Energy

California’s Dysfunctional Electricity Policies may lead to more Blackouts

by Ronald Stein, P.E.
The Heartland Institute

“Since intermittent electricity from wind and solar cannot provide continuous uninterruptable electricity, the state continues to rely on the Southwest and Northwest states for its power, and continues to be proud of “leaking” emissions to other states electrical generation so California can claim in-state emission reductions to meet its insatiable electricity demands,” according to the author.

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The Green New Deal means monumental disruption

by David Wojick
The Heartland Institute

“Kamala Harris co-sponsored the Senate resolution to support the Green New Deal. Now Joe Biden has endorsed the plan. Naturally, people want to know what the GND will cost – usually meaning in state and federal government spending. But that is the wrong question.  The real question is, how much do Green New Dealers expect to get out of it, at what total cost?” according to the author.

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If You Like Lockdowns, You’ll Love the Carbon-Free Future

by Paul Tice
The Wall St. Journal

“The climate-change movement is taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic, equating it with the “existential crisis” of man-made global warming. While praising the current display of unilateral government action as a model for addressing climate change, many environmentalists and liberal politicians have also called for a surge in government spending on renewable energy projects,” according to The Wall St. Journal.

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Alaska Gold and Copper Mine Project Moves Forward, Despite Environmentalist Objections

by Penny Starr
Breitbart

The decades of environmentalists’ delays came nearer an end when…”the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final environmental impact statement on Friday which found gold and copper mining in Alaska ‘would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers.’”  Don’t expect this to be the last hurdle.

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Trump’s new regulations for environmental reviews will fix a broken process

by Mary B. Neumayr
The Denver Post

“President Donald Trump has taken bold action to fix our broken environmental review process. Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality is releasing a final rule to comprehensively update its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in over 40 years,” according to The Denver Post.

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On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

by Michael Shellenberger
Environmental Progress

Michael Shellenberger, a climate activist, apologizes in a new book for misleading the public, saying, “The evidence is overwhelming that our high-energy civilization is better for people and nature than the low-energy civilization that climate alarmists would return us to.”

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A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

by Charles Battig
The Heartland Institute

“Three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized  the concern for the environment have . . created  a false climate  alarm  which has ‘costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet’,” according to The Heartland Institute.

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