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  • Coal’s Colossal Comeback

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Stephen Moore, The American Spectator
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    President Trump is the king of coal. Buried in an otherwise humdrum jobs report for March was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Labor Department that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the low point in October 2016 and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector […]

  • Matt Ridley: Europe’s Age Of Unreason Harms Its Wildlife

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times
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    The Commission’s blinkered approach to insecticides shows how basic science is losing out to lobbyists and bureaucrats Is the European Commission determined to dim the Enlightenment? I ask this because its behaviour in one specific instance goes so utterly with dogma and against evidence as to suggest that there is no longer even a pretence […]

  • Five Reasons Blog Posts Are Of Higher Scientific Quality Than Journal Articles

    • Date: 16/04/17
    • Daniel Lakens, The 20% Statistician
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    In this blog, I will examine the hypothesis that blogs are, on average, of higher quality than journal articles. Below, I present 5 arguments in favor of this hypothesis. 1. Blogs have Open Data, Code, and Materials When you want to evaluate scientific claims, you need access to the raw data, the code, and the materials. Most […]

  • U.S. Energy Secretary Orders Review To Determine If Green Energy Is Killing Coal

    • Date: 16/04/17
    • Chris White, Daily Caller
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    Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered a study Friday examining to what extent solar and wind power are hurting what the Trump administration considers reliable forms of coal power. Perry, a Texas Republican who served as governor of an energy-rich state, wants the Energy Department to undergo a 60-day review of the energy grid to determine […]

  • ‘Global Warming Drought’ Over As Northern California Sees Wettest Year On Record

    • Date: 15/04/17
    • Associated Press
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    It is now the wettest year on record in the Northern California mountains, National Weather Service officials said Thursday. An index of precipitation at eight sensors showed that just under 90 inches of rain and snow have fallen this winter in the northern Sierra Nevada. The previous record of 88.5 inches was set in the […]

  • Cuadrilla To Begin Shale Drilling In “Couple Of Months”

    • Date: 15/04/17
    • Kallanish Energy News
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    British unconventional exploration company Cuadrilla plans to start the drilling stage of its shale gas exploratory plans in northwest England within the next “couple of months,” company CEO Francis Egan said this week. Egan welcomed the UK’s High Court decision dismissing two claims made against Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid’s approval of […]

  • At Last: Britain Preparing To Scrap EU Renewables Targets As Part Of A Bonfire Of Red Tape After Brexit

    • Date: 15/04/17
    • Steven Swinford, The Daily Telegraph
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    Britain is preparing to scrap EU green energy targets which will add more than £100 to the average energy bill as part of a bonfire of red tape after Brexit. Government sources told The Daily Telegraph that the target, under the EU Renewable Energy Directive, is likely to be scrapped after Brexit. The UK is currently […]

  • EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Calls For U.S. To Exit Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 14/04/17
    • The Washington Post
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    President Trump’s top environment official called for an “exit” from the historic Paris agreement Thursday, the first time such a high-ranking administration official has so explicitly disavowed the agreement endorsed by nearly 200 countries to fight climate change. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, left, shakes hands with coal miners during a visit to […]

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