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U.S. Was Tops In Mining During The 1990s But Is Now Import Dependent

September 23, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ No nation on Earth has been endowed with more valuable minerals than the United States. We led the world in mining output only 30 years ago. Due to environmental activist resistance and unreasonable EPA regulations our nation has fallen to seventh in mining productivity. Yet the National Mining Association estimates […]

The Blackouts Are Coming! The Blackouts Are Coming!

September 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The understatement of California’s trouble was announced by officials who admitted an over reliance on wind and solar power. The governor said there was not enough wind to keep the turbines going and cloud cover and night fall restricted solar power. The state has fallen thousands of megawatts behind its […]

The Democrats’ Enviro-Platform Will Drag You Back To The 19th Century

August 12, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ “Combating The Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice” is the title of the segment of the 2020 democratic platform that if ever implemented could send America back to the days before the industrial revolution. It’s nearly 3000 words opens with the following paragraph. “Climate change is a global emergency. We […]

40 Countries Discuss Depriving World Of Inexpensive Safe Energy

July 18, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris ~ It should be no surprise to our readers that socialists across the world would recognize an opportunity in the china-virus pandemic to further handicap the use of inexpensive dependable fossil fuels to raise the standard of living of the poorest of the world by forcing them to use […]

Exploiting Calamities And Climate To Push Socialism

July 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris ~ It should be no surprise to our readers that climate change was never a scientific issue, though politicians and well—financed scientists promoted it as such. It has always been a political movement aimed at increasing the size of government and installing a Socialist system. Such a system would […]

CO2 No Threat To Oceans

June 27, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ For the past three decades the public has been taught by the news media and the folks who make a living composing mathematical equations they claim to simulate how our planets climate operates, that our oceans are in jeopardy. They have all told you one of the biggest falsehoods in […]

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 […]

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, […]

Weaknesses Of Wind And Solar: When Science And Reality Clash – Part 3

May 31, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ In Parts One and Two of this Series, we established the Ciccone/Lehr Rule of Thumb which states that All Wind and Solar Power must be backed up with an equal or greater amount of Fossil Fuel Power running on standby 100% of the time. In this concluding segment, we […]

Weaknesses Of Wind And Solar: When Science And Reality Clash – Part 2

May 26, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ In Part One we established a Rule of Thumb for electrical engineering which states: All Solar and Wind Power on an Electric Grid Must Be Backed Up With an Equal or Greater Amount of Fossil Fuel Power Running on Standby 100% OF The Time. There are those who claim […]

Wind And Solar Weaknesses – Part I

May 20, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ So-called “Green energy” threatens our culture, our freedoms and our pocketbooks, yet provides no net electricity to our electrical networks. Zero-Zip-Nada. They remain a Green delusion. A bold statement, yes? Bolder still is the fact that wind and solar power plants are more efficient when they are not running […]

A Billion Dollar Solar Boondoggle In Vegas

May 14, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ On May 12 the Interior Department gave approval for the largest solar power project in the U.S. to be built by Warren Buffett’s NV Energy company on 7100 acres of Federal lands in the Mohave Desert. At a cost of one billion dollars, it pales into insignificance on the days […]

Is There A Relationship Between Global Temperature And Ocean Levels? Sure, But…

May 8, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Alarms over rising oceans continue to sound. Politicians, actors, authors, and “climate activists” warn us regularly that the massive ice sheets in the Antarctic, and the Arctic, are melting. They remind us that in a matter of decades, oceans will rise to the point where they will destroy many coastal […]

Wind And Solar Add Zero Value To The Grid

May 1, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Why is wind power and solar power, not making significant gains in providing a substantial amount of renewable electricity? The US has utilized, in its energy mix, about eight percent of wind and two percent solar for more than a decade. The reason it is not growing requires an understanding of […]

Imagine Our Covid-19 Response Running On Wind And Solar Power

April 29, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Until the Pandemic struck the world, the desire of the progressive political movement in the United States and much of the world was focused on ridding the planet of fossil fuels, said to be negatively altering the planet’s climate. These folks are fully convinced that the world, at its present […]

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 […]

When The World Was Just As Worried

April 14, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ It is easy to argue that today the world is in a war only matched in the memory of the older generation by World War II. On the morning of August 6, 1945, Hiroshima exploded into the first and largest high-level radiation test laboratory in the world. Three days later, […]

COVID-19 And Climate Change Require A Better Understanding Of Science

March 31, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We have all been barraged on the 24/7 news cycle for years over fearful claims about climate change and global warming. Now for months, our lives are completely altered with a more realistic fear of the most contagious virus any of us have ever experienced. Both, however, suffer from questionable […]

Like Polar Bears, Coral Reefs Are Doing Fine

March 15, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Corals are animals, actually closely related to jelly fish but of course differing in that they have a limestone skeleton made up of calcium carbonate. Their growth rates can be studied to give us knowledge of the ocean and its sea level over thousands of years. They have lived throughout […]

A Reality Check On Electric Cars: Arithmetic Required

March 7, 2020 by

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By Bill Lynch and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ During the Obama Administration a regulation was passed requiring all automobile manufacturers to achieve an average efficiency for all their vehicles of 54 miles per gallon by the year 2025. President Trump recently canceled the ordinance recognizing such a requirement could never be reached without sacrificing the […]

The Oceans Cannot Become Acidic, Period

February 28, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ If you really believe the environmental, liberal leftist propaganda that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide can create enough excess carbonic acid in the oceans for there pH to drop below 7 (I will explain later) I have a bridge in Brooklyn you may be interested in buying. Ocean acidification, is […]

Al Gore Revisited

February 23, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We all know that Al Gore did not invent the Internet, though many say he claimed to have done it. He did make a small fortune selling ways for gullible people to reduce their carbon dioxide foot print by having trees planted in some far away place in there name. […]

CRISPR Biotech Made Easy: Who Am I Kidding?

February 15, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ By now most everyone has read the acronym CRISPR, the hottest thing in biotechnology, hailed as the path to many medical cures. But just about no one knows what the letters stand for. I will tell you but you will have forgotten by tomorrow or sooner. The full name is […]

Greenpeace Abandons Science And Attacks Golden Rice

February 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Join me in a story that traveled two decades from 1999 to early this year, when efforts to reduce premature death and childhood blindness in the developing world may finally reach fruition. This can occur through the use of a special grain called Golden Rice. It’s daffodil like color occurs […]