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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, […]

Evidence Grows That Coronavirus Was Man-Made: The Bat Virus It “Evolved” From Appears To Be Faked

May 18, 2020 by

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By JoNova ~ The claims that the current pandemic Coronavirus is natural all rely on it being 96% closely related to a natural bat virus known as the RaTG13 virus. But new analysis suggests this “natural” virus only exists as a fake creation on a Chinese computer. The implications of this type of work will […]

Don’t Expand Federal Energy Loan Programs. Unplug Them.

May 13, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Amid the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, some in Congress are calling for more stimulus programs to jump-start and sustain an economic recovery. Many policymakers are calling for it to be done in a climate-friendly way, which has renewed interest in the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. The Loan Programs Office […]

What To Expect As 12 States Begin To Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdown

April 30, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Come Friday in Texas, the nation’s second-largest economy, businesses such as restaurants and retail stores will be open again, but at a 25% occupancy rate. After that, public health officials will reevaluate the data and decide whether to allow a 50% occupancy rate. The Lone Star State is among nine states […]

Earth Day Dunking On Humans

April 25, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ On the fiftieth anniversary of “Earth Day” — something of an ecological feast day — journalistic, philanthropic, and religious leaders echoed the spirit of the original celebration: The human race is a cancer on the planet. In the sternly reinforced quiet of stay-at-home orders, this Team Earth reveled in how the […]

With Coal In Decline, How Will We Pay To Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands?

April 20, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ While Congress has focused much of its attention of late on saving the nation from the COVID 19 virus, other critically important legislation has languished in committee. One of those bills, H.R. 4248, is bipartisan legislation, passed via voice vote in the U.S. House on January 15 but not yet taken up […]

Could The End Of Ethanol Be In Sight?

April 16, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Howard Hayden ~ Ethanol alcohol (EtOH) is the same alcohol that is in beer, wine, and distilled spirits, namely CH3CH2OH. In dry milling the entire kernel of corn or other starchy grain such as wheat, barley or sorghum is processed without separating out the various component parts of the grain. Water […]