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Harnessing the Energy of Trash

Harnessing the Energy of Trash

by Alyssa A. Lappen
InFocus | Aug. 31, 2009
FALL 2009

  • VOLUME III: NUMBER 3

Among the greatest ironies of President Barack Obama's environmental policies is his federal budget proposal to "cap and trade" greenhouse gas emissions. The plan would roughly double electricityrates nationwide. It would ...

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The Man Who Doubted Al Gore

The Man Who Doubted Al Gore

To dissent on the man-made global warming 'consensus' is seen as evidence of mental deficiency

Dealing with acolytes of the Al Gore school of climate change (that is, virtually every government on earth, plus the chattering classes of the entire Western World) has always reminded me of a classic ...

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Sun Run of 51 Days Without a Spot Now Among the Top 5 Longest

Sun Run of 51 Days Without a Spot Now Among the Top 5 Longest

IceCap.US

Sunday, August 30th marks the 51st straight day without a sunspot, one of the longest stretches in a century. One more day and we have a spotless month (we had some by some accounts one last August but a few observatories thought they saw a spot on the sun for a few hours one day). It ...

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The Pending Tax Nightmare of 'Cap and Trade'

Our Congress is pending receipt of legislation that will produce the most egregious and regressive tax ever levied on the American people and our economy. This is coming at a time when no one can afford the escalation of all energy prices such a tax will produce in every area of the American ...

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Global Surface Air Temperatures and Atmospheric CO2 Updated

Global Surface Air Temperatures and Atmospheric CO2 Updated

Most climate models assume the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 to influence significantly upon global temperature. Thus, it is relevant to compare the different global temperature records with measurements of atmospheric CO2, as shown in the diagrams below. Any comparison, however, should not be ...

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EPA: Lawsuits if No Hearings, Pielke Sr: Comments on EPA Flawed Science Findings

EPA: Lawsuits if No Hearings, Pielke Sr: Comments on EPA Flawed Science Findings

As reported in The New York Times, 25 August 2009 by Michael Burnham of ClimateWire here, the nation's largest business group is asking U.S. EPA to hold a public debate on climate change science-or face litigation-as the agency prepares to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

In ...

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Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears!

Clamor for Editor to Be Removed!

An outpouring of skeptical scientists who are members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are revolting against the group's editor-in-chief-with some demanding he be removed-after an editorial appeared claiming "the science of anthropogenic climate change is ...

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Idaho National Laboratory Cuts Fuel Consumption 20 Percent

Idaho National Laboratory Cuts Fuel Consumption 20 Percent

When it comes to fuel conservation and the drive for sustainability, Idaho National Laboratory is keen, green and lean. In the past four years, it has dramatically reduced its total fuel use while shifting increasingly toward more sustainable fuels such as B20 biodiesel and E85 (a blend of 85 ...

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A Nuclear Renaissance Beckons

A Nuclear Renaissance Beckons

 In 1993, I taught an upper level course in managerial economics for Tusculum College in an unusual setting. The classes were held at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant. Watts Bar was the third nuclear plant built by the Tennessee Valley Authority, and was located not far from Knoxville. ...

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