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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 […]

The Grid: Everyone Knows The Word – Few Understand It

January 28, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ When we flip the switch, the lights come on without anyone thinking about it. This has only been true for the last 100 years in metropolitan areas, and for only about 80 in rural areas with the enactment of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. In 1935, only 25 percent […]

Here’s The Dam Deal: Power America’s Dams

April 9, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ CFACT’s recent article “What’s the Dam Deal?” by Grace Cancelmo raises important questions about expanding the use of dams for hydropower and other useful purposes. The US Energy Department (DOE) has done some interesting research on this topic, because dams are already our biggest renewable energy source, by far. Increased […]

When Energy Efficiency Rules Hurt The Public And The Environment

January 4, 2017 by

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By Arthur Corbin ~ Over the last several years, an extreme and ideologically-driven environmental agenda has hijacked our national energy policy. Whether its goal is to keep fossil fuels in the ground or to electrify America based on a naïve belief that all electricity will be renewable within 30 years, or some combination, this bias […]

How The EPA Plans To Kill Jobs And Reduce Your Income

December 18, 2013 by

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By Amy Payne ~ How’s your heating bill? If you feel like you’re not paying enough, you’re in luck. President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing new regulations on power plants—regulations that will kill jobs, jack up your energy costs, and even end up reducing families’ income because of the impact on the prices […]

Not So Bright Lights

August 20, 2013 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ “Renewable energy” is a sexy term used to drive public policies and spending The Obama Administration and like-minded Green zealots have said repeatedly that they are waging a “war on coal,” intend to bankrupt coal-based power plants, and delay or block oil, natural gas and nuclear projects – while fast-tracking and […]

Politico’s Restuccia Understates Renewable Energy Production Increase, But Ignores Its Insignificant Slice Of All Production

June 22, 2013 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In a tired Politico item on how President Obama plans to carry out his January State of the Union threat to go around Congress on “climate change” — no surprise, his moves will be a “power plant clampdown,” pouring more money into solar, wind, and geothermal, and micromanaging lamps and refrigerators […]

Storm Warning: The Gloomy Forecast for EMPs

July 7, 2012 by

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By Jessica Zuckerman ~ Almost a week after the D.C. area was pummeled with raging storms, many individuals are still suffering in the July heat without lights, phone lines, and, perhaps most importantly, air conditioning. In the immediate aftermath of this event, tens of thousands of Washingtonians, Marylanders, and Virginians were left without power. Storms […]

More to the Story on Nuclear Power and Cheap Natural Gas

March 17, 2012 by

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By Jack Spencer ~ Two major financial news publications, the Economist and The Wall Street Journal, published major articles in the past week arguing that the American nuclear renaissance has ended before it ever really began. While the articles differ slightly in their presentation, the basic common thread is that new nuclear power cannot compete […]

When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready!

February 21, 2012 by

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By Tess Pennington ~ It is a fact that our country is more reliant on electrical power today than at any time in its history. Our way of life – from everyday conveniences and the security of local emergency services to commerce and communications – is contingent upon an always on, always available flow of […]

EPA’s Mission Impossible: A Deadline to Destroy Domestic Energy

August 10, 2011 by

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By Andrew Grossman Last week, Bloomberg reported that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory push against the fossil fuel industry will cost America’s largest utility, the Southern Company, up to $18 billion in compliance costs. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to data in a filing by Southern last week, the EPA’s […]

Al Roker Should Join the Rest of His Colleagues on Climate Change

May 27, 2011 by

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By Nicolas Loris As we mourn the human toll taken by the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, some are using the disaster as an opportunity to warn about the dangers of climate change. Al Roker recently suggested that climate change is bringing tornadoes from the country to the city. Environmentalist Bill McKibben, the same guy […]

