24 Jul 2014

“More People, Greater Wealth, More Resources, Healthier Environment” (Part I: 1994 Julian Simon essay reprinted)

By rbradley “Adding more people causes problems, but people are also the means to solve these problems. The main fuel to speed the world’s progress is our stock of knowledge, and the brakes are a) our lack of imagination, and b) unsound social regulations of these...
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23 Jul 2014

The Struggle to Mainstream Electric Vehicles

By Allen Brooks “Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told the Brookings Institution audience in Washington, DC regarding his company’s 500e EV: ‘I hope you don’t buy it, because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000.’ The reason the 500e exists is to meet...
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22 Jul 2014

Editorializing for Wind in Ohio: A Rebuttal

By tstacy “We as Ohioans and Americans have to be able to see through the scheme, demand proof of net environmental and energy benefits of wind, or force the industry out of the state to save our tax dollars and our electricity bill dollars the industry has been drunk on since...
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21 Jul 2014

Zycher: Just the Facts, Mr. Steyer

By rbradley “[Tom] Steyer has proven himself a master at working the system, first to amass a fossil-fuel fortune, and now to bask in the applause of the environmental left even as he feeds at the green energy subsidy trough…. Thus has he descended into a display of crass...
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18 Jul 2014

The Voice of Dead Eagles at Shiloh IV (Part III)

By jwiegand As former agents Sam Jojola and Lucinda Schroder previously pointed out, the FWS eagle killing permit process is not enforceable and does not work. How could it?  With only voluntary regulations, no accountability, and the industry hiding most of their mortality with...
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17 Jul 2014

USFWS Special Agents: Speaking Truth to Wind Power re Shiloh IV (Part II)

By jwiegand “Shiloh IV was handed a permit because they know agents like Lucinda Schroder and Sam Jojola are not around to hold them accountable for their lies and their slaughter. Actually, if agents now working for the FWS were not being handcuffed by Washington, wind...
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16 Jul 2014

Wind Power Slaughter: ex-USFWS Agent Speaks Out on Shiloh IV (California)

By jwiegand “It has been well known that Shiloh’s wind turbines have slaughtered protected birds species for years. These fatalities have gone largely undocumented due to the wind industry’s practices of rigging their reports and handing them to the unquestioning...
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15 Jul 2014

The Liberating Theory of Resourceship

By rbradley “If resources are not fixed but created, then the nature of the scarcity problem changes dramatically. For the technological means involved in the use of resources determines their creation and therefore the extent of their scarcity. The nature of the scarcity is not...
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14 Jul 2014

Julian Simon on the ‘Ultimate Resource’ (human ingenuity, the cascading resource)

By rbradley Julian Simon (1932–98) is worldview scholar most associated with this blog. MasterResource takes its name from Simon’s characterization of energy as the master resource and human ingenuity as the ultimate resource. This post reproduces some quotations in the...
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11 Jul 2014

EPA’s CO2 Power Grab: Economic Consequences (Part 3)

By jrust “The climate change adaption program could make EPA a powerful master that could dictate to all departments in the government. Already the Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Defense have numerous programs that...
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