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  • 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."
  • The Big Sunshiny Lie... solarís undesirability goes unmentioned

    09/08/2015 4:46:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Thornberry
    As Florida enviros push for their solar amendment, solarís undesirability goes unmentioned.The important thing to know about solar and wind power, and other so-called ďrenewableĒ sources of energy, is that they arenít necessary. Au the contraire, their dominance of the energy mix would be a disaster for the republic. Solar and wind create trifling amounts of power at a multiple of the cost of power made available by fossil fuels.Increased reliance on pricy power from wind and solar would drive up the overall cost of energy, which in turn would drive up the cost of everything. EVERYTHING! Not just individual...
  • Green Energy Execs Praised by Clinton Foundation Indicted for $54M Ponzi Scheme

    09/07/2015 6:06:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-5-15 | Lachlan Markey
    Executives of a Pennsylvania green energy company singled out for praise by Bill Clinton were arrested on fraud charges on Thursday in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme. The individuals are facing charges of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy over their roles in running a green energy company that authorities say was an elaborate $54 million Ponzi scheme, the Associated Press reported. Prosecutors said the trio lied to investors that their ďbiocharĒ technology and ďcarbon-negativeĒ housing in Tennessee made millions, but they had almost no earnings and used the money to repay earlier investors and for themselves. The scam...
  • Global Warming: A $1.5 Trillion Industry

    08/09/2015 11:12:56 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 10, 2015 06:12 UTC | John Hinderaker
    The Climate Change Business Journal has calculated that global warming is now a $1.5 trillion a year industry. The Business Journalís report is not available for free online, but its findings are reviewed by the Insurance Journal. They are eye-opening, to say the least: The $1.5 trillion global ďclimate change industryĒ grew at between 17 and 24 percent annually from 2005-2008, slowing to between 4 and 6 percent following the recession with the exception of 2011ís inexplicable 15 percent growth, according to Climate Change Business Journal. The San Diego, Calif.-based publication includes within that industry nine segments and 38 sub-segments....
  • Your Green Car Could Cause Black Rain in China

    07/28/2015 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    National Observer ^ | July 28, 2015 15:12 GMT | Charles Mandel
    You may have a "green" car, but it could be causing black rain in China from the graphite mined and used in its lithium ion battery. Two academics at Toronto's York University, Carla Lipsig-Mumme and Caleb Goods, applaud many of the new advances in green technology in recent years, but at the same time warn that those very technologies may come with a host of environmental issues. The pair issue a caution about ďsuperindustrializationĒ in which the answer to climate change is a matter of ďtechnological adjustment.Ē In an article recently published in The Conversation and picked up by the...
  • Hanergy Plunges 47% as Skies Darken for Chinaís Solar Industry

    05/21/2015 5:33:35 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 1 replies
    The woes of Chinaís solar industry deepened in recent days as one panel manufacturer lost nearly half its market capitalization and another said it might be forced to close down. Shares in Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd. , whose meteoric rise had troubled industry watchers, nearly halved in value Wednesday before trading was halted. The 47% plunge, to 3.91 Hong Kong dollars (50 U.S. cents), wiped US$18.6 billion from Hanergyís market capitalization. The company declined to comment on the fallówhich came during its annual shareholdersí meeting in Hong Kongóbut said it would make an announcement later in the day.
  • GM to pause production of Chevy Volt as sales slow (1874 Volts sold in the entire 1Q)

    04/09/2015 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 101 replies
    General Motors will stop making the Chevrolet Volt for four weeks in June and July due to slow sales and to deal with the change to an all-new version of the gas-electric hybrid car. The company says the Detroit-Hamtramck plant that makes the Volt and four other cars will probably stay open through the summer despite plans for the Volt. The factory also is undergoing construction so it can build a new full-size Cadillac CT6 and the 2016 Volt starting late in the summer. Sales of electric and hybrid cars have slowed this year, largely due to low gasoline prices....
  • The UNís so-called plan to fight climate change is a socialist, money-sucking scheme

