• Climate Egg On Their Face

    • Date: 19/04/16
    • Steven Hayward, Power Line

    Here’s another sign of the bankruptcy of both the climatistas and the liberals who fawn over “democracy” until the people don’t do exactly what they want. Science authorities in Britain put the naming of a new Arctic research ship to an online vote of the public. And the public chose—by a landslide margin—”Boaty McBoatface.” Which […]

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  • Fossil Fuels’ Value Not Imperiled By Climate Policy

    • Date: 17/04/16
    • Michael Lynch, Forbes

    From 2010 to 2014, global coal consumption increased by twice as much as wind and solar combined, and the rise of cheap natural gas in the U.S., along with the recent economic slowdown in China, are the main sources of the woes of the coal industry. Change in Global Energy Consumption 2010-2014 (mtoe) Amusingly, one […]

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  • Subsidised Solar Energy Is Unsustainable

    • Date: 15/04/16
    • The American Interest

    Cheap fossil fuels make the kinds of subsidies necessary to prop up renewables like solar a lot less politically justifiable. Buy into the solar hype at your own risk. SunEdison is one of the biggest players in the U.S. solar industry and for a time was the fastest growing renewables firm in America. But its fortunes […]

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  • Shale Gas Bankrupted The U.S. Coal Industry

    • Date: 14/04/16
    • Robert Rapier, Energy Trend Insider

    Don’t expect to receive to receive a fully truthful account of why the coal industry is in trouble from environmental organizations. Today, as had been expected, Peabody Energy Corp. — the largest coal producer in the United States — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Following the announcement I immediately began to receive press releases […]

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  • What Keeps Killing Electric Cars?

    • Date: 10/04/16
    • Michael Lynch, Forbes

    The problem for electric vehicles is the high cost and low performance of the batteries, and sleek design and a high-tech dashboard does not resolve this. Many people think that the electric vehicle’s time has finally come, with the roughly 300,000 orders for Tesla’s Model 3 providing a boost to advocates who have been disappointed […]

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  • Despite Massive El Nino, Current Decade Still Cooler Than 2001–2010 Decade

    • Date: 10/04/16
    • Pierre Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Will Upcoming La Nina Decide The ‘Decadal Global Climate Bet’? Fellow climate blogger Robin Pittwood at the New Zealand-based Kiwi Thinker here brings us up-to-date on how the current 2011 – 2020 decade is doing temperature-wise. Many readers are aware of a climate bet made with alarmists Rob Honeycutt and Mr. Know-it-all, Dana Nuccitelli. The skeptics […]

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  • Green Energy Corruption Splits German Environmental Movement

    • Date: 08/04/16
    • Pierre Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    The latest hardcopy issue of flagship news magazine Der Spiegel reports how Germany’s green energy revolution has bitterly divided the country’s environmental movement. Enoch zu Guttenberg, one of Germany’s most prolific environmentalists has become an outspoken critic of wind energy in Germany, and believes children in the future will be able to see Germany’s idyllic landscape […]

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  • California’s Divestment Fiasco Hits Public Sector Pensioners Hard

    • Date: 08/04/16
    • The American Interest

    For many years, California’s public employee pension funds have made feel-good social activism a higher priority than generating returns for their retirees. And now that the funds are facing an utterly massive shortfall, the costs of this kind of politically folly are becoming painfully clear. From Reuters: CalPERS is learning that social responsibility can be a drag. The $290 billion California pension […]

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