Category Archives: Economy

Update on the Nation’s Energy Supply

A quick update on a post from a year and a half ago entitled ‘We have more oil and natural gas than anyone thought possible even 5 years ago.’ These numbers are compiled by the Energy Information Administration, the data-aggregation arm … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Entries on HuffPo’s ‘Shutdown Trickle-Down’ List

A Huffington Post article/Top 50 list on the government shutdown (“The Government Shutdown Trickle-Down: 50 Effects Of The Budget Standstill”) purports to document the crushing impact of the legislative impasse on the nation, but left me wondering how serious they … Continue reading

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40% Growth in Oil and Gas Jobs Since 2007. #oilandgas

From FuelFix.com, the energy blog of the Houston Chronicle: Jobs in the oil and gas sector have grown 40 percent in the last five years, helping to counteract the tepid one percent increase in total U.S. employment. The oil and … Continue reading

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Sprechen Sie “Green Energy”? ¡No Más!

Consider the Green Energy experiments of Spain, Germany and Australia: Why would any thinking person embark down that same road? Continue reading

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Climate Change, Climate Skeptics and Climate Fools

Under eleven grafs of organic compost, the NYT Green Blog buries its discomfiting lede: unless we’re willing to get serious about nuclear energy, it’s all just talk. Continue reading

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‘Eco-Taxes’ Planned for a Second Obama Term?

The issue of Climate Change has been a no-show in the 2012 election cycle; one would think that ManBearPig had been named an endangered species. But a two-year study commisioned by Barack Obama’s Treasury Department will recommend ways to “green” … Continue reading

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Obama to Super Bowl Champs: ‘You Didn’t Build That’

No, of course he didn’t say that. But what if he had? And why is it any less appropriate to tell a sports hero that than a small business owner? Imagine for a moment an alternate universe where the President … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the American Dream

I sat down this morning to write about teachers and bridges, about motivation and inspiration. Upon rereading the President’s Roanoke remarks, however, my focus shifted away from my planned topic of entrepreneurial outrage (“You didn’t build that!”). Reading deeper, a … Continue reading

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There’s sand in them thar hills! #rsrh

Frac sand boom creates prosperity, shovel-ready jobs, and “sand millionaires” in America’s sandbox, but generates controversy – AEIdeas “I spent the weekend along the Mississippi River in Buffalo City, Wisconsin, about 120 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul (across the river … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Coal- and natural gas-fired generation equal for first time in April 2012 #rsrh

Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation equal for first time in April 2012 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Recently published electric power data show that, for the first time since EIA began collecting the data, generation from natural gas-fired plants … Continue reading

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