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Big-Idea Energy Alternatives Are Costly And Puny

June 24, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Those who believe in the existence of adequate non-fossil alternatives essential to achieve a “carbon-neutral” U.S. — much less global — energy balance anytime soon, or at any cost, are dreadfully misguided. Nevertheless, there are very understandable reasons why such delusions continue to persist. One reason behind this facetious fantasy has […]

Growing Evidence Of Wind Farms’ Horrific Toll On Wildlife: This Time From India

June 23, 2019 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Eagles, hawks, bats – these are among the most prominently cited avian wildlife regularly slaughtered by industrial-sized wind-power facilities that – thanks to taxpayer subsidies and state renewable-energy mandates — continue to spread like wildfire across rural America. The affliction is by no means restricted to the United States, however. […]

Turbine Trouble

June 18, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ We already know many of the serious problems with industrial wind power. It is expensive, heavily subsidized (a hidden tax), unreliable, causes negative health impacts, kills large birds of prey and bats and can be maddening to people who live […]

Shutting Down Middle And Blue-Collar America

June 15, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Vocal activists increasingly drive Democrat Party positions across the public policy spectrum. Print, television, social and click-bait media generally support them, while permitting little debate on liberal proposals or their potential ramifications. Even semi-moderate Joe Biden has been pressured into shifting or flipping his positions on abortion, energy, climate change and […]

Common Sense Finally Coming To EPA With Cost-Benefit Analysis

June 15, 2019 by

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By Daren Bakst ~ Shouldn’t Environmental Protection Agency regulations do more good than harm? The agency hasn’t always thought so. In 2012, under President Barack Obama, the EPA finalized a rule to reduce emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In doing so, the agency decided that it […]

Climate Security Confusion Abounds

June 13, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The news media has been reporting what looks like a conflict within the Trump Administration, over the national security implications of climate change. Supposedly the conflict is between military and intelligence reports describing serious security implications and the Administrations position that climate change is not a serious threat. There may […]

Leftism Makes People Meaner: Reflections On The Torture Of Paul Manafort

June 12, 2019 by

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By Dennis Prager ~ The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner. There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But […]