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  • Harvard researchers expose the folly of wind power

    10/05/2018 7:47:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Those ugly, unreliable, heavily subsidized windmills that dot the landscape in increasing numbers not only kill millions of birds, but actually increase global warming, if you buy into the assumptions used by the warmist cult.  We have this on the authority of scientists bearing the imprimatur of prestigious universities.  From Technology Review, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: [A] new study by a pair of Harvard researchers finds that a high amount of wind power could mean more climate warming, at least regionally and in the immediate decades ahead.  The paper raises serious questions about just how much the United States or other nations should look to wind...
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the banks decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarters attack on Wyomings communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. This misguided and...
  • Xcel ratepayers would get a bum deal under Colorado Energy Plan

    08/04/2018 11:47:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | August 2, 2018 | Amy Oliver Cooke
    Late last summer, and with great fanfare, Xcel Energy announced its proposal to close the Comanche I & II power units in Pueblo a decade ahead of schedule. They offered as replacement the euphemistically titled Colorado Energy Plan , a massive $2.5 billion fuel-switching scheme to move its Colorado customers away from baseload, reliable hydrocarbons in favor of intermittent renewables. ... the Minneapolis-based monopoly utility will force captive ratepayers to cough up at least another $287 million. Thats on top of the modeling errors we already found in their accounting, and Xcel acknowledged. In other words, ratepayers will pay higher...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFWs position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so, according to DNRs...
  • So You Want Wind Turbines But Dont Want Copper Mines?

    04/13/2018 6:34:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    American Experiment ^ | April 11, 2018 | Isaac Orr
    Windmills use an enormous amount of copper. For example, a single wind turbine can contain 335 tons of steel, 4.7 tons of copper, 3 tons of aluminum and 700-plus pounds of rare earth minerals. ... In fact, wind and solar energy use more copper than conventional forms of energy, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants. Conventional power plants require about one ton of copper to produced one megawatt of electricity, whereas wind and solar can require between three to five tons per megawatt. ... Make no mistake, switching from reliable sources of electricity like coal, natural gas,...
  • Power quality, promises, and profits [ Colorado: Xcel Energy ]

    01/04/2018 6:53:10 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | January 3, 2018 | Amy Cooke
    Good power quality can be defined as a steady supply voltage that stays within the prescribed range, steady a.c. frequency close to the rated value, and smooth voltage curve waveform (resembles a sine wave). In general, it is useful to consider power quality as the compatibility between what comes out of an electric outlet and the load that is plugged into it. The term is used to describe electric power that drives an electrical load and the loads ability to function properly. Without the proper power, an electrical device (or load) may malfunction, fail prematurely or not operate at all....
  • Global Warming: Fake News from the Start

    12/16/2017 9:32:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | Tom Harris
    By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom HarrisPresident Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change because it is a bad deal for America. He could have made the decision simply because the science is false, but most of the public have been brainwashed into believing it is correct and wouldn’t understand the reason. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and indeed the leaders of many western democracies, though thankfully not the U.S., support the Agreement and are completely unaware of the gross deficiencies in the science. If they did, they wouldn’t be forcing a carbon dioxide (CO2) tax, on...
  • Colorados electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since havent been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the states electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply 62.1 percent across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...
  • Delingpole: Revealed How Renewables and the Global Warming Industry Are Literally Hitler

    07/28/2017 6:55:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/28/2017 | James Delingpole
    Have you ever wondered what kind of sadistic, totalitarian mentality you might need to want to carpet the countryside with bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco crucifixes in order to save the planet from an imaginary problem? This book, unearthed by David Archibald at American Thinker, offers a clue: Its by a Nazi inventor and industrialist called Dr. Franz Lawaszeck, whose proposed solution to Germanys energy problems in the 1930s was the wholesale adoption of wind turbines. In his book, he writes: Wind power, using the cost-free wind, can be built on a large scale. Improved technology will in the future make it...
  • Wind Energy Meets Just 0.46% Of Global Energy DemandDespite Hundreds Of Billions In Investment

    06/27/2017 11:12:16 AM PDT · by Thalean · 44 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | June 26, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    Between 2013 and 2014, using IEA data, global demand for energy grew by 2,000 terawatt hours. Lets figure out how many wind turbines wed need to build to meet this growing demandwell ignore the fact that environmentalists would like us to simultaneously replace existing generating capacity. Given that a standard two-megawatt wind turbine can produce 0.005 terawatt hours per year, wed need to build some 350,000 wind turbines to meet this demand. Thats 50% more turbines than weve build since the year 2000. And it gets worse: at a standard density of 1 megawatt per 50 acres of land, wed...
  • Worlds First Multi-Million Dollar Carbon-Capture Plant Does Work Of Just $17,640 Worth Of Trees

