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Green Vandals

August 6, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Comedian Griff Rhys Jones isn’t laughing about the green madness that’s turning Britain’s countryside into an industrial park: Recently, I went running in some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain — and I discovered something so bizarre, so preposterous, that I thought I must have tumbled down a rabbit-hole and, […]

Energy Budget Cuts Are Attack On Subsidies, Not Science

July 10, 2013 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ House Members who are proposing cuts to the Department of Energy (DOE) budget are facing bogus criticism that the cuts are an attack on science. The reality is that the cuts are attacks on subsidies and duplicative spending and, in fact, do not go far enough. The lowest-hanging fruit for cutting […]

Politico’s Restuccia Understates Renewable Energy Production Increase, But Ignores Its Insignificant Slice Of All Production

June 22, 2013 by


By Tom Blumer ~ In a tired Politico item on how President Obama plans to carry out his January State of the Union threat to go around Congress on “climate change” — no surprise, his moves will be a “power plant clampdown,” pouring more money into solar, wind, and geothermal, and micromanaging lamps and refrigerators […]

Solar Energy Embarrassingly Less Productive Than Coal

May 3, 2013 by


By Rudy Takala ~ A map recently released by the Solar Foundation highlights the industry’s claim that 119,000 Americans are now employed in the solar industry. Its authors exclaim, “The United States solar industry employs more workers than coal mining.” What the map doesn’t touch on is whether solar energy is the most economical energy […]

Bankrupt Abound Solar To Bury Unused Solar Panels In Cement

February 27, 2013 by


By Michael Sandoval ~ Colorado-based Abound Solar has been ordered to remove and bury in cement thousands of leftover solar panels “deemed unsellable” by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The company must also clean up other hazardous waste at a number of facilities statewide, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report […]

Subsidizing Stupid

January 26, 2013 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ I don’t want to buy any windmills and I don’t want to buy any solar panels. Most especially though – I don’t want to pay for other people to buy them either. But my government is taking my money and giving it to them. I don’t like that. I don’t like […]

Feds Investigate Stimulus-Backed Solar Companies With Political Ties

December 16, 2012 by


By Lachlan Markay ~ Three solar companies are under investigation for potentially inflating costs in order to draw down more money from a stimulus-funded loan program. All three boast investors with significant ties to the Obama White House. The Treasury Department has subpoenaed Solar City, SunRun, and Sungevity, The Washington Post reports, seeking to determine […]

The Hope-a-Nomics Disaster: One Company’s Horror Story

November 11, 2012 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ President Obama promises to move the country forward with his recycled pledge of five million green jobs. But in the real world, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat as they deal with the fiscal wreckage of this administration’s disastrous venture socialism. Here’s the tale of just one Colorado company victimized […]

Renewable Power Australia – Put The Greens On The Electric Power Bill

November 6, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The price of green madness. As with water desalination plants, the price for solar subsidies (the feed in tariff) should be isolated and identified on all bills so we can all see plainly the cost of listening to greens: Households in the State of Queensland will soon be slugged $240 annually […]

DOE-Backed Abound Solar Facing Fraud Investigation In Colorado

October 27, 2012 by


By Michael Sandoval ~ Abound Solar, the now-bankrupt solar company and recipient of a $400 million Department of Energy loan guarantee, faces a three-pronged investigation from Weld County, CO, for alleged securities and consumer fraud, along with misleading financial institutions. The Denver Post reports: The securities-fraud investigation stems from allegations that “officials at Abound Solar […]

Overnight Outrage: The Federal Government’s $300-Plus Million Bankruptcy Gift to Obama Bundlers

October 22, 2012 by


By Tom Blumer ~ Let’s get the easy part out of the way first. The New York Times and the Associated Press are only covering the outrages emerging in Solyndra’s bankruptcy in the vaguest of terms. The only related Times item I could find was a sentence at the end of an October 11 Green blog […]

