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  • Short Selling Skeptic Cashing In On Solar Company Collapses

    • Date: 20/02/17
    • Eric Worrall, Watts Up With That
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    Gordon Johnson of Axiom Capital Management Inc. is the short selling financial analyst solar energy companies are learning to hate. His business is making money from the the failure of unsustainable renewable business models. Gordon Johnson –Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg The Most-Hated Bear in Solar Isn’t Backing Down by Brian Eckhouse 16 February 2017, 20:00 GMT+10 17 February 2017, […]

  • US Congress Launches Probe Into Climate Data That Duped World Leaders Over Global Warming

    • Date: 19/02/17
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday
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    Revelations by the Mail on Sunday about how world leaders were misled over global warming by the main source of climate data have triggered a probe by the US Congress. Republican Lamar Smith, who chairs the influential House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, announced the inquiry last week in a letter to […]

  • Germany’s Renewables Revolution Destabilises Neighbours’ Electrical Grid

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • Zeke Turner, The Wall Street Journal
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    Germany’s excess power spills over the border into Polish and Czech territory and threatens their electrical grids with collapse, companies and governments there say. A battle is raging in Central Europe over the balance of power—the electrical kind. Poland and the Czech Republic see Germany as an aggressor, overproducing electricity and dumping it across the […]

  • Shale Drilling Is on a Roll as OPEC Cuts Keep Oil Above $50

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • Bailey Lipschultz, Bloomberg
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    Shale wildcatters pushed ahead on the biggest surge in U.S. oil drilling since 2012 as the explorers take advantage of prices above $50 for more than two months. Rigs targeting crude in the U.S. rose by 6 to 597 this week, the highest total since October 2015, according to Baker Hughes Inc. data reported Friday. Drillers […]

  • Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
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    The new administrator plans to follow his statutory mandate—clean air and water—and to respect states’ rights. ILLUSTRATION: KEN FALLIN Republican presidents tend to nominate one of two types of administrator to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The first is the centrist—think Christie Todd Whitman (2001-03)—who might be equally at home in a Democratic administration. The […]

  • Household Solar Storage Increases CO2 Emissions, Study Concludes

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • Tereza Pultarova, Energy & Technology
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    Contrary to popular belief, household storage for solar power doesn’t reduce cost or CO2 emissions, an American study suggests. As charging and discharging a home battery itself consumes energy, feeding surplus solar power into the storage device instead of into the grid results in higher overall electricity consumption for the household, as well as higher […]

  • BeeGate: How Green Campaigners Subverted Science

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • David Zaruk, The Risk-Monger
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    BeeGate shows activists behaving badly —  lying, subverting and fear-mongering Almost ten years ago, when there were indications of stresses on honeybee populations (known as colony collapse disorder – CCD), different activists were jockeying for the right to claim this crisis for their campaigns. Climate activists wanted to show bees were suffering because of warmer weather; […]

  • Climate Sceptic Scott Pruitt Confirmed To Lead EPA

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    Confirmation will likely lead to a rollback of Obama-era climate and environmental regulations WASHINGTON—The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday to be President Donald Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, a move that kicks off in earnest Mr. Trump’s push to roll back Obama-era climate and environmental regulations. Mr. Pruitt, who was confirmed in a 52-46 vote, […]

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