• How Two Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Got Oil Wrong

    • Date: 15/06/17
    • Michael Lynch , Forbes

    My recent book details the numerous mistakes made by many experts — real and apparent — about the oil market and oil prices.   This post will point to two in particular (the latter of which did not appear in the book).  Robert Solow and Paul Krugman are both M.I.T. professors of economics (Krugman only for a […]

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  • Roy Spencer: A Global Warming Red Team Warning

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Roy Spencer

    Now that the idea of a global warming Red Team approach to help determine what our energy policy should be is gaining traction, it is important that we understand what that means to some of us who have been advocating it for over 10 years — and also what it doesn’t mean. The Red Team […]

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  • El Nino Signal Is Fading

    • Date: 13/06/17
    • Reuters

    Sea surface temperatures in the central-eastern Pacific Nino region 3.4 were just +0.4°C above the long-term average last week. Surface temperatures off the coast of Peru in Nino regions 1+2 were actually -0.1°C below average, down from +2.6°C in the middle of March. Surface temperatures off Peru are a good leading indicator for temperatures further […]

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  • Shale Revolution 3.0: Here Comes the Global Gas Market

    • Date: 10/06/17
    • The American Interest

    Where once we grappled with the problems of energy scarcity, now we’re looking at the implications of a new energy abundance. Natural gas may share the title of “hydrocarbon” with oil, and it may be a fossil fuel, but that’s about where the similarities end. For both suppliers and consumers, there’s no greater distinction between […]

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  • Another Solar Company Goes Bust

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • Greentech Media

    Last week, American Solar Direct filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in California Central Bankruptcy Court. According to its bankruptcy filing, the company had less than $50,000 in assets and liabilities of between $10 million and $50 million. In 2013, GTM Research named American Solar Direct (ASD) as a residential PV installer to watch. At the time, […]

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  • Is Elon Musk Cracking Up?

    • Date: 08/06/17
    • Bre Payton, The Federalist

    Is Elon Musk losing it? His tweets have been more erratic than normal over the past week. PayPal founder Elon Musk has always played the role of eccentric billionaire rather convincingly. Last year, he tweeted that he planned to circumvent Los Angeles traffic by digging a bunch of tunnels. A few months later Bloomberg confirmed […]

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  • Dear Climate Alarmists: Now That The Paris Accord Is Settled, Please Grow Up Or Shut Up

    • Date: 08/06/17
    • Daniel Payne, The Federalist

    Dear Climate Alarmists, We are exhausted. It is not easy to write a letter like this. But we, the non-alarmist community, could not put it off any longer. We have quite simply reached the end of our rope. There are things you have to hear, even if it’s painful to hear them. For the past […]

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  • Rigor Mortis: Wasted Billions On Sloppy Science

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Anjana Ahuja, Financial Times

    A new book estimates that maybe half of the $30bn spent by US taxpayers on biomedical science goes on work that turns out to be wrong. Rigor Mortis by Richard Harris — sloppy science We live in a world with an awful lot of corners, the science writer Richard Harris wryly observes. We are told that […]

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