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EV’s Not Family Workhorses, But Short-Range Second Cars

April 22, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With half of the EV’s in the entire country being located in California, the recent 2021 California study may be a downer for the EV excitement as it shows that EV’s are driven half as much as internal combustion engine vehicles. The study illustrates that EV’s are generally second vehicles and […]

Cities, Countries, And Economies Were Built With Derivatives From Oil, Not By Electricity

April 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Before world leaders move too fast to consummate their climate policies, they need to be cognizant of two “aha” moments: 1) wind and solar can only generate intermittent electricity, and 2) electricity cannot manufacture the oil derivatives that are the basis of the thousands of products that have built the world’s […]

America Pursues Expensive Electricity While Much Of The World Lives In Energy Poverty

April 7, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With many still living with little to no access to electricity, American politicians are pursuing the most expensive ways to generate intermittent electricity with offshore wind turbines on the East and West Coasts. The U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) has already documented that offshore wind continues to be one of the most […]

No Silver Bullet On Energy

April 4, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With some energy literacy, folks may realize that there may not be a silver bullet answer for all of humanity’s energy needs. Whether you ultimately drive an internal combustion engine vehicle or an EV, and get exposed to electricity from wind, solar, coal, natural gas, nuclear, or hydro generation, will depend […]

Biden’s Making Us Dependent On Foreign Supplies

March 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Despite President Biden’s February 24th vocal concerns about America’s growing dependence on unreliable foreign sources for the supply chain of materials and products to support electric cars, pharmaceuticals, hospital supplies to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and military hardware, his actions are directly opposite of his vocal concerns, as they are encouraging […]

America’s Light Usage Reveals Insanity Of Relying On Weather-Dependent Wind And Solar

March 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The U.S.A. Light Usage Map demonstrates that most of America’s population is East of the Mississippi which represents areas most susceptible to erratic weather patterns, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes, which perpetuate the unreliability of any intermittent electricity attainable from wind […]

Those Millions Of New ‘Green’ Jobs Are Going To China And India

February 25, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently urged workers upset by the Biden administration’s decision to scuttle the Keystone XL pipeline to “learn to make solar panels”, he was oblivious to the fact that China and India dominate the solar panel manufacturing market. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Recovery Plan […]

Weakest Link To EV Growth Is The Material Supply Chain

February 16, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The worldwide plans for EV domination of the vehicle population are like having the plans to build a large house without sufficient materials available to ever finish the house. The pressure to go Green is increasing as countries are announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars. Germany will stop […]

Nor’easters Would Be Disastrous To A Green America

February 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Wind chills below zero from a nor’easter have hit much of the country.  President Biden’s push to go Green at any cost would leave America dependent on intermittent electricity from wind turbines and solar panels.  This would be an energy disaster. The Democratic platform loves California and wants to clone its […]

Governor Newsom’s Recall Challenges

February 8, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Governor Newsom’s fiscal challenges may be the driving force for the current recall efforts. Under his guidance (I did not use the word leadership), he continues to perpetuate the state’s dysfunctional energy polices and continues to do everything possible to further INCREASE the costs for energy for its 40 million residents. […]

Biden Should Help Clean Up The Developing World’s Exotic Mining Tragedy

January 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Reducing America’s emissions (if that’s your thing) is a major goal of President Elect Biden’s platform, but it should not be implemented by “leaking” environmental degradation and human atrocities to foreign countries that are supplying the exotic minerals and metals to support green electricity. Biden has an opportunity to follow the […]

California Public Advocates Office “Common Interest Agreement” With The Sierra Club To Ban Natural Gas

December 7, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The residents of California are struggling as the impacts of the global pandemic have impacted their working conditions, hours and in many instances, their household incomes and financial stability. Despite having the highest poverty rate in the country, the California Public Advocates Office (CalPA) and the Sierra Club have joined forces, […]

Biden’s Quote “We’re Not Getting Rid Of Fossil Fuels For A Long Time… Probably 2050”

October 26, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Former V.P. Joe Biden’s climate policies and the litigation and regulation grandiloquence are toward the energy industry that was virtually non-existent before 1900. Today, America has only about four percent of the world’s population (330 million vs. 8 billion). Biden seems to be unaware that oil and gas is not just […]

The Dark Side Of Governor Newsom’s Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

October 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California Governor Newsom has convinced himself that green EV’s made from “fairy dust” must replace those dirty gas-powered vehicles. Sharing a few realities of the darker side of his fairy dust beliefs may burst his bubble. Let us get some of the bad news out of the way first. The following […]

Washington State Blows Away Wind Fantasies

October 13, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The Northwest has spoken loudly as the Benton Public Utility District (BPUD) has documented their actual battleground experiences with intermittent electricity from wind farms that should be a wake-up call to our policy makers. Their message is “no more wind”. The Washington state utility 16-page report titled “Wind Power and Clean […]

Ramifications Of California Governor Newsom’s Ban On Gas-Powered Vehicles

October 4, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Before sky diving, you need to plan ahead by having a parachute before you jump. California Governor Newsom’s recent suicidal jump onto the EV train has a minimum of eight (8) lack-of-a-plan ramifications from his recent Executive order to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 that will be devastating […]

California’s Energy Scorecard Fails On The World Stage

September 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California, with 0.5 percent of the world’s population (40 million vs 8 billion) professes to be the leader of everything and through its dysfunctional energy policies imports more electricity than any other state – currently at 32 percent from the Northwest and Southwest – and has forced California to be the […]

The GND Would Ground Air Force One

September 3, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ According to Biden’s climate plan, America must run on 100 percent emissions-free intermittent electricity by 2050 virtually grounding Air Force One and all transportation industries that needs more than electricity to function. Democrats are determined to deliver California’s dysfunctional renewable energy debacle to all. If Joe Biden, AOC, and her Squad get […]

Aha! “Renewable Energy” Is Only (Kind Of) Renewable ELECTRICITY

July 24, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The rage these days from the Green New Deal, the Paris Accord, and the recent Democrats Clean Energy Climate Policy are all focused on renewable energy to replace our demands from fossil fuels. But wait – renewable energy from wind and solar is only renewable ELECTRICITY! At best, that renewable electricity […]

Democrats Climate Policy Follows Germany’s Failed Plan

July 10, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The social changes with COVID-19 may have been prelude to life with less fossil fuels. We have seen extensive self-imposed social adjustments to transportation that are very similar to what will be required to live with less fossil fuels in the future, i.e., with virtually no airlines, cruise ships, or automobiles. […]

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 […]

The Disparate Impact Of California Climate Policies

June 17, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ To the detriment of those that can least afford expensive energy, California climate policies have driven up the cost of electricity and fuels to be among the highest in the country. The cost burdens of those policies may be fueling (no pun intended) the basis of a rebellion as the state’s […]

California Keeps Raising Energy Costs

June 15, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided on May 28th that climate lawsuits filed by San Mateo County and the cities of San Francisco and Oakland can proceed in state court. This after asserting a California public nuisance claim against five energy companies arising from the role of fossil fuel products […]

It’s Time To Follow Mexico And Pull The Plug On “Renewables”

June 6, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. Recognizing that industrial wind and solar electricity bring little to no value to […]