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Coal casts cloud over Germany’s energy revolution

Germany cut emissions and boosted renewables last year, but critics say CO2 reduction targets can’t be met unless it closes coal-burning power stations. Tenner Weithoner —  BERLIN, 20 January 2015 − The energy market in Germany saw a spectacular change last year as renewable energy became the major source of its electricity supply − leaving […]

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“New Age” Idea that Renewable Energy will Save the Planet is a Deadly One

(We posted this letter back in 2013, but it bears a repeat.  The title at the top is pulled from a comment posted at the bottom of the original article. — DQ) An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists Alex Budd — Deep Green Resistance — 2013 The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And “clean […]

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Renewable Energy Versus Wildlife Conservation

Energy Trends Insider — October 9, 2014 The argument goes something like this: Real environmentalist: “We should not allow the destruction of orangutan habitat for palm oil biodiesel!” Apologist: “In fact by displacing fossil fuels, palm oil biodiesel is helping orangutans, as well as everything else that is alive on the planet! Orangutans are at […]

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The Fantasy of 100% Renewables

Alan Y. Wayne — Harvard Crimson — September 30, 2014 Renewable energy is all the rage at the moment. Fears of global warming are ever present (and well-justified, I might add). Tax benefits for solar panels and wind turbines are at an all-time high. On Harvard’s campus, chants and rallies for divestment urge a shift […]

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Wynne’s Brother-in-law the new CEO of EHealth, BUT he also has deep ties to the Wind Industry

How deep does the corruption of this Liberal government go?  How great is their arrogance for making sure that their family and buddies make a fortune off the backs of Ontario taxpayers? Turns out, not only has Kathleen Wynne’s brother-in-law been appointed the new CEO of EHealth, but he’s also on the Board of Directors […]

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Must Read Eco Report: “North America’s Beauty Under Attack by Renewable Energy Pollution”

OUR BEAUTIFUL NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPES ARE UNDER ATTACK Ingo Oevermann — The Eco Report — March 29, 2014 I am interested in most alternative energy systems and innovations, and since reading Steve Heckeroth’s fabulous article on the potential for solar technology in Mother Earth News in 2006 or 2007, I have become ever more interested […]

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Ontario to Follow Germany in Renewable Energy Failure

Brady Yauch — Energy Probe — March 21, 2014 Germany has been experimenting with its renewable energy law for 14 years and is now highlighting its failures. Ontario, which copied that law, will likely do the same.  Ontario passed the Green Energy Act in 2009 in a bid to create a thriving renewable energy sector […]

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Renewable energy such as wind and solar are not sustainable by any meaningful yardstick

Lawrence Solomon — Financial Post — November 15, 2013 When governments try to impose large-scale renewable technologies, they lay waste to nature Non-renewable energy is sustainable; renewable energy is not, not even close, not by any meaningful yardstick, not in our lifetime or in that of our children. Renewables cannot passably meet any of the […]

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Death Data: Why Tracking Dead Wildlife at Renewable Energy Sites is Important

Chris Clarke — ReWire — October 10, 2013 In May 2011, a Say’s phoebe — a small songbird — was found dead in an oil waste lagoon in the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. Say’s phoebes are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA), and within weeks, the U.S. Fish and […]

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Scotland: Temperatures over Renewable Energy Bill hikes are heading to an explosive boiling point

Bill Jamieson — The Scotsman — October 13, 2013 IF IT is set to be a cold comfort winter for households as domestic energy bills are hiked, the political temperature is heading in the opposite direction: an explosive boiling point. The truth of UK energy policy has been lost in a maze of subsidies, charges, […]

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Public blinded by the feel-good hype of renewable energy — driven by religious zeal

Not So Bright Lights Craig Rucker — Principia Scientific — August 20, 2013 So-called “renewable energy” is not clean, renewable, reliable, affordable or sustainable. “Renewable energy” is a sexy term used to drive public policies and spending. Misguided governments and like-minded Greens have said repeatedly that they are waging a “war on coal,” intend to […]

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THE HOCKEY SCHTICK — The Renewable Energy Reality Check

Schalk Cloete — The Energy Collective — May 23, 2013 Renewable energy is ideologically very attractive. After all, who would not want clean and “free” energy for everyone forever? Such ideological perfection can easily switch off the critical thinking of environmentally conscious individuals and this is exactly what we are seeing at the moment. This […]

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Renewable energy is not dependable

Ironton Tribune — April 26, 2013 Unlike other commodities, electricity cannot be stored economically so production must match consumption on a real-time basis. Turbines only work when the wind blows and solar panels only work when the sun shines. Within the energy grid there must be a balance between the load and generation, but because […]

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Renewable Energy: Bringing Blackouts Back to California?

Walter Russell Mead — The American Interest — February 27, 2013 The epidemic of power outages and “rolling blackouts” which nearly shut down California in the early 2000s may be returning. Back then, the culprits were unscrupulous energy providers like Enron and a poorly-thought out process of deregulation. This time, renewable energy would be to blame, as […]

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Sting operations reveal Mafia involvement in renewable energy (Is anyone really surprised?)

Anthony Faiola — Washington Post — January 22, 2013 The seizure of a record 1.5 billion euros from a Sicilian businessman known as “Lord of the Wind” on the same day has put the spotlight on Mafia money-laundering through renewable energy ventures. PALERMO, Italy — Inside a midnight-blue BMW, a Sicilian entrepreneur delivered his pitch […]

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