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Robert Bryce's articles have appeared in dozens of publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal toCounterpunch and Atlantic Monthly to National Review. He’s the author of five books, including Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy, and the Real Fuels of the Future, which was published in 2010.  His most recent book, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong, was released in May by his longtime publisher, PublicAffairs. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, he lives in Austin.

December 8, 2014
National Review Online

If anyone needed proof that subsidy-dependent businesses will always seek more subsidies, look no further than the U.S. wind industry. On Wednesday, the wind sector won a vote in the House on a tax bill that includes a one-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC), which gives wind companies 2.3 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity they produce. The companies can collect that subsidy for a decade after they are deemed eligible.

 The winners and losers of falling oil prices :: Countries that count on high oil prices brace for tough times, but the global economy benefits.

The winners and losers of falling oil prices

AlJazeera December 1, 2014

Countries that count on high oil prices brace for tough times, but the global economy benefits.

November 26, 2014
National Review Online

Tomorrow in Vienna, the members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet once again to jawbone about oil prices.

But here’s the reality: OPEC is no longer a price maker, it’s a price taker. The price of oil is no longer being set by the cartel, it’s being set by U.S. drilling companies producing oil from shale deposits. And those drillers are thriving largely because of three key advantages, ones that I call the three Rs: rigs, rednecks, and rights.

November 19, 2014
The Daily Beast

Forget about the fight in Washington—the pipeline might not make economic sense  anymore.

When viewed as a political grudge match, the ongoing battle over the Keystone XL pipeline remains one of the hottest fights in Washington. Proof of that can be seen by looking at yesterday’s vote in the Senate on the project, which failed to get the 60 votes needed for filibuster-proof passage.

 Analysts: Shareholders led final push for Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal :: Robert Bryce and Doug Kass discuss Halliburton/Baker Hughes merger.

Analysts: Shareholders led final push for Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal

Bloomberg November 17, 2014

Robert Bryce and Doug Kass discuss Halliburton/Baker Hughes merger.

 Why Cheap Oil Is Bad for the U.S. Economy :: Robert Bryce, senior fellow at Manhattan Institute, and Doug Kass, founder and president at Seabreeze Partners, discuss how oil productivity gains in the U.S. and around the world affect OPEC and the adverse economic effect of lower oil prices.

Why Cheap Oil Is Bad for the U.S. Economy

Bloomberg November 17, 2014

Robert Bryce, senior fellow at Manhattan Institute, and Doug Kass, founder and president at Seabreeze Partners, discuss how oil productivity gains in the U.S. and around the world affect OPEC and the adverse economic effect of lower oil prices.

November 11, 2014
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian academic who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, recently declared that we have "the means to limit climate change" and that "all we need is the will to change."

That's a rather glib statement given that just five years ago, Pachauri was lamenting the fact that so many of his fellow Indians were living in dire energy poverty. In July 2009, Pachauri asked reporters "Can you imagine 400 million people who do not have a light bulb in their homes?" He continued, saying "with the resources of coal that India has, we really don't have any choice but to use coal."

 Will the Republican midterm win lead to Keystone Pipeline approval? :: Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce on efforts to get approval of the Keystone Pipeline.

Will the Republican midterm win lead to Keystone Pipeline approval?

Fox Business November 6, 2014

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce on efforts to get approval of the Keystone Pipeline.

November 6, 2014
National Review Online

Demonize coal. Keep the poor in the dark. And, above all, keep pushing the fantasy that U.S. government action (with or without the approval of Congress) is essential to dealing with climate change.

That — in a nutshell — is the climate-change strategy of the Obama administration and its environmentalist allies.

 Global Thirst For Low-Cost Energy Driving Coal Demand :: Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute on the growth of global coal consumption.

Global Thirst For Low-Cost Energy Driving Coal Demand

Fox Business October 28, 2014

Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute on the growth of global coal consumption.

 Falling oil prices impact on midterm elections :: Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce argues lower oil and gas prices will not be the leading factor in the midterm elections.

Falling oil prices impact on midterm elections

Fox Business October 20, 2014

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce argues lower oil and gas prices will not be the leading factor in the midterm elections.

September 25, 2014
National Review Online

It has been a curious experience to watch the news about the “largest climate march in history” from Japan. There weren’t any marches here in Tokyo. Indeed, 350.org, the group that was a lead organizer of the march in New York City, doesn’t even appear to have a presence in Japan.

2014 HV McKay Lecture Delivered By Robert Bryce :: Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce discusses 'More Energy Please: How Increasing Energy Use Promotes a Richer Freer World.'

