Petrochemical

Even Refining gets the Royal Touch!

Put down your popover, clotted cream and jam . . . For the Anglophiles out there who are also die-hard royal watchers, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the Valero Pembroke Refinery in southwest Wales earlier this month. The Duke and...

/ November 17, 2014

Renewable Reality Check: You Can’t Have Solar and Wind Power without Fossil Fuels

Last month, I attended an event co-hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters at which Governor Terry McAuliffe formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The plan (461 pages in length) focuses on...

/ November 6, 2014

Petrochemicals – Keeping You Healthy and Warm This Fall

A few months ago I wrote about how petrochemicals helped keep us cool in the heat of the summer. Now with the temperature dropping, the days getting shorter, and the football season in full swing, fall is definitely in the air. Did...

/ October 28, 2014

Fear and Loathing in Legoland

On October 9, Lego announced it was ending a marketing partnership with Shell after a Greenpeace internet video highlighted the link between the two companies (and I’m not going to give the insidious video more credence by linking it in this...

/ October 20, 2014