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VCEA Makes Virginia’s Electric Grid Dangerously Unreliable

January 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The oddly named Virginia Clean Economy Act or VCEA mandates the phaseout of fossil fueled power generation by 2045, with deadlines all along the way. Dominion Energy, Virginia’s primary electric utility, recently filed what is called an Integrated Resource Plan. In their recent IRP, Dominion’s Alternative Plan C is designed […]

Unreliability Makes Solar Power Impossibly Expensive

January 20, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Many states and the utilities they regulate are talking about replacing their coal and gas fired generators with solar and wind power. For example, I recently wrote about how the crazy-named Virginia Clean Economy Act already has almost 800 square miles of solar slabs in the developmental lineup. See https://www.cfact.org/2021/12/27/paving-virginia-with-solar-slabs-is-a-bad-law/. […]

The View From Mount Olympus

January 17, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Time flies. Mount Olympus has become hideaway retirement home for retired Greek gods. It’s not that they got old. They are, after all, immortal. Nah. They got hooked on Saturday Night Live, then realized the show was getting boring. The “real” world is much more laughable. More tragi-comedic, really. But the Greeks […]

EV’s Destined To Pay For Upgrading Electrical Grids

January 11, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California has always advertised itself as being the “leader”, but the UK has gone one-up on California with their creative EV charging regulations. Turns out that EV charging may be another source of revenue for the UK: UK regulations coming into force in June 2022, will restrict charging times, as new […]

Now It’s Much Ado About Methane

January 2, 2022 by

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By Dr. John Happs ~ It would appear that climate alarmists and associated vested interest groups might have decided that an increasing number of politicians and members of the public no longer see the trivial amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide as having much of a role to play in our ever-changing climate and the weather […]

Paving Virginia With Solar Slabs Is Bad Law

December 28, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The ill-conceived Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) has created an enormous stampede of proposed solar projects. The lineup of “subsidy farms” in progress is breathtaking. It is also stupid. The numbers are incredible. Here are the ugly basics: 780 square miles of solar slabs so far and the list is […]

How And Why Youngkin Should Quit The RGGI

December 22, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Virginia’s Governor-elect Youngkin has announced his intention to pull the state out of the alarmist Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Reports in the evergreen mainstream press say he can’t do it by executive action, because Virginia’s membership is a matter of law. As it turns out, this claim is false! […]

Small Nevada Town Fights To Keep Big Solar Out Of Its Desert

December 17, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Residents of the sun-drenched town of Pahrump, Nev., near the California border, are used to coping with rattlesnakes, gusty winds, and scorching temperatures, but now they are facing a different kind of challenge – one that threatens to destroy the character of their unique rural community: Big Solar. Eager to […]

The Renewable Fuel Standard Is A Policy Only A Grain Farmer Could Love

December 14, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Most who wished to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide believed mixing some ethanol from corn with our gasoline would do that and reduce our dependance on foreign oil as well. Not too many years after the law went into effect in 2005 scientists learned that when all aspects of corn […]

UN Biodiversity Webinar Plans New Financial Shakedown Of Private Sector

December 13, 2021 by

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By Adam Houser ~ Red rover, red rover, send more climate finance money over! That was more or less the message from the webinar hosted by the United Nation’s (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity this week. The official name of the session was “Aligning financial flows with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework,” a fancy way […]

Wind Makes No Meaningful Contribution To The Grid: The Ciccone/Lehr Rule Of Thumb

December 8, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This is part three of a tutorial on why wind power is tantamount to a fraud perpetrated daily.  According to the American Wind Association, as we near the end of 2021 there are about 60,000 wind turbines operating in 41 states and two territories. It is not hard to convince […]

CLINTEL Trilogy Calls On Heads Of Government, Young People And Climate Scientists To Wake Up

