Russia’s not-so-secret plan to control the world’s energy

BY RON STEIN AND TODD ROYAL: Putin-led Russia knows everything runs off of energy and the thousands of products that come from deep earth minerals/fuels and that the frontier of warfare is the fight for control of fossil fuels, particularly oil, natural gas and coal.

By |2019-04-06T16:14:41-04:00April 8th, 2019|Energy|Comments Off on Russia’s not-so-secret plan to control the world’s energy

Billionaire crony corporatist schemes

Shady cash from Vladimir Putin’s Russian energy oligarchs and other rich donors is being laundered through Bermuda-based lawyers and middlemen to “green” pressure groups, lobbyists, and spinmeisters – to promote “green energy” schemes that bring billions of dollars from government agencies (and thus from us taxpayers and consumers) to a cabal of billionaires and crony companies. At the epicenter are hedge fund millionaire Nathaniel Simons, his wife Laura Baxter-Simons, and their secretive Sea Change Foundation. “Investors” become even wealthier, as billions of dollars are transferred annually to environmentalists, scientists, politicians, bureaucrats, and crony-corporatists in Renewable Energy & Climate Crisis, Inc. The [...]

By |2016-10-30T13:29:01-04:00October 30th, 2016|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

Time to lift the oil export ban

CFACT advisor Marita Noon notes that the Iranian nuclear deal -- which puts Israel at great risk -- is already matched by the fact that Israel relies heavily on Russia and Kurdistan for its crude oil -- and suggests that one major benefit of lifting the ban on U.S. oil exports would be to provide Israel (and western Europe) with alternative supplies of crude oil for their refineries.

By |2015-09-14T23:50:47-04:00September 14th, 2015|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Will President Obama’s new drilling policy give the Arctic over to Russian domination?

Is it merely a coincidence that millions of dollars of Russian money have been laundered and forwarded to anti-fossil fuel radical environmentalists to fight exploration and development by the United States of Alaska's vast oil and gas and minerals reserves? While Russia plans to seize the entire Arctic for its own use, the United States shuts down all future development over nearly 20 million acres of land and sea -- for absolutely zero environmental benefit, especially since Russia will likely be able to exploit much of that same territory anyway. Just as bac, Obama did this despite universal opposition from Alaska's elected officials -- robbing the state of much-needed jobs and revenues. Hopefully, this theft and giveaway to Russia can be reversed.

By |2015-02-14T15:59:28-04:00February 14th, 2015|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|3 Comments

America is falling behind in the new cold war over Arctic oil and gas

CFACT policy analyst Marita Noon reports that President Obama's made dash to prevent U.S. oil and gas activities in the very profitable Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) may stem more from Russian money funneled to U.S.-based environmental nonprofits -- and the desire of the President to please such groups -- than from any intelligent rationale for declaring these rich lands off limits to the minimal development needed for resource extraction. Russia, meanwhile, is conducting military-scale operations in a possible effort to take physical control of the entire Arctic region.

By |2015-02-03T07:57:08-04:00February 2nd, 2015|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on America is falling behind in the new cold war over Arctic oil and gas