Solar Powered Stupidity

September 19, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Another green scheme, another massive waste of money: Stanwell Corporation, [Queensland’s] biggest power utility, has said the boom in rooftop solar installations has not resulted in any carbon emissions savings… This was because generation of solar electricity did not automatically reduce carbon emissions at base load power stations. Coal-fired power stations […]

Ex-Im Bank Makes $2 Billion Loan for South Africa Green-Energy Projects

August 14, 2012 by


By Michael Sandoval ~ The U.S. Export-Import Bank inked a $2 billion clean-energy loan offer with South Africa to help fund the country’s green-energy push and drum up sales for America’s renewable industry, according to an announcement made last week. The 18-year loans will target wind, solar and thermal power in particular, said Fred Hochberg, […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power

August 11, 2012 by


INTRODUCTION Is rooftop solar power in a residential household application an economically viable way to supply residential power? The short answer is no. The long answer is still no, and that needs careful explanation. In recent years there have been ploys to make it seem that there could be a way to make it viable, […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power – Part Two

August 11, 2012 by


GRID CONNECTED ROOFTOP INSTALLATION In the earlier Post (Part One) we found that the rooftop solar PV installation that supplies power closest to what the average residence actually consumes (20KWH) is one that has a Total power generation of close to 5 KW (4950W). This system has 22 panels that generate the power, which is […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power – Part One

August 11, 2012 by


THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE We are told that the emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are the main cause of Climate Change, or Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW). While those man made emissions of CO2 come from a number of sources, by far the largest contributor is the electrical power generation sector which emits around […]

Solyndra Revelations Show It’s Time to Close the “Bank of Washington”

August 7, 2012 by


By Amy Payne ~ “The Bank of Washington continues to help us!” bragged Solyndra CEO Chris Gronet in emails released last week. An investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee revealed that Solyndra—the solar company that went under, taking more than $600 million in taxpayer funds with it—wasn’t ever supposed to be an independent […]

The Green Graveyard of Taxpayer-Funded Failures

July 25, 2012 by


By Amy Payne ~ Solar-cell manufacturer Solyndra became a household name when it collapsed, taking $627 million in American taxpayer dollars with it. It’s the poster company for the government picking winners and losers—or really, just losers—in the energy market. But there are 12 more “green energy” losers that have declared bankruptcy despite attempts to […]

Stimulus-Backed Solar Facility Touted By Harry Reid Shuts Down

July 19, 2012 by


By Lachlan Markay ~ A federally-funded solar production facility in Nevada has ceased operations, according to a former employee at the facility. The closure could prove troublesome for the company’s political allies. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the North Las Vegas production facility for solar panel manufacturer Amonix has not operated since May. The […]

Renewable Power Australia – More Waste, Thanks To The Greatest Green Scare Ever

June 8, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Yet more huge waste, thanks to green politics: THE federal government is paying 10 times its carbon price to cut greenhouse gas emissions at thousands of schools, according to a highly critical audit that warns of safety risks under the program. Labor’s election pledge to install solar panels in every school […]

Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Firms Struggle, But Hike Executive Pay

April 25, 2012 by


By Lachlan Markay ~ When insurance giant AIG paid lucrative bonuses to top executives after receiving federal support, President Obama asked, “How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?” But three years later, numerous green energy companies backed financially by the administration are paying out large salaries and […]

Germany Cuts Solar Subsidies, Has Its Solyndra Moment

April 5, 2012 by


By Romina Boccia ~ After budget-stricken Spain eliminated subsidies for new renewable energy this year, Germany is now following the example by making significant cuts to its solar subsidy program. Bloomberg reports: Incentives for solar units pushed capacity past government targets, prompting Merkel to cut subsidies even as she seeks to wean Germany off nuclear […]

Concentrating Solar – Failure – At Every Step

March 30, 2012 by


With Australia now having legislated to place a price on Carbon Dioxide emissions, the new talk is of of finding ways to replace those largest of all emitters, large scale coal fired power which produces 35 to 40% of all those man made CO2 emissions. Large scale Coal fired power has the distinct advantage of […]

Democrat Voter Registration  Humor

March 20, 2012 by



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