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Review: Rex Fleming Calls Carbon Dioxide Fear A “False Alarm”

July 6, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ This summer there are two new books and an older one newly relevant today with the same title: False Alarm. Though physician Dr. Marc Siegal wrote False Alarm: The Truth about the Epidemic of Fear back in 2008, right now Amazon Kindle has the book in heavy promotion. Kindle boasts, “More relevant […]

The Green Delusion Continues To Push Costs Upon The Poor

July 1, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Those marketing the green delusion have convinced themselves and the public that intermittent electricity from wind and solar are somehow “clean, green, renewable and sustainable”. They have successfully kept transparency from those paying for the green delusion of any information that would damage their message. Facts about greater human and ecological […]

Book Review: “Apocalypse Never” By Michael Shellenberger

June 30, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The way to a cleaner, sustainable planet is not to eliminate fossil fuels and nuclear power, but rather to expand their use, especially in developing countries to bring economic growth and prosperity, the way such sources did for the developed world. This is one of the primary themes in the new […]

Climate Alarmism Versus Integrity At National Academies Of Science

June 29, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ National Academies of Science should speak out against climate alarmism, not support it. This is the major message in a recent letter from Professor Guus Berkhout, president of CLINTEL, to the new head of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The integrity of science is at stake. This […]

CO2 No Threat To Oceans

June 27, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ For the past three decades the public has been taught by the news media and the folks who make a living composing mathematical equations they claim to simulate how our planets climate operates, that our oceans are in jeopardy. They have all told you one of the biggest falsehoods in […]

These 3 Groups Organized To Support Mail-In Voting

June 24, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Political progressives who favor the expanded use of mail-in balloting have been telling the American people not to pay attention to that man on Twitter who sees a potential connection between their proposals and massive voter fraud. The Brennan Center for Justice, Priorities USA, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights […]

Virginia’s Latest Folly – Offshore Wind Power

June 19, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As reported in an earlier article, Virginia’s green electric power plan calls for 5,000 MW of offshore wind generating capacity to be built in the next decade or so. This is a huge amount given that the worldwide total is just around 15,000 MW. We are talking about something like […]

Green Policies Compound Racial Injustice

June 16, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The horrific murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman while his three cowardly colleagues looked on has now sparked many Green groups to rightly condemn racial injustice. The irony is that the policies these Green groups have long advocated harm the most vulnerable in society, including but not exclusively, blacks and […]

California Keeps Raising Energy Costs

June 15, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided on May 28th that climate lawsuits filed by San Mateo County and the cities of San Francisco and Oakland can proceed in state court. This after asserting a California public nuisance claim against five energy companies arising from the role of fossil fuel products […]

Appeals Court Rebukes Imperious Judge Over Absurd Absentee Ballot Ruling

June 15, 2020 by

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By Zack Smith and Hans von Spakovsky ~ The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has taken federal District Judge Fred Biery to the proverbial woodshed over an outlandish order he issued in late May. In that order, Biery required Texas to allow all voters to vote by mail even if they didn’t […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part II: Safety, Health And Cost

June 13, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Joy and Celebration: In his Laudeat et Jubilat, Mozart gave specific instructions to the conductor; “Allegro ma non troppo,” or play it happily, but not so much. In this second and concluding part on backing up inconsistent wind and solar energy with battery storage, we give these same instructions […]

How Virginia’s Green New Deal Will Add To Residents’ COVID-19 Costs

June 8, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ While many Virginia residents are still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, their elected officials from Gov. Ralph Northam on down are increasing their financial burdens with radical Green New Deal-style programs, energy policy analysts say. Renewable energy mandates and restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions recently signed into law by Northam, […]

It’s Time To Follow Mexico And Pull The Plug On “Renewables”

June 6, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. Recognizing that industrial wind and solar electricity bring little to no value to […]

“Scientist” Reveals Politicized GISS As NASA Returns Americans To Space

June 5, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ This has been a (mostly) great week for NASA.  We saw the first successful launch of astronauts into space on an American rocket since 2011 — on a private spacecraft.  Last night SpaceX sent up another Falcon 9 rocket with (count-em) 60 communications satellites on board! NASA getting back to serious […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part I: Environmental Concerns

June 4, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Governors, Utility, and Industry captains are rushing for the headlines, with each claiming the most, the biggest, the newest solar plants and wind plants with the sexiest battery-backup systems. The last time we saw such a feverish gold-rush was in 1849, but these new media-miners are off for pyrite, […]

Alarmist Queen Hayhoe Takedown By Friends Of Science

June 2, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ If Greta Thunberg is an alarmist princess then Katherine Hayhoe is the queen of climate alarmism, at least in the U.S. and Canada. She was the de facto spokesperson for the atrocious third National Climate Assessment. After that she started doing bogus “Here’s what is going to happen to you” […]

Weaknesses Of Wind And Solar: When Science And Reality Clash – Part 3

May 31, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ In Parts One and Two of this Series, we established the Ciccone/Lehr Rule of Thumb which states that All Wind and Solar Power must be backed up with an equal or greater amount of Fossil Fuel Power running on standby 100% of the time. In this concluding segment, we […]

‘CO2 Levels’ And Your ‘Carbon Footprint’ – NOT The Problem You’ve Been Told

May 29, 2020 by

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By Dan Nebert ~ Last year a student at a nearby university complained she couldn’t focus in class; she was convinced high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) were the cause. The entire building was immediately evacuated and tested for “toxic levels of this dangerous gas.” After determining the CO2 levels were less than 500 parts-per-million […]

Weaknesses Of Wind And Solar: When Science And Reality Clash – Part 2

May 26, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ In Part One we established a Rule of Thumb for electrical engineering which states: All Solar and Wind Power on an Electric Grid Must Be Backed Up With an Equal or Greater Amount of Fossil Fuel Power Running on Standby 100% OF The Time. There are those who claim […]

Dominion Energy Proposes 40% Rate Hike In Virginia To Pay For “Net Zero Carbon”

May 24, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In a sane world no electric company would propose a 40% rate increase. That Dominion Energy has just done this for Virginia shows how crazy net zero carbon laws really are. The Legislature has in effect ordered Dominion to spend untold billions of dollars rebuilding their power generation system by […]

Mexico Pulls The Plug On “Renewables”

May 23, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ As Mexico is poised to plunge into its worst recession in recent-memory the leftist president is making cuts and pulling the plug on subsidy dependent intermittent power from wind and solar that has been driving up the cost of electricity for its financially challenged population. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won […]

Wind And Solar Weaknesses – Part I

May 20, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ So-called “Green energy” threatens our culture, our freedoms and our pocketbooks, yet provides no net electricity to our electrical networks. Zero-Zip-Nada. They remain a Green delusion. A bold statement, yes? Bolder still is the fact that wind and solar power plants are more efficient when they are not running […]

The Dark Side Of Renewable Electricity

May 19, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The “Praise the Lord” (PTL) empire that preacher Jim Bakker built with wife Tammy crumbled thirty years ago. Today, it seems like we’re being mesmerized again in the press and social media with the rhetoric about dispensing with the thousands of products from petroleum derivatives so we can save the world from human destruction […]

The Left Shouldn’t Be Cheering For Energy Industry Demise

May 16, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Petroleum and natural gas industries that provide about 85% of America’s energy (with wind and solar constituting barely over 3%) is under siege by adversaries — both foreign and domestic. The first major assault was launched by a no-winner dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia that flooded the global market with […]