• Natural Gas — Not Renewables — Is Replacing Nuclear Power

    • Date: 16/05/16
    • James Conca, Forbes

    Across some parts of the country, nuclear power plants have been closing amid political pressure and warped financial markets, even though they contribute the overwhelming majority of their region’s clean power, and are the economic strength of their local economies. As an example, the sad and unnecessary closing of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station […]

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  • On Climate Change, Forest Fires And The Scientific Method

    • Date: 15/05/16
    • A Chemist in Langley

    In 2016 the science says that the net effect of climate change has been a decrease in fire season length and wetter than average conditions. These are not the conditions that enhance fire risk, they reduce fire risk. Forested area burned in Canada, 1918–2005 (dashed line); spring–summer PDO index, 1900–2005 (continuous line). Thick lines represent […]

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  • Battle Over Fracking Triggers Green Civil War

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    The environmental benefits of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are causing a split in the global green movement, according to an article published Wednesday in the progressive magazine Mother Jones. Anti-fracking environmentalists, led by 350.org, Greenpeace and The Sierra Club, claim that natural gas is actually accelerating global warming more than coal due to methane emissions, even […]

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  • As SolarCity Crashes, Is Elon Musk Overrated?

    • Date: 11/05/16
    • Ryan McQueeney, Nasdaq

    SolarCity is struggling. Tesla is struggling. Elon Musk is not the King Midas of making companies perfect. Musk’s magic can’t do everything anymore. Less than a week after another disappointing earnings report from Tesla Motors, Inc., for which Musk currently serves as chairman, reported a wider-than-expected Q1 loss , sending shares plummeting nearly 25%. With shares […]

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  • On Forest Fires Climate Activist Aren’t Just Insensitive, They Are Also Wrong

    • Date: 07/05/16
    • A Chemist in Langley

    My final word is for the activists who are seeking to take advantage of Albertans’ misfortunes to advance their political agendas. Not only have you shown yourselves to be callous and insensitive at a time where you could have been civilized and sensitive but you cannot even comfort yourself by hiding under the cloak of […]

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  • Is Tesla In Trouble?

    • Date: 05/05/16
    • Rachel Butt, Business Insider

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Jim Chanos is betting against Elon Musk. Chanos said Wednesday he is short Tesla, the car company led by Musk, and SolarCity, where Musk is chairman. He was asked by CNBC whether he was short Tesla after Bloomberg reported that two executives responsible for building its cars, Greg Reichow and Josh Ensign, will leave […]

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  • The Slow Death Of Environmentalism

    • Date: 05/05/16
    • James Delingpole, The Spectator

    Where 25 years ago the environment was considered everyone’s domain, it has since been hijacked by the left Would you describe yourself as an ‘environmentalist’? I would, mainly to annoy greenies, but also because it’s true. If your definition of an environmentalist is someone who loves immersing himself in the natural world, makes a study […]

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  • The Age Of Cheap Oil And Natural Gas Is Just Beginning

    • Date: 04/05/16
    • Marian Radetzki, Scientific American

    Fracking and horizontal drilling have sent supplies through the roof and prices through the floor, and things are likely to stay that way Oil price rises over the past 40 years have been truly spectacular. In constant money, the price of oil rose by almost 900% between 1970 and 2013. This can be compared with […]

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