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I remember the big drop in oil prices in the early 1980s that caused oil producing states to go into a severe recession. I lived in Oklahoma at the time and many lost their jobs...

Computer modeling is used in many different disciplines these days. You have heard lately about the use of computer modeling to predict the spread of Covid-19 , or more typically the weather computer models. The problem with models, however, is the end result...

Kansas has more industrial wind turbines than any other state. Since 2002, the wind energy component went from 2% to 36% of the net generating capacity for the state. I am using Kansas as the example to since it is the most extreme case...

The lyrics from Don Henley’s hit song “The Boys of Summer” properly characterize the situation we have today in America: “Nobody on the road Nobody on the beach I feel it in the air The summer's out of reach Empty lake, empty streets The sun goes down alone I'm driving by your house Though I...

Last night I spoke to a group of concerned citizens in Fort Scott, Kansas. It's one of many such communities and counties across the plains states  dealing with the issue of industrial wind companies taking over the rural landscape. To any of you unfamiliar with the variety of concerns...

Apparently, the more you tweet about something, the more it becomes the truth. Telling lies in a voluminous and proficient manner to alter perception is not a new tactic. But with social media, the practice takes on new dimensions. Edward Bernays is perhaps the foremost pioneer of modern propaganda....

Weather events can have serious impacts on the delivery of electricity to customers. The Energy Information Administration has an interesting research piece on the disruption caused by Hurricane Irma when it hit Florida in 2017. Interestingly, the nuclear power plants in Florida weathered the storm...

I have written and spoken quite about how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is beneficial, and NOT a concern.  Today I wanted to share some articles that back up my claims.  These are just a few that have been recently produced. There are volumes more. The bottom line...

It is time to stop making energy policy based on virtue signaling. In case you are unfamiliar with the term, virtue signaling is: “To take a conspicuous but essentially useless action ostensibly to support a good cause but actually to show off how much more moral...

Donald Rumsfeld once said: “because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't...