    12/14/2014 6:19:39 AM PST · by Dartman · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13/14 | Lorrie Goldstein
    The latest United Nations effort in Lima to draft a new global treaty on climate change proves Prime Minister Stephen Harper was right when he described its efforts as ďa socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.Ē Harper was pilloried by Canadaís opposition parties after his statement, contained in a 2002 fundraising letter for the now-defunct Canadian Alliance, was revealed in 2007, shortly after he won the 2006 federal election. But Harper was right. Indeed he was vindicated in 2011, when a senior UN climate official, German economist Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren
  • Recycling from Western Countries Covers China in Filthy Garbage

    11/22/2014 5:54:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Recycling is a scam. I‚Äôve said it before. It does nothing for the environment. It does plenty for the wallets of the well connected who have recycling businesses. That‚Äôs the only reason for recycling.Western countries dump their ‚Äúrecycling‚ÄĚ into Third World countries in heaps indistinguishable from the old bad landfills. Except the difference is that they‚Äôre in major cities. These filthy photographs show monstrous mounting piles of waste overflowing into streets and even blocking roads in the city of Shenzhen in southern China‚Äôs Guangdong Province.The smell is so bad nauseous residents have taken to wearing masks.Tonnes of plastic recycling...
  • Renewable Energy: So Useless That Even Greenie Google Gave up on it

    11/22/2014 1:18:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Some people call it "renewable energy" but I prefer to call it "alternative energy" because that's what it really is: an alternative to energy that actually works (eg nuclear and anything made from wonderful, energy-rich fossil fuel.) Now a pair of top boffins from uber-green Google's research department have reached the same conclusion. Ross Konigstein and David Fork, both Stanford PhDs (aerospace engineering; applied physics) were employed on a Google research project which sought to enhance renewable technology to the point where it could produce energy more cheaply than coal. But after four years, the project was closed down. In...
  • Greens Licking Their Lips Over Carbon Tax Revenues

    10/23/2014 8:48:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Institute for Energy Research
    A recent blog post on Sightline, an environmental blog in the Northwest, celebrated the gusher of dependable revenue to Washington State flowing from a steep carbon tax. The post showcases just why a carbon tax is a dangerous policy. As we at IER have been warning for years, the advocates of a carbon tax are fooling themselves if they think it will be calibrated to the ďoptimalĒ level reflecting the ďnegative externalityĒ of greenhouse gas emissions. And in this debate the most foolish of all are the handful of vocal conservatives claiming that a new carbon tax will be used...
  • The Ebola Czar, Ron Klain and Solyndra $535 Million Fraud

    10/20/2014 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 13 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ron Klain and Solyndra The administrationís point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy NRO October 20,2014 Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as ďEbola czarĒ may not be the presidentís best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And thatís not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obamaís vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the presidentís Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra: The administrationís 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 ďEbola czarĒ may not be the presidentís best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And thatís not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obamaís vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the presidentís 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...
  • Report: In EU, renewable energy is the first recipient of state aid

    10/13/2014 10:46:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 13/10/2014 - 17:01
    The European Commission published a study on Monday (13 October) providing the first full dataset on energy costs and subsidies for the 28 member countries across the different power generation technologies, revealing that the largest share of public intervention in the energy sector has been in favor of solar and on-shore wind energy. The results show that in 2012, the total value of public intervention in energy in the member countries has been between Ä120-140 billion. The report finds that the largest amounts of current public support in 2012 went to renewables, in particular to solar (Ä14.7 billion) and onshore...
  • Haganís Husband Used Stimulus Money To Hire His Own Company ( North Carolina )

    10/07/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | Oct. 7th, 2014 | Don Carrington
    Solar company formed weeks before Chip Hagan's business received grant. RALEIGH ó Sen. Kay Haganís husband and son created a solar energy contracting company in August 2010, and then, using $250,644 in federal stimulus grant funds, her husband hired that same company to install solar panels at a building he owns. Public records show that Green State Power was formed seven weeks before JDC Manufacturing ó a company owned in part by Greensboro attorney Charles ďChipĒ Hagan III, Sen. Haganís husband ó received the stimulus grant for the solar project at a 300,000-square-foot facility in Reidsville, N.C. ... Hagan, a...
  • Clean Energyís 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. ďWe can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future,Ē 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 Ryanís proposals for a 70 percent cut in clean energy at the top of his list of reprehensible and unnecessary reductions. ďThese arenít the kind of cuts you make when youíre trying to get rid of some waste or find extra savings...
  • Massachusetts Electric Rates Shoot Up 37 Percent

