Are some taxes better than others?

I normally do not like to even mention articles in company blogs because they are necessarily biased. After all, they’re marketing. But take a look at this article: Stranded assets: do they have a future? The post was written by Bruce Menzies, who is the Chairman and co-founder of PAL, an UK based company that…

Highlighting divergence in cost/benefit analyses

Oftentimes, the issues that grab energy headlines are an extension of deeper underlying divisions. Take Keystone XL pipeline, which was a major news issue this week due to Trump’s go-ahead. The official position is that it’s good for the economy. There are doubts about whether it even makes financial sense. And there are some who…

Overcoming our OPEC obsession

The articles that I want to highlight relate to a discussion that raged on in several energy- and oil-related outlets this week: are OPEC’s cuts working? Before that, a small background. We don’t know what the price of oil would be right now without the cuts but prices did increase slightly from the point cuts…

The ‘right’ and climate change

I have been getting very interesting climate-related articles from ‘right-wing’ sources. Certainly more than the usual. This week I want to pay particular attention to two of them. The first is a piece by Tim Worstall on the Adam Smith Institute’s blog about Shell’s divestment from oil sands and the subsequent call for carbon pricing.…