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  • The US government is developing a solar geoengineering research plan to combat climate change

    07/02/2022 7:07:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW ^ | 07/01/2022 | James Temple
    The White House is developing a research plan that would guide and set standards for how scientists study one of the more controversial ways of counteracting climate change: solar geoengineering. The basic idea is that we might be able to deliberately tweak the climate system in ways that release more heat into space, cooling an otherwise warming planet. The move, which has not been previously reported on, marks the first federally coordinated US effort of this kind. It could set the stage for more funding and research into the feasibility, benefits, and risks of such interventions. The effort may also...
  • U.S. Supreme Court delivers a major win for the reliability and affordability of the electric grid. ( Colorado mentioned ).

    06/30/2022 5:31:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    American Experiment ^ | June 30, 2022 | Isaac Orr
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in West Virginia vs. EPA, ruling that the Clean Air Act did not specifically authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Now, any greenhouse gas regulations would need specific authorization from Congress. At issue was the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an EPA regulation promulgated by the Obama administration which mandated that existing coal and natural gas power plants reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. There were many problems with this regulation, some of them were legal, and some of them were practical. Legally Speaking.. The...
  • Biden's green energy means ending dependency on US oil and becoming entirely dependent on China

    06/22/2022 7:57:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-22 | DrJohn
    This is one of the biggest scams ever. Joe Biden is shoving green energy down throats of Americans. For what? Money. For whom? China, and some Biden apparatchiks. Never mind that wind and solar cannot replace fossil fuels under the current level of demand. California, which is mandating a movement to 100% electricity is anticipating rolling blackouts again this summer. Despite its boastfulness about green energy, 42% of California energy comes from fossil fuels. Its current energy mix stands at 49.6% renewable energy generation, approximately 8% nuclear and only about 42% of energy comes from fossil fuels, such as crude...
  • Battery shortage is affecting U.S. energy, drive to replace fossil fuels with other sources

    06/10/2022 4:12:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    FOX Business ^ | June 9, 2022
    The shortage threatens the pace of the U.S. transition away from fossil fuels as the Biden administration seeks to decarbonize the grid by 2035.. U.S. renewable energy developers have delayed or scrapped several big battery projects meant to store electrical power on the grid in recent months, scuttling plans to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar energy. At least a dozen storage projects meant to support growing renewable energy supplies have been postponed, canceled or renegotiated as labor and transport bottlenecks, soaring minerals prices, and competition from the electric vehicle industry crimp supply. .... Storing power is considered vital...
  • China working on space-based solar panels, plans to replace ground-based solar panels

    06/08/2022 2:37:41 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 25 replies
    FP via msn ^ | 6/8/2022 | FP Staff
    s great as ground-based solar panels are, occasional cloud cover means that the system often fails to operate at full efficiency. Moreover, areas which receive heavy rainfall all through the year, cannot rely on solar generated electricity. To get around this, a team of Chinese scientists and engineers have been working on a way to build a solar power plant in space which will be capable of beaming the stored energy to Earth. The team behind the project claims that if things work out, such a facility could generate about six times as much energy as if it was located...
  • Declaration of Emergency and Authorization for Temporary Extensions of Time and Duty-Free Importation of Solar Cells and Modules from Southeast Asia

    06/07/2022 4:48:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | 6/6/22 | Joe Biden
    Electricity is an essential part of modern life that powers homes, business, and industry. It is critical to the function of major sectors of the economy, including hospitals, schools, public transportation systems, and the defense industrial base. Even isolated interruptions in electric service can have catastrophic health and economic consequences. A robust and reliable electric power system is therefore not only a basic human necessity, but is also critical to national security and national defense. Multiple factors are threatening the ability of the United States to provide sufficient electricity generation to serve expected customer demand. These factors include disruptions to...
  • Biden's Most Preposterous Lie Is Too Much Even For The Washington Post

