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  • Wind Energy’s Dirty (Not So Little) Secret

    09/11/2019 12:34:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    If you follow the debate over renewable energy, fossil fuels and nuclear, you probably know the biggest selling point that proponents of solar and wind preach about. It’s clean. Wind power, in particular, pushes the fact that nothing gets burned, no carbon is generated… it’s just giant, beautiful turbine blades spinning in the breeze and cranking out electricity for the masses.But is it true? Well… mostly. But it turns out there’s one significant exception to that rule. Those giant turbine blades break or wear out over time and then they have to be replaced. And there’s almost nothing useful...
  • Outside attorneys in AG’s Office face criticism (NM - rabid enviro-lawyers)

    07/15/2019 4:17:40 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Monday, July 15, 2009 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE – The state Attorney General’s Office employs two lawyers funded by a New York University center established to promote clean energy and environmental laws – an arrangement slammed by a group supporting New Mexico’s energy industry. Matt Baca, a spokesman and senior counsel for the attorney general, said the lawyers are managed exclusively by New Mexico officials, not by the NYU School of Law, which pays their salaries. But the practice has drawn criticism from Power the Future, an advocacy group for energy workers, and the American Tort Reform Association, which has described the arrangement nationally as an...
  • Presidential hopeful Inslee wants 100% clean energy by 2030

    05/03/2019 5:27:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2019 | Bill Barrow
    Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation’s entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030. It’s the first major policy proposal from the Washington governor as he tries to gain a foothold in a field of more than 20 candidates . The plan, the first piece of a series of climate action proposals Inslee will make in the coming weeks, would represent a national shift from coal-powered plants and traditional fuel engines in vehicles, while...
  • Collusion? Russians Gave $35 Million To Company With John Podesta On Board (Hillary's Campaign)

    04/03/2019 6:52:53 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-2019 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, John Podesta, played a central role in another potential Russian collusion scandal that has not yet been investigated. Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, served on the board of Joule Unlimited, a now defunct alternative energy company, from January 2011 to January 2014. He resigned from the company’s board to accept the powerful job of Counselor to President Barack Obama. During Podesta’s tenure on the board of Joule Unlimited, a significant investment in the company by a firm owned by the Russian government escaped review and scrutiny by the Committee on...
  • Is Renewable Energy As Clean As We Think?

    08/24/2018 2:48:47 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-24-2018 | Viktor
    Fossil fuel energy has understandably become the clay pigeon of environmentalists in the past decades – with oil & gas companies having lied too often about the impact of their activities on climate change or environmental pollution for the public to ignore. Oil spills have destroyed many a habitat both onshore and offshore, with an immeasurable number of animals and humans having suffered. But it is important to acknowledge that oil and gas companies are not the only guilty parties, with all types of energy production leading to environmental harm in one way or another. The ‘clean’ energy narrative that...
  • Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustn’t destroy civilization

    06/09/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 09, 2018 5:19 PM EDT
    Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.” The Vatican said Francis held a two-day conference with the executives as a follow-up to his encyclical three years ago that called on people to save the planet from climate change and other environmental ills. Participants included the CEOs of Italian oil giant ENI, British Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Norway’s Statoil as well as scientists and managers of major investment funds. Their remarks on the first day of the...
  • Magnitude 5.0 earthquake near The Geysers is strongest in decades

    12/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/14/2016
    The quake hit at 8:41 AM local time, less than a mile from the surface. A second smaller quake hit five minutes later. "The earthquake was the largest in the Geysers area in the past 30 years. This magnitude 5.0 earthquake is only marginally larger than previous earthquakes at the Geysers," USGS Research geophysicist J. Ole Kaven wrote to SFGATE. "This earthquake occurred on the western margin of where previous seismicity has been located." ... "The historical record of earthquakes in this area suggests that earthquakes as large as today's are likely to be near the upper magnitude limit," wrote...
  • Obama Makes An Impossible Clean Energy Promise

    06/29/2016 4:36:32 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/28/2016 | Staff
    Energy: At a "Three Amigos" summit in Ottawa this week, President Obama and the leaders of Canada and Mexico will pledge that in less than a decade, half of North America's energy will come from "clean" sources. The administration calls it "ambitious." We call it "ludicrous." Since the U.S. accounts for three-quarters of the total energy produced by these three countries, the responsibility of living up to any such agreement would fall most heavily on the U.S. So is there a reasonable chance that the U.S. could achieve such a goal? Let's look at some of the relevant facts. According...
  • University of California pledges $1B in Bill Gates' clean energy coalition

    11/30/2015 6:09:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Olga R. Rodriguez
    The University of California announced Sunday it has pledged $1 billion over the next five years toward research and development of clean energy technology to fight climate change as part of a coalition led by Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. "The University of California, with its 10 campuses and three national energy labs, is home to some of the best climate scientists in the world and as a public research institution we take the imperative to solve global climate change very seriously," said UC President Janet Napolitano.
  • Obama Decree Unleashes “Behavioral Science” Squad to “Nudge” You

