Put the Permanently Furloughed Private-Sector Employees Back to Work

On November 8, in New Orleans, President Obama talked about improving the U.S. economy. He addressed the already forgotten government shutdown: “there’s no question that the shutdown harmed our jobs market. The unemployment rate still ticked up. And we don't yet know all the data for this final quarter of the year, but it could be down because of what happened in Washington.” ...

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The ‘Dirty’ Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

Al Gore is for it. Student bodies are in favour. And for both the UK’s Guardian and the New York Times it’s already a cause celebre. Given such an array of entitlement culture, social engineering leftist consensus, we therefore KNOW it must be a dumb idea, right? ...

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Vietnam’s Refinery Gamble: Will it Pay Off?

State-owned PetroVietnam received some bad news last Friday. Japan's biggest oil refiner JX Holdings said that it would not participate in its planned project to expand Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery, the only operating refinery in the country. ...

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US Citizens Pay for “Solar School” Foolishness

Solar systems are being installed at hundreds of schools across the United States. Educators use solar panels to teach students about the “miracle” of energy sourced from the sun. But a closer look at these projects shows poor economics and a big bill for citizens. ...

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China’s Natural Gas Paradigm Shift

China practically dominates the energy news of the day. The long-term effects will be far wider than the stories now fixating the American public. Last month the big news coming out of China’s Oil Patch was Beijing’s startling, if not long overdue, corruption allegations against one of its state-owned oil majors, CNPC, with corresponding executive resignations, and potential fall-out for more of the same. ...

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