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Memory Holes Are Greatly Improved

by Sam Kazman
Real Clear Energy

“When George Orwell first introduced memory holes in his novel 1984, published 72 years ago today, these machines for erasing the past were filthy incinerators in the bowels of ominous government ministries. They were fed by thousands of pneumatic tubes carrying papers to be destroyed—unrectified newspaper stories, failed forecasts, old speeches that had become embarrassing,” according to Real Clear Energy.

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Built solar assets are ‘chronically underperforming’ and modules degrading faster than expected, research finds

by Liam Stoker
PV Tech

“kWh Analytics’ new Solar Risk Assessment, released this week, pulls together a raft of industry experts to assess the greatest risks to the global solar industry and has identified a number of serious threats which threaten to reduce investor returns and damage the industry’s credibility moving forward,” according to PV Tech.

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America’s Energy Gift to Dictators

by The Editorial Board
The Wall Street Journal

‘The U.S. is barreling toward one of the greatest self-inflicted wounds in its history. This came into sharper focus last week when President Biden suspended oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), even as Russia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced production increases,” according to The Wall Street Journal

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The World’s Liquefied Natural Gas Market Is Roaring Back

by Jude Clemente
Forbes

As Jude Clemente reports in Forbes, “For natural gas as a commodity, global use will stay resilient even in a policy scenario where the human-induced rise in global temperatures is held to 2 degrees C or less. This explains why net-zero carbon gas companies like BP and Shell are expanding their LNG portfolios, not to mention giant commodity traders like Vitol touting gas as a ‘cost effective and cleaner fuel solution.’”

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IEA’s Unrealistic Energy Roadmap Sends Wrong Message for Agency, Developing Nations

by Guy F. Caruso
Real Clear Energy

“No more gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. Halt all investment in new fossil fuel supply projects including development of new oil and natural gas fields. Massive cutbacks in the use of all fossil fuels, including a 55% decline in the cleanest of those, natural gas. Under the new roadmap issued last month by the International Energy Agency (IEA), those are the required conditions if humans have any chance of winning the fight against climate change,” according to Real Clear Energy.

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Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Will Make Us Even More Dependent on China

by Steve Milloy
Real Clear Energy

“People disagree on climate science and the magnitude and effects of climate change. That said, there is one thing on which we should all be able to agree: Joe Biden’s climate plan will put America at the mercy of its superpower rival, China,” according to Real Clear Energy.

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