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Mean House Republicans make Obama and Reid cry

Posted by: Phineas on December 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And they did it while pursuing intelligent, job-creating energy policy: Defiant Republicans pushed legislation through the House Tuesday night that would keep alive Social Security payroll tax cuts for some 160 million Americans at President Barack Obama’s request — but also would require construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that has sparked […]


Hope for our energy future, but first we need Change

Posted by: Phineas on September 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Walter Russell Mead, news of a big oil strike off the coast of French Guiana: A consortium of energy companies Friday reported a large oil discovery off the coast of French Guiana, opening up a potentially massive frontier of petroleum development along the northern coast of South America. The discovery, made […]


Why the Left’s global warming agenda is flat out wrong

Posted by: Phineas on July 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a neat video that summarizes the problems with the Left’s argument in favor of the existence of dangerous Man-caused global warming. (1) It’s narrated by Dr. Roy Spencer, a meteorologist and AGW-skeptic. I think it frames the issues nicely. Produced by Encounter Books and Declaration Entertainment, a bit over nine minutes […]


God bless Texas

Posted by: Phineas on June 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm » 12 Comments

**Posted by Phineas …for telling the federal government to take their incandescent light-bulb ban and shove it: Texas could soon be in a position to turn the lights off on a federal plan to phase out certain light bulbs. State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more […]


Israel as a major oil exporter?

Posted by: Phineas on June 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This could be a potential game-changer both in the Mideast and globally: Look Out, Saudis? Israel Is Sitting On Huge Oil Shale Deposits The World Energy Council has determined that about 30 miles southwest of Jerusalem, in the Shfela Basin, there are oil shale deposits with the potential to yield 250 billion […]


Obama: “Drill there, drill now!”

Posted by: Phineas on April 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This continuing self-inflicted wound on the American economy via the administration’s refusal to tap our own resources has to be deliberate, a matter of ideological choice. How else does one explain Obama’s demand that others pump more oil, but not us? Amid a surge in the cost of gasoline, President Barack Obama […]


The grenade in your lamp

Posted by: Phineas on April 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Hey, you know those twisty compact fluorescent bulbs we’re being “encouraged” to buy because incandescents are so evil? You know, the light bulbs that are going to save the planet, because they’re (begin pious look) sustainable (sigh wistfully, end pious look)? They can explode and burn your house down: A compact fluorescent […]


The future of US nuclear power after Japan

Posted by: Phineas on March 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Reason Magazine has a good article online looking at the the implications for the just-reviving nuclear power industry in the wake of the Sendai earthquake and tidal wave. After reviewing the damage at the Fukushima plants (they actually withstood the temblor surprisingly well, but the tidal wave that killed power to the […]


But… But… But I thought wind power would save the planet!

Posted by: Phineas on February 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Apparently they don’t do well in harsh winters, which isn’t good for their customers: A $200-million wind farm in northern New Brunswick is frozen solid, cutting off a supply of renewable energy for NB Power. The 25-kilometre stretch of wind turbines, 70 kilometres northwest of Bathurst, has been shut down for several […]


California: In which I contemplate becoming a criminal

Posted by: Phineas on February 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sadness. My last 100-watt incandescent light bulb burned out, but I can’t buy another to replace it. Nanny Sacramento has decreed that I may buy no more, in order to save save us from the overuse of energy, a problem government and the environmentalist movement created by doing all they could to […]