Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Folly of Energy Independence: Case Study Close to Home

DAVID KESTENBAUM has a very short but to the point blog post on Canada’s energy (gasoline/oil) independence.  They are energy independent and it makes absolutely no difference.  Their prices fluctuate with world oil prices and are no cheaper than in … Continue reading

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CRISIS & energy markets! issues REP Index Report Cards: Romney barely passes, Obama Fails

As of 8 am today (October 24), CRISIS & energy markets! issues the Responsible Ecoviergy Policy Index (REP Index).  The first two victims are the Romney Plan (passed with a 75 or a C) and the Obama Plan (failed with … Continue reading

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Obama Issues Plans for 2nd Term: REP Index Comments

President Obama issued a document that lays out his plans for a second term http://www.barackobama.com/truth-team/entry/the-presidents-plan-for-a-second-term.  Below is a quick REP Index (http://www.caem.org) reaction to the energy component of the plan. Obama Recommendation: Developing homegrown energy: We’ll cut our oil imports in half, … Continue reading

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Energy Independence is Fool’s Gold

Mitt Romney has lately taken to grounding his energy policy in “energy independence”. This is rather unfortunate since earlier he had avoided the demagoguery implied in energy independence. As is evident from yesterday’s post on oil imports, it should be obvious … Continue reading

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Oil Imports are Good for America!

Campaigns are certainly the silly season when it comes to oil imports.  Every politician points to oil imports to justify any policy idea that they support.  Frankly, it is not popular to stand up and defend oil imports but I … Continue reading

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Fox News Special on President Obama’s Green Agenda

Fox News has tackled one of the most complex ecoviergy issues—climate change and what should be done about it.  The REP Index recognizes that carbon emissions may be causing some global warming.  It recognizes, however, that: there are as yet … Continue reading

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Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future

My review of the new book, Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future , by Robert Bryce. You just have to feel sorry for the advocates of global warming. They’ve had a bad … Continue reading

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