More expensive electricity via climate tax

* This is my column in BusinessWorld on August 22, 2019. “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary” — H. L. Mencken, December 1921 The main purpose of climate alarmism is …

How government restricts energy development

* My column in BusinessWorld on August 08, 2019. In the first week of August this year, I saw seven energy-related stories in BusinessWorld Economy section alone: “SolGen appeals Supreme Court ruling on power deal competitive selection” (Aug. 1). “Solar Para sa Bayan franchise signed” (Aug. 2). “MinDa added to energy investment council” (Aug. 2). “PCC, …

97% climate consensus in Sicily

The UN, Al Gore, WWF, etc. repeatedly use the “97% consensus” by scientists of man-made warming. They should refer to themselves, 97-100% of folks like Al Gore, Obama, di Caprio, Prince Harry, Katy Perry, have a consensus, and ALL of them are “scientists.” These news reports were published mostly on July 31, 2019. The UN …

No climate crisis

* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Tuesday, July 30, 2019.WASHINGTON, DC — The various presentations at the Heartland Institute’s 13th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-13) on July 25 in this city reiterated what many scientific papers from the fields of meteorology, geology, climatology, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, etc. have found — there is no …

Heartland’s ICCC-13 photos

Washington DC — The Heartland Institute’s 13th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-13) was very successful yesterday. Huge audience, high caliber speakers and moderators, schedules generally followed, good venue, ballroom of Trump International Hotel. I am posting some photos here. First Keynote and breakfast speaker, Dauntless Purveyor of Climate Truth Awardee given by Heartland, Dr. …

SONA and ICCC-13

* This is my column in BusinessWorld on July 23, 2019. Climate change is natural, nature-made and not man-made. It is cyclical — the warming-cooling-warming-cooling over the past 4.6 billion years of the Earth — and there is no such thing as “unprecedented” global warming. Climate alarmism relies on endless hype by politicians, multilateral institutions, NGOs, and …

Solar para sa Politika, Part 3

* My article in BusinessWorld on July 16, 2019. Among the promises of the Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. (SPBC) franchise bill now awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature are 24/7 electricity in far away villages, and cheaper electricity because the sun’s rays are free. True, the sun’s rays are free, but the solar panels, the power conditioning …

Solar para sa politika, Part 2

* My column in BusinessWorld last Friday, July 5th 2019. Two weeks ago, this column argued for the President’s veto of HB 8179 or the Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. (SPSBC) franchise bill. I quoted the objection speech of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Chairman of the Committee on Energy, on why the bicameral report should not have been …

Reason over populism in infrastructure development

* This is my column in BusinessWorld last June 27, 2019. Populism, or the appeal to pacify the masses and demonize the corporations and “elites,” seems to be getting louder under the Duterte administration than under its predecessors. I will briefly discuss three sectors — water supply, power development, and mining in this light. See these reports …