Energy Tech Won’t Progress Like Computing

WALL STREET JOURNAL ……….Bravo to Nick Stork and Joe Malchow (“One Man’s Trash Is Another’s Clean Fuel,” op-ed, Nov. 21) for endorsing an energy “price system untouched by government.” But in their otherwise sensible case for a bright energy future, they make a fundamental mistake by repeating a pernicious analogy: “The energy future may mirror…

Can American Producers Head Off Looming Oil Shortages?

CITY JOURNAL ……… A remarkable political consensus has emerged: the world needs more oil. Confirmation of that reality didn’t come from any oil executive but from President Biden, who recently admonished U.S. oil companies “to deploy these record-breaking profits to increase production.”

Europe Is Losing the Energy War

CITY JOURNAL …….. Wars are fought on many fronts. So far, Russian president Vladimir Putin is winning the energy war. High energy prices, triggered by supply disruptions, have neutered Western sanctions. Russia’s current account balance stands at record highs.

Cloudification of Skills Training & “Dirty Jobs”

DAKOTA DIGITAL REVIEW ………Competition for the increasing limited supply of those with skills is driving up wages, which is an obvious benefit for the employee, but is also inflationary for the employer’s product or service. And it doesn’t increase the supply until more people are attracted to those trades, and then not until they’re trained.

‘Volt Rush’ Review: Electric Cars, Money and Mines

WALL STREET JOURNAL ……… Among the pandemic’s many disruptions, in early 2021 auto makers cut production because of a shortage of semiconductors. Car manufacturers today already spend more money on silicon than on steel, and that goes double for the makers of electric vehicles (EVs). The mainstream arrival of EVs owes as much to silicon…