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  • Obama warns poor nations will put planet ‘under water’ by using fossil fuels

    06/25/2016 6:51:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The world’s 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 “under water.” In an interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. Obama said he hoped social-media “connectivity” 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. “In terms of the problems we have to solve, energy is a classic example, the issue of climate change,” Mr....
  • The Left’s 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 “revoke the social license” 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 world’s 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 world’s 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, “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Do you suppose the people in West Virginia noticed? Even if they missed the live coverage of the event, they’ve 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 ‘landmark’ 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’s bias is from the descriptive words they use about something that happens. When a development is “landmark” or “historic,” that means they’re in love with it. When it’s “controversial” or “divisive” . . . yeah, you get the idea. So it’s a measure of just how smitten with state power they’ve 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...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry'

    11/21/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates. "This is a party that rejects science and refuses to understand that climate change is real," he said of GOP during the annual Blue Jamboree in North Charleston, S.C. "I understand if you stand up to the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, that you'll lose your campaign contributions," the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added. "[Climate change] is already causing devastating problems all over this world. To hell with the fossil fuel industry. Worry more about...
  • Environmental activists tip their hand in the post-Keystone world -- Keep Everything in the Ground

    11/07/2015 11:33:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After Barack Obama’s totally predictable cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project (for now, at least) there was great celebration among the environmental brigade of the Social Justice Warriors. The evil pipeline was dead, along with all the jobs it would bring and the opportunity for us to capture and process much of Canada’s wealth of energy rather than it being shipped to China. (Which it will be anyway when the Northern Gateway Pipeline is complete, whether we get some of it or not.) But as with all things in the liberal enclaves of the country, one victory is...
  • LEONARDO DICAPRIO PLEDGES TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS

    09/24/2015 9:40:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/15 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Actor an environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to divest from his fossil fuel holdings and increase his investment in renewable energy companies, an environmental group announced Tuesday. DiCaprio attended a meeting of the Divest-Invest Coalition in New York City Tuesday, where he pledged to end his personal and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s investments in the fossil fuel sector. “Climate change is severely impacting the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants, and we must transition to a clean energy economy that does not rely on fossil fuels, the main driver of this global problem.” the Departed actor...
  • Pope Francis's Crusade Against Fossil Fuels Hurts The Poor Most Of All

    09/24/2015 10:00:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/24/2015 | Alex Epstein
    “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” This was Pope Francis’s summary of his Encyclical earlier this year on the alleged destruction of our planet. The leading culprit, in his view, is humanity’s use of fossil FOSL -1.57% fuels, which he believes are immoral and should largely be illegal. This week, the Pope will be meeting with the President, addressing a joint session of Congress, and speaking to a crowd of over a million in Philadelphia, sharing his views in the name of concern for humanity, particularly the poor. “Like...
  • Climatologist: We Have a ‘Moral Imperative’ to Burn Fossil Fuels

    08/21/2015 7:14:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 20, 2015 | 4:54 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    We have a “moral imperative” to burn carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels because the energy they provide is a “liberator” of humanity, says Dr. John Christy, a climatologist and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. “We are not morally bad people for taking carbon and turning it into the energy that offers life to humanity in a world that would otherwise be brutal,” Christy wrote in a recent op-ed. “On the contrary, we are good people for doing so.” He also challenged what he says are contradictions in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, in...
  • United Church of Canada Sells Fossil Fuel Holdings, Commits $6 Million to Alternative Energy

    08/20/2015 9:01:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    The United Church of Canada plans to invest nearly $6 million into alternative energy sources that it acquired from selling all of its assets in fossil fuels. The denomination views the move as a bold step toward stewarding the gift of creation. "Care for creation and concern for the way that climate is impacting the most marginalized populations made this move an act of justice, of faith, and of solidarity with First Nations and other impacted communities," said Christine Boyle, General Council commissioner of the United Church and a veteran climate advocate, according to the National Advocate. The church will...
  • UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon

    06/08/2015 4:30:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/8/15 | Mariette Le Roux - AFP
    Bonn (AFP) - Calls by the Group of Seven (G7) Monday to slash world carbon emissions did little to boost UN climate talks in Bonn, where frustration mounted over the snail-like progress. Groups of countries pleaded for greater efforts to streamline a draft text for a climate pact due to be adopted at a conference in Paris in just over six months. "We are very concerned about the pace of negotiations," said Amjad Abdulla of the Maldives, speaking for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) which are deeply exposed to climate change. "We have not made the big jump...
  • STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH BOARD TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS [Mary Wash. in Va]

