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 …

“Energy Transition” = Energy Regression

In this issue: Energy Transition = Energy Regression How Climate Science Gets Distorted Upcoming Accelerator Call Quick updates Energy Transition = Energy Regression Tomorrow I’ll be recording a speech for an event about “the energy transition.” When most people hear the term “energy transition,” associated with the increased use of solar and wind, they think it means “economic evolution”–like freely …

Biden’s immoral and illegal 50% emissions reduction pledge

In this issue: Biden’s immoral and illegal 50% emissions reduction pledge Rubin Report panel New Prager University interview Power Hour: Brent Bennett on the physics of energy progress and the politics of Texas electricity Quick updates Two quick developments as I go to press with this week’s newsletter… 1. The video of my Earth Day event with Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore is …

Obama Administration physicist explains why climate catastrophism is unscientific

In this issue: Obama Administration physicist explains why climate catastrophism is unscientific Adam Anderson illustrates that being a courageous CEO is moral and practical Earth Day talking points Quick notes Obama Administration physicist explains why climate catastrophism is unscientific I was very excited this week to interview Steve Koonin, the physicist whose new excellent new book “Unsettled” has, I believe, the potential …

China’s Power Play

In this issue: China’s Power Play New talking points on China Quick notes China’s Power Play Lately I’ve been writing a lot about the national security threats posed by the anti-fossil movement—particularly how it plays into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party’s dangerous ambitions. (See my Energy Security talking points at EnergyTalkingPoints.com.) I saw an excellent video recently on this subject, The Red-Green …

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 …