"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" energy - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Update from Rob Bradley: My BOOKS prove that I'm a free-marketer! (That's why I'm free to boost fossil fuels and bash enviros on my blogs!) by TokyoTom

I noted in a previous post that Rob Bradley , CEO of the Institute for Energy Research and lead blogger at MasterResource , has cheered on big coal and bashed what he calls "Malthusian anti-energy crusaders", but ignoring while he does so the...

Rob Bradley: EXTRA! In tough times, economy and jobs trump enviro priorities! by TokyoTom

Wow, what startling news. Thanks for sharing it with us Rob. Now perhaps you can catch your breath. Rob Bradley trumpets an opinion poll that indicates that voters care more about more immediate and pressing issues than they do about distant problems...

Rob Bradley cheers on coal, but are all those who want to better manage commons and environmental impacts "Malthusian" idiots, or only in the case of coal? by TokyoTom

Rob Bradley has a new post up at MasterResource , cheering on big (and now "clean") coal, which has apparently received assurances from the Obama administration - after being bad-mouthed by NASA scientist Jim Hansen , Steven Chu and Obama himself...

Bob Murphy in Forbes: no to "green" jobs, but otherwise? No advice by TokyoTom

Kudos to Robert P. Murphy for a new opinion piece dated Novermber 15 in Forbes.com regarding "The High Costs Of 'Green Recovery'" . The biographical note appended to the piece describes Bob as "a senior economist with the Institute...

More on Pickens: FOX offers soapbox for Pickens mouthpiece; Milloy responds by TokyoTom

FOX offers soapbox for Pickens mouthpiece Warren Mitchell (former chairman of Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric, and director and head of the compensation committee of Pickens' owned Clean Energy Fuels); Steven Milloy...

Australia Caves to Hysteria; Signs AGW Suicide Pact by TokyoTom

[Snark in title Alert!] http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/rudd-yes-to-kyoto-pact/2007/12/03/1196530575996.html
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Ron Paul on the environment and energy by TokyoTom

1. There is an excellent interview of Dr. Ron Paul now up at Grist, the environmental news and commentary site, that explores some of his views on environmental and energy issues. I am with him in principle but think he has underestimated the seriousness...

Why are Republicans unhinged on energy policy? by TokyoTom

In a post of the same title at at NRO , Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren of Cato do a great job of demonstrating there is absolutely no relationship between energy policy and national security. However, they forgot to provide the answer to their own question...