December 6, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ CLINTEL has produced a very interesting trio of open letters, with one each to heads of government, young people and climate scientists. Most open letters that challenge alarmism are focused on their content, so are written for a general audience. Others are to a specific person, regarding a specific issue. […]

Study Links Today’s Wildfires To Extinction Of Ancient Grazing Animals

December 4, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ By now, we all know the drill. The wildfires that have scorched millions of acres in the American West over the past decades are yet another sign of human-caused climate change. But a new study by researchers at Yale University and the Utah Natural History Museum puts forward an entirely […]

Biden Lacks Understanding Of Oil’s Contributions To Civilization

December 1, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The same guy who just released a three day supply of crude oil for America from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, also terminated the Keystone XL pipeline that would have provided our country with up to 900,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Canada. President Biden also continues to pursue […]

Wind Does Not Meaningfully Add Power, But Imposes Huge Costs On Ratepayers And The Environment

November 30, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ You will never see the destruction of animals and the bio-systems going on in faraway places all around the world controlled by China. You will not likely see the hundreds of birds and bats at existing sites in the US and even Bald Eagles killed by the massive turning blades […]

Biden’s Climate Power Grab Via Trillions Of Dollars In Annual Federal Procurement

November 27, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Spending by federal agencies is governed by the extensive Federal Acquisition Regulations or FAR for short. In response to a Biden executive order the FAR Council is conducting a silly public inquiry as to how climate change should be factored into federal spending. The Federal Government spends over $6 trillion […]

The Simple Arithmetic Of Wind Power

November 23, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Nations have spent hundreds of billions of dollars hoping to replace coal and natural gas to no avail. Australians and Germans have suffered from the government’s decisions the most. They now have sky-high energy costs and frequent blackouts. Both are returning to coal with as little fanfare as possible. Why […]

Pushing Back On Administrative Growth

November 22, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Michael R. Davis: With every new perceived emergency, we witness a rise in the power of the administrative state. Agencies with no accountability to the people or the government’s elected officers. Even when there is no emergency, the growth of the administrative state goes quietly unnoticed. Fighting the […]

The Silly Science Of Climate Alarmism

November 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ You may think that climate science is complicated and that the scientists who are alarmed about climate change know what they are doing. Well, yes and no. The climate is complicated but scientists have bought into some very silly science. Happily this is all easy to see with no science […]

Pitfalls Of Energy Transition On Full Display In Europe

November 19, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ BY Matthew Kandrach: Regardless of whether the coming winter proves to be mild or severe, Americans are going to be paying a lot more just to stay warm. In the midst of a global energy crisis, energy-driven inflation is here and most Americans are deeply concerned. Unfortunately, energy policy […]

Net Zero: Shattering Economies, Shattering Dreams

November 17, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Joe Biden fell asleep (not even his most embarrassing moment!) at the Glasgow climate conference. And for good reason. It’s over. Net Zero by 2050 is dying a slow, painful death. President Xi Jinping said so. So did India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. So did Africa. Good riddance. Oh, they are still […]

COP 26: Obama And AOC Fly In

November 10, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Barack Obama may have served as the 44th President of the United States, but he is just as wrong as anyone else who approaches global warming from deep roving left field. “For those listening back home in the U.S., let me say this,” Obama told UN COP 26, “It doesn’t matter […]

Climate Democracy Dies In Darkness

November 9, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ A British socialist group calling itself the Center for Countering Digital Hate has issued a report on what it calls the “Toxic Ten” – so-called “fringe” websites spreading “climate change denial.” The ten include our group, the Media Research Center, as well as Breitbart, the Daily Wire, Townhall Media, Newsmax, The […]

Biodiversity Does NOT Shrink With Climate Change Or CO2

November 8, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ How will the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content affect the biodiversity of Earth’s many ecosystems? The answer after evaluating dozens of studies cited in Climate Change Revisited II: Fossil Fuels, edited by Joe and Diane Bast, is a resounding “Not At All”. The research clearly stated in the […]