Trump’s Energetic Presidential Welcome in Poland
Yes, there are times when President Trump seems too easygoing, naïve, or oblivious about the nature of Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. But then again, you don’t choose to go to Poland and give a speech like …
Conservatives Need an Energy Vision
For conservatives seeking a major victory, a great place to start would be to fix the mess of energy subsidies and regulations that have accumulated over the past eight years. In the years since Barack Obama took office, there were $548 …
Trump’s Executive Orders Clear the Way for Energy Development
Democrats thrilled when President Obama vowed to govern by means of “a pen and a phone.” Now President Trump has inherited those instruments of communication and is putting them to excellent use clearing the way for the development of U….
Kruathammer’s Take: Obama ‘Is Trying to Nail Everything to the Floor So It Can’t Be Moved’
After President Obama’s attempt at an indefinite oil-drilling ban in the Arctic, Charles Krauthammer likened the move to frantically nailing down everything in the White House:
This is so egregious, it’s perfectly revealing of the fact that Obama …
The Matter with Coal Country
Harlan County, Ky., has a long history with two dirty businesses: coal and the Democratic party.
As with much of Appalachia, Kentucky’s politics are more complicated than often is understood. There are many dividing lines in Kentucky, some of …
What a Trump Presidency Might Mean for Your Electric Bill
This summer, I argued that Republican nominee Donald Trump’s energy policies were “confused.”
Today, President-elect Trump’s energy policies remain embryonic, but should give conservatives reasons to cheer.
For one, a Van Jones chairmanship of the Environmental Protection Agency …
The Oil War Is Over, and We Won
Last week was a bad week for Saudi Arabia.
First, Congress overrode Obama’s veto of the bill letting Americans sue the kingdom for its alleged role in the 9/11 attacks. And second, Riyadh finally decided to throw in the towel …
Hillary Takes the Nuclear-Energy Option
Amid the avalanche of criticism aimed at Hillary Clinton in recent weeks about Pneumonia-gate, the Clinton Foundation, and her never-ending e-mail troubles, the Democratic nominee actually made an important policy statement, one that puts her directly at odds with America’…
Impromptus: The case of the missing battery, &c.
For reasons I could explain, I was re-reading a piece I had written in 2013. (It will appear in a forthcoming collection of mine.) The piece is about Harold Hamm, the Algeresque oilman from Oklahoma. He told me a story — …
The GOP Platform Is Right: Coal Is Clean
Some in the media are alarmed that the just-approved Republican-party platform takes a positive view of fossil fuels. “The platform tosses aside an environmental regulatory structure built on congressional legislation and judicial rulings over more than four decades,” wrote Steven …
Does the Environmental Left Understand How Modern Pipelines Work?
Last week week, a routine entry in the searchable database at the website of the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources indicated that the Dakota Access Pipeline saw an 84-gallon crude-oil spill in April. The environmental Left rushed …
Let the Carbon-Dividends Debate Begin
One test of the power of an idea is the debate it sparks. With that in mind, we could not be more pleased to see a group of fellow conservatives take aim at our much-publicized carbon-dividends proposal in a published …
Barack Obama, utilizing the hitherto unknown “No-Backsies!” provision of Article II, has unilaterally declared an “indefinite” ban on oil exploration in certain parts of the Atlantic and Arctic.
The president is relying on a novel — and imaginary, and dishonest …
The Conservative Case for Nuclear Energy
As the Trump transition team prepares to take power in Washington, they should be making the conservative case for nuclear energy.
During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump declared: “Nuclear power is a valuable source of energy and should be part …
A Conservative Approach to Infrastructure Investment
One of Donald Trump’s signature policy proposals has been a massive infrastructure investment plan. This puts conservatives in a bind. After all, didn’t we denounce the Obama administration’s stimulus plan as a massive boondoggle that didn’t …
Big Wind Blown Away in Vermont
Big Wind lost big last Tuesday.
While it’s not clear what Donald Trump’s election means for federal energy policy, it’s abundantly obvious that the wind-energy sector’s agenda was crushed in Vermont. Indeed, thanks to the resounding — …
Deepwater Horizon and Everyday Heroes
The climactic images of an American flag rippling against darkness and fire in the brilliant new film Deepwater Horizon recall many a war film, or indeed the writing of The Star Spangled Banner itself, near Fort McHenry as the War …
Despoiling the Environment to Save the Climate
Bill McKibben loves the climate. Unfortunately, he hates the environment.
For proof of that, consider McKibben’s recent cover story in The New Republic, where he asserts that the U.S. must mobilize to fight climate change with the same …
How Uncle Sam Underwrites Coal-Powered Automobiles
Tesla Motors recently announced that its latest model, the Tesla 3, will be released at the end of 2017. Almost 400,000 pre-orders have already been placed for the fan favorite that boasts a celebrity clientele including Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney. …
Democrats Ignore Inconvenient Math on Nuclear Power
The Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia, doesn’t start until July 25, but a look at the party’s draft platform reveals one fact: Democrats remain hopelessly unserious when it comes to greenhouse gases and climate change.
To be sure, the …