Rants, Lies, Subsidies and Job-Killing Policies

May 19, 2011 by

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By Paul Driessen President Obama’s speeches sum up his views on oil, natural gas and energy prices in just 44 words. “We have less than 2% of the world’s oil reserves. We’re running out of places to drill. We’re running out of oil. We need to end our $4 billion in annual taxpayer subsidies to […]

Against All Energy Anywhere

March 28, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba One of the great afflictions of the environmentalists—Greens—everywhere is a profound lack of understanding of the role that energy plays in whether a nation prospers or just limps along, barely keeping the lights on. A classic case is the communist paradise of North Korea that is almost completely dark at night while […]

The EPA’s Fantastic Clean Air Fictions

March 17, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba Reading the Environmental Protection Agency’s news releases is a trip into the world of science fiction, of fantastical assertions and predictions that have no relationship to reality. The EPA is a most wicked assemblage of alleged scientists and political appointees whose sole purpose is to economically burden the industrial, commercial, and agricultural […]

No More Double Standards

November 2, 2010 by

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By Paul Driessen False, misleading or fraudulent claims have long brought the wrath of juries, judges and government agencies down on perpetrators. So have substandard manufacturing practices. GlaxoSmith Klein has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $750-million fine for manufacturing deficiencies at a former pharmaceuticals plant. Even though there was no indication of patient […]

Kerry Lieberman American Power Act – New Power Comparison

May 31, 2010 by

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The American Power Act sponsored by Senators Kerry and Lieberman bears some further looking at for some of things it proposes in respect of ‘new’ electrical power. The Peterson Institute for International Economics carried out what was termed as an ‘independent’ analysis of the proposed legislation, basically backing up the intent of the legislation. In […]

Kerry Lieberman – The Great Big April Fools Day Tax Grab

May 14, 2010 by

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Where do you start? This Legislation, artfully called The American Power Act, is quite literally dynamite, but not for what you might think. 987 pages, and the thing that worries me most is that surely there must be people out there who, in drafting this legislation, must know the impact it is going to have. […]

Insiders Cash In, Consumers Pay Under New Energy Bill

May 13, 2010 by

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By Ernest Istook Major players in Washington cheered the latest version of an energy bill, which tries to buy votes with “something for almost everyone.”  But beleaguered consumers will get stuck with skyrocketing bills after others feast on new government benefits. We can expect any new “green jobs” to be offset by a larger loss […]

The Future For Electrical Power After Waxman Markey And Kerry Boxer (Part 2)

November 3, 2009 by

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PART TWO OF FOUR PARTS In the first post of this series, I mentioned how these two Bills currently before the Congress are nothing more than a huge new tax, mainly on electrical power, which has become a staple of everyday life. We are told that the intent of the Bills is to reduce the […]

The Future For Electrical Power After Waxman Markey And Kerry Boxer (Part 1)

November 2, 2009 by

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PART ONE OF FOUR PARTS   This post started out as a small single post on a specific subject, but as is always the case with my posts, further research always seems to be required, and that sometimes throws up something else, which, rather than just allude to, I actually prefer to explain, and in […]

The Fast Approaching Coal Fired Power Nightmare (Part Two)

October 23, 2009 by

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PART TWO OF TWO PARTS THE DREAM NIGHTMARE OF CLEAN COAL There are three images as part of this post. They are all diagrams and are freely available. I have included them to show how simplified the process has been reduced to. With each image, if you click on that image, it will open in […]

The Fast Approaching Coal Fired Power Nightmare (Part One)

October 22, 2009 by

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PART ONE OF TWO PARTS IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. This chart is from the U.S. Government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) website. Click on the image to open it in a new and larger window. In these days of being told that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal fired power plants are what is causing […]

Light Bulb Regulation – President Fails Elementary Math

July 2, 2009 by

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This post in a direct response to the post directly below this one, this earlier post from CEI regarding how President Obama has said that replacing existing light globes in your home will result in huge energy savings, specifically this claim: (If consumers switch to Compact Fluorescent Lighting, The President) says consumers will save up […]