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Dark Clouds On The Horizon For Electric Vehicles

June 30, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ There are a couple of dark clouds hanging over the optimistic growth of electric vehicles (EV’s) that may decimate the supply chain of lithium to make the EV batteries, and how to safely transport EV’s across wide oceans. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is expected to classify lithium carbonate, chloride, and […]

Energy Shortages And Inflation The New Norm As Refinery Closures Outpace Construction

June 24, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With worldwide refinery closures outpacing new construction, shortages and inflation are likely to be the new norm that inflicts regressive expenses upon those that can least afford it, as control of the worldwide refining industry shifts to Asia and Euro As the world has become impassioned with increasing its electricity generation […]

News Of NERC Is Not Good For Reliability

June 15, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ My last CFACT article pointed out that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) mades and enforces the regulations governing grid reliability in America. The looming threat of numerous summer blackouts, which they just announced, is therefore their fault. They have obviously failed to maintain reliability, which is their specific […]

Finally: NY Times Notices Soft-On-Crime Hurting Dems In Big Cities

June 7, 2022 by

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By Clay Waters ~ The front page of Monday’s New York Times acknowledged the obvious: The crime issue is hurting Democrats badly on the ground: “Debate on Crime Splits San Francisco Democrats.” The report from Tim Arango and Thomas Fuller spotlighted San Francisco’s controversial District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who may prove too far left for…San Francisco? Boudin’s […]

Germany’s Green Energy Fixation Should Teach U.S. A Lesson

June 6, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government vice chancellor and economic minister Robert Habeck, a leading member of his country’s Green Party, has experienced a rude lesson regarding disastrous consequences of his years of naïve opposition to fossil fuels. After tasking his top officials to assess energy security implications of Germany’s dependence […]

Silence Of The Power Engineers? NERC Does Nothing

June 3, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC for short (rhymes with jerk), recently released a report warning of likely blackouts across much of America this summer. The report got lots of publicity, including this piece flagged by our own Climate Depot, titled “Report: Deadly Summer Blackouts Inevitable As Renewables […]

Here’s How To Hold Woke Capital Accountable

May 27, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ If one was to create a test to evaluate how corporate America treats freedom of speech and religious liberty, how well do you think they would do? A pair of organizations just released such a test and, perhaps to no one’s surprise, the corporations didn’t do well. If assigned by letter […]

5 Takeaways From Congressional Hearing On Baby Formula Shortage

May 26, 2022 by

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By Douglas Blair ~ Lawmakers pressed Food and Drug Administration officials and a baby formula manufacturer Wednesday at a tense congressional hearing on the massive formula supply shortages that are leaving infants hungry across the nation. The hearing, held by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, was the first to focus specifically on the topic […]

Meet Your New Boss.

May 24, 2022 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Meet Your New Boss. The WHO is here to help you! Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

‘Underhanded’: School Invites Students To Observe LGBTQ Day Without Parents’ Knowledge

April 28, 2022 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ Whether you know it or not, your child’s school may have observed a “Day of Silence” on behalf of the LGBTQ movement. The advocacy group GLSEN invited schools across the country to hold a demonstration Friday to show support for LGBTQ students and their allies. GLSEN encouraged participants to “take a […]

Woke Investors Threaten The West’s Security

April 20, 2022 by

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By Rupert Darwall ~ Since Russia attacked Ukraine two months ago, Western governments have been learning the hard way about the critical importance of energy to their national security. Germany’s 20-year, trillion-dollar “Energiewende” (Energy Transformation) has made its economy totally dependent on supplies of Russian natural gas and paralyzed its response to Russian aggression. French president Emmanuel […]

Virginia Agency Challenges Dominion’s Offshore Wind Deception

April 16, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I earlier wrote about the deep deception in Dominion Energy’s proposal to build a huge 2,600 MW offshore wind (OSW) system in Virginia. With 175 massive 800 foot tall generators, it is by far the biggest OSW project ever attempted in America. A true monster. See my https://www.cfact.org/2022/03/11/dominions-deception-hits-new-high-with-offshore-wind/. Happily, the […]

Add Kansas To The Growing List Of States Banning Sanctuary Cities

April 16, 2022 by

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By Erin Dwinell ~ Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill on Monday prohibiting cities and counties from enacting “sanctuary” policies or ordinances for illegal aliens. Considering the deadly and destructive outcomes we constantly see in sanctuary cities, now is the time for other states to join Kansas. And the fact that Kansas isn’t a […]

California Wants To Regulate Your Bacon. Here’s Why The Supreme Court Should Save It.

April 14, 2022 by

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By GianCarlo Canaparo ~ Imagine that a friend of yours wants to lose 10 pounds. You might advise your friend to diet, avoid unhealthy foods, and exercise more. You might even offer some unconventional tips, like sleeping regularly or keeping a daily gratitude journal. But what if you went to all the stores in your […]

Who Suffers The Most From America’s Crime Wave?

April 13, 2022 by

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By GianCarlo Canaparo and Abby Kassal ~ Violent crime, like the price of gas, is rising. Not everyone is experiencing this crime wave in the same way. For some, it’s a distant issue experienced by other people somewhere else. For others, it’s a daily life-threatening concern. We parsed the FBI’s crime data from 2011 to […]

EV Mandates Disqualify Other Contenders

April 6, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The new Washington. First in insurrection. First in woke greenness. Making America last. Washington State, home to the CHAZ (later the CHOP), has now adopted legislation that envisions that “all passenger and light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later be electric vehicles.” This mimics the deadlines set by several European countries […]

Electric Vehicle Makers’ Russia Connection

March 30, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Tim Benson: Elon Musk, who is now spending his time urging the U.S. to increase oil and gas production despite selling electric vehicles, wants you to believe that he is putting his financial interests and environmental ambitions aside in a goodhearted effort to protect America’s national security interests. However, […]

EV Race Ignores Russian, Chinese Mineral Speed Traps

March 20, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Billboard size speed limit signs and flashing police radar scanning dashboard warnings be damned! U.S. and European electric vehicle (EV) companies are racing to cash in on markets driven by dependence upon government subsidies which, in turn, rely on scarce and costly materials needed for batteries controlled by foreign adversaries. Mining […]

Tsunamis May Sink West Coast Offshore Wind

March 19, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised the concern that East Coast offshore wing machines might not withstand destruction by the hurricanes that frequently run up the coast. Offshore wind design has been developed in Europe, where hurricanes do not occur. This makes their proposed use in places like Virginia very […]

Soros – Backed EV Plant In Georgia Ignites Stiff Resistance

March 17, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Automobile assembly plants are among the most coveted prizes politicians and business leaders can seek. A sparkling new car plant means lots of high-paying jobs, infrastructure improvements, new homes, schools. restaurants, and recreation facilities – not to mention the eternal gratitude of the community lucky enough to have landed such […]

Four Knights And Their Tales Of Climate Lies And Exaggeration

March 14, 2022 by

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By Dr. John Happs ~     Wat: “You have been weighed.” Roland: “You have been measured.” Kate: “And you have absolutely…..” Chaucer: “Been found wanting.” A Knight’s Tale: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340’s – 1400) A knighthood is a title given to a man by a British king or queen for his achievements or service to […]

Why “Cheap” Solar Increases The Price Of Power

March 4, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I keep hearing that since solar power is cheap it pays to add it to the generation mix. Sometimes this claim is caveated, saying that it only pays up to a certain fraction of total generating capacity. Typical limits range from 30% to 60%. Moreover this claim that it pays […]