• The End Of Concentrated Solar Power Is Nigh

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • Richard Martin, MIT Review

    Given cheap natural gas and the continued fall in solar photovoltaic prices, concentrated solar has been priced out of the market. When it first came online in late 2013, the massive Ivanpah concentrated solar power plant in the California desert looked like the possible future of renewable energy. Now its troubles underline the challenges facing concentrated […]

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  • Facing Grid Contraints, China Puts A Chill On New Wind Energy Projects

    • Date: 29/03/16
    • Coco Liu, Inside Climate News

    The Chinese government has halted the expansion of wind power in its northern provinces where a large number of turbines are churning out power that’s being wasted. The move underscores the challenges facing China as it works to fulfill its clean energy ambitions. Chinese regulators said the windswept regions of Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Gansu, […]

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  • Green Europe Lets Its Poor Freeze To Death

    • Date: 29/03/16
    • Pierre Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    The poor are the real victims of Europe’s green energy drive: tens of thousands of deaths every year, millions losing their power. The latest story on “green energy” here at the German online FOCUS magazine website actually shocked me. Europe’s energy policy is, under the bottom line, costing the lives of tens of thousands of […]

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  • What Is Happening To Arctic Ice?

    • Date: 28/03/16
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Those saying Arctic ice would be a big loser in 2016 may have to eat crow. Yesterday NH ice extent grew dramatically to take a slight lead over the ten year average for day 84, and is 99% of 2016 maximum set on day 61. At 14.91 M km2 that is 330k km2 more than […]

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  • Guardian-Pachauri Scandal Deepens

    • Date: 27/03/16
    • Piyasree Dasgupta, Huffington Post India

    The Guardian seems to have chosen to ignore the response of the complainant in the Pachauri case. Her lawyer told John Vidal over email that not only did they have proof of Pachauri’s advances made via WhatsApp, SMS, and email, police have verified the IP addresses and mobile tower locations from which these messages have […]

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  • ‘Is The Guardian Mad?’: Twitter Scorns Sympathetic Report On RK Pachauri

    • Date: 27/03/16
    • Scroll India

    A report in The Observer, a sister daily of The Guardian, seemed to be an ‘apologia’ for the climate scientist who is facing sexual harassment charges. The British newspaper The Observer came under heavy criticism on social media on Sunday for its story that offers a sympathetic portrayal of RK Pachauri, the former director general […]

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  • Post-Modern Climate Science: Cherry-Picking One Hot Month

    • Date: 26/03/16
    • Jo Nova

    One hot month, caused by an El Nino and strap yourself in, glue on the Armageddon-helmet. Panic-now, Panic-later, Fear and Hellfire. The Mystical Sign has cometh… We can always rely on Peter Hannam of the Sydney Morning Herald to accidentally advertise the unscientific stars of the Climate Church. “Spike in global temperature fuels climate change […]

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  • Green Lobby Infiltrates Pension Funds

    • Date: 25/03/16
    • The American Interest

    The Manhattan Institute’s Steven Malanga has described the history of California’s major public pension fund as “a three-decade-long transformation from a prudently managed steward of workers’ pensions into a highly politicized advocate for special interests.” The latest evidence: The fund—which faces unfunded liabilities north of $100 billion, and rising—recently announced that it would require companies it invests in to signal […]

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