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  • “Lock your office door and stay away from the windows...” [Moonbat View]

    10/24/2014 6:05:04 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 4 replies
    Elizabeth May MP ^ | October 22, 2014 | Elizabeth May
    At 2 pm sharp I had been prepared to make a statement in the House honouring the Dalai Lama, whom I will be seeing on Friday in Vancouver, and calling for China to respect human rights in Tibet. By 4 pm I was to be testifying in the Senate committee studying my private members bill for a National Lyme Disease strategy. Well, that was what was supposed to happen. Instead it has been a day of tragedies and shock. As I write this, I am still in lock-down. With seven of my staff in Confederation Building, our office door is...
  • Pebble Partnership sues over EPA contacts with environmentalists

    10/22/2014 3:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    KTUU - NBC Local ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Chris Klint
    ANCHORAGE - The Pebble Partnership is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court, seeking more details on what it calls “secretive meetings” by the agency with environmental groups and anti-Pebble activists. Pebble claims it filed a Jan. 22 Freedom of Information Act request with the EPA for any communications concerning the project between senior EPA officials, including Administrator Lisa Jackson, and a group of 16 people and organizations. The National Resources Defense Council, Trout Unlimited, the Bristol Bay Native Corp., and Sen. Mark Begich, as well as some of their employees, were listed specifically. So were anti-Pebble activists Alan...
  • Goats are shrinking because of climate change, researchers warn

    10/22/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 22, 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University. The researchers studied the impacts of changes in temperature on the body size of Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, over the past 30 years. To their surprise, they discovered that young Chamois now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s. In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species, and have frequently been linked to the changing climate. However, the researchers say...
  • Oil Rigs Support Biodiversity: Ironically, “green” technology wipes out endangered species.

    10/22/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn’t appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15-year study, researchers found that the ecosystems that build up around artificial rigs host 1,000 percent more fish and other sea life than natural habitats such as reefs and estuaries. The California rigs outstripped even famously rich ecosystems such as the coral reefs of French Polynesia. Now, as a big fan of artificial reefs, I...
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra: The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola.

    10/20/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies. In Faithless Execution, I recount the Solyndra fraud. It never got the attention...
  • Interview: Why This Tea Party Activist Is Fighting for Solar

    10/19/2014 6:48:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Green Tech ^ | September 11, 2014 | Midwest Energy News, Kari Lydersen
    Debbie Dooley is not a tree-hugger -- in fact she bills herself as a radical right-wing grandmother, and she is a founding member of the national Tea Party and a leader of the Atlanta Tea Party group. But Dooley is also an outspoken proponent of distributed solar generation and other forms of renewable distributed energy. She will be the featured speaker next week at the Wisconsin Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Social Speakers series -- as advocates in the state say solar is under attack by elected officials, regulators and major utilities. While in Wisconsin, Dooley will also visit a...
  • Britain needs political climate change to cut soaring energy bills

    10/18/2014 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 17, 2014 | By Charles Moore
    Targets for renewables are unattainable, futile – and will cost us trillions of pounds. Some time in this century, we reached a state of clever-silly unanimity over green policies, especially carbon emission controls and renewables targets. All parties (except five brave Tories voting against) voted for the second reading of the Climate Change Act in 2008. So, for some years, we humoured the climate-change lobby, and nodded our heads gravely when experts told us we must help save the planet. But most of us behaved like churchgoers listening to boring sermons. We accepted what we were told, on the unspoken...
  • Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings

    10/15/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-15-14 | Michael Warren
    A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference. Don Carrington at the Carolina Journal, a publication of the conservative John Locke Foundation, has the scoop on how JDC Manufacturing, co-owned by Chip Hagan kept savings from a stimulus grant instead of returning the money to taxpayers: The company’s original application stated the total project would cost $438,627, and said JDC would contribute “leveraged funds” amounting to $187,983, or 43...
  • SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

    10/14/2014 5:01:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Administration Propaganda ^ | 10-14-14 | Jonathan Fahey
    A new financing offering could make home solar cheaper and more attractive to homeowners, and keep the adoption of home solar growing. The offer, announced by SolarCity this week, is a loan that allows homeowners to install their own solar system on their roof for little or no money down, and pay less for electricity. Previous plans, while popular, turned off some because the solar company owned the system. "The value proposition is becoming clearer and less complicated for consumers," says Patrick Jobin, an analyst at Credit Suisse. "Solar is going mainstream." SolarCity's new loan deal and current similar deals...
  • Nazi Environmentalism: How Green Were the Nazis?

