• 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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  • UK’s Crippling Energy Bill For Heavy Industry

    • Date: 05/04/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    ‘The Government estimates that climate change policies have added 18% to electricity prices for the steel industry, falling to 14% after compensatory measures are implemented.’ Last December, the House of Commons Select Committee for Business, Innovation & Skills published a report on the steel industry. It included these two graphs: Figure 6: Comparison of European […]

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  • Solar Is Not The Future Of Energy

    • Date: 03/04/16
    • Will Ebiefung, Seeking Alpha

    Solar cannot survive without government subsidies. Take away the punch bowl and the sector collapses. Solar cannot compete with fossil fuels. It is not clean, nor is it renewable I recently made an article on the topic of SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE) and renewable energy in general: seekingalpha.com/article/3962472-sunedis… This article received massive backlash, some of which was reasonable […]

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  • Bill Carmichael: Green Zealots To Blame For Steel’s Decline

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • Bill Carmichael, Yorkshire Post

    Take a bow, you fashionable eco-warriors and your craven enablers in the political establishment. Give yourselves a hearty pat on the back, because you have achieved something quite remarkable – the complete destruction of a once great British industry and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. Because let’s get one thing absolutely clear – […]

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