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  • Oh Damn, I Missed ďEarth HourĒ

    03/26/2017 7:18:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-26-17 | MOTUS
    It was last night, at 8:30 PM local time, so there would be no math involved.†And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5With all due respect to ďEarth HourĒ advocates letís harness the power of electricity and use it to hear instead from†Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada: Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined...
  • DELINGPOLE: Why Renewables Are Doomed and Fossil Fuels Are the Future

    02/09/2017 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | James Delingpole
    Weíre on the verge of a new energy revolution. Except itís the exact opposite of the one the ďexpertsĒ at places like BP, the International Energy Agency and Ė ahem Ė the Guardian are predicting. For years weíve been assured by politicians, energy industry specialists and green advocates that renewables such as wind and solar are getting more and more cost-competitive while dirty fossil fuels are so discredited and wrong and evil weíll soon have to leave them in the ground. But to believe this youíd have to believe in a world where Donald Trump and Brexit hadnít happened; where...
  • Solar Inconvenient Truth: Ivanpah Plant a Big Fossil Fuel User

    01/24/2017 8:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/23/2017 | Chriss W. Street
    The BrightSource Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Facility, which uses 320,000 mirrors to create thermal energy, still qualifies under state rules as an alternative energy source, despite using about 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas a year, according to a report by the Press Telegram.
  • Tax fossil fuels or risk kids' future: US climate scientist

    10/05/2016 10:48:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - Levels of the planet's three most dangerous greenhouse gases are rising, and fossil fuels must be taxed to protect children from the turmoil of rising seas and extreme storms, climate scientist James Hansen warned Tuesday. Otherwise, young people face the "dubious" proposition of somehow sucking carbon dioxide from the air at a price tag of hundreds of trillions of dollars in the next century, said Hansen, who leads the climate science program at Columbia University's Earth Institute. "The science has become crystal clear," Hansen told reporters on a conference call to discuss his latest research paper, entitled...
  • [Failed] Colorado Anti-Fracking Ballot Measure Has ĎPotentially Forgedí Signatures

    08/29/2016 12:51:05 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 5 replies
    BOE Report ^ | August 29, 201611:50 AM | Michael Bastasch
    Colorado officials identified ďseveral potentially forged signature linesĒ on a failed ballot anti-fracking ballot measure pushed by environmental activists to restrict drilling inside state lines. Officials said ďNo. 78,Ē a measure calling for a 2,500-foot setback on hydraulic fracturing, may have had forged signatures, and Colorado State Department officials ďreferred the questionable section to the Attorney Generalís office for investigation.Ē Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Monday that ďtwo proposed ballot measures aimed at adding more limitations on oil and natural gas drilling in Colorado failed to make the November ballot because supporters didnít collect enough valid voter signatures.Ē Both...
  • Anti-fracking ballot measures are collapsing, so what happens next? [Colorado]

    08/13/2016 1:39:33 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | August 12, 2016 7:07 PM | Simon Lomax
    Coloradoís anti-fracking campaign is a bust Ė again. But make no mistake: The campaign goes on. According to CBS Denver, environmental activists have nowhere near the number of valid signatures needed to put two anti-fracking measures on the November ballot. This is a huge embarrassment for the national environmental groups behind the anti-fracking push Ė including 350.org, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club and Greenpeace. ... One way or another, the environmental left is making a big move in Colorado this year. The anti-fracking campaign isnít going anywhere Ė itís just going to be reassigned to support a much bigger...
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, ďan unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the Ďhigh-funded and morally vacant forcesí that have stymied attempts to combat global warmingóstarting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.Ē In explaining his support of ďAGs United for Clean Power,Ē Frosh said: ďThere is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planetÖ.I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • Obama warns poor nations will put planet Ďunder waterí by using fossil fuels

    06/25/2016 6:51:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The worldís richest nations have long been fueled by oil, coal and natural gas, but President Obama warned Friday that less affluent countries trying to take the same path will put the planet ďunder water.Ē In an interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. Obama said he hoped social-media ďconnectivityĒ will help convince developing nations to eschew fossil fuels, which contribute to rising carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere but are also less expensive and more reliable than green energy alternatives. ďIn terms of the problems we have to solve, energy is a classic example, the issue of climate change,Ē Mr....
  • The Leftís Jihad against American energy

    05/18/2016 5:20:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    This election season has created an unprecedented alliance between the environmental Left and the anti-free market movement. The result is a well-funded juggernaut adept at conducting coordinated and sophisticated assaults on American businesses while attempting to influence crucial elections. Their goals are nothing short of shuttering our American manufacturing industry, halting the production of affordable energy and placing a ruling clique of radicals in office.One such tactic focuses on intimidating universities and other institutions into divesting their financial holdings of fossil fuel investments. Activists behind this campaign talk candidly about how they hope to ďrevoke the social licenseĒ of energy...
  • Fossil Fuels Will Still Provide 75 Percent Of Energy In 2040, Despite Trillions In Green

    05/12/2016 9:09:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/12/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The world will use 48 percent more energy by 2040, three-quarters of which will come from coal, oil or natural gas, according to projections made Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The report states that most of the worldís new energy use will come from developing countries, particularly China and India, and most of the 75 percent of that energy will be coal, oil or natural gas. Only a relatively small percentage of the worldís energy will come from wind and solar power despite massive subsidies, contrary to the claims from environmental groups like The Sierra Club.
  • West Virginia Coal Association endorses Trump over Clinton