    10/11/2014 10:55:10 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    The Canada Free Press ^ | 10-11-2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Green movement was the last segment of German Society to admit its complicity with National Socialism and the horrors of the holocaust. While countless historical books have decried the industrial nature of the holocaust, such works fail to explain the motive behind the greatest crime of the 20th century. The Nazi economy and its industry were merely the means by which the holocaust was implemented and paid for. “Nazi Oaks” describes the anti-Semitic historical background of the early German green movement in the 1800’s that was later absorbed by National Socialism under the biological umbrella of ‘scientific’ Social Darwinism....
  • New 'feminist' government with a Green tinge in Sweden

    10/10/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | 03 Oct 2014
    Sweden's new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven unveiled what he called a "feminist" government including Green Party ministers for the first time in the Nordic country. ... Sweden is in a serious situation -- unemployment has become entrenched at high levels, school results have collapsed and the welfare system has major shortcomings ...
  • Lego to scrap Shell deal after Arctic protest [by Greenpeace]

    10/09/2014 9:15:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2014
    From Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” page. COPENHAGEN — Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won’t renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling. Environmental activists Greenpeace launched in July a video showing an Arctic landscape with a Shell drilling platform made of Lego bricks covered in oil. Lego CEO Joergen Vig Knudstorp said the protest “may have created misunderstandings among our stakeholders,” adding the company didn’t want to be embroiled in the environmental campaign. The world’s largest toy maker “should never...
  • ‘Doing an IRS’? EPA can’t find top official’s text messages

    10/09/2014 2:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is poised to “do an IRS” — similar to what the tax agency had to do with dismissed top official Lois G. Lerner — and officially notify the National Archives that it may have lost key electronic records, according to a think tank that’s suing to get text messages under an open-records request. Justice Department lawyers told a federal court on Tuesday that the alert will be coming soon, in a case that’s shaping up as a significant battle over whether government agencies are required to keep cellphone text messages as “official” records. In this case, researcher Chris...
  • Climate change finds a place in faith

    09/28/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff ^ | September 26, 2014 | Enery Cowen
    Climate change captured the nation’s attention over the past week as an estimated 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York City to raise a collective voice of alarm about the effects of a warming planet. Just days before the march, the issue got a spotlight in Flagstaff thanks to a visit from Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian and climate scientist who is becoming one of the rising stars in the climate change conversation. Her message about the harmony between faith and climate change earned her a spot on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in...
  • 19th Annual Solar Tour October 4-5

    09/26/2014 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 6 replies
    You can visit solar homes near you.
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • Resident Harmed by Windmills Now on County Planning Commission Which Approved Windmills

    09/24/2014 1:18:47 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/21/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Cary Shineldecker, the homeowner who warned his community that the margin of safety was inadequate at Lake Winds wind plant near Ludington, is now a member of the Mason County Planning Commission. This same commission initially failed to heed his warning but it has learned a lot since then. “What we’re seeing with Cary Shineldecker being appointed to the Mason County Planning Commission is part of a growing pattern,” said Kevon Martis, director of the Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition, a nonprofit organization that is concerned about the construction of wind turbines in the region. “New local politicians are being produced...
  • Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets

    09/24/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2014 | Rupert Darwall
    Renewable energy has become a potent rallying cry uniting Hollywood and the Beltway. “We can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future,” Leonardo DiCaprio says in his eight-minute climate movie Carbon, released in August. In his fiscal-showdown speech during his first term, in April 2011, President Obama put Paul Ryan’s proposals for a 70 percent cut in clean energy at the top of his list of reprehensible and unnecessary reductions. “These aren’t the kind of cuts you make when you’re trying to get rid of some waste or find extra savings...
  • Global summit on climate change slated for Minneapolis

