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Will China’s ‘Raccoon Dog’ Rescue COVID-19 ‘Natural Origins’ Narrative?

March 24, 2023 by


By Robert Moffit ~ Perfect timing. Just as most of you (and the analysts at the Department of Energy and the FBI) thought that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory, along comes a March 16 report in The Atlantic. The report says that newly discovered genetic data from caged raccoon dogs (a mammal related to […]

Oregon Supreme Court Ignores Rural Pleas And Greenlights Giant Wind Power Line

March 23, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a long-sought victory for the Climate Industrial Complex, the Oregon Supreme Court March 9 approved construction of a 300-mile, high-voltage power line that will transmit wind energy through parts of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. The Boardman-to-Hemingway line, known as the B2H, has been in the works since 2007. […]

AP Cries ‘Pro-Moscow’ Twitter ‘Tried To Steer’ Ohio Train Disaster Debate

March 21, 2023 by


By Joseph Vazquez ~ The Associated Press attempted to blame Twitter owner Elon Musk and “pro-Russian” Twitter accounts for Americans’ distrust of Big Daddy Government and liberal media gaslighting about the toxic Ohio train disaster. Talk about a ridiculous attempt at a stretch. AP whined in a Mar. 18 story — “Pro-Moscow voices tried to […]

COVID-19 Origins: Why State Department’s Testimony To Congress Is Crucial To Finding Answers

March 21, 2023 by


By Robert Moffit ~ Expect more details—and more controversy—coming soon on the Chinese origins of COVID-19 as a House select committee continues its investigation. While many in government in early 2020 immediately began pushing the narrative that the coronavirus came from nature, several scientists and the U.S. State Department had serious doubts and pointed to […]

Greens Refuse To Discuss Recycling Renewables And Restoring Mining Locations To Pristine Condition

March 20, 2023 by


By Ronald Stein ~ The reality is that all the mineral products and metals needed to make wind turbines, solar panels, and EV batteries are mined and processed in places like Baotou, Inner Mongolia, Bolivia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, mostly under Chinese control. Decommissioning and restoration of those mining landscapes back to their […]

Are Whales The Latest Casualties Of The Climate Change Industry?

March 19, 2023 by


By Peter Murphy ~ “Trekkies” should recall this pithy exchange about endangered humpback whales from the 1986 feature film, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, between Leonard Nimoy’s famous character and actor Catherine Hicks, who played “Dr. Taylor,” the cetologist. “Mr. Spock” stated, To hunt a species to extinction is not logical; to which “Dr. Taylor” […]

A Simple Reason Why Net Zero Is Impossible

March 18, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I have a new study out, titled “Constraining Renewables is a National Need”, that provides a simple reason why net zero is impossible. It is simply impossible to provide enough energy storage to make renewables reliable. The headlong rush to replace thermal power generation with renewables must therefore be constrained. […]

As Whales Wash Up, Feds Push “Green” Energy On Inadequate Knowledge

March 15, 2023 by


By Collister Johnson ~ Recently, an unusual number of dead whales have washed up on the beaches off the East Coast, stretching from New York to Virginia. A total of 16 have been found washed up on these shores in just the last month alone. It is speculated that more dead whales are floating out […]

Did Silicon Valley Bank Prioritize Social Justice Over Risk Management?

March 14, 2023 by


By Diana Furchtgott-Roth ~ After one of the biggest banks in the technology startup lending space collapsed last week, President Joe Biden tried to reassure Americans that their banking system was still safe. But if bank examiners are not doing their job, which was the fundamental problem in the Silicon Valley Bank crash, then customers’ […]

Illinois Town Nixes Solar Desert

March 12, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a stunning setback for solar, the City of Pontiac, Illinois has scuttled plans to construct a solar energy project that would transform a vacant lot in town into a shiny solar desert. At an emotional Feb. 13 hearing before the City of Pontiac Planning and Zoning Board, city official […]

Whale Death Confusion Abounds And Some Is Deliberate

March 11, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Press coverage of the tragic whale deaths is a supreme study in confusion, especially the foolish attempts to somehow exonerate offshore wind development. Here are some prominent examples. The evergreen New York Times wins the race for worst coverage by claiming to explain the numerous recent whale deaths as due […]

