Rishi Sunak’s anti-fracking gift to Vladimir Putin

Napoleon is credited with saying “never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.” That line comes to mind after last week’s decision by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to reimpose a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Update: NRG-Funded Report Says Texas Ratepayers On Hook For $10.5 Billion Due To Uri, Oklahomans Facing $2.8 Billion In Debt

Two days ago in these pages, I estimated the utility debt related to Winter Storm Uri that will have to be repaid by Texas ratepayers may total $10.1 billion. Shortly after that piece appeared, I was alerted to an August 16 report commissioned by NRG Energy, a Houston-based independent power producer, titled “Beyond Texas: Evaluating Customer Exposure to Energy Prices Spikes, A Case Study of Winter Storm Uri, February 2021.”

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Manchin-Schumer Energy Deal Proves the Power of The Swamp

Never doubt the power of The Swamp. That’s the apparent lesson to be learned from Senator Joe Manchin’s reversal on the energy-related provisions of the pending reconciliation bill. Last month, Manchin derailed the measure which included some $300 billion in energy-related provisions.

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