Articles Tagged: energy security

Gimme Three Steps Toward the Renewable Energy Door

A TV meteorologist named Greg Fishel (WRAL, Raleigh, NC) posted an article yesterday on their WRAL Weathercenter Blog entitled Choose science, stewardship in understanding climate change. In the blog post Mr. Fishel claims — I hope I am not putting words in his mouth — to have finally accepted human-caused climate change, and therefore encourages […]

Fossil Fuel Energy and Economic Wellbeing

The George C. Marshall Institute is pleased to announce the publication of a new study by Dr. Michael Canes, Fossil Fuel Energy and Economic Wellbeing. Executive Summary. Today, fossil fuels supply better than 86 percent of the marketed energy used worldwide. The proportions of oil, gas and coal vary by region but basically these three […]

The Reemergence of the Club of Rome

In the early 1970s a group called the Club of Rome published Limits to Growth, which based on a complex computer model predicted the exhaustion of natural resources and mass starvation resulting from population growing faster than food production. All of these catastrophic events were to take place before the century.  Of course, none did. […]

Abundance and affordability, overlooked characteristics

Although energy is just one input in the wealth production process, it is generally recognized as a critical one. Labor, capital equipment, technology, investment are combined with energy to produce goods and services, with energy being the catalyst. The growth of economic activity, as reflected by growth in GDP, can be directly linked to the […]

A Marshall Plan for Energy

30: Both Europe and America have about 30 LNG terminals under consideration — more than enough for the free-Europe goal. But Europe has only six LNG import terminals currently under construction, and America so far is building just two export terminals. Build-out would happen fast on both sides of the Atlantic if Congress voided the […]

OPEC: The Myth and the Reality

On June 4, the Marshall Institute released a new paper by Institute CEO William O’Keefe, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Petroleum Institute, examining the role of OPEC in contemporary energy policy debates.  OPEC remains a highly influential symbol of the dangers of import dependence, but facts suggest its actual influence has […]

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