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  • California's Energy Regulations Hurt the Poor, While 'Green' Subsidies Benefit the Rich

    07/10/2020 11:04:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | July.10., 2020 | STEVEN GREENHUT
    Incentive programs for electric cars and solar panels mostly benefit those who can afford those things, while regulations that drive up the cost of energy hurt those who can't afford much to begin with. ... a growing rift on in the environmental world between those who favor the state's far-reaching "green" policies—and those who want to hector us to use less energy. "Wealth is a prominent driver of demand for residential energy, ... a constant theme from the environmental community when it comes to every resource-related policy debate, from electricity production to fossil fuels to water availability. Activists talk about...
  • Destroying the Environment to Save It

    05/30/2020 4:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2020 | Paul Driessen
    “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.” The infamous Vietnam era quotation may or may not have been uttered by an anonymous US Army major. It may have been misquoted, revised, apocryphal or invented. But it quickly morphed into an anti-war mantra that reflected the frustrations many felt. For Virginians and others forced to travel the “clean, green, renewable, sustainable” energy path, it will redound in modern politics as “We had to destroy the environment in order to save it.” For example, weeks after Governor Ralph Northam signed a “Clean Economy Act” that had been rushed...
  • Movie Pans Green Energy [semi-satire]

    05/06/2020 10:08:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Filmmaker and Bernie Sanders supporter Michael Moore's new movie "Planet of the Humans" characterizes so-called green energy as just another crony capitalist scam. "We went into this project hoping to prove the superiority of green energy," Moore said. "We found out otherwise." "Consider, the solar panels needed to generate electricity are made with metallurgical coal and require 16 times more materials in the form of cement, glass, and steel than do nuclear plants, and create 300 times more waste," Moore observed. "Then there are the renewable bio-fuels that are produced using tractors that run on diesel, use water pumped by...
  • Indian Point nuclear-reactor shutdown a huge blow to New York’s environment

    04/29/2020 10:28:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2020 | Robert Bryce
    it’s appropriate to mourn the passing of one notable longtime New Yorker .. Unit 2 reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center. The workhorse, Westchester-based nuclear-power generator, which could have run for several more decades, is scheduled to be unplugged Thursday. Cause of death: political expediency .... the 1,028-megawatt Westinghouse machine delivered about 8,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year from a site on the Hudson River that covers less than a half square mile. Unit 2’s prodigious output left its more politically popular rivals — solar and wind energy — in the shade. Ivanpah, the biggest thermal-solar project in America,...
  • Climate Attack Dogs Target Michael Moore for Exposing Green Energy Myths

    04/30/2020 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2020 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Leftist leaders of the environmental movement are attacking far Left filmmaker and Bernie Sanders supporter Michael Moore, trying to destroy the progressive documentarian for honestly pointing out the green energy scam is nothing more nor less than crony capitalism disguised as the planet’s salvation in his new film, “Planet of the Humans,” released on YouTube for free viewing on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Produced by Moore and directed by his long-time collaborator Jeff Gibbs, the film exposes the facts that green energy can’t prevent climate change, and those saying it can are profiting handsomely from government green energy...
  • Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans' asks: what if green energy cannot save the planet?

    04/22/2020 10:33:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2020 | Jill Serjeant
    As environmentalists celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this week, a new documentary poses a sobering question. What if wind farms, solar panels and other green energy projects are not enough to save the planet and humanity simply cannot sustain life as we know it? “Planet of the Humans,” executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and written and directed by Jeff Gibbs, asks hard questions about what it sees as the failure of well-meaning efforts to halt climate change. “It seems like we have been losing the battle,” Moore told Reuters. “We are in deep, deep trouble.” "Planet...
  • The looming collision between electric vehicles and green energy; Two green-dream fantasies are heading for a massive and costly clash

