Biden’s 2-Trillion Dollar Blunder Imperils Economic Recovery

By Vijay Jayaraj -- August 4, 2020 6 Comments

“A 100 percent transition to non-carbon energy sources is simply impossible. Even a 50 percent reliance on renewables like solar and wind wouldn’t be possible without widespread energy shortage and a collapse of the economy.”

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee for President, recently unveiled his “new infrastructure and clean energy plan.” If enacted, it could have devastating and long-lasting impact on the American economy.

Why? The $2 Trillion Clean Energy Plan will essentially strip the American economy of its backbone: the conventional energy sector.

Biden’s announcement page declares that “he will make a $2 trillion accelerated investment, with a plan to deploy those resources over his first term, setting us on an irreversible course to meet the ambitious climate progress that science demands.”

An “irreversible course”? Regardless of whether the proposed “clean” technologies fail in the future?

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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 23, 2019

By -- December 23, 2019 7 Comments

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
It’s time to hit the off switch for solar, wind power tax breaks
U.S. House spending bill holds win for wind energy, setback for solar
Subsidized Wind, Noncompetitive Wind
Tax deal in hand, US spending package grows in size
Report: Financial groups gave $745 billion for 258 new coal power plants
The Renewable Fuel Standard is killing the environment
The Tiny, Simple Nuclear Reactor That Could Change Energy
Alex Epstein’s Clear Thinking on Climate and Energy
Video: ‘Patently false’ to claim health and climate benefits from closure of coal plants
The Fracking Decade
The dangerous winds of trying to prevent climate change
Citizens Budget Commission Bashes Cuomo’s Energy Incompetence
Short video: America is The World Leader in Clean Air
New Jersey Doubles Down on Stupidity with Offshore Wind
Coal use likely to rise as growing demand for electricity in developing countries
Greta ‘Ignored’ By World Leaders, Admits Protests Have Achieved ‘Nothing’
Greta wins TIME Person of the Year: It’s a symptom of a sick & confused world
Greta Thunberg Is the Perfect Hero for an Unserious Time
100 scientific papers: CO2 has minuscule effect on climate
Toxic climate propaganda is poisoning US public policy
Report: Climate Truth File 2020
Exxon Wins Against NY’s Hypocritical Legal Lunacy
How Secularism Fuels Campus Outrage
Social Justice Education in America
Seattle Public Schools Will Start Teaching That Math Is Oppressive
President Trump Video Clips: Nothing is more Powerful than God
Video: Barr Criticizes Inspector General Report On The Russia Investigation
President Trump’s Letter to Nancy Pelosi, regarding Impeachment
FISA court slams FBI over surveillance applications
UK election sends ‘catastrophic warning’ to 2020 US Dems
We’ve just had the best decade in human history.

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I Am a Climate Researcher, and I Love Fossil Fuels

By Vijay Jayaraj -- October 8, 2019 15 Comments

“To call the very foundational energy blocks of our society ‘evil,’ and then deprive developing countries of the same fossil fuels, is hypocrisy of the highest order.”

“Fossil fuels have single-handedly pulled the majority of people out of poverty in India, my country.”

Global warming skeptics like me often get accused of getting “dirty oil money” for writing in support of fossil fuels. Or we’re called “climate deniers” and told we must not be real climate scientists.

Many of these people turn their attention to my identity and not to the arguments I make. That is convenient if you do not want to debate the claims made in the article; you shift the attention towards the author and not facts.

The climate alarmists—those who believe that the world is headed towards an imminent climate doomsday—do this because they believe skeptics have their roots in “big oil,” which they think funds all skepticism of dangerous manmade climate change.

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India Green Lights Fossil Fuels, Announces Electrification and Clean Cooking for All Rural Homes by 2022

By Vijay Jayaraj -- July 30, 2019 12 Comments

“As a young boy growing up in rural India with frequent power cuts, I never imagined that India would one day be able to announce a plan to supply electricity to all rural homes. But the tide has been changing ever since the 1990s when India embarked on economic liberalization.”

“India’s budget makes clear that the world’s largest democracy and one of its largest consumers of fossil fuels has openly declared its intent to promote the utilization of fossil fuel resources.”

The Indian government announced in early July that it will strive to ensure adequate housing, together with access to reliable electricity and clean cooking facilities, for all families in rural India by 2022.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Parliament that the goal was 100 percent electrification of all rural households—a critical need where people still die from indoor air pollution from primitive firewood-based cooking.

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Renewable Energy vs. Africa’s Renaissance

By Vijay Jayaraj -- July 1, 2019 6 Comments Continue Reading

China’s Coal Bi-Polarity Expedites the Death of the Paris Agreement

By Vijay Jayaraj -- June 20, 2019 8 Comments Continue Reading

‘No Country for Radicals’: India Fights Back Against Obstructionist Nonprofits

By Vijay Jayaraj -- January 17, 2019 6 Comments Continue Reading

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 22, 2018

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A Spot Coal Shortage in India: Central Planners Overrate Wind

By Vijay Jayaraj -- October 10, 2018 3 Comments Continue Reading

Four Reasons Alarmists Are Wrong on Climate Change

By Vijay Jayaraj -- April 26, 2018 58 Comments Continue Reading