Energy

Rock On – Turning Energy Into Opportunity

Remember in the 1990s when the tech boom was driving job growth and wealth creation? Pundits referred to it as the “Rock ‘n Roll” economy. Well, guess what? That was the old tech. We’re the new tech. Fracking and other...

/ September 9, 2014

Would you trust environmentalists with your money?

Would you trust environmentalists with your money? That’s what fund managers must ask themselves when pressured to divest of fossil fuel stocks. There is an estimated $5 trillion worth of investments in fossil fuels. Moving these investments to environmentalists-approved industries...

/ September 8, 2014

Divesting leaves the vulnerable in the dark

Harry C. Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, has written a guest blog for Petro Primer on the University of Dayton’s decision to divest coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool: Last month, the...

/ August 5, 2014

RFS: High Cost, No Benefit

There is no doubt that Congress had the best of intentions when it enacted the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005 and expanded it in 2007. At a time of growing imports, seeking to achieve energy independence through renewable fuels was...

/ July 14, 2014