    02/19/2020 8:18:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/19/2020 | Viv Forbes
    Two green-dream fantasies are heading for a massive and costly collision. Firstly, they dream of generating all grid power from wind and solar propped up by battery storage (such as lots of giant Tesla batteries and pumped hydro). Secondly, they dream of replacing all petrol, diesel, and gas cars, trucks, and buses with electric vehicles, powered by more batteries. But wind farms do well if they can average about 35% of their rated capacity, with low predictability, while solar panels average just 25% of their capacity, produced intermittently. To generate zero emissions energy for Australia, we would need hills covered...
  • Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: (trun)

    02/19/2020 7:46:08 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 Aut 2017 | Barbara Jones
    Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight. His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for...
  • Carbon pricing proposal in New York provides path to nation's clean energy future

    02/04/2020 7:24:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 04 2020 | Richard J. Dewey
    Across the country, policymakers at all levels of government are exploring initiatives to address climate change. New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act remains one of the most ambitious, with its requirement that “the statewide electrical demand system will be zero emissions” by 2040. So how do we get to a zero-emission system? The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is working on a market enhancement that could not only help lead New York to success, but could also serve as a model for the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our proposal is to incorporate the social...
  • Liz Warren’s green agenda means disaster for housing costs

    01/15/2020 10:32:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/15/2020 | Jonathan Lesser
    In addition to embracing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, Elizabeth Warren recently stated that, as president, she would demand that all new buildings be “carbon-neutral,” starting in 2028. This latest brainstorm comes on top of the Massachusetts senator’s previous environmental vows: to ban all oil and gas drilling on her first day in office, mandate that all cars and trucks be carbon-neutral by 2030 and force the closure of all existing, carbon-free nuclear power plants. Really? This is the same Warren who introduced legislation in October 2018 to end homelessness and “housing poverty” in America. Those are real problems....
  • The Renewable Green Energy Myth: 50,000 Tons of Blades Need to Be Landfilled

    01/10/2020 1:07:50 PM PST · by PGR88 · 41 replies
    SRSRocco Report ^ | January 7, 2020 | Steve St. Angelo
    Funny, no one seemed to consider what to do with the massive amount of wind turbine blades once they reached the end of their lifespan. Thus, the irony of the present-day Green Energy Movement is the dumping of thousands of tons of “non-recyclable” supposedly renewable wind turbine blades in the country’s landfills. Who would have thought? What’s even worse, is that the amount of wind turbine blades slated for waste disposal is forecasted to quadruple over the next fifteen years as a great deal more blades reach their 15-20 year lifespan. Furthermore, the size and length of the newly installed...
  • Why The EU’s Pricey Green Deal Will Hurt Workers And The Elderly, While Helping Nobody

    12/27/2019 11:43:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2019 | Holly Sheer
    The EU won't be able to lead by example if other countries can see what the Green Deal is actually headed toward: economic ruin, job loss, and more unwanted government intrusion. TimeÂ’s person of the year is a teenage activist famous for castigating adults across the world over their perceived inaction on climate change. Other activists tell us the world is burning down around us and weÂ’re doing nothing to stop it.Politicians and scientists are forcing policies on people and employers in moves to supposedly save the world without offering realistic, cost-effective, alternative energy sources. Of all the ills facing...
  • Ruthless Joe Biden Admits He'll Sacrifice Hundreds of Thousands of Blue-Collar Workers for His Green Dream

    12/20/2019 2:13:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/20/2019 | BY MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    You've got to give it to Democrats: they freely admit they do not care one bit about blue-collar workers. They don't. They're the party by and for leftist academics, illegal immigrants, and SJW whackjobs. Although this has been the case for at least a few decades, they've always pretended to care about John Doe. Not any longer. All pretenses are dropped. Case in point: Joe Biden admitting during Thursday's Democratic presidential debate that he's more than willing to hang out blue-collar workers to dry in order to pursue a costly and largely useless green dream: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE...
  • Battery Derangement: Electric vehicles won’t save the planet and won’t survive without subsidies.

