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Lake Erie Wind Turbines Lethal Threat To Migratory Birds

July 4, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The steady improvement in the water quality of the Great Lakes represents one of the real environmental success stories of recent decades. But the giant inland seas’ ecosystem now faces a new threat, this one coming from advocates of renewable energy. For over a decade, the Lake Erie Energy Development […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The True Plight Of Black Americans

June 11, 2020 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called “systemic racism.” Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our […]

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 […]

Energy Poverty In The Pandemic Age

April 15, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In a recent article, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol asserted that the “huge disruption caused by the coronavirus has highlighted how much modern societies rely on electricity.” Also adding that in many countries, electricity is critical for operating the ventilators and other medical equipment in the hospitals treating the soaring […]

Could COVID-19 Have Come From Chinese Lab? 4 Things To Know

April 13, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Once dismissed as a conspiracy theory, the notion that the new coronavirus spread from a research lab in Wuhan, China has gained more mainstream backing in academia, the media, and at least one  government. “There is a credible alternative view … based on the nature of the virus,” a senior British […]

Potential For Fraud Is Why Mail-In Elections Should Be Dead Letter

April 11, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich ~ Twice the usual number of suspects, including CNN’s combative Jim Acosta, have been criticizing President Donald Trump for the concerns he has raised about elections conducted entirely by mail. As the president said in a tweet, we do need absentee ballots for “many senior citizens, military, and others who […]

In Hiding COVID-19 At First, China Chose Reputation Over Saving Lives

April 6, 2020 by

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By Brett Schaefer ~ For over a decade, China has conducted a broad campaign to reshape the international system into a new, post-American global order. In this effort, it is essential that China project an image of being supremely capable and powerful, thereby demonstrating that China–not Europe or the United States–is the best model for […]

Throwing Cold Water On Hot Climate Models

April 4, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The only climate model that agrees with observations says there is NO climate emergency. Meanwhile half of the IPCC models are getting hotter than ever before, hence getting further from reality than ever before. A modeling showdown is looming and CLINTEL is a leader among the climate critics. They make […]

Carbon Credit Scam Exposed: Carbon Markets Fail As CO₂ Declines

April 3, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ Environmentalists and green bureaucrats have watched in shock as the coronavirus global shut down has now caused carbon credit markets to crash. The European Union’s carbon credits price has fallen by 40% this year so far. This market was worth $215 billion last year, according to Bloomberg Environment. The […]

CAFE Standards Reform Means Safer Cars And Saved Lives

April 1, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ In the midst of the fight to save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration earlier today announced a regulatory change on another issue that also will save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said they will increase—at a slower pace than […]

Fight Virus Not Carbon

March 26, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The vast sums proposed to be spent under dubious national Green New Deals should be spent instead on health care, especially virus prevention and protection. This is the gist of an “Open Letter to World Leaders” from the Climate Intelligence Foundation. Here is what CLINTEL says up front: “Your Excellencies, […]

Iranian Regime’s Reckless Disregard Made The Coronavirus Outbreak Worse

March 22, 2020 by

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By James Phillips and Nicole Robinson ~ Iran, which faces one of the most widespread COVID-19 coronavirus outbreaks outside of China, is paying a heavy price for the mismanagement, dishonesty, and self-serving priorities of its Islamist clerical regime. Iran’s totalitarian rulers remain in denial about the scope and consequences of the pandemic, preferring to save […]

CLINTEL President Says Zero Carbon Is A Crime Against Humanity

March 21, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently got an intriguing email from Professor Guus Berkhout, president of the Climate Intelligence Foundation or CLINTEL. It contained this striking paragraph and the last sentence really got me thinking: “The past 150 years show that affordable and reliable energy is the key to prosperity. The past 150 years […]

Time To Extricate From China

March 14, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The Communist Party that rules the People’s Republic of China is not a friend of the United States. It is an enemy. It is time Americans understood that, starting with the political class, and act accordingly. The coronavirus pandemic, which started in the Wuhan Province of China, should be a wake-up […]

The Unholy Crusade Against Gas Appliances

March 11, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ When Berkeley, California, last year became the first U.S. city to ban the installation of natural gas lines to new homes, Mayor Jesse Arreguín proudly stated, “We are committed to the Paris Agreement and must take immediate action in order to reach our climate action goals. It’s not radical. It’s necessary.” For hardliners whose […]