Editor’s Note: Dr. Willie Soon is an astrophysicist and geoscientist at the Solar and Stellar Physics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Soon is a leading authority on the relationship between solar phenomena and global climate. Soon received the 2014 Courage in Defense of Science Award at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change in July 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Without affordable, reliable energy, life is short and brutal. Visit any place where families struggle to live without cheap electricity, and you will be horrified at the suffering. Without rational stewardship of natural resources, life is on a pathway to destruction.
Energy issues are very complex and therefore it is difficult for anyone, expert or not, to see the best path, but there are plenty of signs indicating who is and who isn’t being straight with you.
How does the average citizen see clearly when the experts are so divided on complex and confusing issues? The same way you...
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports U.S. oil production grew by more than one million barrels per day in 2014, the largest yearly increase since recordkeeping began more than a century ago.
Most of the new oil production came from shale deposits opened up by the ongoing hydraulic fracturing revolution.
Until fracking took hold, the United States had suffered a steady decline in oil production. Oil production fell every year but one between 1985 and 2008, and imports of oil...
The United States is poised to shake up world energy markets with expanded liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries later this year as four new LNG export terminals come on line. The four terminals would be able to export a combined 70 billion cubic meters (BCM) of LNG annually.
According to the April 26 UK Telegraph, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz commented on the new LNG export capacity saying, "We anticipate becoming big players, and I think we'll have a big impact. We're going to...
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