Category Archives: Fossil Fuel Energy

The Club of Rome World Projections to the Year 2050

“Transformation is feasible”.  “How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Within Planetary Boundaries.” A Report to the Club of Rome from the Stockholm Resilience Center and the BI Norwegian Business School.  They use a model with many development factors to … Continue reading

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To Prince Salman: Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back

To Prince Salman:  Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back The prime steak of economics conferences, nicknamed “Davos In The Desert”, is now a leading embarrassment for the rest of the world, following the accusations of Saudis murdering Washington Post reporter … Continue reading

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Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax

Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax The cost of a barrel of oil has increased by double from its $41 minimum average in 2016 to $80 a barrel now for the OPEC basket, although the 2018 … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Complete Personal and Household Costs of a National Carbon Tax

Complete Personal and Household Costs of a National Carbon Tax It was pointed out to me that just considering personal transportation and household energy left out coverage of all non-personal equivalent CO2 emissions in our economy.  It is direct to … Continue reading

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Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and Orange County

Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and Orange County With Carbon taxes being considered at various rates, we show how to convert from consumer units to pounds of CO2 for various energy sources.  Since there are local prices … Continue reading

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Hazardous Climate Change Effects in a Conservative IPCC Report

Hazardous Climate Change Effects in a Conservative IPCC Report The earth’s mean temperature has risen one degree Centigrade or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit from the pre-industrial age in 1750.  The European and Paris Agreement goal has been only a total 1.5 … Continue reading

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Trump Visits Two States Which He Will Help Drown

Trump has just visited two flooded states, North and South Carolina.  Scientists have just estimated that rainfall had increased by 50% for hurricane Florence due to climate change.  That means 1/3 of the rain that fell was due to climate … Continue reading

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What is Wrong With Trump’s Response to Ford’s Charges

What is Wrong With Trump’s Response to Ford’s Charges Clearly, the FBI should reopen its background checks. Both the one for the Supreme Court appointment, and the one for the District Court judgeship, which Brett Kavanaugh still has a lifetime … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality?

Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality? I don’t have the answers to this. I just have a lot of questions. Hundreds of firms will at sometime sign up for Carbon neutrality. This may well include all large and important American … Continue reading

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