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  • Lies, Damned Lies, And The EPA's 'Clean Power Plan'

    06/17/2016 6:12:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/17/2016 | Staff
    Environment: President Obama's "Clean Power Plan" is on pause, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in March after more than two dozen states filed suit to stop it. A new report shows why the plan should be scrapped entirely, and the EPA sued for fraud.
  • The Worldís Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself

    05/20/2016 4:16:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Gzmodo ^ | 5/20/16 | George Dvorsky
    Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the worldís largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plantís workers suffered through a real hellscape, too. A small fire was reported yesterday morning at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California, forcing a temporary shutdown of the facility. Itís now running at a third of its capacity (a second tower is down due to scheduled maintenance), and itís not immediately clear when the damaged tower will restart. Itís also unclear how the incident will...
  • EPA seeks to boost ethanol in fuel supply

    05/18/2016 2:26:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2018 | Timothy Cama
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to increase the amount of ethanol and other biofuels in the nationís fuel supply. But the volumes proposed Wednesday under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) still fall under targets written into the 2007 law that created the program. That ended up angering both the ethanol industry, which wants more of its product to be mandated, and the oil industry, which wants the program rolled back. The agency plans to mandate that 18.8 billion gallons of biofuels be blended into the countryís gasoline and diesel supply next year. Of that amount, 14.8 billion gallons can...
  • Electric Vehicles Emit More Pollutants Than Fossil Fuel-Burning Cars

    05/15/2016 10:45:38 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:32 PM 05/15/2016 | Chris White
    Daily Caller News Foundation Electric Vehicles Emit More Pollutants Than Fossil Fuel-Burning Cars, Says Study A study from the University of Edinburgh shows that electric and hybrid vehicles emit as many, if not more, atmospheric toxins than fossil fuel-burning vehicles. The study, conducted by Victor Timmers and Peter Achten at the University of Edinburgh, and published by the journal Atmospheric Environment, found that heavier electric vehicles produce as many pollutants as their lighter weight conventional vehicles. Electric vehicles tend to produce more pollutants from tire and brake wear, due in large part to their batteries, as well as the other...
  • Fossil Fuels Will Still Provide 75 Percent Of Energy In 2040, Despite Trillions In Green

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

    05/04/2016 10:55:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2016 | AP
    thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms Published May 04, 2016 Associated Press Facebook45 Twitter59 livefyre Email Print This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could...
  • Gallup: Americans Who Identify as 'Environmentalists' Down 36 Points Since 1991(RuhRoh!)

    04/26/2016 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | unknown
    A Gallup poll [1]released on Friday shows that the number of Americans who identify as environmentalists has dropped 36 points, from 78 percent in 1991 to 42 percent in 2016. There has also been a decline in Americans expressing concern about environmental problems, such as pollution. The Earth Day poll [1] is conducted annually by Gallup. The polling firm cites the politicization of environmental issues as one possible reason for the decline, highlighting the growing partisan gap in those who identify as environmentalists. A large percentage of Americans (Republicans and Democrats) Ė 78 percent Ė considered themselves environmentalists in 1991....
  • Pelosiís Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion

    04/19/2016 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/19/16 | Lachlan Markay
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosiís husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind ďfurther bolstered the reputation of the company,Ē wrote one market-watcher at the time. ďPerhaps...
  • Hundreds Of European Wind Turbines Are Operating At A Loss

    Hundreds of wind turbines in the Netherlands are operating at a loss and could soon be demolished, according to an article published Thursday by the Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad. Subsidies for generating wind energy arenít cost effective anymore, according to the paperís analysis. Most of Europeís modern wind turbines are struggling to be profitable due to the inefficient subsidy structure. Financieele Dagblad is extremely worried about the failure of the Dutch wind industry, because the Netherlands is already behind its green energy targets. Dutch financial issues with wind power arenít unique to the Netherlands. Globally, the wind power industry...
  • World's largest private coal company declares bankruptcy

    04/13/2016 8:04:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Obama administration's war on coal claimed its most significant victim as Peabody Coal, the largest private coal company in the world, filed for bankruptcy today, citing several factors, including "ongoging regulatory challenges."
  • SunEdisonís Subsidy-Fueled Collapse (more tax dollars flushed down toilet of green energy)

    04/04/2016 7:17:55 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 9 replies
    nat review ^ | 4/4/16 | r bryce
    Even $1.5 billion in subsidies and loan guarantees canít save a ďcleanĒ energy company from bankruptcy. Thatís the takeaway from the looming failure of SunEdison, a company that touts itself as the ďlargest global renewable energy development company.Ē Once a darling of Wall Street and the green Left because of SunEdisonís portfolio of wind and solar projects, the companyís stock is now in free fall. Furthermore, two related companies that were spun off from SunEdison ó TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power ó also appear to be in financial distress. On March 30, Brian Wuebbels, the CEO of both TerraForm companies,...
  • Worldís Largest Green Energy Company Is Facing Bankruptcy

    03/30/2016 9:20:40 AM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2016 | Michael Bastach
    SunEdison, which bills itself as the worldís largest green energy company, may soon file for bankruptcy protection, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing, as the company faces ďliquidity difficultiesĒ despite getting millions in government subsidies.
  • Could Californiaís massive Ivanpah solar power plant be forced to go dark?

