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Offshore U.S. Oil And Gas Critical To Lowering Energy Prices

January 24, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By David Holt: While most Americans have never heard of it, the Interior Department’s five-year plan for offshore energy development is essential to maintaining our basic standard of living and keeping the prices for thousands of everyday goods and services low. At a time of record inflation and sky-high […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York Times Spins Waukesha Massacre, Fears Could Hurt Bail Reform Nationwide

November 29, 2021 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Career criminal Darrell Brooks sped through the barricades of a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six and injuring dozens, and the New York Times on Saturday engaged in damage control for the left-wing “bail reform” movement nationwide. “Waukesha Suspect’s Previous Release Agitates Efforts to Overhaul Bail,” by Glenn Thrush and Shaila Dewan, […]

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 […]

Only The Rich And Powerful Can Thrive In Lawless San Francisco

November 16, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ In “progressive” San Francisco, safety is for the rich. That’s the reality of what’s happening in the San Francisco Bay Area as bad policy and anti-police attitudes have created a haven for criminality. Like many other urban parts of America, the Bay Area has been hit with a historic surge in […]

As Russia Invests In Arctic, America Falls Behind

November 3, 2021 by

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By Daniel Kochis and Johnathan Little ~ Even though the U.S. is one of eight Arctic nations, America has not adequately invested in the region and, as a result, has not yet fully embraced its status as an Arctic power. The opposite can be said of Russia, an Arctic nation that has invested heavily in […]

‘Wounding Warriors’ Authors Highlight Flawed VA Model That Is Letting Veterans Down

October 28, 2021 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ Daniel Gade and Daniel Huang’s recently released book “Wounding Warriors: How Bad Policy Is Making Veterans Sicker and Poorer” can be summed in one simple sentence: Veterans respond to incentives, just like every human on this planet. The book addresses the veterans benefit system, which is managed by the Department of […]

Irate Farmers Blast Environmental Harm Caused By Solar Array

October 22, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Farmers in central Virginia’s Louisa County got a glimpse of the much-acclaimed green energy future – and they don’t like what they see. Instead of the clean power they were promised, they are dealing with pollution – and lots of it. Stormwater runoff from Dominion Energy’s Belcher Solar project has […]

Heritage’s Index Of US Military Strength Finds Marines ‘Strong,’ Air Force ‘Weak,’ Army And Navy ‘Marginal’

October 21, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The U.S. military is only “marginally” prepared to defend America’s interests at a time when adversaries are ramping up military capabilities, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Index of U.S. Military Strength released Wednesday. Heritage’s analysis examined each branch of the military, as well as America’s nuclear capability. (The Daily Signal […]

Lawsuit Alleges Cronyism At Biden EPA To ‘Rubber-Stamp’ Green Agenda

October 13, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is violating the law in a “purge” of advisory committees in order to “rubber-stamp” regulations, a lawsuit alleges, and in the process sweeping away a Trump administration policy against conflicts of interest. The lead plaintiff in the case is Stanley Young, who in March was […]

EV Buyers Beware – Fires, Scarce Charging Times, And Parking Restrictions

October 1, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ In the wake of a series of severe EV battery fires, one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world, General Motors has just issued safety recommendations for Bolt EV’s: Not to park your Chevy Bolt within 50 feet of other vehicles in case it catches fire. Highly recommends that Bolt EV owners not […]

Wind And Solar Folly In Detail

September 30, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The Lower 48 states of the US cover four time zones. The sun sets in California about 3 hours after the sun sets in New York. One must wonder if the folks running the government in Washington DC are aware of this. President Joe Biden’s plan for a climate-friendly electric […]

Green Gold Rush – Part 2: Some Big Numbers

September 25, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Part 1 introduced the proposed Clean Energy Performance Program or CEPP. The central idea is for the Federal Government (that is, taxpayers) to pay electric power suppliers billions of dollars as a reward for adding ever increasing amounts of mostly renewable juice to what they sell. The rewards kick in […]

Gone With The Wind: America’s Energy Future On Display In Europe

September 24, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As if the continuing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and fears of being flooded by waves of Afghan refugees weren’t enough, Europe is facing another crisis: The wind isn’t blowing. Steady, reliable northwesterly winds blowing in from the North Atlantic and the North Sea were supposed to be a […]

Eliminating Crude Oil Is Like Jumping Out Of A Plane Without A Chute

September 23, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The world, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are proposing banishment of fossil fuels and are focused on reducing emissions from fossil fuels at any costs, but a safety net of having a viable replacement should be in place before we jump off that cliff. Banning oil imports, fracking, […]

Nuclear Power Update

September 22, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ When we talk nuclear physics to most people their eyes will glaze over with either lack of understanding or fear of the unknown. In fact it is quite simple. Uranium, its most common fuel, is radioactive, which means it naturally decays or fissions. This is the process of splitting atoms […]

Carbon Tracking Credit Cards

September 17, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ The ability to constantly digitally track and record what we do exposes us to the potential for monstrous abuse. Witness the use of “social credit” scores by the Chinese Communist Party to intimidate and control. Now they’re rolling out new CO2 tracking credit cards.  What could go wrong? Marc Morano posted […]

Confronting Yet Another Indoctrinating School Year

September 15, 2021 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Labor Day is over, and millions of American children are back in school for their first in-person classes since March 2020. They and their parents are dealing with anxiety and mixed emotions that promise to make this academic year far more stressful than most. Students and families are being thrown into […]

Antifa Teacher’s Indoctrination Attempts Should Outrage – And Mobilize – Public School Parents

September 4, 2021 by

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By Mary Clare Amselem ~ “Public schools are trying to indoctrinate our kids!” When parents hear statements like this, all too often they dismiss it as a right-wing conspiracy theory. But the evidence is piling up that shows this is not just a theory, and it’s time for parents to start taking indoctrination in school […]

America Deserves Answers On Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

August 31, 2021 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Viewing the chaos, death, and destruction accompanying the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Americans have many unanswered questions. Cable news anchors repeatedly quiz their guests with questions such as, “Should the U.S. have abandoned Bagram Airfield in early July?” Others rightly ask, “How could the U.S. have come to be dependent on […]