Showing posts from April, 2017

Carbon Taxes: The Latest Fad Diet

Published: Oilfield Pulse By: Kevin Turko CEO Oilfield Hub Inc WEIGHT LOSS DEFINITION:       A Fad Diet is a stylish diet that promises quick weight loss through what is usually an unhealthy and unbalanced diet. Fad diets are targeted at people who want to lose weight quickly without exercise. Some fad diets claim they make you lose fat, but it's really water weight you're losing. OIL & GAS DEFINITION:         A Carbon Tax Diet is a dangerous diet of government spin that promises climate leadership through what is usually an unwarranted and unsustainable cash grab. Carbon tax diets are conceived by governments who want to redistribute wealth quickly without accountability. Some carbon tax diets claim that they make you lower your carbon emissions, but it's really personal wealth you're losing.       Bottom-line, fad diets and carbon taxes just don't work! They might make us feel more planet friendly for short-term political gains, but taxpayers re

Alberta's Solution? Impose Carbon Taxes

Published: Energy Processing Canada - Under Health, Safety, Environment, Security On January 1, 2017 the Government of Alberta voted with the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and implemented carbon taxes on CO2, as a greenhouse gas, then issued an early flurry of refund cheques. The politicians and bureaucrats believe - and seemingly sit back with a warm and fuzzy feeling - that by 'taxing the polluter.' i.e. every Albertan -- it has done something good for the planet. Powered by noisy political pressure, the provincial government increased energy costs on fossil fuels and created a subsidized energy system for renewables, that has added a new source of tax revenue. The end result will probably be an increase in unemployment as energy-capital investment locates elsewhere, a continuing lack of competitiveness, energy poverty, and increased costs. There is little doubt the ensemble of climate models presented by the IPCC and used by the Alberta government fail,

Climate Change Just the Facts, Ma'am

By: Heather Douglas Published: Energy Processing Canada Every scientist around the world believes that climate change is a reality. What they disagree about is the reason. On one side are the supporters of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) who believe it is caused by humans and carbon dioxide (CO2). On the other side sit the scientists - many of whom are Nobel Laureates -- who belong to the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), convened in 2014-2016. They believe in geological-time, fossil fuels, and feel that humans have little impact on climate change. The NIPCC say the "theory of human-induced global warming is not a science because the research is based on pre-ordained conclusions, huge bodies of evidence are ignored, and the analytical procedures are treated as evidence. Furthermore, "the panel adds, " the climate 'science' is sustained by government research grants. Funds are not available to investigate theori

MONEY That's What It's All About

By: Scott Jeffrey Published: Energy Processing Canada It comes as no surprise that we're the industry everyone loves to hate. Even the nukes don't come in for as much criticism, despite little mishaps like Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three Mile Island. On of the reasons for this is that oil and gas is a daily fact of life. Most of us heat with natural gas and get a bill for it. We stop for gas and oil and get charged for it. We bemoan the price increases, and conveniently forget the decreases. Another reason is that we've not always been good stewards of the resource. In our pursuit of the hydrocarbon molecule, we have often let money take the fore, and the environment, and sometimes the people have paid the price. However, you don't have to do much scratching to realize that it's all about money. The producers extract the resource, and everyone wants a piece of it. They do the math, multiplying the number of cars in North America by the number of fills, and