    03/18/2016 11:46:08 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Makret Watch ^ | Mar 16, 2016 | Cassandra Sweet
    A federally backed, $2.2 billion solar project in the California desert isnít producing the electricity it is contractually required to deliver to PG&E Corp., which says the solar plant may be forced to shut down if it doesnít receive a break Thursday from state regulators. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, owned by BrightSource Energy Inc., NRG Energy Inc. NRG, -1.72% and Alphabet Inc.ís GOOG, -0.37% GOOGL, -0.54% Google, uses more than 170,000 mirrors mounted to the ground to reflect sunlight to 450-foot-high towers topped by boilers that heat up to create steam, which in turn is used to generate...
  • The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed

    02/07/2016 8:37:18 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 25 January 2016 | Sarah Zielinski
    The United States could lower carbon emissions from electricity generation by as much as 78 percent without having to develop any new technologies or use costly batteries, a new study suggests. There‚Äôs a catch, though. The country would have to build a new national transmission network so that states could share energy.‚ÄúOur idea was if we had a national ‚Äėinterstate highway for electrons‚Äô we could move the power around as it was needed, and we could put the wind and solar plants in the very best places,‚ÄĚ says study co-author Alexander MacDonald. Several years ago, MacDonald was curious about claims...
  • When Obama carried out his Solyndra scam, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison

    02/03/2016 8:22:06 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison for†breaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company‚Äôs shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama‚Äôs campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed that the Obama administration had...
  • ‚ÄėFour Times Greater Than Solyndra‚Äô: DOE Drops 1,200 Pages Of Heavily Redacted Docs (T)

    12/26/2015 9:12:14 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/25/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy recently turned over more than 1,200 pages of heavily redacted documents in response to a records request about a subsidized biofuels company from The Daily Caller News Foundation. In October, TheDCNF filed a FOIA request with the Energy Department, asking for email records from government officials regarding federal loan guarantees given to Abengoa, a Spanish-based green energy company. The request came on the heels of reports Abengoa was running into big financial problems, despite being given generous taxpayer-backed loans. The DOE gave TheDCNF the records it requested Dec. 18, and after spending time reviewing the documents,...
  • ‚ÄėFour Times Greater Than Solyndra‚Äô: DOE Drops 1,200 Pages Of Heavily Redacted Docs On Green

    12/25/2015 12:59:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/25/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy recently turned over more than 1,200 pages of heavily redacted documents in response to a records request about a subsidized biofuels company from The Daily Caller News Foundation. In October, TheDCNF filed a FOIA request with the Energy Department, asking for email records from government officials regarding federal loan guarantees given to Abengoa, a Spanish-based green energy company. The request came on the heels of reports Abengoa was running into big financial problems, despite being given generous taxpayer-backed loans. The DOE gave TheDCNF the records it requested Dec. 18, and after spending time reviewing the documents,...
  • India Kicks Greenpeace Out Of The Country For ‚ÄėFraudulent‚Äô Operations

    11/08/2015 6:10:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Michale Bastach
    India‚Äôs government has cancelled Greenpeace‚Äôs nonprofit registration after national security officials deemed the activist group a ‚Äúthreat to economic security‚ÄĚ and took actions to limit the group‚Äôs ability to function. The Tamil Nadu provincial government issued a notice Wednesday cancelling Greenpeace India Society‚Äôs registration for ‚Äú‚Äėfraudulently‚Äô conducting their business by falsifying balance sheets, and other violations of the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act of 1975,‚ÄĚ reports Mongabay.com. For over a year, Indian officials have been cracking down on Greenpeace for protesting coal plants and mines the country is trying to use to bring electricity to the rural poor. Greenpeace has...
  • Wind turbines kill up to 39 million birds a year!

    11/04/2015 11:15:00 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CFACT ^ | March 18, 2013 | Jim Wiegand
    Big Wind hides evidence of turbine bird kills and gets rewarded. Here is how they do it. In 1984 the California Energy Commission .. the primary environmental issue alluded to was the extreme hazard that wind turbines posed to raptors. ... Since the early 1980s, the industry has known there is no way its propeller-style turbines could ever be safe for raptors. With exposed blade tips spinning in open space at speeds up to 200 mph, it was impossible. Wind developers also knew they would have a public relations nightmare if people ever learned how many eagles are actually being...
  • Massive Solar Power Plant Emits 46,000 Tons of CO2

    10/20/2015 3:32:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/19/2015 | John Merline
    President Obama once praised it as a shining example of America's clean energy future. "With projects like this one," he said at the site of a solar plant just before construction started, "we're putting Americans to work producing clean, home-grown American energy."