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Senate Sets Table Laden With Green Pork

October 2, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Caution! Arcane content ahead. The US Senate is sitting on what could quickly become the biggest green pork giveaway in history, but it is almost impossible to see, let alone discuss or criticize. Untold billions for renewables and their kin. This would be funny if it were not so ridiculous, […]

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 […]

Biden’s Spoon-Ready “Green” Jobs Plan

July 23, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Joe Biden announced plans to make America prosper through the magic of taxing, spending and regulating. Biden’s plan for economic recovery includes inserting America back into the UN Paris Climate Agreement and spending two trillion dollars on climate change, with 40% of the cash going to “climate justice.” This is as […]

Forcing “Green” Mandates During An Economic Crisis

July 14, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ National governments in the developed world have a nearly unlimited ability to borrow or print money in the short term, which helps during economic crises and wartime. Governments in the United States and Europe have been doling out trillions of dollars during the Covid-19 pandemic to sustain the private economy. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dominion Energy Proposes 40% Rate Hike In Virginia To Pay For “Net Zero Carbon”

May 24, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In a sane world no electric company would propose a 40% rate increase. That Dominion Energy has just done this for Virginia shows how crazy net zero carbon laws really are. The Legislature has in effect ordered Dominion to spend untold billions of dollars rebuilding their power generation system by […]

Mexico Pulls The Plug On “Renewables”

May 23, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ As Mexico is poised to plunge into its worst recession in recent-memory the leftist president is making cuts and pulling the plug on subsidy dependent intermittent power from wind and solar that has been driving up the cost of electricity for its financially challenged population. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won […]

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 […]

“Renewables” Scams On The Ropes

May 6, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ The device you’re reading now is likely powered by nuclear, gas, or coal-fired electricity. There’s a smaller chance it may be powered by hydro-electricity or biomass (burning trees, as if that’s Green). There’s little chance, despite billions spent, that it came from wind or solar.  The climate folks and “renewables” corporate […]

Planet Of The Humans Review: Exposing The Fallacy Of “Renewable” Energy

May 2, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Renewable energy from wind, solar and woodchips may one day make financial, practical and earthly sense, and enable the world to rely less on fossil fuels. But not today, and likely not ever, according to Michael Moore’s new documentary film, Planet of the Humans, which flays renewable energy as doing more […]

Virginia Rises Energy Costs – Tomorrow

April 17, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Kermit the Frog of Sesame Street fame got it wrong. It is easy “being green.” Being environmentally green means you can promise “clean” energy in the future, make it sound simple and seamless, and ignore the higher costs and impracticality of it all. Politicians in the Commonwealth of Virginia are the […]

Harvard Study Finds Wind Turbines Warm The U.S.

February 7, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ We at CFACT prioritize responding to asserted climate scares immediately after they are asserted. Nevertheless, some topics are so consequential that they warrant us circling back and reminding people about the issue several months later. A 2018 study by Harvard University scientists documenting how wind turbines increase U.S. temperatures […]

Renewable Energy Has Significant Downsides

January 6, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Wind and solar power will not replace fossil fuels—oil, coal and natural gas—any time soon; not in twelve or 30 years, and likely not in anyone’s lifetime who is alive today. The pursuit of solar and wind power also comes with a steep price, not just in higher utility bills and […]

Outcry Spreads Over Green Energy Projects

January 5, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As fast as developers seek approval for new renewable energy projects, people opposed to having their predominantly rural communities invaded by transmission lines, wind turbines, and solar arrays mount a counterattack. Resistance has spread from coast to coast, and the battles are fought in city halls, local boards of health, […]

The Warming Wind Turbines Of Climate Change

December 18, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Wind turbines continue to be the most controversial so-called “renewable” energy source worldwide. Yet, you say, wind is surely renewable. Really? Sure, the wind blows intermittently, but what if wind power actually contributes to global warming? While the wind itself may be “renewable,” the turbines surely are not. Arcadia Power reports that […]

No Plan B for Planet A

November 27, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Environmentalists and Green New Deal proponents like to say we must take care of the Earth, because “There is no Planet B.” Above all, they insist, we must eliminate fossil fuels, which they say are causing climate change worse than the all-natural ice ages, Medieval Warm Period or anything else in […]

The Woody Biomass Conundrum

November 13, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ One of the major “burning issues” of the day is whether burning wood as biomass is green – or at least green enough. The European Union has classified biomass as a carbon-neutral source of heat and electricity, and the U.S. government has endorsed its widespread use as a “clean” fuel whose use […]

The Green New Deal Wants Us To Capture Every Inefficient Breeze

October 19, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Can wind power replace fossil fuels with the help of even less productive solar energy? The answer is no regardless of the extraordinary requirements presented to Congress in the Green New Deal (GND) . It states that the nation will transition to 100% renewable energy (without the help of nuclear […]

Wind Turbine Math Does Not Add Up

October 16, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In a recent article I referenced a comment by Sarah Lozanova (Earth911, August 2017) that decommissioning wind farms might be more costly than the construction phase. This month, we learn a bit more about these costs – and the news is staggering! Blasting the MBTA in Boston Bostonian Bruce Maclay complained to […]

A New Dark Age: California’s Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted

October 14, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California, the richest state in the nation—and one that’s often portrayed as the progressive harbinger of the future for the rest of the country—has been hit with its latest Third World-style disaster. On top of high poverty rates, skyrocketing homelessness, rising crime, and the return of medieval-sounding diseases, the state—specifically, the […]

American Cities And Others Moving To Ban Natural Gas And Repeat Germany’s Climate Failures

October 2, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ American cities such as Berkeley, San Jose, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Albuquerque, and other U.S. cities are moving to ban natural gas as a step toward becoming carbon free in the next few decades. They’re about to take one giant step toward Germany’s failed climate goals which should […]