Tag: Energy

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the second amendment conversion of a New York liberal who now sees the value of a gun for self-defense and how restrictive laws don’t keep weapons away from bad guys. They also cheer the news that many environmental activists are packing up and leaving D.C. after Thursday’s Supreme Court decision on the EPA. And they sigh as President Biden tells Americans they will be stuck with high gas prices until Ukraine defeats Russia.

 

Rob Long is in for Jim. Join Rob and Greg as they cheer the energy industry bluntly rebutting President Biden’s pathetic demonization of it by laying out how production, refining, and pricing actually work and how Biden’s vow to end fossil fuels is directly responsible for skyrocketing energy prices. They also slam Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for trying to derail school voucher options for parents. And they look at the left’s creepy war on pregnancy centers.

Join Jim and Greg as they credit the Washington Post for calling out a blatant Biden lie about energy policy in his recent Wall Street Journal column. They also shake their heads as Biden’s messaging on the economy appears to be that the economy is great and we just don’t appreciate it and that he has a plan for inflation when he already admits that he doesn’t. Finally, they slam the Boston Globe for urging Biden to remove Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from our terrorism list on the very same day FBI Director Christopher Wray says Iran tried a cyberattack against Boston Children’s Hospital.

Join Jim and Greg as they dissect the importance of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager admitting under oath that Hillary was fine with the campaign disseminating unproven allegations about Trump and Alfa Bank to the media. And after breathless collusion coverage for years, the media seem very uninterested in this revelation. They also cringe as residents in at least 14 states are being told to expect blackouts because supply cannot keep up with demand – while dozens of coal-fired power plants are being taken offline with no good plan to pick up the energy production load. And they react to the Biden administration correcting President Biden on his own policies again – this time over we would respond militarily to defend Taiwan.

 

Brian Quintenz, former commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a current crypto advisor, joins “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee to talk about the future of commodity trading and how cryptocurrency has played a role in the energy and agriculture markets.

Quintenz said the CFTC is very broad and “touches every aspect of American life.” He said the regulator has helped to create transparency in the swaps market and helped mold a better way to prepare for risk management in the industry and within the agencies.

Join Jim and Greg as they mostly welcome Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and promises of speech protection and dissect why so many on the left are hysterical about this news. They also sigh as Biden climate envoy John Kerry declares war on natural gas and promises it will be dead within 10 years. And they get a kick out of Utah “independent” U.S. Senate candidate Evan McMullin’s empty vow to caucus with neither Republicans nor Democrats if he is elected this year.

 

Nuclear Power: Has the Time Finally Come?

 

Commercial nuclear power emerged in the mid-1950s, to great enthusiasm. The Eisenhower administration promoted it as a major part of its Atoms for Peace program.  There was talk about ‘electricity too cheap to meter,’ and about making the world’s deserts bloom via nuclear-powered desalination.

And quite a few commercial nuclear plants were indeed built and put into operation.  In the US, there are presently 93 commercial reactors with aggregate capacity of 95 gigawatts, accounting for about 20% of America’s electricity generation.  But overall, adoption of commercial nuclear power has not met early expectations.  Costs have been much higher than were  expected.  There have been great public concerns about safety, stemming originally from the association of nuclear power and nuclear weapons as well as by practical concerns and then supercharged by the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 and then by Chernobyl (1986) and the Fukushima disaster in 2011.  Permitting and construction times have been long and  unpredictable, driven by the public concerns as well as by the general growth of regulation and litigation in the US and the custom, one-off manner in which these plants have been constructed.

Kevin Book, Managing Director at ClearView Energy Partners, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee to help explain how sanctions on Russian oil — and potentially gas — amid the Ukraine war affect the United States’ efforts to transition to cleaner energy and domestic production.

Book, who is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Petroleum Council, shared his insight on energy security and what it will take for renewable resources and LNGs to really take off on American soil. While he said it is possible somewhere down the line to diverge from fossil fuels, industry and government need more pragmatism in their goals.

The well-known oil expert Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of S&P Global, joins to talk about the state of affairs and where the future will drag us, expanding on what he predicted in his recent book, The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations.

Energy policy debates continue to heat up, because of inflation and because of Russia. It’s time for an overview of the state-of-play regarding energy technology realities and to explore the answers to the top six questions we’ve received about our observations about energy matters.

 

The oil and gas commodity price “war premium” is obvious. But with leaders in the EU and America pledging to “double down” on alternative energy to delink from oil/gas, they’re unintentionally setting in motion huge price pressure on mineral commodities that will drive inflation even higher. An exploration of technology and market realities.

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Today, March 26th, is national Brown-Out Practice Day, when millions of Americans who enjoy reliable base-load electric power produced by fossil fuels and other serious sources of electricity will anticipate our alternative-energy future by turning off all of their lights, unplugging their refrigerators, and, in northern latitudes, shivering in the darkness for an hour. Those […]

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In 1944, US Treasury secretary Henry Morgenthau proposed that Germany should be permanently prevented from a launching aggressive warfare…by stripping it of its industrial capacity. And in 2022, Germany is has put itself into a position where it is considering the rationing of natural gas.   Preview Open

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Join Jim & Greg as they walk through reporter Drew Holden’s thorough look at how President Biden has tried to limit oil and gas exploration at every turn and only now pretends to support it. They also react to actor Jussie Smollett getting 150 days in jail for fabricating a hate crime in Chicago. And they roll their eyes as the dubious Bulletin of Atomic Scientists refuse to adjust their “Doomsday Clock” over Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling.

 

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome public comments from Dem Senators Joe Manchin and Jon Tester urging President Biden to boost production of American energy. They also react to leaders from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates refusing to speak with Biden about boosting oil output. And they examine the Ohio GOP Senate primary and curious media practice of spending the most time talking about the candidate who is clearly in third place.

 

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While Royal Dutch Shell’s purchase of deeply discounted Russian Ural oil this week is most likely headed to Europe, I now can eliminate one source of retail gasoline for my vehicles. Shell is the most significant controller of retail gasoline sales in the U.S. – some 13% of our nation’s 105,000 retail outlets. B.P. and […]

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In this edition, Mark Mills’ monologue addresses the long-term energy implications of the horrific Ukrainian invasion, and the likelihood, and tech realities, of a Great Energy Reset.

Join Jim and Greg as they cover the rapid collapse of the Russian economy in the face of sanctions from the West. Due to the severity and rapid success of these sanctions, they also wonder if elongating them may provoke animosity toward the West within the Russian people. And despite the obvious benefits of American energy independence, White House officials like Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry continue to peddle “green energy”.

 

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome stunningly good news out of San Francisco, where three woke school board members were overwhelmingly recalled. They also cringe as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has no details of any plans President Biden has to bring down energy prices other than to argue that we should be thanking the president for opening the Strategic Petroleum Reserve last year. And they spend time remembering the matchless wit, prose, insight of author and commentator P.J. O’Rourke, who died on Tuesday.