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Haiti Needs Electricity: Hillary Gives Them A Sweatshop

November 1, 2016 by

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The Clintons have harmed the Haitian people while enriching themselves and their friends By Marita Noon ~ Until Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti nearly a month ago, on October 4, the impoverished island country was out of the headlines—pushed aside by election news. But new emails — obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by […]

OPEC Agrees To A Production Decrease, Prices Increase – But Could Be Just Right

October 13, 2016 by

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The Saudi gamble, aimed at putting American producers out of business, has failed By Marita Noon ~ At the end of September, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) surprised the markets by agreeing to a production cut. As soon as the 14-nation deal was announced, oil prices jumped more than 5% to some of […]

Striking Down Obama’s Climate Legacy Has Its Day In Court

October 6, 2016 by

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America’s energy – and economic – future hangs in the balance By Marita Noon ~ President Obama’s flagship policy on climate change had its day in court on Tuesday, September 27. The international community is closely watching; most Americans, however, are unaware of the historic case known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP)—which, according to David […]

The Buffalo Billion Fraud And Bribery Scheme

September 29, 2016 by

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Corruption and pay-to-play, a symbol of everything they’re doin By Marita Noon ~ When New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo gushed over SolarCity’s new solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York, the audience, likely, didn’t grasp the recently revealed meaning of his words: “It is such a metaphor—a symbol of everything we’re doing.” The 1.2-million-square-foot […]

A New International Example For Bad Energy Policy

August 30, 2016 by

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Will Americans learn from this disastrous policy and keep their fossil fuels? By Marita Noon ~ If a country’s goal is to decrease carbon emissions by increasing reliance on renewable energy, it only makes sense to install the new equipment in the location with the best potential—both in geography and government. For Australia, which has […]

Brexit’s Energy Lesson For California, et al.

June 28, 2016 by

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Will Californians wake up and throw off the massive bureaucracy imposed in the name of “energy efficiency” and “renewables”? By Marita Noon ~ “California’s largest utility and environmental groups announced a deal Tuesday [June 21] to shutter the last nuclear power plant in the state.” This statement from the Associated Press reporting about the announced […]

Obama’s Green Energy Plans Kill Jobs, Hurt Consumers, And Cost Taxpayers

June 21, 2016 by

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By Marita Noon ~ Proponents of green energy like to point out how the costs have come down—and they have. Renewable energy costs, such as wind and solar, are not expected to equal fossil fuel costs anytime in the near future, and recent growth has been propped up by mandates and tax incentives. But there […]

Who Wants Wind Turbines?

June 16, 2016 by

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By Marita Noon ~ Last month’s wind-turbine fire near Palm Springs, CA, that dropped burning debris on the barren ground below, serves as a reminder of just one of the many reasons why people don’t want to live near the towering steel structures. In this case, no one was hurt as the motor fire was […]

Rooftop Solar Companies Will Only Play If The Game Is Stacked In Their Favor

April 6, 2016 by

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Three major, but very different, solar entities—that would not exist without such political preference—are now facing demise. By Marita Noon ~ The past couple of weeks have highlighted the folly of the energy policies favored by left-leaning advocacy agencies that, rather than allowing consumers and markets to choose, require government mandates and subsidies. Three major, […]

Obama’s Climate Change Legacy To Be Determined By Next President

March 2, 2016 by

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Will the U.S. go the way of Rome or rebound? By Marita Noon ~ After months of debate and public comments, President Obama’s controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) was issued in August 2015 and published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015. But that is hardly the end of the story. Instead the saga is just […]

Campaign 2016: Nobody Cares About Climate Change

February 16, 2016 by

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Will Sen. Sanders “feel the Bern” of Tom Steyer’s bankroll? By Marita Noon ~ Frustrated that nobody seems to care about climate change, “the country’s biggest individual political donor during the 2014 election cycle,” has pledged even more in 2016. Tom Steyer spent nearly $75 million in the 2014 midterms, reports Politico. He intends to […]

Killing Coal: The Obama Administration’s Intentional Assault On An Industry

January 19, 2016 by

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Once again, the elites play and the people pay By Marita Noon ~ By now, most people are aware of President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to bankrupt the coal industry—which he acknowledged would “necessarily” cause electricity to skyrocket. Seven years later, that is a campaign promise he is keeping. Since moving into the White House, […]