    05/06/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    During the debates, Hillary Clinton somewhat famously told that nation, ďweíre going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.Ē Do you suppose the people in West Virginia noticed? Even if they missed the live coverage of the event, theyíve been reminded of it plenty of times since then, and only a few days before the primary on Tuesday the powerful West Virginia Coal Association has jumped in with an endorsement of her opponent.
  • MIT Report: Carbon Tax Necessary to Break Fossil Fuel Dependence

    03/03/2016 3:06:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-03-2016 | MIT
    Renewable energy advocates like to point out that the cost of renewable fuels, like solar power, have dropped substantially in the last few years. The cost of solar power for instance has fallen by more than two-thirds since 2009. Yet for all the excitement about renewable power, the reality is that the entire energy sector has essentially been in a state of deflation for the last decade. The notable drop in oil prices over the last two years aside, costs of producing oil both in the U.S. and in many parts of the world have fallen dramatically. The phase out...
  • America's Energy Outlook Is Bright -- and Obama Hates

    02/12/2016 6:29:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2016 | Jeffrey Folks
    In its annual outlook for energy report, ExxonMobil presents data that contradicts Obama's green energy utopianism. †Who has the better track record of predicting the global energy future: Obama or a private company that actually produces the stuff? In its just published report, "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040," Exxon makes three key points. †First, by 2040, global energy demand is predicted to rise by 25%. †That demand must be met if living standards are to improve, and there are only three feasible ways of meeting it: fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and alternatives. †The choice of energy...
  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 12:25:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Go big or go home. If you enjoyed paying $1.59 a gallon for gas this past weekend, understand a few things. To the extent domestic production affects this, the oil industry is mostly gettings its resources on private lands. That’s because Obama, while he’s happy to take credit for the increased productivity and lower prices, is fighting new leases on federal lands wherever he can. That’s how he can reassure his left-wing base he’s an enemy of the oil industry while also taking credit for the low prices. But there is some oil being extracted on federal lands, and if...
  • Fossil fuel-burning 'postponing next ice age'

    01/13/2016 10:46:30 AM PST · by NRx · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-13-2016 | Damian Carrington
    Humanity's burning of fossil fuels is postponing the next global ice age for at least 100,000 years, according to new research that has discovered the tipping point which plunges the planet into deep freezes. Showing that human activity, via climate change, can alter global processes like ice ages is compelling evidence that the planet has entered a new geological epoch, dubbed the Anthropocene, according to the scientists. Other recent research listed evidence from plastic pollution to the mass extinction of wildlife to show that the Earth has entered the Anthropocene. The new research also shows that a major ice age...
  • Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA

    12/22/2015 5:11:23 AM PST · by jpsb · 42 replies
    Express UK ^ | Dec 21, 2015 | Jon Austin
    BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.
  • Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA

    12/21/2015 7:02:17 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    Express UK ^ | December 21, 2015 | By JON AUSTIN
    BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found. Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialization where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place. Environmentalists have long argued the burning of fossil fuels in power stations and for other uses is responsible for global warming and predicted temperature increases because of the high levels of carbon dioxide produced - which causes the global greenhouse effect. While the findings did...
  • Media pretty excited about ‚Äėlandmark‚Äô climate deal that would kill fossil fuels industry

    12/14/2015 8:46:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/15 | Dan Calabrese
    The only good news is that it will never be ratified One of the ways you can tell the media‚Äôs bias is from the descriptive words they use about something that happens. When a development is ‚Äúlandmark‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúhistoric,‚ÄĚ that means they‚Äôre in love with it. When it‚Äôs ‚Äúcontroversial‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúdivisive‚ÄĚ . . . yeah, you get the idea. So it‚Äôs a measure of just how smitten with state power they‚Äôve become that an international agreement designed to decimate the fossil fuels industry while putting crushing controls and regulations on all manufacturing - not to mention massive new taxes and...
  • Now Here's Some Good News: Global Warming Emissions Could Actually Be in Decline

    12/09/2015 12:39:25 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | December 8, 2015 18:20 UTC | Eva Hershaw
    As world leaders in Paris scramble to reach a climate agreement aimed to mitigate the consequences of untamed greenhouse gas emissions, they have been dealt a rare dose of good news. Scientists writing in the journal Nature Climate Change estimate that for the first time in the last 15 years, global carbon dioxide emissions have flatlined, and possibly even declined. "It is difficult to overstate the significance of this development," said Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. "What it shows is that we are indeed now turning the corner in transition from a...
  • Suzuki, Slavery, and Fossil Fuels

    12/01/2015 1:16:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Calvin Beisner
    In a recent interview, Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki compared the fossil fuel industry with American Southern slavery. That's very powerful rhetoric, but it's a completely false analogy. The slave economy involved a clear cause-and-effect relationship between behavior that is morally reprehensible in principle kidnapping and enslaving people and unambiguous harm to the victims, including captivity, family separation, frequent beatings, back-breaking labor without reward, and unsanitary living conditions. The fossil fuel energy economy is nothing like that. What's the difference? First, the basic behavior of mining coal, oil, and natural gas and extracting energy from them to meet people’s needs is...