    04/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 65 replies
    Free Lance - Star newspaper (Fredericksburg Va) ^ | 4 April 2015 | Lindley Estes / Free Lance - Star
    DivestUMW sit-in spans a week [University of Mary Washington in Virginia, fossil fuel divestment] STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH board TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS “WE’RE STILL GOING STRONG. WE’RE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND THE SUPPORT FROM FACULTY AND ALUMNI KEEPS US GOING.” NATE LEVINE, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON JUNIOR Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 am BY LINDLEY ESTES/THE FREE LANCE-STAR University of Mary Washington junior Nate Levine was planning to spend Easter at home with his family. As a member of DivestUMW, he will instead celebrate at a sit-in protest in the first floor hallway of George Washington...
  • Six Flags to cut 18,000 trees to go solar

    03/27/2015 4:22:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    My Fox NY.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | AP
    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey. Park President John Fitzgerald said in a statement that solar power will significantly reduce the park's reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Loyola-Chicago climate conference discusses 'nuts and bolts' of fossil fuel divestment

    03/25/2015 10:16:57 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 3-25-2015 | James Hug
    The second day of the three-day Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference began with a panel discussion on divestment from fossil fuels. The Friday morning panel, titled “The Risks, Nuts, and Bolts of Divestment,” was chaired by Bruce Boyd, principal and senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, a company that works with foundations to improve planetary health and is now measuring global commitment to divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in alternative, clean energy sources.  In his opening remarks, Boyd noted that divestments are currently at $50 billion and are expected to reach $150 billion by the start of the...
  • Making the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    02/28/2015 5:27:41 AM PST · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/28/15 | j levy
    In the anti-fracking film Gasland, producer Josh Fox proclaims that the process of extracting previously inaccessible oil and gas from shale pollutes water supplies, increases the incidence of cancer and leads to higher levels of seismic activity, despite ample contrary evidence. This self-proclaimed environmental watchdog and anti-fracking crusader has led extensive efforts to end or prevent fracking throughout the United States by obfuscating the truth and stopping communities from reaping the benefits of America's shale boom. Josh Fox and others like him are uninterested in looking for improvements in fracking technology and safety. Instead they seek to shut down shale...
  • AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

    02/22/2015 9:58:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | MATTHEW BROWN and JOSH FUNK
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S. The projection comes from a previously unreported analysis by the Department of Transportation that reviewed the risks of moving vast quantities of both fuels across the nation and through major cities. The study completed last July took on new relevance this week after a train loaded...
  • The Ethics and Realities of Divestment

    02/14/2015 6:44:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    College students who support divestment of fossil fuel stocks are passionate about their cause. Just look at their word choices. Though they could never function even one week without hydrocarbon energy, they call fossil-fuel companies “rogue entities,” assert that oil, coal and natural gas interests have the “political process in shackles,” and believe most of the world’s known fossil fuel resources must “stay in the ground” to avoid “catastrophic global warming.”Their over-heated hysteria over climate change is fanned by groups like 350.org and college professors who rehash doom-and-gloom forecasts about rising seas, dying species and other cataclysms that they insist...
  • Fossil fuels divestment activist plans to “seize the assets” of energy companies

    02/11/2015 5:48:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 11, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s a big holiday coming up and we wanted to make sure you were reminded far enough in advance to get a card. No… I’m not talking about Valentines Day. It’s Global Divestment Day! (Incidentally, Global Divestment Day, takes place on February 13th & 14th. Sounds like it should be Global Divestment Days to me, but what can you do?) This is apparently the day(s) when environmental activists push all of the colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuel companies because the money is evil or something. To spearhead these activities, the interested parties have tapped the talent and...
  • Divesting People of Better Living Standards

    02/07/2015 4:55:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's note: Roger Bezdek coauthored this piece. “Social responsibility” activists want universities and pension funds to eliminate fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios. They plan to spotlight their demands on “Global Divestment Day,” February 13-14. Their agenda is misguided, immoral, lethal … and racist. A mere 200 years ago, the vast majority of humans were poor, sick and malnourished. Life expectancy in 1810 was less than 40 years, and even royal families lived under sanitation, disease and housing standards inferior to what American welfare families enjoy today. Then a veritable revolution occurred. The world began to enjoy a bonanza in wealth, technology, living...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Climate Change Fight