    06/03/2022 4:16:05 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 3 Jun, 2022 | Francis Menton
    When President Biden talks, there may or may not be any connection between what he says and the real world. Yes, you need to give every politician some leeway, since most of what any politician says will fall in the general realm of political exaggeration or hyperbole. But even within the disreputable category of politicians, Biden can take the lack of connection with reality to a whole new level. You may have your own favorite among Biden’s preposterous statements. For me, the very most preposterous is one that he has been making repeatedly for the past several months, namely that...
  • Green Energy Chickens Coming Home to Roost-Never in history has a civilization willfully embarked on destroying its own material foundations

    06/02/2022 7:34:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 2, 2022 | Bruce Thornton
    This year will graphically demonstrate the malign consequences of the misguided efforts to replace cheap, reliable fossil fuel energy with unreliable, inefficient “renewable” energy like wind and solar. Never in history has a civilization willfully embarked on destroying its material foundations, based solely on a hypothesis rather than scientifically established fact. The first red flag alerting us to this feckless policy appeared during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Much of Europe––the most aggressive nations in replacing fossil fuels with wind turbines and solar panels––has grown dependent on Russian exports to make up for the energy lost from shutting down nuclear and...
  • Emergency Radio Advice for the 2022 Summer Blackout Season

    05/30/2022 7:47:43 AM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 33 replies
    With a lot of headlines warning of electrical blackouts this summer, I was looking for a reliable, decent, portable emergency radio. I've seen a number of them online, but I don't trust the reviews. Many of the reviews are praising a cheap unit, or whining why a $30 radio doesn't perform like a $1000 one. Any input or discussion would be appreciated. I did a search, but I didn't see this topic.
  • The Day the Electricity Died(moron[sic]renewables)

    05/28/2022 9:55:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/28/2022 0001 hrs edt | Town hall staff/FFrank Lasee
    Imagine one of your kids freezing to death in your home. Eleven-year-old Cristian Pineda's mother found her son dead during the Texas blackout in February 2021. Or you have a power outage for three days, losing a couple of hundred dollars worth of food because your refrigerator didn’t work, as Michelle Jones did last summer. The food she had just bought to feed herself, her daughter, and her granddaughter spoiled without electricity. This is likely to become all too common in the future. What do they all have in common? Increasing their reliance on solar and wind and closing coal...
  • Hundreds of environmental, consumer groups request investigation of electric utility industry

    05/19/2022 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Churchjack · 48 replies
    Solar Power World Online ^ | May 18 2022 | Kelsey Misbrener
    More than 230 consumer, environmental and public interest groups urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the electric utility industry for widespread abuses. These include bribery, fake dark-money campaigns and denying customers access to renewable energy.…
  • FROM SOLAR GRID TO CATTLE SHED: How Greenpeace’s Dream Of A Solar-Powered Village Fell Apart In Just A Few Years

    05/16/2022 10:03:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | May 15, 2022 8:08 PM ET | THOMAS CATENACCI
    A Greenpeace-funded solar energy project in India has become completely defunct just years after it was built, according to local media reports. “When this solar farm went defunct, it was primarily because of two reasons,” said Vijay Jayaraj, an India-based researcher. “One, is the cost of the power and the second is reliability.” “No one uses solar power anymore here,” Ravi Kumar, a local shopkeeper, told an India-based news outlet. Eco-activist group Greenpeace brought solar power to Dharnai, India, in 2014, constructing a green micro-grid it said would make the tiny village “energy independent” and a model for the rest...
  • Indiana utility delays coal phaseout over federal solar investigation

    05/05/2022 8:22:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/05/2022 | Zack Budryk
    Northern Indiana’s electric utility will delay the phaseout of a major coal plant due to the uncertainty created by a federal investigation into solar panel part manufacturers, the utility’s parent company said this week. In an earnings report for the first quarter of 2022, NiSource, the parent company of the Northern Indiana Public Service Company, said the ongoing Commerce Department investigation has created “uncertainty and delays” in the solar panel industry.
  • 'It's a big lie' when environmentalists claim green energy is 'cheap' 'We don't actually know what wind and solar cost'

