My View Of A Naturally Useless Oil Sands Outcrop

By DAVID BIEDERMAN Pictured below is an outcrop (exposed section) of oil-soaked sand. Oil sands are naturally occurring mixtures of sand, clay, and a viscous type of petroleum called bitumen. The brown and grey layers are sand, sandstone, and clay; the black layers are the oil sands. What a contrast it was to hold this crumbling and seemingly useless mixture …

NBC reports on my energy influence

In this issue: NBC reports on my energy influence Why “the armchair economist” is “not an environmentalist” New talking points Quick Updates NBC reports on my energy influence The first major public story about Energy Talking Points was run by NBC. This is good news: my messages are getting attention, and, as you’ll see if you read the article, the reporter is …

The roots of the Green New Deal

In this issue: The gap filled by EnergyTalkingPoints.com The roots of the Green New Deal Divesting from the Divesters Quick updates The gap filled by EnergyTalkingPoints.com In the prominent new book, Green Fraud by Marc Morano (my guest on this week’s Power Hour) he uses over a dozen points from EnergyTalkingPoints.com. On this week’s Power Hour, he explained why he finds the resource so …

Confident Energy Champions

In this issue: Confident energy champions — political Confident energy champions — corporate Confident energy champions — individual Arming confident champions at EnergyTalkingPoints.com How Defunding Reliable Energy Caused the Texas Blackouts Confident energy champions — political As the current administration pursues truly disastrous energy policies–see my talking points on the proposed CLEAN Future Act–a growing group of confident energy champions is rising in …

Why we fall for “fake invisible catastrophes”

In this issue: Why we fall for “fake invisible catastrophes” New talking points Updates Why we fall for “fake invisible catastrophes” My longtime ally Patrick Moore, pro-human ecologist and cofounder of Greenpeace, has a new book that I highly recommend: Fake Invisible Catastrophe and Threats of Doom. I interviewed him about the book on this week’s Power Hour. Here’s the description. …

A nuclear decriminalization platform

In this issue: Decriminalizing nuclear Steps toward decriminalizing nuclear with Robert Hargraves Talking points Fact checking PolitiFact Some Cool Stuff Decriminalizing nuclear energy For the last year or two I’ve been advocating the policy of “decriminalizing nuclear.” Recently I’ve started working on a comprehensive “nuclear decriminalization platform,” identifying what policies need to be eliminated and what policies need to be …

Manuscript completed!

In this issue: Manuscript completed! New Talking Points The fallacious “Social Cost of Carbon” with David Kreutzer Manuscript completed! I wanted to delay this newsletter until I could write the following words: I just sent the manuscript of my new book on fossil fuels to Penguin Random House (my publisher). The working title is Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More …

Texas Electricity Crisis — the big picture

In this issue: Texas Electricity Crisis, continued The Big Picture in Six Pictures Two New Power Hours Texas Electricity Crisis, continued Let me start off by saying that I am thinking about all of you in Texas and I hope you are coping with the (very preventable) problems your grid is experiencing right now. As I wrote yesterday, I think …

The truth about the Texas electricity crisis

The truth about the Texas Electricity Crisis My regular newsletter comes out tomorrow, but I wanted to share with you a Twitter thread I wrote that explains, in my opinion better than anything else, what has actually happened in Texas and why. This is my most-read Twitter thread ever, and has led to The New York Times among others reaching …

My latest thinking on the world of energy

In this issue: My latest thinking on the world of energy This week’s most popular tweets Article on energy poverty by Vijay Jayaraj My latest thinking on the world of energy On this week’s Power Hour I share a recent interview of me by Heidi McKillop, a Canadian filmmaker who went from an opponent of the Canadian oil and gas industry to …