Powering Countries, Empowering People

By Paul Driessen – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness 

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For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely on hand and foot power. But then an electrical line reached the area.

The two installed lights, and power saws and drills. Their productivity increased fourfold. They hired local workers to make, sell and ship more tables and chairs, of better quality, at higher prices, to local and far away customers. Workers had more money to spend, thereby benefitting still more families.

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Stop Wasting Money on Miracles

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

Let’s imagine for a moment.

A scientist discovers a new insect which can produce a new kind of fiber. But, not just a mere fiber, it comes out as a full sheet of cloth!

Some commercial enthusiasts of the new discovery say that, since there is zero processing cost to take the fiber from rough to thread to cloth sheet, it is a free supply of material. They do acknowledge that setting up a colony of the insects is expensive and the colony covers a broad swath of land.

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The Gruberization of Environmental Policies

Paul Driessen   by Paul Driessen

Accumulation of fraudulent EPA regulations impacts energy, economy, jobs, families and health

Call it the Gruberization of America’s energy and environmental policies.

Former White House medical consultant Jonathan Gruber pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars before infamously explaining how ObamaCare was enacted. “Lack of transparency is a huge political

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