5.16.2022

Dear Elon, Its Time for Energy Freedom — Now!

By Vijay Jayaraj – May 16, 2022 Dear Elon, It is heartening to witness your commitment to protecting freedom of speech in our world. Despite backlash from the far left, you’ve gone ahead and bought Twitter. Like millions, I too greatly admire the pace at which SpaceX has developed and the advanced AI technology that… Continue Reading
5.8.2022

EVs on Fire! Electric Utopia Takes a Deadly U-Turn

By Vijay Jayaraj – May 8, 2022 Electric vehicles have been pushed hard as a solution to the world’s faux climate emergency, but in India they have turned into killing machines.  Many EV bikes and scooters have been bursting into flames across the country. The frequency of such incidents has increased considerably since spring 2022.… Continue Reading
4.29.2022

Climate Colonialists Disrupt African Pipeline, Perpetuate Poverty

By Vijay Jayaraj – April 28, 2022 Climate activists’ ill-founded opposition to fossil fuels threatens to stop a major pipeline project in East Africa and stymie economic growth in Uganda and Tanzania — home to some of the world’s poorest people. Uganda is betting big on its fossil fuel reserves. In February, China National Offshore… Continue Reading
4.25.2022

Hijacked Earth Day Promotes Climate Falsehood and Poverty

By Vijay Jayaraj – April 24, 2022 Earth Day could be an event for people to pause and take note of the value of ecological health. However, the day has been hijacked by radical environmentalists and policy makers to advance primitive and destructive technologies to address a made-up climate emergency. A simple google search for… Continue Reading
4.13.2022

Killing fields of wind energy cannot be ignored

By Vijay Jayaraj – April 12, 2022 The recent revelation of the mass killing of bald and golden eagles by a NextEra subsidiary exposed the ugly secret that nearly all wind projects share: the wanton destruction of rare and endangered species. On April 5th, in a case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ),… Continue Reading
4.7.2022

American energy policy digging economic grave for folks

By Vijay Jayaraj – April 6, 2022 The Biden administration is persistently digging an economic grave for Americans by looking to import both oil and alternative technologies rather than developing domestic sources to restore energy independence. Having banned the importation of Russian oil in reaction to Putin’s attack on Ukraine, the administration reportedly is seeking… Continue Reading
2.23.2022

Starved for Energy, Africans Tap Fossil Fuels

Efforts to increase Africans’ access to electricity through use of hydrocarbons continue despite countervailing moves to limit financing of fossil fuel projects. Africa’s energy needs are unlike anywhere else in the world. As recently as 2016, two in every three Africans lacked access to electricity. Per capita access is shocking. More than 40 percent of… Continue Reading
2.22.2022

“Green” Media Misrepresents World’s Energy Reality

By Vijay Jayaraj – February 22, 2022 Fossil fuels are out. Coal is no longer king. The Middle East faces an oil crisis. These are typical headlines in the mainstream media. Unreported is the hard reality of the world’s fossil-dependent developing economies. This story goes untold because media in the developed West seek to create… Continue Reading
2.14.2022

The West’s Climate Policies Invite Third World Conditions

By Vijay Jayaraj – February 14, 2022 When was the last time you were stuck in an elevator due to a power blackout? Or patients at your local hospital were put at risk for the same reason? These are very common occurrences in the energy impoverished Third World. And they could become a reality for… Continue Reading
2.14.2022

Before You Save the Planet, Save the People Who Live on It

By: Vijay Jayaraj – February 12, 2022 Climate change frequently dominates media coverage and political discourse. Why wouldn’t it when those advancing the apocalyptic agenda speak in terms of saving the planet? The state of the climate is nothing if not an “existential threat,” or so it is said. For the sake of argument, let… Continue Reading
2.1.2022

How “Climate Actions” Actually Kill People, Not Save Them

By Vijay Jayaraj – February 1, 2022 Many have heard about the advocacy for insect food to fight climate change. And about vegan lab meat, promoted as an environment-friendly substitute for animal protein. But asking people to turn off their heat and expecting them to survive winter’s cold? That is a whole new level of… Continue Reading
1.11.2022

