Author: Terry Etam

So, you want an all-renewable power grid? Think twice

In the poorly understood world of electrical generation and transmission, a strange tale is unfolding. The mainstream media won’t touch it with a ten-foot pole, for a number of reasons – first, it is miles over their head, and second, the conclusions run counter to their current bombastic narrative about the “renewable energy revolution”. Here’s the full situation: the more predominant wind and solar power become on a grid, the less functional the grid becomes. Read on…

Elizabeth Warren makes money from petroleum mineral rights, transfers them to children, then attacks fossil fuels – Life on Hypocrisy Trail isn’t pretty

Unbelievable as it sounds, Elizabeth Warren earned income from petroleum rights for years, transferred those rights to her children, then launched her blistering assault on the petroleum industry. On the long campaign trail ahead, you will be hard pressed to find another example of human behaviour as despicable as this one. Read on…

Ignorant energy analysis infiltrates surprising media channels and will wipe us out before climate change has a chance

The concern is that resoundingly bad energy analysis, making outrageous claims for renewable energy’s value, is becoming part of the energy lexicon and that the sheer repetition of such nonsense has a way of becoming true in the eyes of the general public. Ask any ex-Soviet citizen and they’ll tell you the phenomenon is real. Energy policies based on ignorance and wishful thinking have the potential to do more damage than another ten metres of sea levelRead on…

“Kind of astonishing how disappointing” EV sales have been – so please don’t kill petroleum companies yet

EVs are most emphatically not the great leap forward that the car was over the horse, or the cell phone was over the land line. In both of those cases, people adopted the new technology in droves because it revolutionized the way they lived. EVs fit well in a few small markets, and not at all in most. Consumers know this, the media doesn’t, and auto manufacturers are between a rock and a hard place. Read on…

UN tries to thwart fully-approved Canadian infrastructure projects, supports similar ones in China, and I don’t remember voting for those clowns

None of the three Canadian projects that the UN wants halted have even a fraction of the magnitude of any of the problems the Three Gorges Dam created, but, hey, this is Canada. You want to steal lunch money? Those dumb Canadians (or their government anyway) will roll over in a heartbeat, without a fight, without a whimper. Read on…

A recipe for geopolitical madness – Combine surplus US oil, anti-oil activism, rising consumption, a less-relevant Middle East, and a dash of Trump

The geopolitical world is in immense turmoil. Forget climate change, that has nothing to do with anything. Think about US oil independence, the restructuring of decades-old international relationships based on oil’s key suppliers, and the fact that the US no longer needs to cater to oil dictators. It’s going to be some ride. Read on…

Those who can, do; those who can’t and are crazed with hate develop Green New Deal economic models

A Stanford economist named Mark Jacobson recently quarterbacked an analysis of the costs of going 100% renewable in support of the US Green New Deal…a socialist fantasy, so his work is at least consistent with the economic prowess shown by the former Soviet Union as they economically modeled themselves into oblivion – a disaster waiting to happen. Read on…

If the environmental movement remains so entangled with the political movement, 2020 will be ugly

…our public discourse on the climate file has sunk so low, been so manipulated and warped, that a global news institution, in a discussion about the challenges of trying to adapt the richest economy on earth, finds it appropriate to insert a false, political, manufactured, propagandistic quote from an ignorant and used teenager about an alleged human rights violation. Read on…

Dealing with the current insanity of fossil fuel narratives – the smart path forward

The tide will turn against extremist activism, because reality is not on their side – future climate scenarios are distant, theoretical, and rapidly losing their ability to scare people. At the same time, the world’s demand for petroleum products continues to grow. Time to fight back against indoctrinating extremism, but let’s do it on the battlefield we choose – not theirs. Read on…

Put down the pitchforks – CO2-removing tech will succeed before the world even formulates a plan to stop using petroleum products

Human ingenuity is rising to the perceived challenge of climate change. if governments can scrape together enough wisdom (a tall order, I know) to put their full weight behind these efforts, we may be spared from whatever type of war that we are headed for as Luddites keep trying to smash energy machines with no realistic alternative to replace them. Read on…

Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton flies 200 times/yr by private jet, goes vegan to save the planet, then lectures leaders who “don’t care about the environment” – is climate dialogue possible when no one considers that crazy?

When a Formula 1 champion, who moves more by private jet than by car any other mode, lectures the world about how it needs to do a better job of caring for the environment, we have reached a point of discourse that is detached from reality. It’s hard to see a constructive path forward that doesn’t end in some sort of conflict. Read on…

The auto-tuned wailing of child climate puppets drowns out a valid oil patch question: have we forgotten that necessity is the mother of invention?

We can’t do anything about the climate change fear train when activists control the media and the governments. We can however switch from a scarcity mindset, where we we see lack of market access being the main delimiter to success, to an abundance mindset, where we recognize the potential of Canada’s incredible resource base. A rallying cry to refocus our energy and develop our resources in new ways that critics will hate but that we can win at. Read on…

We critically need better energy dialogue, but that doesn’t mean we need to talk to degenerates

We’ve all met earthy types that care about the land, the air, and the soil, and have for their whole lives. They are true environmentalists. In the news, you’ll read about “environmentalists”, but they are something else entirely. As in, Something Wicked This Way Comes. In this crazed world we live in, it is imperative that we learn to know the difference, to show deference to one and seek jail time for the others. Read on…

Climate change freight train accelerating, the bridge is out, and Lord of the Flies children calling the shots. Nothing to do but enjoy the scenery until the climate masterplan blows sky high

As has been said countless times, you can’t make this stuff up. You can’t fight it either. It’s a new plague sweeping the world, like millions of youths with suicide vests strapped on, except these youths don’t know what explosives are. Their handlers prefer not to sully their minds with trifles like that. Read on…

I wasted eight minutes watching that? Canada’s tough, tough road ahead

Dark days are coming, perhaps literally if the “climate” agenda wins over the “environmental” agenda, and there is every indication that it will. Soon, when people talk about Canada’s separatist movement, Quebec won’t be the default anymore. The big difference this time around? Quebec wanted to separate because of their cultural feelings; Alberta (and whomever else) will want to separate because they are denied the ability to exercise provincial powers over resource development. Read on…

An open letter to Patagonia, Lush Cosmetics, and Ben & Jerry’s – your climate activism/lifestyle marketing/bipolar worldview begs the question: why do you exist?

In an era where you three companies are demanding immediate action with respect to greenhouse gas emissions/climate change, how do you even begin to justify your existence? The world does not need you, your hedonistic overpriced products, or your footprint. The world would suffer not the slightest if all three of your organizations vanished tomorrow, in fact it would greatly benefit. Read on…

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