Why Renewables Cause Blackouts And Increase Vulnerability To Extreme Weather

By Michael Shellenberger In recent congressional hearings, political leaders pointed to recent electricity blackouts in Texas and California caused by extreme weather as reasons for why the federal government should increase taxpayer subsidies and mandates for renewable energy sources.  But that’s a hair-of-the-dog cure that’s unlikely to work. Both the heat-driven August 2020 electricity shortage in California, 

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Africans reject demands to end fossil fuel use

Africans need adaptation strategies that support economic development, jobs, access to energy  By Duggan Flanakin As the merger of climate change and COVID panic materializes before us, “global leaders” have found developing world voices to join the crusade to “save the planet” from carbon (dioxide) “pollution.” But like their Chinese and Indian counterparts, many Africans, 

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PJM Grid Subject to Texas Style Blackouts If We Go Too Green

By Gordon Tomb [Editor’s Note: The PJM grid is at great risk. It is threatened by the green virtue signaling of politicians such as Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf.] With Green New Dealers running Washington, D.C., and Gov. Tom Wolf pushing so-called green energy from Harrisburg, questions must be asked about the development of Pennsylvania’s electric transmission 

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Oil companies lobby for carbon tax

By John Siegel Oil company leaders and other business executives are meeting virtually this week with more than a dozen Democratic and Republican senators to advocate for a carbon tax. The companies are aiming to shift the debate as Congress considers President Joe Biden‘s infrastructure proposal, which excludes a carbon tax. Specifically, the companies will lobby 

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