6.30.2022

EPA loses – America Wins

Victory for citizens and businesses alike In what is likely the most damaging setback ever dealt to those advocating for overzealous enforcement actions against greenhouse gas emissions, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of constitutional limitations on unelected regulators. This morning SCOTUS ruled in favor of the plaintiff states in WV… Continue Reading
6.29.2022

Coal: Europe’s Security Blanket, Third World’s Necessity

Author: Vijay Jayaraj | Published: American Thinker | Date: 28 June 2022 How many lives do European coal plants have? Nobody knows. But by now, most of the world understands that Europe’s reliance on coal is no longer deniable. In a time of global energy instability featuring an embargo on Russian energy, the EU’s wealthiest… Continue Reading
6.28.2022

The SEC and Climate Change

Andy May – 28 June 2022 The U.S. Constitution was finally approved in 1787, after much debate. It reserved a specific list of powers for the federal government and the first ten amendments, or the “Bill of Rights,” reserved many powers for the citizens and states. The Bill of Rights imposed clear limitations on the… Continue Reading
6.24.2022

CO2 Sample Spacing in Ice Cores

Renee Hannon – 24 June 2022 Introduction This post examines sample spacing for CO2 measurements in Antarctic ice cores during the past 800,000 years to better understand if gaps in sampling are too large to capture centennial fluctuations. The IPCC states: “Although ice core records present low-pass filtered time series due to gas diffusion and gradual… Continue Reading
6.24.2022

SEC’s Climate Falsehood Threatens American Economy

Gregory Wrightstone – 24 June 2022 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) risks destroying the economy by installing a falsehood as a principle driver of governance for American business. By proposing that companies to take extraordinary measures to account for climate risks, the SEC embraces a false climate emergency based on a premise that… Continue Reading
6.23.2022

CO2 Coalition files amicus brief in 5th Circuit Court

CO2 Coalition Tells Court Carbon Regulation “Scientifically Invalid” Gregory Wrightstone – 22 June 2022 President Biden’s Social Cost of Carbon rule is “scientifically invalid and will be disastrous for the poor people worldwide, future generations and the United States,” according to a court brief by two physics professors at Princeton and the Massachusetts Institute of… Continue Reading
6.21.2022

Net-zero, Reality Check #4

Donn Dears – 14 June 2022 Neither wind, nuclear or PV solar, can achieve net-zero carbon, but could a combination of the three achieve net-zero carbon by 2050? Nuclear Status Unfortunately, nuclear will probably not be able to add additional new generating capacity before 2050. Two new units in Georgia will likely come on line… Continue Reading
6.20.2022

Why Does Boston Buy Natural Gas from Russia?

Andy May – 20 June 2022 Europe is vulnerable and needs our natural gas; prices are absurd and going higher. Yet, everyone in the oil and gas industry is afraid to invest any money, even if they have financing available. Who wants to start a 10- to 20-year natural gas project, whether it’s a gas… Continue Reading
6.20.2022

Net-zero carbon goal is unattainable

Donn Dears – 20 June 2022 The goal of the United States government is to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, per the Paris Agreement. A three-step analysis establishes this as an impossible goal. Three possible alternatives — wind, nuclear power and utility photovoltaic solar (PV) — are analyzed separately in a three-step process to… Continue Reading
6.16.2022

Replacing the World’s Fossil Fuels

Andy May – June 16, 2022 U.S. progressives are convinced that fossil fuels must be replaced with renewables by 2050. The IEA even has a plan to do it. How will this work? Unlike progressives we value observational data over ideology, so let’s examine the data. According to ExxonMobil’s 2021 Outlook for Energy the world… Continue Reading
6.16.2022

Climate Propaganda Award Winners

Kip Hansen – June 16, 2022 The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) at Columbia University  which supports the  climate propaganda organ, Covering Climate Now (CCNow), has announced its Bizarro World-based “2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Award”.  Of course, calling it a “journalism award” is oxymoronic – what these people produce is the opposite of journalism, it is the worst kind of propaganda: propaganda, dissemination… Continue Reading
6.16.2022

Coal-Fired Dragon Ignores Climate Zealots

Vijay Jayaraj – June 16, 2022 China has once again shrugged off global calls for reductions in fossil fuel emissions by reaffirming its commitment to produce and consume more coal than ever. Developments in the coal sector during the past six months indicate that the dragon is determined to avoid a repetition of 2021, when… Continue Reading
6.7.2022

Indian Coal Makes Electricity as Wind Farms Sit Idle

Vijay Jayaraj – June 7, 2022 Amidst the clamor surrounding the intensive use of coal in China and India, one may not realize that these nations have some of the world’s largest renewable energy installations. In fact, I hail from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu which is often compared to Scandinavia for its large… Continue Reading
6.6.2022

South Africa: Warmism creates blackouts

Vijay Jayaraj – June 6, 2022 South Africa — supposedly one of Africa’s advanced economies — is reeling under severe power shortages and daily rolling blackouts — some for as long as eight hours. In May, most households, commercial buildings, and industries experienced hours of blackouts. The South African state-run power utility ESKOM supplied no… Continue Reading
6.3.2022

COUNTERPOINT: Hurricane season forecast to be above normal. So what?

