobs. The egghead rules will also likely jeopardize safety at drilling sites, both because rock formations cannot handle the volume of fluids required by the rule and because shifting the primary monitoring responsibility from on-site engineers to onshore electronic observers will delay the discovery of problems and lengthen response times.

By |2016-05-27T02:18:09+00:00May 24th, 2016|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Obama targets electric grid for power grab

Now the President Obama has made good on his promise to bankrupt the U.S. coal industry, he (and his potential successors Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders) are poised to do likewise to the nation's oil and gas and nuclear power industries. Given that neither solar nor wind power is 24-7 reliable, this will surely lead both to massive financial ruin and intermittent energy availability in many parts of a very crippled U.S. economy. Worst of all -- this appears to be their vision, their goal -- to bankrupt America and put an end to personal freedom in the process.

By |2016-04-25T13:43:44+00:00April 25th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Obama targets electric grid for power grab

Both parties are fractured, but on energy, each is unified

There is no shortage of news stories touting the splits within each party. The Democrat divide is, as NBC News sees it, between dreamers and doers—with the International Business Times (IBT) calling it: “a civil war over the party’s ideological future.” The Boston Globe declares that the “party fissures” represent “a national party torn between Clinton’s promised steady hand and Sanders’ more progressive goals.” The Republican reality is, according to IBT, a battle between moderates and conservatives. The party is being “shattered” by the fighting between the establishment and the outsiders. The New Yorker said the days following the Detroit debate have “been the week of open civil war within the Republican Party.” Former standard-bearer Mitt [...]

By |2016-03-07T13:57:19+00:00March 7th, 2016|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

Obama’s war on oil strengthens our enemies

The latest anti-fossil missile rolled out for launch in President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget would add a $10 federal “fee” to the price of every barrel of domestic oil at a time when competing and hostile nations are hell-bent to drive struggling American producers out of business. Included are the Saudis, OPEC, Russia, and Iran, along with North Korea as an arms trade beneficiary. The new tax would add about 24 cents per gallon to the price of gasoline which will be bad for consumers, for businesses, and for local, state, and national economies. The revenue would be used to further [...]

By |2016-03-01T20:27:25+00:00March 1st, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Obama’s war on oil strengthens our enemies

“Keep it in the ground” at work in the real world

The Luddites are loose! It was not enough for them to waste billions of tax dollars on unsustainable wind and solar projects, but now they want to shut down the only safe, secure, 24/7 sources of energy in the U.S. -- oil, natural gas, and coal (and, yes, nuclear power too). The new Stone(d) Age awaits those who empower these de-development radicals who have enjoyed the fruits of innovative technology unleashed by a capitalist society but now want to deprive future generations (and those currently living as well) of the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

By |2016-02-11T08:12:20+00:00February 9th, 2016|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Marita Noon: How to win the war on fossil fuels

Simply put, it is time to get to work to defeat the enemies of freedom and prosperity who are running the show in Washington, DC. The anti-energy crowd is fighting hard to shut down all coal, oil, and natural gas operations in the U.S. (and worldwide), but that will harm people and the environment. Armed with the facts and common sense, there is work to be done to spread the message.

By |2016-01-26T12:11:56+00:00January 22nd, 2016|CFACT Insights|9 Comments

With the Paris climate conference complete, what comes next, what will it cost you, and what can you do about it?

If the “keep it in the ground” movement is successful, government services—including education, first responders, and hospitals and healthcare—must be cut, taxes on everything must go up, and electricity rates will “necessarily skyrocket.” Western civilization is based on successful mining and farming—which the antis want to block.

By |2015-12-15T02:56:35+00:00December 14th, 2015|CFACT Insights|11 Comments

Governors, billionaires secretly promote Obama’s crippling energy agenda

Most of us feel that time goes by faster as we get older. It does. When you are 5 years old, one year represents 20% of your life. Yet, when you are 50, that same calendar year is only 2% of your life—making that single timeframe much smaller. Those of us involved in fighting the bad energy policies coming out of Washington have a similar feeling: The second term of the Obama Administration seems to be throwing much more at us and at such speed that we can barely keep up. Likewise, they are. We knew that President Obama was planning [...]

By |2015-08-31T13:46:17+00:00August 31st, 2015|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Energy security must include reliable power

Americans need to prepare for energy poverty unless the Obama - EPA juggernaut can be derailed and the so-called Clean Power Plan can be blocked or repealed. The courts in the past have ruled that the EPA overreached -- and surely that is what is happening here, but the people cannot rely solely on the courts (which soon could be controlled by radical leftists) and so need to rise up themselves and turn this underpowered train around.

By |2015-05-03T09:20:48+00:00May 2nd, 2015|CFACT Insights|3 Comments
Load More Posts