Materials Acquisition for Global Industrial Change

 

Paul DriessenPaul Driessen

 Via executive orders, regulatory edicts and partisan Green New Deal legislation, President Biden intends to slash US carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below their 2005 peak by 2030, and eliminate them (and fossil fuel use) by 2050. But, as AOC’s former chief of staff noted, the GND is not just about transforming America’s energy

Materials Acquisition for Global Industrial Change
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system; it’s about changing the entire economy.

[This article was original posted on Townhall.com on May 02, 2021 12:01 AM.  It is reproduced here with the  permission of the author.  Ed.]

This radical transformation is driven by three fundamental articles of faith, none of them based on reality.

The crisis of manmade climate cataclysms necessitates this GND. Natural forces no longer play a role. Rising temperatures since the Little Ice Age Continue reading “Materials Acquisition for Global Industrial Change”

Wind turbines generate mountains of waste

Blade waste, other factors prove wind is no more green than solar

Duggan Flanakin

Environmentalists and wind energy opportunists (entrepreneurs who take advantage of overly generous tax credits and multiple other subsidies) want

Wind turbine with broken wings after a heavy spring storm in the Netherlands

you to believe wind energy is as pure “green” as newly driven snow is white, Eand as cheap as Taco Bell.

They never tell you about the costs – or the environmental destruction – that they have hidden from you for decades.  But neither do most governments, news media or social media.

[This article is also being published by CFACT and is available here.  Ed.]

Ars Technica science editor John Timmer says wind hardware prices are dropping, even as new turbine designs are increasing the typical power generated by each turbine. Timmer did admit that “wind is even cheaper at Continue reading “Wind turbines generate mountains of waste”

Media hypes new 130°F Death Valley Temperature – but it’s still short of the 134°F all-time record

Anthony Watts

On Sunday, August 16th the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada sent out a Tweet highlighting a new maximum daily temperature of 130°F in Death Valley:

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Predictably, the media jumped on this number with the Los Angeles Times saying “…possibly the highest mercury reading on Earth since 1913“. Even the Continue reading “Media hypes new 130°F Death Valley Temperature – but it’s still short of the 134°F all-time record”

Thanks to Green Energy Mandates, California’s Electric Grid Is Near Collapse

By Anthony Watts
AP featured image
Wind turbines stand in a field, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, near Northwood, Iowa. Opponents of wind power are successfully stalling or rejecting wind-farm projects across the country. Criticism of wind turbines is nothing new, but this latest rebellion is raising a host of issues and halting developments. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

This time, “rolling blackouts” are due to green energy issues, not Enron market manipulation.

Remember when California imposed rolling blackouts in 2000 and 2001? This occurred when California had a shortage of electricity supply caused by electricity market manipulations. A demand-supply gap was created, mainly by Enron, to create an artificial shortage so speculators could benefit from an 800 percent increase in Continue reading “Thanks to Green Energy Mandates, California’s Electric Grid Is Near Collapse”

On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

by Michael Shellenberger

[This article was originally published on June 29, 2020 by EnvironmentalProgress.org.  We are reproducing it here under the fair use doctrine.  It is a refreshingly honest presentation by Michael Shellenberger, an environmentalist who once accepted and actively promoted the idea that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming was occurring.  After  critically examining the AGW hypothesis, he has concluded that it is not supported by the facts, and consequently is apologizing for having participated in this misinformation campaign.  Ed.]

The Author in Maranhao, Brazil, 1995

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate Continue reading “On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare”