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Obama’s War On U.S. Energy

April 22, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ A nation without adequate energy production is a nation in decline and that has been the President’s agenda since the day he took office in 2009. He even announced his war on coal during the 2008 campaign even though, at the time, it was providing fifty percent of the electricity being […]

Useless New Solar Power Plant Planned For Kenya

January 24, 2014 by

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By Anton Lang (TonyfromOz) ~ Just how useless can a Solar Power Plant be? Kenya will be getting a new Solar Power Plant, but will this be in Kenya’s best interests? Well, no, really. Just like other Countries around the World which are also moving to incorporate more Renewable Power Plants, even those in the […]

Green Power Gridlock: Why Renewable Energy Is No Alternative

December 17, 2013 by

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Caltech scholars estimate the U.S. would have to spend a Trillion Dollars by 2030 to make wind and solar work! By Larry Bell ~ Since just about everything we do and the equipment needed to support it depends upon a source of energy, wouldn’t it be great if someone would invent perpetual motion machines that […]

Federal Solar Auction Gets No Bidders; AP (Just A Local Story) And Politico (Deceptive Headline) React Predictably

October 28, 2013 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Green energy is supposedly the future. Why, solar energy will break out and become a major energy source any year now, or any decade now. Or maybe never. It has been the subject of national attention ever since President Obama made it a cornerstone of his 2008 presidential campaign. Of course, […]

Australian Solar Power Plants – Two More Failed Experiments To Add To The Growing List

August 20, 2013 by

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Let me show you how bovine waste can be dressed up to look like award winning fare from a Michelin Hatted restaurant. On Monday, in Australia, the Government of The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) announced two new Solar Plants would go ahead. Both plants are of the Solar PV type, meaning that the panels generate […]

Solar Energy Embarrassingly Less Productive Than Coal

May 3, 2013 by

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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 […]

Recent Energy and Environmental News – April 2012

April 7, 2012 by

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By John Droz, Jr. ~ Friends: Some recent energy articles of interest — IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS This is a MAJOR news story only recently breaking: China is starting to back off from Wind energy and will almost cease all Solar power plans, and instead, will concentrate on Nuclear electrical power generation.  http://www.elp.com/index/from-the-wires/wire_news_display/1621584677.html The first alternative […]

Germany Cuts Solar Subsidies, Has Its Solyndra Moment

April 5, 2012 by

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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 […]

Subsidies and Costs in the Solar Industry

February 28, 2012 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ According to Germany’s environment minister, Norbert Roettgen, “Solar is a success story made in Germany.” “Success” appears to mean having the world’s largest amount of ridiculously overpriced electricity. (The German subsidy for solar energy is up to five times the actual wholesale cost in the U.S.) But even Roettgen realizes […]

If We’d Followed Australian Senator Bob Brown’s Solar Dream, We’d Be Broke

February 20, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ If it were up to Australian Greens Party leader, Senator Bob Brown, we’d have repeated Germany’s disastrous lead in ramping up solar power even more: SENATOR BOB BROWN: Well, it is the way to go. The Greens have recently rescued the proposals for base load solar power stations, which will go […]

Renewable Power Australia – Dim Solar Still Burns Bright At The ABC

February 13, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The ABC mentioned here is the Australian national broadcasting network, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It has no association with the U.S. ABC Network…..TonyfromOz. It’s strange that with solar power in trouble around the world, it’s still promoted as our saviour on the ABC: Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National on Friday: […]

Renewable Power Australia – What Has This Green Madness Cost Us?