    09/26/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    AP ^ | September 26, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) ó Many Massachusetts households are going to see their electric bills shoot up 37 percent this winter. State regulators have approved a 37 percent increase for National Grid household customers that would mean an average of $33 per month more for the typical residential customer. Large business customers will see even higher increases.
  • EPA chief pushes green energy agenda, ignores high electricity costs that result

    09/25/2014 6:46:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Gina McCarthy insists reducing carbon emissions, fighting climate change boost economyGina McCarthy argued Thursday that her home state of Massachusetts is proof you can cut greenhouse gas emissions while fostering economic prosperity, but the Environmental Protection Agency administrator failed to mention the apparent trade-off for consumers: dramatically higher electricity prices. In a speech promoting President Obamaís climate change agenda, Ms. McCarthy ignored the fact that New England states ó which nearly a decade ago formed the nationís first regional ďcap and tradeĒ system ó are dealing with electricity rates more than 35 percent higher than the national average. She also...
  • A Green Scam

    09/25/2014 11:52:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    In this corner, we have a human-rights lawyer representing the interests of indigenous people in the Amazon residing in a remote corner of Ecuador polluted by the by-products of oil exploration; in the opposite corner we have Chevron, a multinational petroleum behemoth with billions of dollars in cash on hand but refusing to part with a dollar in the cause of justice for the beleaguered Ecuadorian tribesmen. It is a testament to the vapidness, incuriosity, and corruption of the intellectual classes, from the editors of Vanity Fair to celebrity activists such as Mr. and Mrs. Sting, that this black-hats/white-hats version...
  • Greens fear loss of Senate firewall

    09/21/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Green groups are fearful of Republicans winning the Senate majority in November, predicting it could lead to a ďwhittling awayĒ of environmental regulations at the hands of GOP leaders. While environmental groups are spending millions of dollars trying to save the Senate for Democrats, they acknowledge the possibility that they could be forced to play defense against an all-Republican Congress in 2015. ďI think that the wholesale repeal of environmental legislation, repealing [Environmental Protection Agency] greenhouse gas authority, things like that, thatís unlikely to happen,Ē said Ben Schreiber, director of the climate program at Friends of the Earth. ďIt is...
  • Greens v. the poor: Itís a movement of the Ďhavesí duping the 'have nots'

    09/19/2014 7:23:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/18/2014 | By Naomi Schaefer Riley
    Looking for something to do this weekend that will help those less fortunate than you? Better steer clear of the Peopleís Climate Change March. Set to start Sunday morning on the Upper West Side, the march includes everything from labor unions to synagogues, beekeepers to anarchists, anti-Zionists to anti-corporate groups. The thousands of marchers will, the Web site tells us, ďtake to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs,...
  • Brussels Anti-Green Purge Ė New EU Leaders Neuter Green Lobby

    09/12/2014 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From Benny Peiser and The GWPF Ė [Conservative MEP] Miguel Arias Canete, Spainís former agriculture and environment minister, was nominated as the European Unionís next commissioner for climate and energy, becoming the first single supervisor of those two policy areas. The new commission will take office as energy policy is moving up the EU agenda amid a crisis in Ukraine, the transit country for around half of Russian natural gas to Europe, and the unrest in Middle East. ĖEwa Krukowska, Bloomberg 10 September 2014 Jean-Claude Junckerís decision to group EU commissioners into teams serving under a vice-president has been...
  • 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...
  • Dead-Bird ĎSteamersí at a California Solar Plant: 28,000 birds incinerated at Obama's favorite plant

    08/20/2014 10:01:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Californiaís massive Ivanpah solar power plant can produce enough electricity for 140,000 households ó but the environmental cost is nothing less than an avian slaughter. The plantís 350,000 mirrors bounce sizzling sunlight to the tops of three 40-story boiler towers, heating steam for turbine electricity generators. Temperatures near the towers can reach up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, heat certainly sufficient to fry a fowl. ďWorkers at the state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plantís concentrated sun rays ó Ďstreamers,í for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in...
  • State (MS) Gave $69 Million Loan to Green Energy Company on Verge of Bankruptcy