    09/23/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-23-14 | MAURA LERNER ,
    Dozens of former world leaders are expected to converge on Minneapolis in October 2015 for an international summit on climate change and democracy, organizers announced Monday. The conference, called “Minnesota 2015: Democracy for a Sustainable Future,” is designed to draw people from around the globe to explore ways that democratic nations can reduce greenhouse emissions. “It takes it beyond ‘here’s the challenge, here’s the problem,’ ” said Orlyn Kringstad, executive director of the U.S. branch of Partnership for Change, one of the cosponsors. “It’s [about] what needs to be done and how governments around the world can support those efforts.” The...
  • Activists plan to shut down NY stock exchange [Ruining Business on Monday]

    09/22/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CNN MONEY ^ | 9/22/14
    Hundreds of environmentalists plan to "shut down" the New York Stock Exchange Monday to protest the relationship between global warming and Big Business. Scores of protesters marched towards the exchange in lower Manhattan bringing traffic to a standstill by midday Monday for an event dubbed #FloodWallStreet. They planned to march a few blocks north to Wall Street and stage a "sit-in" until forced to leave.
  • Four Senate Democratic candidates rake in climate-change cash ( Udall:Co, Shaheen: NH & )

    09/18/2014 1:56:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    The one-day GreenStorm campaign blitz raised more than $250,000 for Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, along with Senate hopefuls Bruce Braley of Iowa and Rep. Gary Peters of Michigan. ... The GreenStorm fundraiser was also supported by ProgressivesUnited PAC, the Voices for Progress PAC, the National Resources Defense Fund PAC, and the Population Connection Action Fund..
  • Black Hills customers 'mad as hell' over proposed rate increase ( Colorado )

    09/13/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    KRDO ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Michelle San Miguel
    PUEBLO, Colo. - Black Hills executives heard another earful from its customers during a hearing on its proposed rate increase. "I'm mad as hell about these rate increases," said Frank Soudek. "Reasonably priced power. That's what we're asking for," said Lee Gladney. Black Hills wants to increase utility rates by 4 percent starting next year to make up for the construction cost of a wind farm in Huerfano County.
  • Macomb Community College’s Renewable Energy Program

    09/09/2014 3:04:53 AM PDT · by equaviator · 10 replies
    Macomb Community College ^ | May 31, 2104 | Kiernan Manion
    We would like to take this time to announce the many programs that Macomb Community College has to offer! The idea of providing energy sources outside of electricity, and in the theme of a doomsday, emergency scenario, the many programs, areas of study, and implementation of new technologies at MCC are worth exploring! First and foremost, the Renewable Energy Certificate program and courses available through Macomb Community College are instrumental in building the foundation for a career in the field of Renewable Energy. Within the scope of preparing for natural disasters or widespread electrical failures, renewable and alternative energies are...
  • Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

    09/04/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT · by Henry Hnyellar · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 25, 2014 | Kevin Mooney
    An environmental group that stands accused of overstepping its inspection authority and trespassing across a Virginia farm also tried to have video cameras installed to monitor the property. An officer of the Piedmont Environmental Council proposed that one of that group’s board members “runs a security company and could offer the use of security cameras to record visitors,” according to documents examined by The Daily Signal. Martha Boneta, who owns Liberty Farm in Paris, Va., last year sued the Piedmont Environmental Council and others because, she said, PEC encouraged Fauquier County officials to harass her with citations of zoning violations...
  • Having solved all other problems, Obama to fix your dishwasher

    08/31/2014 6:56:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I guess he really was multitasking out on the golf course. The President’s team has been hard at work behind the scenes, coming up with a strategy … well, maybe we should say plan, to address the nation’s many challenges. Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances.The administration says the standards will not only help the planet but also stimulate the economy by saving consumers money on their energy bills that they can spend...
  • The Koch Brothers: Award-Winning Eco-Stewards: 792 awards for environmental quality and philanthropy

    08/15/2014 5:08:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    In Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s febrile mind, Charles and David Koch are twin volcanoes. They mercilessly belch hot, noxious gases into Earth’s feeble atmosphere. Maybe the evil Koch brothers can’t help it. More likely, though, they pollute heavily — just for laughs. “Charles and David Koch are waging a war against anything that protects the environment,” Reid bellowed on the Senate floor last May. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the...
  • Ramping up is hard to do when logging in northern Arizona

