Category Archives: Energy Resources

Video of Twilight Landing at LAX-Cockpit View

Having just landed and departed from DFW yesterday, I found this video pretty impressive on a number of counts. First of all, the sheer size and scope of the LA area is amazing, (much bigger than Dallas, no doubt), and … Continue reading

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Is releasing 30 million barrels from our crude oil reserves a good idea?

The United States has 726.5 million barrels of crude oil stashed away in salt domes along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Those salt domes are more or less full of oil right now. Why do we have those reserves? The … Continue reading

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Flooding Could Impact Refineries in South Louisiana: Video

Just upriver from New Orleans, there are a number of oil refineries and chemical plants, stretching almost all the way to Baton Rouge.  The refineries and plants are situated very close to the Mississippi River, which is used for transporting … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfires, Drought, Feed, and Fuel Costs Affecting Beef Prices

We all knew this would happen, didn’t we? Not only has Texas had a prolonged drought with devastating wildfires on top of that, but also we’ve had a spike in fuel and grain prices that are having a real effect … Continue reading

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Leasing Solar Panels for Your Home

We’re always interested in conserving energy, being more “green” etc., so when I saw a Houston Chronicle article online about Texas homeowners soon being able to lease solar panels for their homes, I was intrigued. Unfortunately, this is an idea … Continue reading

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Are Nuclear-Powered Plants Safer Than Those Powered by Coal?

I knew the nuclear apologists would get around to making this argument sooner or later, and sure enough, The Washington Post published a thoughtful and well-researched article by David Brown on April 2, 2011, entitled, “Nuclear power is the safest way … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy and Waste Disposal From Another Perspective

Richard Lester, head of the department of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses the future of nuclear energy with Carol Massar and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg) Interestingly enough, he blames … Continue reading

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