    05/04/2022 5:34:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 5/2/2022 1057 hrs edt | THOMAS CATENACCI
    Renewable energy prices have skyrocketed while new wind and solar installations have plummeted over the last year, even as governments continue to forge ahead with ambitious climate plans. While the U.S., European Union, other Western nations and international organizations have all pursued aggressive climate agendas that involve expanding renewable energy technology and infrastructure, prices have surged and profits have declined, according to industry reports and corporate earnings reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. President Joe Biden has made a series of climate pledges, including a commitment to decarbonize the grid by 2035 and achieve net-zero economy-wide emissions by 2050,...
  • "Green" US Military Touted [semi-satire]

    05/02/2022 10:23:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2022 | John Semmens
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended President Biden's plan to phase out fossil fuels in the US military, saying "there are a lot of overlooked advantages of an all green army and navy. One of the key vulnerabilities of the modern fighting force is its fuel supplies. As we have seen in the Ukraine-Russia war fuel storage facilities can be bombed by drones. If tanks can't get fuel they're immobilized." "Then there's the problem of onboard fuel exploding after being hit by incoming rockets and bullets," Psaki pointed out. "If these vehicles were solar powered this risk could be significantly diminished....
  • Transparent solar panels could replace windows in the future. Here's how

    05/01/2022 2:39:46 PM PDT · by algore · 19 replies
    To be clear, transparent solar panels sound too good to be true. They have the potential to shift cities from major energy users to energy providers in an instant and could usher in a new era of clean energy revolution while safeguarding farmland and natural habitats. And, as the world strives toward a low-carbon future to curb the worst effects of climate change, solar energy should unquestionably be one of our strongest allies. But how viable are transparent solar technologies? Could we really generate electricity from windows in offices, homes, car’s sunroof, or even smartphones? Let's explore. What is 'transparent...
  • Michigan to End All Coal Production, Expand Solar in Name of Climate Change

    04/22/2022 3:24:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/22/2022 | Penny Starr
    Michigan’s effort to end coal production and replace it with solar energy is being aided by a woke public utility that has agreed to stop its use by 2025, this despite the state’s abundant energy resources, including coal, natural gas, and nuclear. Attorney General Dana Nessel announced an agreement between the state and Consumers Energy Company, which says on its website that it provides natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents.
  • Exec Of Defunct Green Energy Company Gets 6 Years In Prison For Role In Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme

    04/14/2022 9:21:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | April 13, 2022 | Leif Le Mahieu
    Green energy executive Robert A. Karmann, who was the chief financial officer for a now non-existent company, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for his role in a Ponzi scheme encompassing billions of dollars. Karmann was also ordered to pay $624 million in restitution for his involvement in fraudulent acts related to the DC Solar company, which made mobile solar generator units. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, investors were given “generous federal tax credits” for purchasing the units. The investors were also falsely told that there would be consistent revenue...
  • 'Dead sunspot' launches ball of plasma toward Earth

    04/12/2022 7:31:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    Live Science ^ | 04/12/2022 | Stephanie Pappas
    The explosion comes courtesy of a dead sunspot called AR2987.... The sunspot explosion released loads of energy in the form of radiation, which also led to a coronal mass ejection (CME) — explosive balls of solar material — both of which could spur more intense northern lights in Earth's upper atmosphere. The material in that CME is likely to impact Earth on April 14... The idea of a "dead" sunspot is more poetic than scientific, said Philip Judge, a solar physicist at the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), but the convection of the sun...
  • Special Report-U.S. Solar Expansion Stalled by Rural Land-Use Protests

    04/07/2022 10:30:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Reuters via US News ^ | April 7, 2022 | By Nichola Groom
    (Reuters) - The Solar Star project in California is among the largest solar energy facilities in the world, boasting 1.7 million panels spread over 3,000 acres north of Los Angeles. Its gargantuan scale points to an uncomfortable fact for the industry: a natural gas power plant 100 miles south produces the same amount of energy on just 122 acres. The dynamic encapsulates the industry’s biggest obstacle to growth: Solar farms require huge amounts of land, and there’s a fast-growing movement, fueled by politicized social-media campaigns, to prevent solar developers from permitting new sites in rural America. That’s a major problem...