2014 HV McKay Lecture Delivered By Robert Bryce

Institute of Public Affairs September 10, 2014

Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce discusses 'More Energy Please: How Increasing Energy Use Promotes a Richer Freer World.'

September 3, 2014
The Sydney Morning Herald

Solar energy appears to finally be coming of age.

In July, Bloomberg New Energy Finance declared that we are in the midst of a "solar revolution" and the firm predicted that solar will be the fastest-growing form of global generation capacity through 2030. A few days after that report was released, Deutsche Bank announced plans to lend $1 billion to support solar deployment in Japan.

Will President Obama warm up to oil, gas drilling? :: <span>Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce on President Obama’s energy policies and the oil and gas industries.</span>

Will President Obama warm up to oil, gas drilling?

Fox Business August 29, 2014

Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce on President Obama’s energy policies and the oil and gas industries.

August 1, 2014
National Review Online

Energy policies are faddish. From the energy-independence moonshine of the corn-ethanol scam to the latest 645-page slate of regulations the EPA wants to inflict on the domestic electricity-generation sector, the supposed threats have varied.

Back in the 1970s, the claim was that we were too dependent on Arab oil (a claim that we continue to hear today). These days, in addition to the never-ending blather about “energy independence,” we have the spurious claim from the Obama administration that yet another layer of EPA rules on U.S. industry will make a dramatic difference when it comes to global climate change.

June 29, 2014
The Seattle Times

When it comes to the issue of climate change, it’s easy to bash the United States. Yes, the U.S. emits a lot of carbon dioxide — about 5.9 billion tons in 2013 alone, second only to China’s 9.5 billion tons.

But it’s also easy to overlook this fact: The U.S. is leading the world in reducing its carbon dioxide emissions. And those reductions are largely due to the innovation that is happening not in green energy, but in the oil and gas sector’s ability to produce hydrocarbons from shale deposits.

White House Officials To Meet With Tom Steyer On Climate Change :: The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce weighs in on the EPA and global climate change.

White House Officials To Meet With Tom Steyer On Climate Change

Fox Business June 25, 2014

The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce weighs in on the EPA and global climate change.

June 19, 2014
National Review Online

Rasheed Wallace gained notoriety during his 16-season NBA career for being a hot-headed power forward. If called for a foul (or, as was often the case with him, a technical foul) that he thought was undeserved, and the opposing team missed the ensuing free-throw attempts, Wallace would often holler, “ball don’t lie,” as if the basketball itself was pronouncing judgment on the ref’s call.

June 19, 2014
PBS

In April, at a conference in San Antonio, an official from ConocoPhillips made an aggressive prediction: he said that by the end of 2014, oil production in Texas could hit 3.4 million barrels per day. That figure seems inflated given that the latest data from the Texas Railroad Commission shows that in March, oil production was about 2 million barrels per day.

 

Doing The Math With Bill McKibben

Doing The Math With Bill McKibben

An original video from SmallerFasterLighter.com

 

 

June 10, 2014
Fox Business

June 3, 2014
National Review Online

On Monday, the EPA unveiled a 645-page document detailing regulations aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity-generation sector by 30 percent by 2030 when compared with 2005 levels.

June 2, 2014
Fox Business

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper :: Manhattan Institute Scholar Robert Bryce discusses the release of his fifth book.

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper

BookTV May 27, 2014

Manhattan Institute Scholar Robert Bryce discusses the release of his fifth book.

Stossel: The Good New Days :: The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce weighs in on the tremendous progress society has made.

Stossel: The Good New Days

Fox Business May 22, 2014

The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce weighs in on the tremendous progress society has made.

May 22, 2014
Economics21.org

Facebook’s initial public offering was all about superlatives. The May 2012 event was the largest-ever IPO for a US technology company and the third-largest in US history. It marked, or so the hype claimed, the coming of age for social media companies. But amid the hype over the company’s stock price, revenues, and growth potential, the media paid almost no attention to the vast quantities of electricity that Facebook and other tech companies need to operate their business.

May 19, 2014
Inside Sources

On July 1, Alan Mulally will retire as CEO of Ford Motor Co. And when he cleans out his office in Dearborn, Mulally will leave behind him one of the most remarkable comeback stories in US industrial history.

The former Boeing executive took over Ford in 2006 and mortgaged it to the hilt, borrowing $23 billion. Doing so helped avoid bankruptcy and finance a company-wide overhaul. By late 2008, Ford’s stock was selling for as little as $1.39. But Mulally stuck to his knitting. In 2013, the company’s profits hit $7.2 billion and today, Ford stock sells for about $16 per share.

May 14, 2014
Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal

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