• The South Australian Black Out: A Grid On The Edge

    • Date: 30/09/16
    • Jo Nova

    Australians are going to be talking about this for weeks. Indeed, the SA Blackout is the stuff of legend. The Greens are blaming coal (what else?) for causing bad storms and blackouts. Forget that Queensland gets hit with cyclones all the time and the whole state grid doesn’t break. Some greenies are also raging against […]

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  • Obama’s Mega-Flop: U.S. Gasoline Consumption Hits New Record

    • Date: 28/09/16
    • Lucas Davis, The Energy Collective

    August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 million barrels per day. That’s more than a gallon per day for every U.S. man, woman and child. The new peak comes as a surprise to many. In 2012, energy expert Daniel Yergin said, “The U.S. has already reached what we can call`peak demand.” […]

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  • Climate Exaggeration Is Ruining Science

    • Date: 26/09/16
    • Robert Bradley Jr., Forbes

    Falsified and sure-to-be-falsified exaggerations from a parade of Ph.D. scientists are ruining the reputation of science itself. Green activists are at war with the greatest American foe since the Axis Powers—or so they say. The latest Democratic Party platform compares the fight against global warming to World War II. Using terms such as “battlefield,” “siege,” and “front,” […]

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  • 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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