    06/02/2017 3:54:44 PM PDT · by Thalean · 47 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | June 2, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    "On May 31 the worlds first commercial carbon dioxide capture-plant was opened in Hinwil, Switzerland. Its designed and operated by a Swiss company called Climeworks, and uses a modular design that can be scaled up over time. The company says that the plant will remove 900 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year by passing it through a special filter that isolates carbon dioxide molecules... In fact, it only takes an average of 98 trees to remove 1 ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per year. That means that this plant is worth only 88,200 trees per...
  • Some NATO members deserved verbal shove from Trump

    06/02/2017 5:35:32 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 6/1 | peter lucas
    Look at it this way: At least President Donald Trump refrained from body slamming Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at the NATO summit last week. Dusko was lucky. Trump, obviously irritated at being surrounded by a bunch of European freeloaders and deadbeats, pushed the Montenegro leader aside when Dusko appeared to have stepped in front of Trump at a photo op.
  • Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

    05/12/2017 12:19:49 PM PDT · by all the best · 38 replies
    The Spectator ^ | May 13, 2017 | Matt Ridley
    The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year. You may have got the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any BBC story or airport advert about energy, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today. You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades ...
  • Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax

    04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Apr. 25, 2017 | Dan Njegomir
    Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Childs play. It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulders Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorados severance tax on oil and gas production. Reached by phone today, Andrew OConnor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ... I wouldnt have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers...
  • Energy Revolutions Hidden In Plain Sight: Part 1 of 3 -- Shale Crushes Solar

    04/27/2017 9:06:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    RealClear Energy ^ | April 26,2017 | By Mark P. Mills
    While thats quite remarkable, wind and solar together still supply less than 1.5% of Americas energy. Fast growth from a small number is like winning $100 in Vegas on a $10 bet. Nice, but not life-changing. To find a radical and pervasive change in energy markets we have to look elsewhere. Over the same decade noted above, the amount of energy added to America from shale hydrocarbons was 2,000% greater than the additional supply from solar and wind combined. That actual revolution also happened because of the maturation of new technologies. But, notably, in this case it took place without...
  • Al Gore Wants to Spend $15 trillion to fight "global warming"

    04/25/2017 11:20:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/25/2017 | Michael Bastach
    A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. The Energy Transitions Commissions (ETC) report claims additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge, which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement. ETC is made up of energy executives, activist leaders and investment bankers, including former Vice President Al Gore, who would no doubt...
  • Behind The (Revolving) Green Door

    04/06/2017 5:05:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Much is made about the revolving door between working in government and the private sector, particularly lobbying. People go into government service, leave and make a fortune in the private sector working on the same issues with the same people, then return to government lather, rinse, repeat. Those stories are usually about the oil or health care industries, mostly because theyre such a huge part of our economy and theyre routinely demonized by liberals and the media. One industry that escapes such scrutiny is renewable energy, a left-wing darling. So lets shine a little light on that today.The green...
  • Oh Damn, I Missed Earth Hour

    03/26/2017 7:18:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-26-17 | MOTUS
    It was last night, at 8:30 PM local time, so there would be no math involved.And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5With all due respect to Earth Hour advocates lets harness the power of electricity and use it to hear instead fromRoss McKitrick, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada: Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined...
  • Ontario manufacturers eye greener pastures stateside as hydro rates go through the roof

    03/16/2017 12:00:59 PM PDT · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 15 replies
    Financial Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Peter Kuitenbrouwer
    Jocelyn Bamford, a white hard hat perched over red hair that curls down around her shoulders, has her hands on her hips. Behind safety glasses, her eyes flash. On the shop floor in the bustling Automatic Coating Inc. plant owned by her family, she has to shout to be heard above the squirt of compressed air nozzles, honks from forklifts, the clang of steel as its dipped in baths, and the hum of exhaust fans. Bamford might be shouting regardless of the noise since the hydro bill for her Toronto-based company has her mad as hell. Once boasting one of...
  • South Australia Embraces a Command Economy to Fix Green Energy Woes

    03/14/2017 6:00:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | March 13, 2017 | Eric Worall
    Instead of coming clean on policy failures, South Australia, the worlds renewable energy crash test dummy, has announced a decision to ditch free markets and assume direct government control of the electricity grid, in an effort to stabilise their self inflicted renewable energy nightmare.