    08/18/2014 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 18, 2014 | Steven Wilson
    Biofuel manufacturer KiORís financial struggles might leave Mississippi holding the title to another failed green energy project. According to the companyís quarterly report, without additional financing KiOR wonít be able to meet its financial obligations past Sept. 30. One of its biggest creditors is the state of Mississippi. The company owes the state $69.275 million on a no-interest loan to build a first-of-its kind plant to convert wood pulp into gasoline, fuel oil and diesel fuel in Columbus, Miss. It missed its most recent semi-annual payment of $1.875 million to the state, which granted forbearance June 3. But that ends...
  • New Solar Power Plants are Incinerating Birds

    08/18/2014 8:30:30 AM PDT · by No One Special · 62 replies
    weather.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Eric Zerkel
    Thousands of birds are flying into a new solar "mega-trap" in the middle of California's Mojave Desert, killing the avian lot at a rate of up to one bird every two minutes, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The state-of-the-art Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS), which opened in February, is the world's largest solar plant to utilize "power towers," skyscraping structures that receive beams of focused solar rays to generate electricity. At Ivanpah, the sun's ray's are redirected from a sea of more than 300,000 mirrors on the desert surface below to hit water filled boilers...
  • While Vets Died, VA Wasted $400 Million on Green Energy

    08/15/2014 11:11:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Front page ^ | August 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    the insane ways that the VA focused on solar energy and wind towers over vets. Three years before Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki would be forced out of his job because of the veterans who had died under him, he visited the Massachusetts National Cemetery. He wasnít there to see the men and women who had died because of him. While vets were dying, Obama and Shinseki had turned their attention to something truly important; seeing to it that all the cemeteries where they were being buried had wind or solar power. ... The cemetery turbine had cost $533,000....
  • Sue And Settle Another Way For Greens To Halt Progress

    07/22/2014 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Stephen Moore
    If you've never heard of the litigation technique "sue and settle," it's the hottest new strategy for extreme environmentalists to make millions of acres of prime land for ranching, farming, oil and gas drilling, and mining of natural resources off limits for development. Sue and settle involves a stealth partnership between anti-development Obama administration regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency or the Interior Department and litigious green groups ó including Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club ó who want to halt fossil fuel development and other projects on federal and even private lands.
  • Obama Continues his Attack on U.S. Energy

    06/30/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Warning Signs ^ | June 30 2014 | Alan Caruba
    The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline is a perfect example of the way President Obama and his administration has engaged in, not just a war on coal, but on all forms of energy the nation has and needs. Even his State Department admits there is no reason to refuse its construction and, as turmoil affects the Middle East, there is an increased need to tap our own oil and welcome Canadaís. The latest news, however, is that Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, a major pipeline to ship Canadian oilóto Asia. The pure evil of the...
  • Obama-Style Climate and Energy Programs Have Failed Everywhere Theyíve Been Tried

    06/28/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/28/2014 | DR. TIM BALL AND TOM HARRIS
    President Obama¬ís recently announced energy and environment policies have been tried in many countries, always with the same result: abject failure. Yet when critics point this out, explaining that ‚Äúthe U.S. economy will lose millions of jobs and billions of dollars in growth,‚ÄĚ Obama simply waves their objections away: ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs face it,¬Ē the president answers. ¬ďThat‚Äôs what [critics] always say. ¬Ö Every time‚Ķ the warnings of the cynics have been wrong.¬Ē Other leaders, especially those in Europe who are further down the green path than is America, know better.The deputy leader of the German Green Party in the Bundestag, Oliver...
  • VA hospitals fund solar panels while veterans wait for doctors

    06/27/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Tori Richards [Watchdog.org]
    Veterans Administration hospitals have spent at least $420 million on solar panels and windmills while vets wait months ó or even lay dying ó to see a doctor. In total, VA hospitals reported 23 deaths due to 76 instances of delayed care, an April 2014 VA fact sheet said. Then on June 5, Acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson revealed that at least 18 Phoenix patients died while waiting for treatment on a secret list kept off the books. It is not clear if that number is in addition to the 23 deaths reported earlier. During the past month, the...