• China And Japan Building New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 23/09/16
    • Institute for Energy Research

    Despite China’s ratification of the Paris global climate agreement, it is still building more coal-fired power plants. So too is Japan, who is replacing its retired nuclear power primarily with natural gas and coal. China, the world’s biggest investor in fossil-fuel generation, began construction on over 70 gigawatts of new coal projects last year while it […]

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  • Tesla’s Next Broken Promise: 500.000 Cars By 2018

    • Date: 21/09/16
    • Doron Levin, MIT Technology Review

    Elon Musk has promised to ramp up production to 500,000 cars by 2018. He may yet come up with some new surprise to keep his company in the game, but this deadline is destined to be missed. Tesla Motors and its chief executive, Elon Musk, have made an indelible mark on the global automotive industry with […]

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  • Killing the Energy Goose

    • Date: 20/09/16
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Cheap energy is the Golden Goose of modern society Aesop’s Fable of The Man and the Golden Eggs A man had a hen that laid a golden egg for him each and every day. The man was not satisfied with this daily profit, and instead he foolishly grasped for more. Expecting to find a treasure […]

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  • BBC Polar Bear Tragedy Porn Dressed Up As Science

    • Date: 19/09/16
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Watch the BBC programme and weep not for the plight of the polar bear, but for the downfall of science journalism. This new effort by the BBC would make the PR department of the Center for Biological Diversity proud, with it’s prominent use of animal tragedy porn pretending to be science. In contrast, the actual science shows something quite different: though summer sea ice […]

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  • Bankruptcy Is A Serious Risk For Tesla Motors

    • Date: 16/09/16
    • Kumar Abhishek, Amigobulls

    Since the day Tesla signed the agreement to acquire SolarCity the number of people who are predicting Tesla’s doom has ballooned. Many investors believe that the deal will be ruinous for both the companies, especially for Tesla. And the market agrees with them to a large extent. Tesla stock has slumped 14% while SolarCity has slumped more than […]

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  • Arctic Ice Rebounding Rapidly

    • Date: 16/09/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    It is now safe to confirm that the minimum Arctic sea ice extent has now been passed this year, with an area of 4.083 million sq km on 7th September. This is 22% greater than in 2012, despite two major storms in August that led to break up of ice. The ice has been regrowing […]

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  • Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low

    • Date: 15/09/16
    • Gallup

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year. Gallup […]

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  • Willis Eschenbach: Chinese Sunspots

    • Date: 13/09/16
    • Willis Eschenbach, Watts Up With That

    I see that there is a new paper from China causing a great disturbance in the solar force … as discussed here on WUWT, the claim is that the El Nino Modoki Index, which is an index of sea surface temperatures, is significantly affected by some sunspot-related solar variable. The first problem with their study […]

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