    01/06/2015 3:50:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Businass Daily ^ | January 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Environmentalism: Re-upping on delusional climate-change fantasies, "Governor Moonbeam" asked in his inauguration speech Monday for the Golden State to meet half its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the state that hosted Solyndra, embraces bird-chopping wind turbines and builds crispy critter-producing solar panel farms, is a leading advocate of renewable energy and environmental protection. As pollution from coal-fired plants and industries in China wafted across the Pacific, he took a deep breath at his fourth inauguration as the state's chief executive and doubled down on green energy's failed promise by tasking California to fight...
  • Left’s Anti-Fossil-Fuel Agenda Could ‘Collapse Modern Civilization’

    01/03/2015 7:02:36 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/2/2015 | Ron Arnold
    The new crusade “responds to climate change by urging universities, churches, pension funds and other big institutional investors” to destroy petroleum and coal companies by dumping their shares and reinvesting in a “fossil-free clean-energy economy,” modeled loosely on the anti-apartheid activism of the 1980s.
  • The Industry and Economics of Climate Change/ Global Warming

    12/07/2014 2:34:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Ditching fossil fuels as proposed in Lima, Peru by the environmental architects of gloom and doom alarmism and replacing them with renewables The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Lima, Peru, December 1-12, 2014, determined to chisel a new treaty that would mandate a cap and trade on greenhouse gas emissions effective by 2020 and would “eliminate the use of fossil fuels entirely by 2050.” The hypothesis that rich nations caused climate change by burning fossil fuels to produce energy has never been proven by IPCC’s computer modeling. The fact that now the hypothesis changed its name...
  • Rising Rail Oil Shipments Beg For Safer Keystone XL

    11/17/2014 9:54:31 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Transport: New data show fast-rising rail shipments from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation and the need for a safer alternative to rail — like the Keystone XL pipeline. In his post-election press conference, the president noted in justifying his continual kicking of the Keystone XL oil drum down the road that "while this debate about Canadian oil has been raging ... we've seen some of the biggest increases in American oil production and natural gas production in our history." That increase is due in large part to oil recovered from the Bakken shale formation centered on North Dakota. So...
  • Fossil Fuels and Morality: If you care about human flourishing, fossil fuels are demonstrably good.

    11/12/2014 8:09:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2014 | Robert Zubrin
    “A few more decades of ungoverned fossil-fuel use and we burn up, to put it bluntly.” — Bill McKibben, leading environmental activist, 1989 I came across this quote, along with many others of comparable value, while reading Alex Epstein’s just-published book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. But Epstein’s book is much more than a fantastic collection of such delightfully mad environmentalist pronouncements — although that part alone is worth the purchase price. Rather, what Epstein presents is a powerful, systematic, and relentlessly logical philosophical case for the moral value of the fossil-fuel industry, and the fundamentally immoral basis...
  • Divestment Campaign Targets Fossil Fuels

    10/29/2014 3:31:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 29, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    America is on the verge of energy independence. We now pump as much oil as Saudi Arabia. Investments in new technologies are paying off, buoying our economy with new jobs and lower energy prices. What's not to like? Well plenty, if you are an activist who takes your lead from an organization called 350.org that wants to end the use of oil, gas and coal. The "350" comes from the group's goal of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from its present level of 400 parts per million to 350. Its unclear what good such a...
  • Climate change alarmists silent on economic damage done by climate change alarmists

    09/23/2014 7:14:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 9-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    As Watchdog.org report Bruce Parker vividly reported Sunday from inside the environmentalist carnival that was the People’s Climate March through midtown Manhattan, this pre-game show to Tuesday’s going-green confab in New York City showcased an array of left-loving characters. His greenness himself, former Vice President Al Gore was in attendance. So was Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio. The vegans, the shamans, the commies, big labor, the socialists, and probably more than a few sociopaths all were on hand at what was billed as the largest climate-related protest in history. Along the parade route, from Central Park West to West 34th Street,...
  • The Post Obama Recovery Begins Here

