[b]Peter C. Glover[/b] ([url=http://www.petercglover.com]www.petercglover.com[/url]) is an English writer & freelance journalist specializing in political, media and energy analysis (and is currently European Associate Editor for the US magazine [url=http://www.energytribune.com/articles.cfm?aid=952]Energy Tribune[/url]). He has been published extensively with columns at [i]World Politics Review, TCS Daily[/i] and [i]American Thinker[/i] with contributions to numerous publications including [i]American Spectator, New English Review, British Journalism Review, Human Events[/i], as well faith publications [i]Christian Renewal [/i](US), [i]Catholic Insight[/i] (Canada) and [i]Evangelical Times[/i] (UK).He is also the author of a number of books including[i] The Politics of Faith: Essays on the Morality of Key Current Affairs[/i] which set out the moral case for the invasion of Iraq and a Judeo-Christian defence of the death penalty.Fore more go to: [url=http://www.petercglover.com ]www.petercglover.com[/url]
A decade ago, I wrote a Vision Paper detailing why Britain urgently needed a new and specifically editorially conservative online broadcast news or news agency. I did so in the wake of the dramatic success of Fox News in the States.
There are two strongly conflicting opinions over taking military action in Syria. And there has been a great deal of muddled thinking caused in part by President Obama’s spurious ‘redline’ over chemical weapon use. But if you think it is simply a matter of hawks v doves think again. It is much more a matter of being true to, and consistent with, the core principles governing conservative thinking as averse to those governing leftist liberal thinking, as I will explain.
If ever there was a poster child for government ineptitude in picking winners and losers in the marketplace it’s the Solyndra scandal. Perceived by some as ‘yesterday’s story’, Solyndra is still very much news – a self-inflicted wound for the administration and a running sore for US taxpayers. Right now the IRS is fighting a courtroom battle to prevent Solyndra investors from misusing the bankruptcy laws to further sting US taxpayers.
Europe’s reluctance to follow the United States and pursue its own shale gas revolution is well documented. Partly it’s been down to the anti-shale, anti-fracking environmental lobbies having a much stronger political voice in Europe; partly it’s down to the fact that the U.S. had drilled more wells offering greater certainty about the potential of reserves. But a clutch of new reports should finally green-light Europe’s own shale gas revolution. Bu then the EU does have a nasty habit of shooting itself in the political foot.
It’s what we non-alarmists have long wanted: the climate change racket on trial in a court of law. In threatening National Review and its international columnist Mark Steyn with legal action over alleged “defamatory remarks” in his ‘Corner’ column, inventor of the famously debunked “hockey stick” climate graph, Dr Michael Mann, may have finally bitten off way more than he can legally chew.
As the tension between Israel and Iran ratchets up, an interesting sub-text has developed over the role of Iran’s traditional backer, Russia. While many Western observers continue to raise the spectre of a ‘wider Middle East conflagration’ (an argument we have consistently refuted), and one that could drag in Russia, a whole new, higher value, game chip is now in play: Moscow’s interest in Israeli energy.
Why are peak oil-ers like Jehovah’s Witnesses? Answer: When the definitive JW prediction of the ‘Day of Wrath’ failed in 1914, they did what false prophets have done in every generation: shifted the goalposts (to 1975 in the case of JW’s—and wrong again). It’s what false prophets do to save face, enabling them to keep fleecing the inherently gullible. Peak-oilers do likewise.
Who’d have thought it? The medievalists at Greenpeace have finally made a useful contribution to the energy debate by insisting Britain has two energy policies. They’re right. As the ideological fault-line in the UK coalition government is increasingly laid bare by the in-fighting between (Conservative) Chancellor George Osborne’s Treasury Department and (Lib Dem) Ed Davey’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the signs are that a new economic energy realism is also biting in Europe.
With global temperatures flat-lining for 15 years, climate alarmist arguments are looking far more fragile than the earth’s (actually robust) eco-system. Of late, climate activists of all ideological shades have thus attempted to posit a “third way” between the “extremes” of interminable left-right, alarmist-sceptic arguments.
Here’s a tester for you. Which raft of energy policies gets proven ‘greener’ results? Is it the anti-fossil fuel, cap-and-trade regulatory regimes of socialist Europe? Or is it the path of technological innovation set by the ‘evil’ capitalists in the Kyoto-eschewing Bush White House?
In what has to be the irony of ironies, Europe’s consumption of coal grew by 3.3 percent in 2011.
The tectonic plates of Middle East politics are shifting fast. Egypt’s Arab spring may have run into the sand of anti-democratic Islamism, but the days when oil-rich Arab sheikhs colluded to hold Western economies to ransom will soon end. Massive shale oil and gas discoveries across the West, Israel’s rising status as a Middle East energy powerhouse and a deepening internal rift over strategic policy are all colluding to hasten OPEC’s demise.
Forget wind power. Forget solar. Forget renewable energy. The release of the natural gas industry’s Truthland documentary is further confirmation of where the real frontline in the energy v environment debate lies: the technique of hydraulic fracturing ‘fracking’—the process that has opened up a whole new global hydrocarbon energy frontier. And the same technique that is currently transforming America’s dependency on foreign energy imports and its manufacturing industries.
So who cares if Obama wants, as part of his legacy, to do what Ronald Reagan refused to do and sign up the United States to LOST, the UN’s Law of the Sea Treaty? Well if you are a small government, liberty-loving American, or citizen anywhere in the free world, you should. Here’s why.
China has already cancelled orders for 35 European Airbus A330 jets, and is threatening to cancel on 10 more. India has just banned its airlines from submitting any carbon emission data by the EU’s March 31 deadline. In February, the two Asian giants, along with 21 other countries including the United States, signed up to the Moscow Declaration, a strategic blueprint for global trade ‘war’. It has a single aim: to make sure the EU’s Airline Tax never gets off the ground.
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