Politicians, Profits, and Inventories

Can You Believe This Guy? I am aware that from time to time a politician has stopped by to read some of my essays. I have even had contact with some of you. I do […]

Biodiesel Breakthrough?

I meant to cover this when it was reported on last week, but got tied up with other things. The news in the energy sector is happening faster than I can comment on it. So, […]

Taxing “Windfall Profits”

I have a few essays in the queue (including a nifty biodiesel story), but I thought I would comment on an article in today’s Deseret News out of Salt Lake City. The article was entitled […]

“Entertainingly Obsessive”

It seems like a lot longer than a month ago that I started this, but my first substantive post was on March 23rd – just one month ago. I had put off starting a blog […]

Fuel Efficiency and Lessons from Europe

I read a nice opinion piece a few days ago in the Buffalo News (1). It was written by John Paul Rossi, a history professor at Penn State Erie. The essay addressed the need for […]

Another Uninformed Consumer Watchdog

I have an essay on conservation ready to go, with some discussion of how Europe deals with high gas prices. However, a couple of newsworthy items are worth commenting on. The Oil Drum beat me […]

Politics as Usual

I received a story today from U. S. Newswire that goes to show that some Democrats also don’t “get it”. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on news reports that the […]

The Future of E85

The federal subsidy for ethanol production – currently $0.51 per gallon – is set to expire at the end of 2007 (1). Unless congress extends the credit (again), consumers may finally get to pay market […]

Who’s to Blame for High Gas Prices?

I just ran across this article yesterday at CNNMoney.com. The original article can be found here: Who’s to blame for high gas prices? There are a number of statements that the article makes that touch […]