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  • 'Sue and Settle' Looks to Some Like Crony Democracy. And Under Biden's Lawfaring Eco-Politics, It's Back

    02/21/2024 10:32:51 PM PST · by CFW · 6 replies
    RealClear Investigations ^ | 2/21/24 | James Varney
    When the Biden administration announced in 2022 that it would remove some 4 million acres of federal land in Western states from oil and gas exploration, environmental groups hailed the decision as a milestone in their fight against global warming. “With the oil and gas industry bent on despoiling American’s public lands and fueling the climate crisis, this is a critical opportunity for the Biden administration to chart a new path toward clean energy and independence from fossil fuels,” said Jeremy Nichols, a director with WildEarth Guardians. But Nichols could just as easily have slapped himself on the back: The...
  • This company wants to turn a Tennessee coal plant into a fusion reactor

    02/21/2024 9:07:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Electrek ^ | 21 FEB 2024 | Jameson Dow
    Type One energy has announced its intention to use a retired TVA coal plant site, the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as the site for a prototype fusion reactor with the hope to eventually commercialize fusion power – and maybe even find a neat way to use old EV batteries to help power the process. The Bull Run Fossil Plant was a coal-powered generation facility first opened in 1967 and shut down on December 1, 2023 – just over two months ago. It was run by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the largest public utility in the...
  • Chicago sues oil companies for impacts of climate change

    02/21/2024 6:48:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | ZACK BUDRYK
    The city of Chicago on Tuesday sued six major oil companies and the primary fossil fuel lobbying group, alleging they funded and planned a campaign of climate change denial that directly affects the city’s residents. In the lawsuit, the city accused BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Shell, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) of misleading the public about the impact of their products and of contributing to the effects of climate change on Chicago. These impacts include unsafe summer temperatures, an increase in extreme weather, shoreline erosion and susceptibility to disasters such as flash flooding in basements on...
  • Energy use must be cut by 12% by 2030 under EU directive [Ireland]

    02/20/2024 7:06:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2024 21:20 | Micheál Lehane, Political Correspondent
    A reduction of more than 12% in energy consumption in Ireland must be achieved by 2030 under a new EU directive. Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan brought details of the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Government today. The target is being decried as very challenging and it will require Ireland to consume 12.6% less energy by 2030 when compared to 2022 figures. …
  • Biden’s War on Domestic Energy Intensifies

    02/19/2024 3:37:05 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | February 18, 2024 | Matt Egan & Brent Bennett
    On Jan. 26, Joe Biden took an aggressive step forward in his war on American energy by halting the permitting of new liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals. This action has massive global implications, as TPPF’s Mark Mills laid out when the decision was publicly announced. It also has the added benefit .. of attacking primarily Texas and Louisiana, red states that account for the bulk of U.S. LNG exports. This decision comes on the heels of Texas taking steps to secure its border with Mexico, putting the state directly at odds with the administration—once again. But the politically motivated...
  • Recycling solar panels remains uncertain

    02/18/2024 6:49:49 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 25 replies
    The Southern Illinoisan ^ | 2/18/24 | Robert Robbins
    “While in use, solar panels safely generate electricity without creating any air emissions. However, like any source of energy, there are associated wastes that need to be properly recycled or disposed of when solar panels reach their end of life,” said the EPA. “As the solar photovoltaic (PV) market grows, so will the volume of end-of-life panels.” By 2030, the United States is expected to have as much as one million total tons of solar panel waste. For comparison, the EPA says the U.S. municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2018 was 292.4 million tons. By 2050, the United States is...
  • 10 Reasons Why The World Can't Run Without Fossil Fuels

    02/17/2024 9:55:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 02/17/2024 | Gail Tverberg
    Banks, governments, and businesses would face failure due to the essential role of fossil fuels in the economy.Critical infrastructure like electricity, internet, and trade systems would collapse without fossil fuel support.Agriculture and home heating would become inefficient and inaccessible to many, leading to widespread social upheaval.It is now popular to talk about leaving fossil fuels to prevent climate change. Pretty much the same result occurs if we run short of fossil fuels: We lose fossil fuels, but it is because we cannot extract them. Practically no one tells us about the extent to which the current system depends upon fossil...
  • Holy Cross Energy to increase rates as cost of service rises. [ Colorado ]