Patrick J. Michaels – June 3, 2022 The 2022 hurricane season will be above normal, according to forecasts from Colorado State University’s Phil Klotzbach, the respected student of Bill Gray, who started long-range hurricane forecasts decades ago. This should be headline news, right? Actually, within some pretty broad limits these types of seasonal forecasts are… Continue Reading
6.1.2022

India’s “Bad Boys” Reopen 100 Coal Mines as Demand Skyrockets

Vijay Jayaraj – June 1, 2022 Political leaders of developing countries face constant pressure to generate enough electricity for their populations as they are being asked to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. In a bold and rebellious move, India has ordered reopening more than 100 dormant coal mines to meet skyrocketing domestic power demand. The… Continue Reading
5.28.2022

Shunning Reliable Energy Sources Increases Energy Poverty

Derrick Hollie and Vijay Jayaraj – May 26, 2022 Many Americans have felt inflation’s sting as it climbs to 8.5% — the highest level in over 40 years. This has increased the cost in housing, heating, food and everyday expenses — causing many to live paycheck-to-paycheck while others look for creative ways to cut cost wherever… Continue Reading
5.28.2022

Ethanol: a dumb idea or a crime — or both?

by Gregory Wrightstone – May 27, 2022 Expanded use of ethanol — enabled by President Biden’s lifting a summertime ban on fuels with a 15 percent blend — is a poor answer to high gasoline prices and a refusal to recognize the failures of the corn-based fuel additive. Reuters described the president’s action a win… Continue Reading
5.26.2022

Biased Reporting Overheats Climate Fear, Ignores Cold

By Vijay Jayaraj – May 23, 2022 It was a cold May night for many in the city of Bengaluru, India.  The mercury dipped to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, a low not witnessed during the last 50 years. The same week, some Indian cities made global headlines not for unusual cold but for extreme heat. Followers… Continue Reading
5.18.2022

Nuke collusion with global warmists ill serves the public

by Gordon Tomb – May 18,2022 The nuclear power industry should focus more on addressing people’s irrational fear of low-level radiation rather than adding to the hysteria around global warming. Constellation Energy, for example, supports Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to tax carbon dioxide emissions of electricity generators. The tax would force the closing of… Continue Reading
5.16.2022

Dear Elon, It’s Time for Energy Freedom — Now!

By Vijay Jayaraj – May 16, 2022 Dear Elon, It is heartening to witness your commitment to protecting freedom of speech in our world. Despite backlash from the far left, you’ve gone ahead and bought Twitter. Like millions, I too greatly admire the pace at which SpaceX has developed and the advanced AI technology that… Continue Reading
5.8.2022

EVs on Fire! Electric Utopia Takes a Deadly U-Turn

By Vijay Jayaraj – May 8, 2022 Electric vehicles have been pushed hard as a solution to the world’s faux climate emergency, but in India they have turned into killing machines.  Many EV bikes and scooters have been bursting into flames across the country. The frequency of such incidents has increased considerably since spring 2022.… Continue Reading
4.29.2022

Climate Colonialists Disrupt African Pipeline, Perpetuate Poverty

By Vijay Jayaraj – April 28, 2022 Climate activists’ ill-founded opposition to fossil fuels threatens to stop a major pipeline project in East Africa and stymie economic growth in Uganda and Tanzania — home to some of the world’s poorest people. Uganda is betting big on its fossil fuel reserves. In February, China National Offshore… Continue Reading
4.25.2022

Hijacked Earth Day Promotes Climate Falsehood and Poverty

By Vijay Jayaraj – April 24, 2022 Earth Day could be an event for people to pause and take note of the value of ecological health. However, the day has been hijacked by radical environmentalists and policy makers to advance primitive and destructive technologies to address a made-up climate emergency. A simple google search for… Continue Reading
4.21.2022

Cancel Earth Day, celebrate Earth

As a fourteen-year-old student in south-central Pennsylvania at the time of the first Earth Day in April 1970, I recognized the need for a real cleanup of what was a horribly abused environment. When I went off to study geology at college, I embraced the environmentalist movement as my own. In my early years at… Continue Reading

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