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  • Green Energy Madness: National Grid Pays Operators £350 Million To Switch Off Turbines

    • Date: 11/11/17
    • Daily Mail
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    Wind farm operators have been paid nearly £360million to switch off turbines because they are producing more power than the grid can take. These ‘constraint payments’ have soared since 2010 – yet more turbines continue to spring up across the country. National Grid, the power transmission network, compensates energy providers if it asks them to […]

  • The Next Shale Revolution

    • Date: 11/11/17
    • Bloomberg
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    The meteoric rise of shale over the past 2 decades has transformed the U.S. energy landscape and sent ripples through global markets. And it shows no signs of slowing down. From the big oil behemoths to the nimble but dominant players in the controversial space, this Bloomberg Television special hosted by Alix Steel examines the […]

  • Rabbi Lord Sacks: Truth Emerges From Disagreement And Debate

    • Date: 10/11/17
    • Rabbi Lord Sacks, BBC Today
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    BBC Thought of the Day, 10 November: Coming in to Broadcasting House this morning I saw for the first time the statue unveiled this week, of George Orwell, with its inscription on the wall behind, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” […]

  • U.S. And China Agree The US’s Largest Energy Export Project

    • Date: 10/11/17
    • Daily Caller
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    President Donald Trump racked up an economic win while in China, presiding over an agreement to build what’s being called the largest American energy export project ever. Alaska and China signed a joint agreement to build a massive export project that’s designed to bring North Slope natural gas south to be liquefied and then shipped […]

  • New Study: Most Economics Research Papers Are Wrong

    • Date: 10/11/17
    • John P. A. Ioannidis, T. D. Stanley, Hristos Doucouliagos, The Economic Journal
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    Nearly 80% of the reported effects in these empirical economics literatures are exaggerated; typically, by a factor of two and with one-third inflated by a factor of four or more. Abstract We investigate two critical dimensions of the credibility of empirical economics research: statistical power and bias. We survey 159 empirical economics literatures that draw […]

  • Phil Berardelli: Sacrificing Scientific Skepticism

    • Date: 10/11/17
    • Phil Berardelli, Capital Research Center
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    What This Science Writer Learned About Climate Change Summary: A veteran science journalist looks back 15-plus years of reporting on science and climate issues to offer key lessons—and warning—about climatology. Journalists and scientists should remain the most skeptical of professionals, particularly in areas like climatology that we don’t understand well. The Possibility of a “Little Ice […]

  • La Nina Has Arrived And Moves Into The Winter

    • Date: 09/11/17
    • USA Today
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    La Niña, the cooler sibling of El Niño, is here. The La Niña climate (sic) pattern — a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean — is one of the main drivers of weather in the U.S. and around the world, especially during the late fall, winter and early spring. […]

  • Offshore Wind Costs Rising, Not Falling, Data Shows

    • Date: 09/11/17
    • Energy Voice
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    Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) data on the Walney Offshore Wind Farm extension shows that, despite industry claims, the building in of wind farms in deeper water is costing more rather than less. These new figures, produced by GWPF energy editor, Dr John Constable, appear to show that the 660MW Walney extension project could be one […]

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