    08/03/2014 3:06:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | August 1, 2014 | Eric Betz
    How do you turn hundreds of thousands of acres of smallish trees into a profitable product? If you’re the Campbell Group, contractors for the Four Forests Restoration Initiative, you do it the old-fashioned way: Convert timber into lumber. Company officials say they will forgo more costly biofuel efforts for now as they prepare to thin 300,000 acres of northern Arizona forests. But the company faces a challenge even larger than the small trees. The logging industry has all but vanished from this region of the country. To thin that many acres, they’ll need drastically more loggers, trucks and mills. At...
  • Manufacuturers' study: New EPA rules could cost Arkansas 10,000 jobs

    07/31/2014 4:15:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The City Wire ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Wesley Brown
    A study released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on Thursday said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ozone standards could cause Arkansas to lose more than 10,000 jobs, pay more than $240 million in environmental compliance costs, and shut down most of the state’s coal-fired electric generation. “Manufacturing in the United States is making a comeback, and we’re reducing emissions at the same time, but tightening the current ozone standard to near unachievable levels would serve as a self-inflicted wound to the U.S. economy at the worst possible time,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said. “This rule...
  • EPA's proposed ozone rules could choke Louisiana industry, business group says

    07/31/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Jennifer Larino
    Louisiana businesses and consumers could face one of the most expensive federal regulations in history, according to a new study released Thursday (July 31) by the National Association of Manufacturers, an industry advocacy group. The study, conducted for the association by NERA Economic Consulting, estimates it will cost Louisiana companies $189 billion over two decades to comply with new limits on ozone emissions the Environmental Protection Agency is slated to propose later this year. The report says the Louisiana economy stands to lose as much as $53 billion in gross state product and nearly 117,000 jobs per year if the...
  • Venezuela climate summit calls for end to “green economy” - an end to capitalism

    07/24/2014 1:13:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    RTCC - Responding To Climate Change ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sophie Yeo
    UN-backed event ends with unusual call from civil society groups to end capitalism A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy. The Margarita Declaration was issued at the end of a four-day meeting of around 130 green activist groups, which the Venezuelan government hosted in order to raise the volume of civil society demands in UN discussions on climate change. “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” the final declaration said. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system.”...
  • 130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

    07/23/2014 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mitchel Bastasch
    Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the “hegemonic capitalist system,” saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are “false solutions.” “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system,” the declaration adds. Environmental activists met in the oil producing, socialist country of Venezuela as part of a United Nations-backed event to increase civil engagement in the lead up to a major climate...
  • Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

    07/20/2014 5:40:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 20, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO — Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said. For years, dams have been one of California's main sources of clean energy, generating power without spewing greenhouse gases into the air. "If there's less hydro, the power has to come from somewhere," said Victor Niemeyer of the Electric Power Research Institute. "You have to burn more gas, and that costs more money." A power plant operator that uses more natural gas, raising its emissions, must make up by buying "allowances" under the...
  • Islamic World's First Eco-Friendly Mosque Opens in Dubai

    07/19/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2014
    Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque, in Bur Saeed Street, Deira has the capacity for 3,500 worshippersDubai's Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) on Friday opened the first environmentally friendly mosque in the entire Islamic world to worshippers. The Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque, in Bur Saeed Street, Deira, Dubai, has the capacity for some 3,500 worshippers who attended the first Friday sermon at the mosque given by Sheikh Salih Al Maghamsi, imam of the Quba Mosque in Medinah, Saudi Arabia. Located on 105,000 square feet of land, the new green mosque was designed with energy efficiency in mind and was built with...
  • 10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat

    07/09/2014 3:52:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7-9-14 | Hayley Peterson
    The graphic focuses on 10 of the world's most powerful food and beverage companies: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Danone, Mars, Mondelez International, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nestle, and Associated British Foods. Oxfam calls these companies the Big 10 and keeps a scorecard on their environmental impact on a website devoted to the nonprofit's "Behind the Brands" campaign. The campaign aims to make the companies more environmentally and socially conscious. According to one of Oxfam's most recent reports, the Big 10 emitted 263.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 and if the companies were a nation, it would be the 25th...
  • Power grab: EPA wants to garnish wages of polluters