    02/15/2024 6:56:04 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | Feb 15, 2024
    Rate increases will go into effect April 1, 2024.. As Holy Cross Energy experiences increased costs due to higher-than-normal inflation and constraints in the supply chain throughout the entire economy, its board of directors approved an increase to its monthly customer rates in January 2024. The increase will be based on individual rate classes and go into effect starting April 1, 2024. This increase addresses rising costs due to inflation and better aligns Holy Cross Energy rates with how its actual costs are incurred. Small and large members are separated by their monthly demand reading falling below or above 50kW....
  • When You Crunch The Numbers, Green Hydrogen Is A Non-Starter

    02/15/2024 4:55:31 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 14 Feb, 2024 | Francis Menton
    This post reports on two new instances of people applying a little critical thinking to the issue of using so-called “green” hydrogen as an essential piece of a future de-carbonized energy system. This is a subject that I have previously addressed, here in a post of June 13, 2022, and here again in my energy storage Report of December 1, 2022. The two new pieces covered in this post are (1) a February 1 Report for the Manhattan Institute by Jonathan Lesser titled “Green Hydrogen: A Multibillion-Dollar Energy Boondoggle,”, and (2) a February 13 article in the Washington Examiner by...
  • Biden Bets Against American LNG - The president’s pause on liquefied natural gas export permitting puts politics above policy.

    02/14/2024 5:52:40 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    City Journal ^ | 13 Feb, 2024 | Quill Robinson, Jordan McGillis
    On January 26, President Joe Biden announced a “pause” on federal approval for new liquefied natural gas (LNG)–export terminals. While the Department of Energy’s indefinite suspension and order for new environmental analyses may keep the president’s reelection hopes above water, it will harm America’s long-term economic and geopolitical interests. Further, the policy may not even serve its ostensible purpose of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Ten months from Election Day, the president’s campaign likely thinks that renewed attention on his climate agenda will rouse support among progressive Democrats, who have drifted from Biden in recent months. By rallying his political coalition, however,...

    02/12/2024 12:22:20 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Son of the new American Revolution ^ | 15 January 2024 | Bob Bishop
    Lloyd Austin underwent an invasive surgical procedure called a prostatectomy for his prostate cancer. He was readmitted to the ICU ward of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center seven days later, on January 1st, due to complications caused by a severe infection. It appears he was septic. He concealed his inability to carry out his duties from Biden, Congress, the Pentagon, and his Deputy Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Hicks. On January 4th, finally becoming aware of Austin’s hospitalization, security adviser Jake Sullivan notified Hicks, who was on vacation in Puerto Rico. Even though Biden continued to back Austin, Austin was already...
  • Wyoming’s coal use mandate raising ratepayer utility bills

    02/12/2024 3:50:15 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 28 replies
    Public News Service ^ | Feb 12, 2024 | Eric Galatas
    Starting this month, 145,000 Wyoming ratepayers will make a down payment on what's projected to add up to billions of dollars in additional costs. Regulators recently approved Black Hills Energy's new $1.1 million surcharge on utility bills to research the viability of adding controversial carbon capture technologies to coal-fired power plants. Rob Joyce, acting director of the Wyoming Chapter of the Sierra Club, said the rate increases are due to the state's mandate for utilities to continue burning coal. "The people who benefit from these kinds of policies are the legislators who are connected to legacy fossil fuel companies, utilities...
  • Mayor Adams eyes NYC property tax breaks as co-ops, condos face crunch from ‘green’ mandate

    02/11/2024 4:24:55 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Nypost ^ | 02/11/2024 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Mayor Eric Adams said he’d consider property tax breaks for middle-class co-op and condo owners who have to pay for pricey building upgrades when a new “green” mandate icks in. Hizzoner said he was open to tax abatements as anxious residents brace for the costs of Local Law 97, which covers 800,000 co-op and condo apartments. “My second apartment was a co-op,” Adams said during testimoney in Albany on the state budget last week.
  • The Green Energy Cult is Killing the West

