Category Archives: Energy

Lawrence Solomon: Democratic jackpot

The game-changer is “unconventional fossil fuels,” much of it trapped in shale — rock that often contains oil or gas. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Divide Libya into its tribal parts

(October 28, 2011) Who should get Libya’s fabulous oil and gas wealth, an amount that could be equivalent to several million dollars per Libyan? Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Tyranny of the north

Alberta passes draconian laws abolishing property rights. Continue reading

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The Politics of Alternative Energy (3): The Need for Public Ownership of the Carbon “Idea”

(July 4, 2011) “If in the long run we are the makers of our own fate, in the short run we are the captives of the ideas we have created”. These words of economist and political philosopher Friedrich Hayek’s today resonate loudly in the carbon “idea” – that the West should fast-track a low-carbon economy no matter what the socio-economic cost. Continue reading

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Israeli Oil: Black Gold in the Holy Land

(June 18, 2011) On Tuesday, June 14, Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. announced it has requested a petroleum exploration permit to develop large shale oil deposits in the Shfela Basin, 30 miles west of Jerusalem. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: BCAA’s conclusions about hybrid vehicles

(June 14, 2011) After one spends a little time calculating paybacks for different vehicle purchase options under different energy and vehicle price, tax, emission rating and purchase incentive scenarios, it becomes obvious that any tax measures intended to change consumer energy use should focus on car purchase and annual re-registration, not fuel purchases. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Israeli oil could bust the OPEC cartel

(June 13, 2011) The old energy order in the Middle East is crumbling and a new energy order is emerging to give the West some spine. In this new order, Israel is a major player. Continue reading

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