    07/09/2014 7:50:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service..... ....Critics said the threat of garnishing wages would be a powerful incentive for people to agree to expensive settlements rather than fight EPA charges. EPA officials did not respond to repeated questions by The Washington Times about why they thought it was necessary to garnish people’s wages. The EPA announced the plan last week in a notice in the Federal Register, saying...
  • Ohio Eliminates In-state Renewable Energy Mandate

    06/27/2014 10:07:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/22/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich signed legislation that ends Ohio’s in-state wind energy mandate and also signed a measure to keep wind turbines farther away from neighboring property. Gov. Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 on June 13. Wind plants in Ohio, unlike in Michigan, will now have to try to compete with cheaper wind generated electricity from states where wind power is produced more efficiently. In addition, the legislation freezes the state’s overall renewable energy mandate for two years, while lawmakers re-evaluate it. Michigan still has an in-state wind mandate and the state Legislature has not made any serious effort...
  • Wind Power 'Success Story' Was a Massive Failure

    06/26/2014 11:33:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/26/2014 | Tom Gantert
    A few years ago, Vice President Joe Biden called a wind turbine facility in Saginaw one of the top "100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America." In 2010, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awarded Merrill Technologies Group a $22 million advanced energy manufacturing tax credit that then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm's office said was used to buy advanced manufacturing equipment needed to create wind turbine components in a facility in Saginaw. The Recovery Act also gave Merrill Technologies another $3 million. The former governor trumpeted the facility as the future of Michigan's economy that would help create 89,918 clean energy...
  • T.W. Shannon Hits James Lankford on Young Illegal Immigrant Influx

    06/23/2014 9:07:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    NRO ^ | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama designated Fort Sill, Okla., as one of the military installations that would house the surge of young illegal immigrants coming to the United States, and the decision could be a factor in the homestretch of another Republican primary, just two weeks after immigration helped sink House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R., Va.). Former House Speaker T.W. Shannon has primarily faulted Representative James Lankford for voting to raise the debt-ceiling, but the recent spate of border crossings by minors has given him another weapon to use against his campaign to replace retiring Senator Tom Coburn.
  • EDITORIAL: Strange priorities at the VA - sick wait while solar panels and windmills move to the fro

    06/20/2014 6:13:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2014 | Editorial
    ".........The green office isn’t merely a desk and telephone tucked away in the dark corner of a nondescript government building. It’s a substantial undertaking, with all the luxury, bells and whistles of a bureaucracy that means business. Eric K. Shinseki, who resigned as secretary in the wake of the VA scandal of the sin of omission, traveled the country to boast of the green initiative. In one instance, he traveled to Massachusetts to flick the switch at a half-million-dollar windmill project at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. “Nationally,” he said, “VA continues to expand its investment in renewable sources of energy...
  • Red State Democrats Risk Becoming Carbon Heretics

    06/17/2014 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/17/2014 | Kyle Smith
    In the late 1980s the Democratic Party decided that appealing to its donor base required strict adherence to the notion of abortion on demand. Anyone who was pro-life (like Al Gore [1], Jesse Jackson [2], and Harry Reid [3]) either switched sides or was chased out of the party.Today, there are virtually no pro-life Democrats. And soon, thanks to a major push from Barack Obama to please his Sierra Club and Hollywood donors by saddling the coal industry with strict new regulations, there may be no pro-carbon energy Democrats. In turn, this may create a long-term advantage for Republicans...
  • What a Perfect Pair! Puppies Born GREEN for No Apparent Reason

    06/12/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Breeders were shocked: ‘I couldn't believe it when I first saw them,’ said Aida Vallelado Molina, who raises dogs with her dad.A pair of Spanish dog breeders was shocked recently when two puppies were born green. "I couldn't believe it when I first saw them," said owner Aida Vallelado Molina, 27. She added: "I thought the puppies were maybe dirty somehow, and I tried to clean them, but the color wouldn't come off and then I realized it was the color of their fur." Aida Vallelado Molina says at first she thought the puppies were dirty somehow.Aida Vallelado Molina says...
  • 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To ‘Global Warming’ Read more at

