Category Archives: Energy

OMG, the R word!

No, not ‘recession’. RATIONING Gasoline rationing and small car loan subsidies are measures intended to bring oil consumption for private transportation under predictable control and to encourage drivers to adopt small private vehicles. Gasoline rationing has been viewed as a … Continue reading

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Oil at $250/bbl??!?!

So sayeth the Russian. However, don’t count on it. We’re already seeing demand destruction at this price point. Share on Facebook

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OPEC ain’t the problem

OK, here’s the deal. There are a bunch of people (D and R) clamoring for an increase in supply from OPEC. Let me let you uneducated folks in on a little secret… they can’t just increase the amount pumped. Of … Continue reading

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All roads lead to Alaska

Spencer Abraham is our former Secretary of Energy. While at the Department, Spencer spent a lot of time thinking about energy alternatives. A LOT of time which frankly would have been better spent drinking in a bar. I mean, really, … Continue reading

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…And sometimes, the press is REALLY stupid

Here’s a dreadful piece of journalism from R. A. Dyer of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He leaves out… 1) Deregulation has failed Texas consumers 2) The excuses, regarding fuel costs, are irrelevant. If the standards to market entry are … Continue reading

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Good to see OUR politicos aren’t the only stupid ones

Remember that dumbass idea to drop the gas tax? Remember how dumb we thought our politicos were for thinking up such a stupid idea? Remember when we longed for those intelligent and urbane European electeds who would never propose something … Continue reading

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Energy and Reality (Or, What to do about high gas prices)

With gas prices approaching or exceeding $4.00 all over the country, it’s pretty obvious we’re all in for some rough times. I know I’ve had to make sacrifices (moving from Grand Marnier to Cointreau) and I’m sure you’ve had to … Continue reading

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The high cost of going solar

The WaPo has a great article up about how one of the inputs into the manufacture of photovoltaic cells is causing a lot of problems in China. The input is polysilicon which elsewhere in the world, where there are environmental … Continue reading

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The oil may get low sooner than we think

For all the talk about drilling our way to energy independence, which is little more than than rambling by ridiculous little people with ridiculous little ideas, there is one inescapable fact. The well will always peak and from there on … Continue reading

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Paying for the nukes twice

The NYT has a great article up about all the nuclear waste that’s piling up waiting for permanent storage. The cool part is that we paid for disposal of it with our electricity rates. The other cool thing is that … Continue reading

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