    10/11/2019 9:33:04 AM PDT · by karpov · 127 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 10, 2019 | Mark P. Mills
    Electric vehicles stand at the center of every “green energy” initiative. Multiple jurisdictions mandate and subsidize the inevitable transition to “clean” transportation. Some policymakers have gone further, setting deadlines for outright bans on the internal-combustion engine (ICE), and Green pundits regularly issue forecasts promising the imminent dominance of electric vehicles (EVs). The EV is central to the notion that we’re on the cusp of a grand shift to a “new-energy economy.” In addition to its putative environmental benefits, the EV, we’re told, is a better machine than an ICE. It’s easier to manufacture, uses less labor, and will—eventually—cost less. Since...
  • Chuckie Schumer proposes 'cash for clunkers' all over again: 10 Year Plan to move away from gasoline

    10/25/2019 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Remember "cash for clunkers"?  It's baaack. Sen. Chuck Schumer has a new proposal to have everyone turn in their cars and get in return a supposedly clean, green, nifty, electric vehicle.  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, late on Thursday proposed a $454 billion plan over 10 years to help shift the United States away from gasoline-powered vehicles by offering cash vouchers to help Americans buy cleaner vehicles. Schumer said in a statement that his plan, which would provide rebates of $3,000 or more to individual buyers, would help transition 25% of the U.S. fleet, or...
  • Virginia governor Northam's Green New Deal: The State Must Be Carbon Free by 2050

    09/25/2019 7:05:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/25/2019 | James Stansbury
    A few days ago, our small-town mayor in rural Virginia, about 45 minutes from a major nuclear power plant, announced she had received an offer from a company desiring 125 acres of town-owned woodland for a solar farm.  It made little business sense until learning of Executive Order 43, signed on Sep. 16 by Virginia's Gov. Ralph Northam.  EO-43 mandates expansion of solar energy and other renewable energy ideas like those in the Democrats' radical Green New Deal.  Perhaps he had noble intentions, but more likely, it was to regain support from his base after being weakened politically by his alleged blackface photo and...
  • Fury over the fading benefits of solar power as thousands complain (tr)

    09/11/2019 12:53:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 104 replies
    Daiily Mail ^ | September 9, 2019 | Amelia Murray
    Fury over the fading benefits of solar power as thousands complain to finance watchdog that glass panels DON'T provide the rewards they were promised Financial Ombudsman has received 2,000 complaints from home-owners Barclays put aside millions to compensate those who bought mis-sold panels Brian Thompson, from Gateshead, took out £10,000 loan to pay for panels Was told by firm PV Solar UK that the panels would boost his pension Payments from power panels sent to National Grid not enough to pay loan coast SNIP
  • Michael Moore-backed Doc, ‘Planet of the Humans,’ Tackles ‘False Promises’ of Green Energy

    09/09/2019 6:02:17 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 16 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | August 8, 2019 | Breightbart News
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary Planet of the Humans, which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival.
  • Renewables Threaten German Economy & Energy Supply, McKinsey Warns In New Report

    09/06/2019 1:41:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/06/2019 | Michael Shellenberger
    A new report by consulting giant McKinsey finds that Germany's Energiewende, or energy transition to renewables, poses a significant threat to the nation's economy and energy supply. One of Germany's largest newspapers, Die Welt, summarized the findings of the McKinsey report in a single word: "disastrous." "Problems are manifesting in all three dimensions of the energy industry triangle: climate protection, the security of supply and economic efficiency," writes McKinsey. In 2018, Germany produced 866 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, a far cry from its goal of 750 million tonnes by 2020. Thanks to a slightly warmer winter, emissions in...
  • Biofuels baloney: Burning forests to generate electricity is the worst green energy stupidity

    08/14/2019 7:02:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2019 | Viv Forbes
    Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green energy stupidity. It destroys forests; creates its own pollutants; is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle, and burn; and has a low heat value. If all factors are counted, it will take decades of forest regrowth to match the CO2 emissions of burning high-energy coal. Most coal-fired power stations are built on a coal field with reserves to last the life of the power station. The coal is mined efficiently, the fuel is of known quality and size, and efficient repetitive methods are used to extract and prepare the...