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Eliminating Crude Oil Is Like Jumping Out Of A Plane Without A Chute

September 23, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The world, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are proposing banishment of fossil fuels and are focused on reducing emissions from fossil fuels at any costs, but a safety net of having a viable replacement should be in place before we jump off that cliff. Banning oil imports, fracking, […]

IPCC Proposed Banishment Of Fossil Fuels Would Place Most Of The World’s Population At Risk

August 20, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The AR6 Climate Change 2021Report just released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an intergovernmental body of the United Nations, has called out a “code red for humanity“ that “must sound a death knell for…fossil fuels, before they destroy our planet.” The report from the IPCC has failed to acknowledge […]

The Working Poor Need Workhorse Vehicles

August 13, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With more than forty percent of the EV’s in the entire country being in California at the end of 2020, the EV popularity in California has gotten President Biden so excited to want the rest of the country to follow California’s lead that Biden issued a new executive order that pushes […]

Comparing The World Before 1900 To Today

August 8, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ For thousands of years before 1900, the population of the world hovered around one billion on the entire planet. In the short 200 years since 1900 the world population has “exploded” to the current 8 billion now living on this planet. What caused that quick growth from 1 to 8 billion? […]

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District Favors Higher Energy Costs

July 26, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) voted overwhelmingly on July 21, 2021, to require refineries including the Chevron and PBF facilities in the East Bay to reduce the amount of air pollution they emit by installing expensive particulate scrubbers. Bay Area refineries are among the cleanest, most environmentally friendly […]

What Is Good For The Climate Geese Is NOT Good For The Ganders

July 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The billionaires prolificating “green” for the world, such as Mike Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and others are the same individuals amassing huge carbon footprints for their numerous private jets, houses, boats, and cars. For Bloomberg alone, a Business Insider analysis found that Bloomberg’s emissions-heavy private jets […]

Blame Oil For The World Populating To 8 Billion

June 21, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Sir David Attenborough, the 95-year-old legendary wildlife filmmaker told Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes: “A crime has been committed” and that urgent action is needed to save nature to save ourselves. The crime rests on oil for allowing the world to populate so proficiently the last few centuries and giving Sir […]

Energy Resiliency Should Be Central To Biden’s Decarbonization Strategy

June 18, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ We are currently facing one of the worst droughts in California history, which will fan the flames of a fire season that is getting more severe every year. Extreme heat and fires have incapacitated our already fragile energy grid and repeatedly left millions without power across the state. These climate crisis-related […]

Ridding The World Of Fossil Fuels Will Drive Humanity Back To Medieval Times

June 11, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ “We are going to get rid of fossil fuels” said President Biden. For the first time since Harry Truman was president 70 years ago, America recently had more energy exports than imports. Now, under the Biden climate plan, America will be discouraging U.S. energy independence, starting with suspending Federal Oil and […]

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Closure Will Escalate Energy Poverty

June 3, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California’s big challenge is not an environmental way of replacing its last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon destined for closure in 2024, but how to stop fueling the growth of poverty and homelessness. The bigger problem that will thrive in perpetuity, is the growing homelessness caused by continuously increasing the […]

A Bust To The EV Growth Projections May Be In The Making

May 22, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With a simple stroke of the pen, Governor Newsom believes he has the power to change the lifestyles of all California residents, and control the supply-demand balance for societies and the economy’s transportation needs. Since half the electronic vehicles (EVs) in the entire country are registered in California, the troubling news […]

EV’s Not Family Workhorses, But Short-Range Second Cars

April 22, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With half of the EV’s in the entire country being located in California, the recent 2021 California study may be a downer for the EV excitement as it shows that EV’s are driven half as much as internal combustion engine vehicles. The study illustrates that EV’s are generally second vehicles and […]

Cities, Countries, And Economies Were Built With Derivatives From Oil, Not By Electricity

April 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Before world leaders move too fast to consummate their climate policies, they need to be cognizant of two “aha” moments: 1) wind and solar can only generate intermittent electricity, and 2) electricity cannot manufacture the oil derivatives that are the basis of the thousands of products that have built the world’s […]

America Pursues Expensive Electricity While Much Of The World Lives In Energy Poverty

April 7, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With many still living with little to no access to electricity, American politicians are pursuing the most expensive ways to generate intermittent electricity with offshore wind turbines on the East and West Coasts. The U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) has already documented that offshore wind continues to be one of the most […]

No Silver Bullet On Energy

April 4, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With some energy literacy, folks may realize that there may not be a silver bullet answer for all of humanity’s energy needs. Whether you ultimately drive an internal combustion engine vehicle or an EV, and get exposed to electricity from wind, solar, coal, natural gas, nuclear, or hydro generation, will depend […]

Biden’s Making Us Dependent On Foreign Supplies

March 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Despite President Biden’s February 24th vocal concerns about America’s growing dependence on unreliable foreign sources for the supply chain of materials and products to support electric cars, pharmaceuticals, hospital supplies to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and military hardware, his actions are directly opposite of his vocal concerns, as they are encouraging […]

America’s Light Usage Reveals Insanity Of Relying On Weather-Dependent Wind And Solar

March 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The U.S.A. Light Usage Map demonstrates that most of America’s population is East of the Mississippi which represents areas most susceptible to erratic weather patterns, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes, which perpetuate the unreliability of any intermittent electricity attainable from wind […]

Those Millions Of New ‘Green’ Jobs Are Going To China And India

February 25, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently urged workers upset by the Biden administration’s decision to scuttle the Keystone XL pipeline to “learn to make solar panels”, he was oblivious to the fact that China and India dominate the solar panel manufacturing market. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Recovery Plan […]

Weakest Link To EV Growth Is The Material Supply Chain

February 16, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The worldwide plans for EV domination of the vehicle population are like having the plans to build a large house without sufficient materials available to ever finish the house. The pressure to go Green is increasing as countries are announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars. Germany will stop […]

Nor’easters Would Be Disastrous To A Green America

February 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Wind chills below zero from a nor’easter have hit much of the country.  President Biden’s push to go Green at any cost would leave America dependent on intermittent electricity from wind turbines and solar panels.  This would be an energy disaster. The Democratic platform loves California and wants to clone its […]

Governor Newsom’s Recall Challenges

February 8, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Governor Newsom’s fiscal challenges may be the driving force for the current recall efforts. Under his guidance (I did not use the word leadership), he continues to perpetuate the state’s dysfunctional energy polices and continues to do everything possible to further INCREASE the costs for energy for its 40 million residents. […]

Biden Should Help Clean Up The Developing World’s Exotic Mining Tragedy

January 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Reducing America’s emissions (if that’s your thing) is a major goal of President Elect Biden’s platform, but it should not be implemented by “leaking” environmental degradation and human atrocities to foreign countries that are supplying the exotic minerals and metals to support green electricity. Biden has an opportunity to follow the […]

California Public Advocates Office “Common Interest Agreement” With The Sierra Club To Ban Natural Gas

December 7, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The residents of California are struggling as the impacts of the global pandemic have impacted their working conditions, hours and in many instances, their household incomes and financial stability. Despite having the highest poverty rate in the country, the California Public Advocates Office (CalPA) and the Sierra Club have joined forces, […]

Biden’s Quote “We’re Not Getting Rid Of Fossil Fuels For A Long Time… Probably 2050”

October 26, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Former V.P. Joe Biden’s climate policies and the litigation and regulation grandiloquence are toward the energy industry that was virtually non-existent before 1900. Today, America has only about four percent of the world’s population (330 million vs. 8 billion). Biden seems to be unaware that oil and gas is not just […]