Tax Code Tweak Might Make CNG for Vehicles More Available
Rep. William Cassidy (R-LA) common-sense approach to increasing the role of natural gas as a vehicle fuel, without the grandiose involvement of the Federal government. Unlike the Pickens Plan, this
Post-Mortem for the Ethanol Tax Credit
A couple of weeks back, my boss asked a question that I could not immediately answer: The ethanol tax credit expired on December 31. The price of ethanol should have
EPA and the White House Wash Their Hands of the ‘Crucifixion’ Mess [UPDATED]
UPDATE 4/30/2012 via Fox News: Top EPA official resigns after ‘crucify’ comment A top EPA official has resigned after coming under scrutiny for 2010 remarks in which he compared the
The Way Things Are Going, They’re Gonna Crucify Me.
Apologies to John Lennon. Concept by Al Armendariz, Administrator of EPA Region VI. Repair Man Jack posted the video with analysis here. No apology is necessary, Mr. Armendariz. In a
Earth Day 2012: The Day the Tide Turned
Happy Earth Day 2012, everyone! One day we may look back on this as the time when the tide began to recede – that being the tide of Anthropogenic Global
BP Spill: Still Hyping After All These Years
All these years? Poetic license. It’s been two years since the disastrous explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Eleven rig workers were killed in a valiant but failed attempt
LA Dems Strip Obama Challenger’s Delegates on Technicality
In the March 24 Louisiana presidential preference primary, Democratic challenger John Wolfe, Jr. scored 17,804 votes. Wolfe is a lawyer from Chattanooga, TN and a virtual unknown in Louisiana. Party
A Little Perspective, Please.
From Business Week: Exxon’s top exec got a 17pct. pay raise in 2011 Exxon Mobil gave its top executive a 17 percent increase in compensation last year, as the oil
Fracking is Blamed for … Well, Everything, Really.
Blaming natural phenomena on fracking is this year’s fad, reminiscent of the mood ring, the pet rock or Anthropogenic Global Warming. Item 1. Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden
Louisiana Primary Open Thread
With 3/4 of the precincts reporting, Rick Santorum is leading with nearly 50% of the Republican vote. Romney has 26%, Gingrich 16%. Update 10:18 pm CDT: That margin looks like
Ministry of Truth Begins the ‘Rehabilitation’ of Obama’s Energy Record
What better place to start the correction of history than in the pages of The New York Times:U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy IndependenceTaken together, the increasing production and declining
Obama’s Big Energy Gaffe
In his Thursday energy/pipeline speech at Cushing, OK, President Obama opened his mouth and revealed a total lack of understanding of our nation’s energy supply picture. And I’ve been saying
‘Intellectual Bankruptcy’, Dr. Krugman?
Paul Krugman’s op-ed, “Natural Born Drillers” (New York Times, March 15), purports to show with a hard look at the numbers why no thinking, perceptive person could possibly believe that
Flashback to 2009: Administration Policies Sought to Discourage ‘Overproduction’ of Oil
In May 2009, four months into the Obama presidency, retail gasoline prices averaged $2.32 per gallon. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) wrote Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to express concern about the
Obama, Energy Promises, and Empty Rhetoric
Voters in the November election will be acutely aware of two key economic variables above all others: the national unemployment rate, and the price they pay for a gallon of