If the Texas Economic Miracle Can’t Figure Out Renewables – Neither Can California

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

Any electrical grid relying on renewables (mainly wind turbines and solar panels) electricity prices can rise as much as 40,000% in Texas, and blackouts are inevitable. From New York to Great Britain – and now California – blackouts happen over heavy renewable usage.   California’s conundrum is hardly prescient nor is Texas a fossil fuel powerhouse […]

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California Needs Fossil Fuels

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

With the world reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, California, the U.S. and world is using more energy than ever, and growing, according to the British Petroleum (BP) Statistical Review of World Energy 2020 (SRWE2020). What abundant energy and electricity offers is a way to grow California’s economy, and recover from the coronavirus simultaneously. Additionally, abundant […]

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Is There a Pandemic of Pollution?

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

Senator Tom Carper (D-Delaware) believes there is “A Pandemic of Pollution,” corresponding to a U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee report he requested from Senate staffers. Carper, and other activist Democrats contend coronavirus, climate change, and air pollution will grow worse as a result of existing EPA rules set during the Obama administration. The […]

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The EPA Should Retain the Existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

Energy efficiency, the cost of delivering reliable electricity, and respiratory health have taken on an even greater importance for California with the recent turmoil brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In mid-April the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would “retain without changes,” the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for […]

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Germany’s Downward Energy Spiral in the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Grim Ramifications for California

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

Germany’s energy transition (“Energiewende”) from fossil fuels for power and electricity to renewables, particularly wind turbines, has caused the highest electricity prices in the world. Electrical grid instability for Europe is now a reality, and the same thing will happen to California. These policies have led to electrical output reductions triggering serious implications for how […]

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Politicians Know There Is a Better Solution than Climate Litigation

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

After three years, and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars to satisfy left-leaning political constituencies, the lawsuit by the New York attorney general (AG) against ExxonMobil did not succeed. According to the New York AG, ExxonMobil allegedly deceived its investors by obscuring the actual costs of climate change on its financial disclosures. So it came as […]

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Climate Litigation Brings Divisiveness Instead of Unity to California

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

In the run-up to the 2020 election, voters have been tuning in to a series of debates, and town halls featuring the Democratic candidates, several of which were dedicated solely to global warming and climate change (GWCC). However, new polling found GWCC “barely registers as a priority issue.” Voters are more concerned about the economy, […]

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California’s Inconvenient Imported Oil Dilemma

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

The U.S. is the top oil and natural gas producer in the world, and in five years could be the number one exporter in the world creating millions of jobs, and trillions in economic benefits. Texas is so prolific at exploration and production (E&P) they are the number three producers in the world. After the […]

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California following New York’s Energy Policies Will Lead to Blackouts

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

According to the book, Human Tide by Paul Morland the world’s population between Year 1 to 1700 was static; then went to 600 million by 1800, and by the late 1920s populations exploded in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Asia. Current global population is approximately 7.6 billion people, and we can thank the exploration, production […]

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Australia’s is an Energy Cautionary Tale for California

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

In May the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed wind, solar, and hydroelectric generated approximately 68.5 million megawatt-hours of power, and coal generated 60 million. That’s roughly 23 percent of total electricity from renewables versus 20 percent from coal, but those numbers are deceptively misleading.  Australia is the case study to show […]

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