Category Archives: Energy

The stark reality of green tech’s solar and wind contribution to world energy

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Summed in in one graph that says it all. Roger Andrews writes: If decarbonization is to be achieved by expanding renewables the expansion will have to come in wind, solar and biomass. So…

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Settled Science on the Proper Spelling of ‘Fracking’ #fracking #rsrh

1. Phonetically, ‘fracing’ makes no sense. 2. We already have ‘picnicking’. 3. So it’s ‘fracking’. Q.E.D.

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The Inevitable Shakeout in the Shale Patch

Shakeout Threatens Shale Patch as Frackers Go for Broke The U.S. shale patch is facing a shakeout as drillers struggle to keep pace with the relentless spending needed to get oil and gas out of the ground. Shale debt has … Continue reading

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When Your ‘Goal’ is not really Your Goal

It’s a massive “tell”: The Kyoto goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions was never the global warming crowd’s true goal.

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Sometimes the Goal is Not Really the Goal

Correspondent Clark Griswold reports: I spent the last three months planning my family’s summer road trip to Wally World. My Trip-Tik anticipated stops at the Grand Canyon, the House of Mud and the World’s Second Largest Ball of Twine, but … Continue reading

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Great Achievements in Central Planning: Cellulosic Biofuel

Cellulosic biofuel is a case of the Congress thinking it could create a market presence for a product by sheer force of will and legislation. Bad idea. Continue reading

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Update on the Nation’s Energy Supply

A quick update on a post from a year and a half ago entitled ‘We have more oil and natural gas than anyone thought possible even 5 years ago.’ These numbers are compiled by the Energy Information Administration, the data-aggregation arm … Continue reading

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How Green is RedState?

First, a story from The Guardian: Social media explosion powered by dirty energy, report warns … Amazon Web Services, which provides a cloud platform for Netflix, Tumblr and Pinterest, was singled out for being secretive about its energy use, and … Continue reading

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‘Free as the Wind’: The True Cost of Wind Energy

Green activists preach about renewable energy sources, using words like ‘holistic’ and ‘sustainable’. Wind energy is one of their favorites; nothing is as free as the wind, n’est-ce pas? If we truly consider the holistic environmental impact of wind turbines … Continue reading

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America’s Strange Love for Corn Ethanol

In 2007, before our domestic shale boom put a big dent in America’s reliance on foreign oil, the Bush Administration made a massive commitment to biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Standard mandated an ever-increasing consumption of ethanol as a motor fuel … Continue reading

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