January 2016: The U.S. Becomes A Global Energy Superpower

January 13, 2016 by

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The U.S. is now exporting both crude oil and natural gas By Marita Noon ~ Environmentalists like a good crisis. Spreading fear is a proven fundraising technique—with manmade climate change as the fear du jour. But, back in 2005, the “looming crisis,” according to the Kansas Sierra Club, was the end of cheap oil. The […]

The Omnibus Spending Package: Good Energy Policy, Bad Energy Policy

December 26, 2015 by

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By Marita Noon ~ The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned—despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban. That’s good policy. However, to get the support of “reluctant Democrats,” The Economist reports: “an additional five years of tax credits for wind and solar […]

With The Paris Climate Conference Complete, What Comes Next, What Will It Cost You, And What Can You Do About It?

December 15, 2015 by

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By Marita Noon ~ The UN Climate Conference in Paris ended, as predicted, late and with lots of fanfare over the “agreement” that contains little enforceable language—other than reporting emissions. CO2 reduction goals are, according to the New York Times: “essentially voluntary.” Despite the disappointing results for the anti-fossil fuel crowd, the Sierra Club gleefully […]

Fault Found With The Facts In The President’s Presentation In Paris

December 9, 2015 by

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Obama’s speech riddled with falsehoods By Marita Noon ~ Paris, the City of Light, which earned its moniker by being an early adapter of natural gas to light its public spaces, is currently hosting COP21 (the 21st Conference of the Parties)—often referred to as the UN Climate Change Conference—that aims to end the use of […]

Not All Energy Is Created Equal

September 22, 2015 by

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Reviving wind and solar credits is an unacceptable tradeoff for allowing oil exports By Marita Noon ~ Congress has taken action that actually advances free markets and limits government intrusion. I was in the room when, on September 17, the House Energy and Commerce Committee—with bipartisan support—advanced legislation to lift the 1970s-era ban on crude-oil […]

Obama: Iranian Oil, Good. Canadian Oil, Bad. American Oil, Bad.

July 31, 2015 by

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Obama lets Iran export crude oil but not the U.S. By Marita Noon ~ President Obama’s confusing approach to energy encourages our enemies who shout “death to America,” while penalizing our closest allies and even our own job creators. Iran’s participation in the nuclear negotiations that have slogged on for months have now, ultimately, netted […]

The Best Renewable Energy Investment

July 8, 2015 by

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The 99% are subsidizing solar for the 1% who use it By Marita Noon ~ When you read a headline such as one from CNBC touting “Solar power’s stunning growth,” realize that it’s thanks to you—even if you’ve never even thought of putting solar panels on your roof or live in an apartment where you […]

It Is A Bad Time To Be In The Renewable Energy Industry

May 4, 2015 by

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By Marita Noon ~ 2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died—and we are only a few months in. Policy adjustments—whether for electricity generation or transportation fuels—are in the works on both the state and federal levels. While the public is generally positive about the idea of renewable […]

The Sun And The Wind Are Free, But …

April 8, 2015 by

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Converting them to reliable electricity is expensive, if not impossible By Marita Noon ~ In an effort to get America off of fossil fuels, “free” solar and wind energy is often touted as the solution. However, in reality, the so-called free energy has high costs and does little to minimize fossil-fuel use or cut greenhouse […]

Solar Power Propaganda Versus The Real World

March 11, 2015 by

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Solar power cannot compete without subsidies and mandates that drive up costs, still require coal By Marita Noon ~ When a former “senior communications official at the White House” writes a blog post for U.S. News and World Report, you should be able to trust it. But when the author states that the Keystone pipeline […]

Wind Energy’s Bluster Peters Out

January 13, 2015 by

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Cape Wind looks dead in the water, Minwind is bankrupt By Marita Noon ~ Touted as “America’s first offshore wind project,” Cape Wind became one of America’s most high-profile and most controversial wind-energy projects. Fourteen years in the making, estimated at $2.6 billion for 130 turbines, covering 25 square miles in Nantucket Sound off the […]

Billionaires’ Club Using Greens To Undermine U.S. Energy Security

October 29, 2014 by

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Shouldn’t be we fighting a war on terrorism not on fossil fuels? By Marita Noon ~ “You are responsible for President Obama’s re-election,” I told 150 folks from the oil and gas industry —most of whom were conservative Republicans. I spoke to them on October 15 in San Angelo, Texas. A reporter covering the event […]