Climate industrial complex left clueless as fossil fuels proliferate

By Vijay Jayaraj – January 11, 2022 It has been a little more than a month since the United Nations climate meeting at Glasgow, yet global use of fossil fuels has increased rapidly. For instance, U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled domestic oil projects and vowed to stop funding for international fossil fuel projects. But as… Continue Reading
12.28.2021

Shift to nuclear brightens Asian energy future

By Vijay Jayaraj – December 28, 2021 At a time when the global media narrative is dominated by fossil fuels and renewables, countries in Asia have been commissioning an increasing number of nuclear plants, contrary to many European countries and the U.S. With a string of new approvals in recent years, the future of energy… Continue Reading
12.17.2021

The East Slams the West’s Climate ‘Colonialism’

By Vijay Jayaraj – December 17, 2021 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s explosive comments are not surprising to anyone who has been closely observing the opposition of India and China to western pressure for adopting climate polices contrary to the two countries’ economic objectives. “The colonial mindset hasn’t gone,” said Modi at a Constitution Day… Continue Reading
12.11.2021

Energy dichotomy: Asian coal gains momentum as Biden undermines U.S. economy

By Vijay Jayaraj – December 11, 2021  It has been a tough time for the U.S. energy sector with gas prices soaring and heating bills expected to do the same. President Biden has blamed OPEC for not producing oil at a faster pace and appears to be pleading with countries to release more oil. However,… Continue Reading
12.8.2021

India and China Set Aside Differences to Resist Carbon Imperialism

By Vijay Jayaraj – December 8, 2021 India and China have come together to resist the common enemy of carbon imperialism despite a sour relationship that has included a deadly border skirmish. At the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, leaders from the developed West were hellbent on imposing on developing nations harsher measures to reduce… Continue Reading
11.20.2021

India and China Set Aside Differences to Resist Carbon Imperialism

By Vijay Jayaraj – CO2 Coalition Research Associate India and China have come together to resist the common enemy of carbon imperialism despite a sour relationship that has included a deadly border skirmish. At the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, leaders from the developed West were hellbent on imposing on developing nations harsher measures to… Continue Reading
11.16.2021

The facts: reporters exploit normal weather to fan climate fear

By Vijay Jayaraj – CO2 Coalition Research Associate Exaggeration of weather events to sell climate crisis is not something new. In the case of a Sky News account of flooding in one Indian city, my own observations — backed up by independent data — are absolutely contrary to the news report. Chennai — my home… Continue Reading
11.7.2021

India’s COP-26 promise of Net Zero by 2070 overshadowed by coal use

By Vijay Jayaraj On COP26’s first day, India’s Prime Minister Modi announced that the world’s second largest coal consumer would become Net Zero by 2070 — a commitment that means almost nothing given realities of the subcontinent’s dependence on fossil fuels to meet the energy needs of 1.3 billion people. Though Modi’s efforts were praised… Continue Reading
11.2.2021

COP26 at odds with leaders of nearly 40% of world’s people, likely to fail

COP26 — the upcoming global gala gathering of climate elite — appears headed for a grand failure as key countries making up nearly 40% of the world’s population either spurn the meeting outright or act on the realities of their own circumstances. India has demanded from developed countries $100 billion a year in aid to… Continue Reading
10.22.2021

“They need to breed less”: the darkness of climate zealotry

By Vijay Jayaraj In this age of green craze, the most likely response to legitimate concerns about the lack of access to energy for the world’s poor is advocacy for so-called renewable technologies such as wind turbines and solar panels. As embarrassing as that suggestion should be to the advocate of such unreliable and impractical… Continue Reading
9.22.2021

Energy Poverty is Not an Option for India’s 360 Million Poor

By:  CO2 Coalition Research Associate Vijay Jayaraj September 22, 2021 The global call to impose climate shutdowns akin to the COVID-19 lockdowns fails to recognize that there are millions of poor people for whom there is no room to compromise on energy liberty. Political organizations like the World Economic Forum see the pandemic-driven economic pause… Continue Reading

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