    09/13/2014 5:14:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    If Americans want some cheap fuel for the economy, it would be best to vote GOP this time around because only the GOP has a plan for inexpensive, reliable domestic energy production. Combined with a lifting of restrictions on exportation of unrefined oil, fuel prices could be significantly lower than they are now. And where they are now—lower—has helped the economy greatly in the last month. For years I’ve puzzled over how so many Americans have lost the connection between inexpensive, reliable energy sources and a robust economy. But this month’s retail sales numbers make the connection clear. Retail sales...
  • Disinvestment of Fossil Fuels -- Symbolism and Hypocrisy

    07/13/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    A group called Fossil Free UC wants regents to divest the University of California's endowment fund of all fossil fuel holdings. "As one of the leading public institutions in the world, we have the privilege and the responsibility to take action where we can influence change," Fossil Free UC explains on its website. This is the global-warming movement at its most honest. Its goal is not change, which requires sacrifice in a plugged-in age; its goal is to "influence change" -- to wit, wag a finger at others and demand they do something symbolic and politically correct. What better...
  • Teen Says He Was Cyberbullied for Pro-Fossil Fuels Shirt

    04/27/2014 11:38:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr. 27, 2014 9:58 AM
    A teen said he was cyberbullied for wearing an “I Love Fossil Fuels” shirt on Earth Day. John Digiacobbe said he loves fossil fuels because they’ve been around for millions of years and provide for more than 80 percent of energy. Some of his classmates, however, don’t seem to share that view. Digiacobbe said wearing the shirt prompted comments at school and a “firestorm of negative tweets.” …
  • Chris Hayes Wants to Kill About 5.7 Billion People

    04/25/2014 5:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    MSNBC host Chris Hayes is getting an alarming amount of attention for his latest effort in The Nation, a stemwinder arguing that the abolition of fossil fuels is like the abolition of slavery.The argument may sound forced, but Hayes has a logical premise that goes something like this: Socrates does not wear sandals; a potato kugel does not wear sandals; therefore Socrates is a potato kugel. It’s also tricked out with quasi-erudition and broad claims such as this one: “Before the widespread use of fossil fuels, slaves were one of the main sources of energy (if not the main source)...
  • The Battle For The Sun (Or Who Will Collect The Rental Income For Solar Energy In The 21st Century?)

    04/21/2014 6:39:54 AM PDT · by shove_it · 18 replies
    SeekingAlpha ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | Zoltan Kiss
    ~snip~ "Let there be light," said the Lord. And there was light and there was energy, and there was solar energy for all of us. You and I are born equal under the sun, with equal rights to the use of our sun's energy. Unless the path in the delivery of solar energy changes, some of us will be making rent payments to some of our neighbors for the use of solar electricity for the rest of our lives, making the wealth divide even more isolating. This article attempts to throw some light on this reality. The fossil fuels that...
  • Obama's Ethanol Policies Have Scarred The Earth

    11/13/2013 4:01:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 13, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    After fomenting fears of fracking and fossil fuels, the administration's campaign to put food in our gas tanks has wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and polluted water supplies. Ethanol was supposed to save the earth and pave the way to energy independence. It has done neither. We are getting closer to energy independence but it is thanks to the technology known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that has unleashed our vast reserves of oil and natural gas formerly trapped in shale formations underneath much of the U.S. Fracking was supposed to be environmentally dangerous, a...
  • Climate report struggles with temperature quirks-cast doubt we're cooking planet burning coal,oil..

    09/19/2013 6:41:38 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 16 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 9.19.13 | KARL RITTER
    STOCKHOLM — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling over how to address a wrinkle in the meteorological data that has given ammunition to global-warming skeptics: The heating of Earth's surface appears to have slowed in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. For years, skeptics have touted what looks like a slowdown in surface warming since 1998 to cast doubt on the scientific consensus that humans are cooking the planet by burning coal, oil and natural gas.
  • Why the latest anti-Keystone pipeline ad is a low blow to Canada

    09/10/2013 7:55:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Financial Post ^ | August 8, 2013 | Claudia Cattaneo
    CALGARY • An anti-Keystone XL pipeline commercial funded by President Barack Obama supporter and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer confirms what many Canadians have long suspected — American anti-oil activists have gone mad. The commercial was intended to be aired Tuesday evening on WRC-TV, an affiliate of NBC in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the president’s appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The commercial is so offensive the station refused to air it. While intended as a parody, it insults TransCanada Corp. CEO Russ Girling, whose company is proposing Keystone XL; it’s a low blow to Canada; and it...
  • ‘Keystone oil will travel through America ... Billionaire steps up anti-Keystone campaign