Battery Electric Vehicles Are Not The Answer

March 10, 2023 by


By Donn Dears ~ What will be the effect of 250 million Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) on America’s electric grid in 2050? What will it cost to allow the electric grid to safely supply 250 million BEVs with the power they need? And, is it even possible to transition the grid to accomplish this objective? […]

American Suppression Of Fossil Fuels Courts A National Security Disaster

March 9, 2023 by


By Ronald Stein ~ The capacity of a modern economy to produce food and products for its citizens, and weapons and fuels for its military to project power, are the undeniable twin pillars of global power. Both depend on reasonably priced and readily available products made from the oil derivatives manufactured from crude oil. In […]

Electricity Prices Are Soaring In Heavy Wind Energy States

March 8, 2023 by


By Steve Goreham ~ United States electricity prices are rising rapidly, up 18.1 percent over the last two years. Renewable energy advocates claim that wind and solar installations produce cheaper electricity than traditional power plants, but power prices are rising as more wind and solar is added to the grid. In fact, electricity prices are […]

Climate Cartels Plan To Cancel Single Family Homes, Private Cars

March 7, 2023 by


By Larry Bell ~ Allysia Finley, a regular Wall Street Journal contributor, posted an article a couple weeks ago titled “The Climate Crusaders Are Coming for Electric Cars Too,” a prophesy consistent with a concerning social control trend I have witnessed as well. It’s not that “green” lobbies have the necessary public support to succeed […]

Giant Idaho Wind Project Runs Into Turbulence

March 5, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Plans by a New York company, LS Power, to put up as many as 400 soaring wind turbines on 76,000 acres (about 12 square miles) on federal land outside of Twin Falls, Idaho have sparked outrage among local residents and officials, as well as the state’s governor. Known as Lava […]

Greens Try Lawsuits To Thwart Nevada Lithium Mine

March 1, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Green opponents to a proposed Biden administration-backed green energy project are making a last-ditch effort in court to block construction of a lithium mine about 200 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada. Joined by an Oregon tribe, four environmental groups Feb. 21 asked Reno-based U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to temporarily […]

How FERC Can Protect The Grid From Wind And Solar

February 25, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking comments on ways to limit the damage that renewables can do to grid reliability. See my FERC has no control over what power generators get built, that is a State function. But they do have a say in what is hooked into […]

‘The Worst’: FCC Commissioner Carr Shares Awful TikTok Malware Score

February 23, 2023 by


By Autumn Johnson ~ FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr shared the results of a study tracking the collection of user data and security issues on social media platforms. The study showed that communist Chinese government-tied TikTok currently has “the worst” score in the industry. A recent study from “Malcore,” an automated analysis tool designed to detect […]

The Exorbitant Cost Of ‘Net Zero’

February 23, 2023 by


By Craig Rucker ~ Many were surprised and angered when a member of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard Trumka Jr., floated the idea of phasing out new gas stoves and ovens. To many, it seemed random at the time. The Biden Administration, for its part, withdrew the idea immediately, maintaining they were never planning […]

Offshore Wind Impact Probe Proposed

February 21, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith is outraged by the ever growing whale death toll, that coincides with rapidly increasing offshore wind development. He has introduced a much needed bill calling for an investigation of the impact assessment practices of those federal agencies that approve and oversee OSW. His bill — […]

EVs Are Designed For ChatGPT – Not “Carbon Units”

February 14, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ You thought these electric vehicles were all about saving the world from “climate change”? Get real! Lest anyone forget, carbon-based life forms have declared war on carbon, which means war on themselves. Those policies and laws that are “transformative” are coming out of Silicon Valley. With silicon-based life forms already among us, […]

The Math Of Chaos: Why Weather And Climate Are Unpredictable

February 12, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ That the weather is often unpredictable is well known. What may surprise you is that it will always be that way, especially long range weather, like a season or year ahead. And since climate is just average weather, it too will always be unpredictable. More on that later. Before we […]