    06/06/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Surge ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Schuck
    The problems that arise from having a mouth is that sometimes they open. It’s even worse when the owner doesn’t know how to keep it shut. But, when it comes to liberal Democrats, it has become an epidemic…and they just cannot contain themselves. Especially when it comes to the financially driven fear-fest known as climate change…because, you know…we’re all going to die. Ladies, and Gents, I present to you… 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To Global Warming: 1) Global Warming Causes Rape Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz global warming be raping everyone up in here! Back in February,...
  • 'Clean Energy' Ruined Spain; now Obama is Dragging the US Over the Same Green Precipice

    06/02/2014 1:11:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-2-14 | James Delingpole
    "Feeding the masses on unicorn ribs". That was how Walter Russell Mead once poured scorn on Obama's misbegotten attempts to revive the US economy by creating five million "green jobs." Mead was quite right, of course. And there was plenty of evidence to back him up, such as the 2009 report by a Madrid university professor Gabriel Calzada Alvarez that for every expensive "green job" created by government subsidy, 2.2 jobs were destroyed in the real economy. The Obama administration responded as only the Obama administration knows how: by calling in its left-wing attack dogs. Friendly organisations including George Soros's...
  • Walking consumes more gasoline than driving

    06/02/2014 10:49:10 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 8 replies
    Brad Ideas ^ | 6/2/14 | Brad
    Note to new readers: This article explores the consequences of using so much fuel to produce our food. If you come out of it thinking it’s telling you to drive rather than get some exercise, you didn’t read it!
  • The War on Coal? Wyoming's future is at stake in the debate on coal

    05/31/2014 6:33:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Wyoming Star-Tribune ^ | May 31, 2014 | By BENJAMIN STORROW
    There is little doubt among the students in Brandon Cone’s engineering class at Campbell County High School that a war is being waged against coal. The children of the mechanics who fix the mines’ great diesel trucks, the welders who staff their machine shops and the railroad employees who see the final product shipped across the country and beyond have obvious pride in the local industry. “We power a lot of the country just from Gillette,” said Corey Silver, a junior whose father works at the Cordero Rojo mine, a comment widely echoed by his peers. The students’ pride in...
  • Green billionaire prepares to attack 'anti-science' Republicans

    05/22/2014 10:32:38 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-22-2014 | Peter Hamby
    An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican "science deniers" this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November. The Steyer-backed outside group, NextGen Climate, has billed itself as a progressive, pro-environment counterbalance to the wealthy oil and gas industry -- as well as the primary foil to the pro-business Koch brothers and their well-funded conservative donor network. The outfit, launched last year by the San Francisco billionaire, has already pledged...
  • James O’Keefe Punks Hollywood Greens

    05/22/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5/21/2014 | John Hinderaker
    But the content is eye-opening. O’Keefe’s crew pose as a Middle Eastern potentate named “Muhammad” and his American ad executive. They approach the Tickells with an offer of $9 million to finance an anti-fracking film. “Muhammad’s” motives are clearly expressed: he wants to keep the U.S. dependent on Middle Eastern oil, and to that end he wants to stamp out fracking. The Tickells have no problem with this at all. They discuss the need to keep the film’s source of funding secret, and talk about how they can create a false impression as to who paid for it. You hear...
  • Solar farms to lose UK government financial support

    05/13/2014 11:10:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 13, 2014 | by Fiona Harvey
    The government is to make drastic changes to its financial support for solar energy farms, in a move condemned by green activists and renewable power companies as likely to reduce the UK's ability to generate low-carbon power and green jobs. The move is being seen as another victory for the Conservative party, many of whom are opposed to what the prime minister has been alleged to call "green crap", such as renewable energy measures that add to consumer bills.
  • LEED Green Buildings -- Surprising Factors

    05/12/2014 2:57:54 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 31 replies
    personal observation | May 12, 2014 | KC Burke
    We see a lot of buildings being built with LEED Green Building standards. Often these are built with public money. Even the Federal Government has realized there is a limit to much of this outcome driven politicized regulation and has limited public funded projects to Silver level if Gold or Platinum will result in added cost. The surprising thing about the Green Building craze is that they are often energy hogs and they often become so-called "sick buildings" dispite their aledged intent under the LEED standards. How is that possible? First let's discuss energy usage. While Green Standards mandate 30%...