Articles Posted in the " energy " Category

  • And Obama’s Solution is…?

    And Obama’s Solution is…?

    I have been hearing now for weeks about all the “gimmicks” that McCain is proposing.  The gas tax holiday is a gimmick, since it only saves the average American $30 (see my previous posts here and here for why that...


  • A “Windfall Profits” tax?

    A “Windfall Profits” tax?

    By now everyone has heard Obama’s plan “I’ll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills,” the Illinois senator...


  • Gas Tax Revisited

    Gas Tax Revisited

    I last wrote about the numbers being a bit “off” on the gas tax. I stand by the “general” analysis, since the discussions in the media centered around the “average American” but I wanted to discuss a bit more in...


  • Obama’s Math is a bit (er, WAY) “off” on Gas Tax Savings

    Obama’s Math is a bit (er, WAY) “off” on Gas Tax Savings

    Far be it for me to attack Obama. Hey, he’s the one Democratic candidate I have liked so far. But I have to go after what is quite honestly either the sloppiest math I have seen, or the most disingenuous...


  • Weak Dollar Good? How is that possible?

    Weak Dollar Good? How is that possible?

    For those not practicing the fine art of Ostrich-ing (hiding your head in the sand), you will note that the dollar is performing poorly against most (all?) international currencies at this time. Of course, the media is reporting this as...


  • The Compressed Air Car

    The Compressed Air Car

    It appears, according to the BBC, we are another step closer to a compressed air car. Let’s start with the highlights: Runs on compressed air Seats 5 Will cost about $5,000 (that’s £2,500, imagine what it will be like if...


  • Will we ever talk supply chain?

    Will we ever talk supply chain?

    Now, for those of you that wonder when, if ever, I will talk about Supply Chain issues on this blog, let’s make this more of an ongoing discussion. Obviously I have had an interest lately in fuel economy, and alternatives...


  • Bio Mass, still makes sense after all those years…

    Bio Mass, still makes sense after all those years…

    Even the few of you that actually know me probably didn’t know that at one point I was the Public Speaking winner at my state’s FFA (still Future Farmers of America, then) convention, back in the early, EARLY 80s. That...


  • Are things “green” or just “attractive”?

    Are things “green” or just “attractive”?

    For those that have been reading me carefully, you will note that, as a conservative, I believe in conservation. This certainly results in a political view of “fiscal conservatism” and that then spills over into a sense of environmental conservatism...


  • Shipping Water?

    Shipping Water?

    I have to admit, I am a water junky. I drink most likely gallons of water a day. I have all but abandoned sodas, and only drink coffee in the morning. Otherwise, it’s all water. Of course, having such a...