    09/10/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Financial Post ^ | September 9, 2013 | Mark Drajem
    Full title: ‘Keystone oil will travel through America not to America’: Billionaire steps up anti-Keystone campaign with US$1M ad blitzThe author of the piece is with Bloomberg so it can not be posted on FR. However, the title says it all. Financial guru and billionaire Tom Steyer has re-invented himself as an anti-Keystone campaigner. He is sponsoring ads in a four-part, US$1 million advertising campaign to convince viewers the Keystone XL pipeline will hurt the economy and communities and should be blocked. Coincidentally (or not so) he is one of Obama's biggest campaign supporters and fund raiser. His activities aren't...
  • EIA Outlook: Fossil Fuels Continue to Dominate World Energy Supply

    07/31/2013 9:57:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/30/2013 | Institute for Energy Research
    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its International Energy Outlook 2013 on July 25, reporting that global energy demand will grow by 56 percent between 2010 and 2040. According to EIA, most of this growth will come from the developing countries where strong economic growth is driving additional energy demand. EIA estimates that China and India will account for half of the world’s increase in energy consumption through 2040. China, for example, used 3.4 percent more energy than the United States in 2010, but is expected to double U.S. energy demand by 2040. Further, while nuclear and renewable energy are...
  • Ex-NASA scientist says re-industrializing with fossil fuels makes no sense

    05/16/2013 1:35:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published 15 May 2013 | Updated 16 May 2013 | Arthur Neslen
    A noted climatologist and recently-retired NASA research chief has entered the EU’s energy policy debate, with a warning that any re-industrialization strategy that increases fossil fuels use can only be short-term, irrational and economically wasteful. In a wide-ranging interview with EurActiv, James Hansen branded the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) “ineffectual” and flawed, and accused energy firms of preferring government bribes over investments in clean technology. Hansen, whose Congressional testimony on climate change in 1988 first popularized the issue in the United States, also said that approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring tar sands fuel from Canada to...
  • Matt Ridley on How Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet (video)

    03/20/2013 12:01:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Reason ^ | March 13, 2013 | Paul Feine & Alex Manning
    Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen, Genome, The Rational Optimist and other books, dropped by Reason's studio in Los Angeles last month to talk about a curious global trend that is just starting to receive attention. Over the past three decades, our planet has gotten greener! Even stranger, the greening of the planet in recent decades appears to be happening because of, not despite, our reliance on fossil fuels. While environmentalists often talk about how bad stuff like CO2 causes bad things to happen like global warming, it turns out that the plants aren't complaining. Approximately 19 minutes. Produced...
  • A must watch – Greening the Planet – Dr. Matt Ridley

    03/17/2013 8:15:16 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/14/2013 | Anthony Watts
    Video showing that the Earth is getting greener BECAUSE of more co2 in the atmosphere and that the use of fossil fuels is preserving nature, not destroying it.
  • Human link to climate change stronger than ever: (IPCC) draft report

    12/14/2012 1:40:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/14/12 | Nina Chestney and Alister Doyle | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - International climate scientists are more certain than ever that humans are responsible for global warming, rising sea levels and extreme weather events, according to a leaked draft report by an influential panel of experts. The early draft, which is still subject to change before a final version is released in late 2013, showed that a rise in global average temperatures since pre-industrial times was set to exceed 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, and may reach 4.8 Celsius. "It is extremely likely that human activities have caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface...
  • Van Jones and Exxon Mobil Support a Carbon Tax

    12/08/2012 7:54:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Tom Borelli
    It’s a bad omen for free enterprise, prosperity and liberty when normally warring special interest groups such as big business and progressive activists agree on public policy. During President Obama’s first term big business interests led by the pharmaceutical industry joined the union lobby in successfully making ObamaCare the law of the land. Shortly after Obama’s re-election, history may be repeating itself this time regarding energy policy. While it’s known that politics makes strange bedfellows none can be more bizarre than former White House green jobs czar Van Jones and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson agreeing on a carbon tax....