A Coherent Energy Policy: Obama’s Choices
Regarding solar power, not too much can be said about it since it does not nor will it ever meet our energy needs. Recently, a large scale solar power project was planned for the Mojave Desert. One would think that a desert is the perfect place to site a solar plant. However, Diane Feinstein blocked the project out of environmental concerns. The fact is, without | Read More »
A Coherent Energy Policy: “Drill, Baby, Drill!!”
The solutions to our dependence on foreign oil can be solved, the experts say by either increasing supply (the “drill baby drill” people) or decreasing demand (the tree huggers). I don’t understand why it cannot be both simultaneously. The United States is a leader in technology for safely extracting oil nd natural gas. As Shell Oil vividly demonstrated in the case of extracting shale oil, | Read More »
A Coherent Energy Policy: Conservation?
Many on the Left, including Obama, seem to believe that conservation efforts are a major part of the solution. As part of this effort, the government has mandated that we use use 8 billion gallons of corn ethanol blended into gasoline by the end of this year. Obviously, corn farmers and their representatives are very happy about this. The government is so convinced that ethanol | Read More »
A Coherent Energy Policy: Liberal Hypocrisy & Strategic Considerations
Perhaps the greatest concern in any debate regarding a national energy policy has been and continues to be our dependence on foreign oil. Obviously, our reliance has a direct effect on foreign policy and strategic thinking that has, at times, hampered or ability to formulate a coherent, consistent and principled foreign policy, especially in the Middle East. Also, as emerging economic powers like India and | Read More »