    09/19/2015 4:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | September 18, 2015 | Alex Newman
    Prepare to be “nudged” by Obama's new “behavioral science” squads — for your own good, of course. Under the guise of better “serving” the American people through government, Obama signed an executive order this week calling for federal agencies and departments to deploy emerging “behavioral science” techniques against the public.Among other goals, the expansion of federal mind manipulation is supposed to help more Americans access government welfare programs, take their “recommended” vaccines, supply more information about themselves to the federal government, and accelerate the transition toward what Obama called “a low-carbon economy.” The controversial decree, signed on September 15, explicitly...
  • Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds (Abengoa)

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...
  • Like Cheap Natural Gas? Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Regulate It Out of Existence

    08/14/2015 12:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Isaac Orr
    U.S. households are saving hundreds of dollars a year because natural gas prices are low, but that’s about to change. Astudy by NERA Economic Consulting has found new regulations on power plants mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) will increase natural gas prices to 2007 levels, virtually guaranteeing these savings will soon be wiped out. A study by the Brookings Institution found natural gas prices have plummeted as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, also known as horizontal “fracking,” has caused U.S. natural gas production to skyrocket to all-time highs, making the United States the world’s top producer of...
  • Stop Obama’s Clean Power Grab

    08/08/2015 9:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2015 | Phil Kerpen
    In President Obama’s first big speech to Congress, just a month after he took office, he said, “I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon.” They didn’t. Indeed, largely because of Obama’s own words on the campaign trail, it became clear that under his plan for a cap-and-trade system, “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” and that if “somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them.” These facts became well known and contributed directly to the smashing defeat of his proposed cap-and-trade legislation during his first...
  • Obama Puts Rural America In The Cross Hairs

    08/05/2015 4:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, the president announced his Clean Power Plan, which is aimed to tackle the phantom threat of global warming. In doing so, the president has put rural America, black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and those on fixed-income seniors in the crosshairs. First, let’s go to what Obama said: Now, not everyone here is a scientist -- (laughter) -- but some of you are among the best scientists in the world. And what you and your colleagues have been showing us for years now is that human activities are changing the climate in dangerous ways. Levels of carbon dioxide, which heats up our atmosphere, are...
  • Obama and EPA Imperil Minority Welfare

    07/04/2015 6:19:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4,2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editor’s note: This column was co-authored by Roger Bezdek. The Obama Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. In their view, this justifies unprecedented environmental regulations, like EPA's pending “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal and gas-fueled power plants 30% by 2030. But what effect will the regulation itself have on poor and minority communities? The plan will result in higher electricity costs for businesses and families, lost jobs, lower incomes, higher poverty rates, reduced living standards, and diminished health...
  • WH Announces Executive Actions and Private Investments to Beef Up “Clean Energy Innovation”

    06/18/2015 7:15:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/17/2015 | Warren Mass
    During the Clean Energy Investment Summit hosted by the White House on June 16, the administration announced a series of initiatives that will include “more than $4 billion in private sector commitments and executive actions to scale up investment in clean energy innovation.” A statement posted by the White House press secretary’s office noted that Vice President Joe Biden would “deliver remarks highlighting more than $4 billion of independent commitments by major foundations, institutional investors, and other long-term investors to fund climate change solutions,” but also stated that the White House “is announcing a series of executive actions that will...
  • Obama: I spend most of my time on the economy

    06/20/2015 7:44:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    investors.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. As President, I spend most of my time focused on what we can do to grow the economy and grow new pathways of opportunity for Americans like you to get ahead. And we’ve made progress. More than 12 million new private sector jobs in the past five years. More than 16 million Americans who’ve gained health insurance. More jobs creating more clean energy. More kids graduating from high school and college than ever before.
  • Hypocrite John Kerry owns millions in oil and gas stocks but the media and the Uniparty protect him

    05/19/2015 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/19/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Is there anything, anything at all that is genuine about John Kerry? When it comes to John Kerry it’s hard to decide which is more revolting, his hypocrisy or that he believes he is fooling us. From his days as a “scruffy” vet just trying to get someone to surrender in Vietnam, to his gigolo marriages, to his hypocritical claims to be a practicing Catholic, Lurch rings as true as a wooden bell. The duplicitous qualities that make him so offensive are excellent traits for membership in Barack Obama’s cabinet. As Secretary of State Kerry has a perfect record of...
  • The EPA Myth of “Clean Power”

    05/18/2015 8:36:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Al Caruba
    What the EPA is attempting to impose on America is a drain on our production of electricity coupled with an increase in its price. It is an obscene attack on our economy There are many things I do not like about the Environmental Protection Agency, but what angers me most are the lies that stream forth from it to justify programs that have no basis in fact or science, and which threaten the economy. Currently, its “Clean Power” plan is generating its latest and most duplicitous Administer, Gina McCarthy, to go around saying that it will not be costly, nor...
  • Reid helped steer tax dollars to well-connected green energy operators

    03/09/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/09/2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid helped steer billions of federal tax dollars to companies supporting a green energy group run by two of his former staff members and a current campaign operative.The Nevada Democrat pushed for millions of dollars in grants and billions more in federal loan guarantees for corporations that donated to the Clean Energy Project, a nonprofit founded by a pair of former staffers with close ties to both Reid and to a major Democratic PAC associated with the senator, Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon reported.One such company, California-based Fulcrum Bioenergy, received a hefty federal grant...