    02/10/2024 10:24:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-08-24 | Vince
    Years ago, I wrote a post about how cheap air travel to Europe was ruining America. My point was that the Americans visiting Europe were confusing what they experienced as a tourist with the reality of life in Europe. These progressive American fans of two-hour lunches and 6 months of maternal and paternal leave didn’t have a clue about how average Europeans lived. Indeed, a couple of years later, the Foundation For Economic Education came out with a study that showed the poorest 20% of Americans were better off than the average European. Basically, the average European suffers from high...
  • Wind turbine explodes after bursting into flames at quiet Welsh farm, showering broken parts to the ground

    02/07/2024 5:48:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09:31 EST, 29 January 2024 | By MEGAN HOWE
    Walkers enjoying a quiet stroll in the Welsh countryside captured a shocking sight on Sunday, after a wind turbine burst into flames before exploding. Nick Blasdale, 61, and his wife Alison, 59, were left stunned when they saw burning parts of a turbine fall more than 100ft to the ground. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Blaen Bowi Wind Farm near Newcastle Emlyn, Pembrokeshire at 11.46am, but could only watch and make sure passersby didn't get too close. Alison said: 'We watched the top section burst into flames then drop off whilst still burning then explode when it hit...
  • OPINION: Biden's plummeting support in NM a product of his green agenda

    02/05/2024 1:49:48 PM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 4, 2024 | state Sen. David Gallegos / Eunice Republican
    New Mexico may be small in terms of population, but we are the second-largest producer of oil. We punch well above our weight when it comes to American energy. That’s starting to be a problem for President Joe Biden. New polling data shows Biden’s support in our state plummeting. With an approval rating of just 41% and a disapproval rating of 57% (according to a new Public Opinion Strategies poll), Biden finds himself 16 points underwater (in New Mexico). This decline is particularly worrying for the president, given that he won New Mexico by a comfortable 10-point margin during the...
  • Face It: The Energy Transition Ain't Happening

    02/05/2024 5:50:18 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 4 Feb, 2024 | Francis Menton
    If you are at all interested in matters of climate and energy, you have probably read hundreds of articles over the past few years about the inevitability of the coming energy transition. A piece of the claimed inevitability is that all good and decent people support this transition as a matter of moral urgency; but it’s not just that. Nor is it just that government backs the transition with all its coercive powers, from subsidies to mandates to regulations. No, most importantly, the transition is said to have become inevitable due to unstoppable economic forces. Wind and solar are now...
  • Flashback: Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

    07/11/2018 10:55:31 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01:57 EDT, 7 January 2009 | Robert Lea
    Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments from Russia through Ukraine. Croatia said it was temporarily reducing supplies to industrial customers while Bulgaria...
  • Texas Stands Strong While Biden Retaliates

    02/01/2024 5:05:33 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 51 replies
    Phyllis Schlafly Report ^ | January 30, 2024 | John and Andy Schlafly
    “If they cut it, we will replace it,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared about the razor wire along the Texas border with Mexico, after Biden won a narrowly weak 5-4 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court authorizing him to cut it. Patrick holds an unusually powerful office because it commands the state senate, and his comments join the chorus of other top Texas officials taking a strong stand against Biden’s open border. “We are putting up wire … everywhere we can. We will continue. We will not stop,” Patrick told Fox News after visiting the border on Friday to...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Americans are siding with Texas without even knowing about Biden’s war on Texas’s natural gas.

    01/29/2024 10:00:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Rasmussen Reports asked Americans if they feel that there is a civil war taking place in America…and a majority of those polled said “yes.” The context, of course, was the looming battle over our Southern border. Americans are right, of course, but with Biden’s Liquified Natural Gas (“LNG”) edict, things are even worse than they know. I don’t have access to Rasmussen Reports, which conducted the poll, but the Washington Examiner sums up its findings:…69% of likely 2024 voters said that they support the border wall and razor-wire fence that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has ordered. Among those, a majority,...