February 8, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ June, 2011 – the Prime Minister announces her latest green scheme: The Federal Government will provide more than three quarters of a billion dollars to help build two of the largest solar power stations in the world… Solar Dawn and Moree Solar Farm have been selected as the two successful consortiums […]

Australia’s ‘Clean Energy Future’ – Why Nuclear Power Plants Should Be An Option

December 5, 2011 by

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Over the weekend just passed, the Australian Labor Government passed a motion at their Annual Conference that they should move in Parliament to amend the legislation regarding the sale of Uranium to India. The Minister For Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, said that the sale of Australian Uranium to India was imperative if that Country […]

Green Power Could Mean Mega Blackouts

November 29, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt One slight problem with solar and wind power is that it doesn’t work some times, and other times it works only too well: ‘Unstable’ renewable energy sources increase the risk of ‘supra-regional’ electricity blackouts with multi-billion pound consequences, insurance giant Allianz has warned. Solar panels and wind turbines are a “volatile” source […]

Politically Connected Solar Firm Goes Under Despite Federal Support

September 1, 2011 by

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By Lachlan Markay Major donors to President Obama have received favorable treatment throughout his administration. Today’s news that solar company Solyndra is going bankrupt demonstrates the consequences of that apparent cronyism. The company’s demise is likely to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Solyndra suspended operations Wednesday and will soon file for chapter 11 […]

The Great Renewable Energy Scam Continues

August 25, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba I recently received a news release from The Council of State Governments headlined “New Report: Renewable Energy Worth Investment for Southern States” that touted “job creation, environment and public health” as benefits. It was filled with lies. I had never heard of the CSG before, but a visit to its website was […]

Energy and Environmental News

July 29, 2011 by

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☞SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT☜ By John Droz, jr.    7/27/11 I’m extremely selective with my official association with organizations — so when I was recently asked to become a Fellow at American Traditions Institute (ATI) I spent a few hours talking with the founder and other key people there. I was very impressed at their objectives (e.g. to […]

Senator Christine Milne’s Transition to Renewables – At What Cost?

July 1, 2011 by

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The image at right is of Christine Milne, and after you read what I have here, it’s difficult to actually believe that she is a Senator in the Australian Parliament. She is the Deputy leader of The Australian Greens Party, and her Party has virtual control over that Parliament, as they now have the ‘balance […]

More Renewable Power Leads To An Increase In Carbon Dioxide Emissions

June 30, 2011 by

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That might seem to be a bold statement, but that is truth of the matter, and these statistics bear that out. This isn’t a small percentage increase in those CO2 emissions, but an increase well above the overall percentage increase in total power consumption across the whole of the U.S. While overall total power consumption […]

Environmentalists vs. Renewable Energy

June 29, 2011 by

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By Rael Jean Isaac It’s become a truism that environmentalists want alternative energy—from wind, sun, water—to replace our reliance on fossil fuels. The trouble with this truism is that it isn’t true. Yes, in the abstract, environmentalists are all for so-called “renewable” sources of energy.  But when it comes to specific projects it’s another story.  […]

Solar Power Australia – The Moree Solar Plant

June 27, 2011 by

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Two weeks ago, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced plans for two new Solar Power Plants in Australia. In a photo op complete with hard hat and darkened glasses to protect from the bright light, she posed for photographs at a place where all that exists now is the site for the as yet unconstructed […]

Solar Power Australia

June 20, 2011 by

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The Australian Government is seeking to introduce legislation to place a cost on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions. The public is being told that this legislation is a necessary thing to reduce those emissions. This CO2 Tax is supposed to ‘drive’ the shift away from the major source of those emissions, Coal Fired Power Electrical Generation, […]

Electrical Power Statistics – Renewables Fail To Deliver – January 2011

May 2, 2011 by

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WIND POWER TOTAL POWER DELIVERY RATE – 7 hours per day on average for this Month. SOLAR POWER TOTAL POWER DELIVERY RATE – 1 hour and 30 minutes per day on average for this Month. WIND AND SOLAR PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL POWER – 2.45% of the total power consumed in the U.S. for this Month. […]

Solar Power on the Taxpayers’ Dime

April 21, 2011 by

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By Mike Brownfield Someone should really tell the Department of Energy (DOE) about the federal government’s spending crisis. On Monday, it granted a $2.1 billion loan guarantee to a German developer to help finance a 1,000 megawatt solar thermal power plant in Southern California. But wait, there’s more. Add to that a $1.6 billion loan […]

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