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The Political Power of the Scandinavian Wind Industry (time to reveal and revolt)

By Sherri Lange -- May 31, 2017

“In my opinion, good journalism always has to be on the side of the weak, keeping a critical eye on all powers that be and any power – political, economical, military, industrial and religious. Good journalism is obliged to react to any repression of humans. And the way the wind industry works is – in my opinion – pure repression and abuse of democratic values.”

“The wind industry is very aggressive, and because of its poor performance, and environmental and human health impacts, it obviously does not belong anywhere. Together, world wide, we must work to educate each other about the mechanics of the wind industry; how it exploits, how it abuses power at the highest levels.  This is the substance of my new book.”

–  Peter Skeel Hjorth (interview below)

In 2014, Dr Henrik Moeller, a leading world expert on low-frequency sound, was sacked after 38 years at Aalborg University in Denmark.

California Renewables Dream’n

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#llinowes">Lisa Linowes</a> -- May 30, 2017

“It’s no wonder there’s increasing debate over expanding California’s grid into a regional system. Meanwhile, the economic viability of traditional generators will continue to suffer unless they, like their renewable energy counterparts, can derive benefit from above-market power contracts. Ultimately, it will be California ratepayers that pay the steep price for this impossible dream.”

As California considers a 100% renewable-energy mandate, the state’s legislators should be asking what happens to California’s energy profile when the sun doesn’t shine and the winds don’t blow.

This month, the national press hyped how California renewables met a record-breaking 67% of the state’s electricity generation. It happened during the 3 pm hour on a Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day. We checked the numbers, and sure enough wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewables had a combined output of 14,215 megawatts out of a total generation of 21,390 megawatts in that hour.

Memorial Day: Celebrate the Open Road (gasoline & diesel plentiful, affordable, reliable, sustainable)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 26, 2017

“Beginning with the Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer, Americans will spend their hard-earned dollars traveling to visit family, friends, and the great outdoors. Meanwhile, Big Oil will be making huge profits off of these travel expenditures on fuel, while at the same time fighting for decreased public health and climate-change protections.”

Center for American Progress (and Climate Progress), four years ago.

The American Automobile Association predicts that 39.3 million Americans will hit the open road this Memorial Day weekend, a million more this year than last. Affordable, reliable, widely available gasoline and diesel is a big reason. And maybe Americans feel energy-liberated by the current Administration.

While we wait for the anti-energy, glass-emptying Center for American Progress (not Prosperity) to psychologically retool, the rest of us can be optimistic.

Schleede from 2000: ‘The Backdoor Btu Tax”

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 25, 2017

Remembering Glenn Schleede

By John Jennrich -- May 24, 2017

Glenn Schleede: Some Tributes (A long energy career that history will judge sustainable)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 23, 2017

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 22, 2017

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- May 22, 2017

(Short) Response to Dolan on Hayek and a Carbon Tax

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 19, 2017

Hayek and a Carbon Tax: Response to Bradley

By Ed Dolan -- May 18, 2017

Hayek was not a Malthusian or Global Tariff Advocate (link to a carbon tax peculiar, errant)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 17, 2017