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Obama's War on Coal Continues While Global Demand Increases

Obama's War on Coal Continues While Global Demand Increases

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set rules limiting the amount of carbon dioxide a new coal plant can release, forcing coal plants to use expensive, unproven carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems to meet that limit. But CCS technology is nowhere ready for prime time. EPA’s push for ...

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Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

by Shelby Mertens, Virginia Free Citizen

Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year.

But unlike last year’s “Boneta Bill,” HB1219extends ...

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The Worst Drought In The History Of California Is Happening Right Now

The Worst Drought In The History Of California Is Happening Right Now

Did you know that 2013 was the driest year ever recorded in the state of California?  And did you know that so far this is the driest January that the state of California has ever experienced?  The worst drought in the history of California is happening right now.  Just check out the ...

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This Week Update on Energy and the Environment January 18, 2014

This Week Update on Energy and the Environment January 18, 2014

Report from the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), January 18, 2014

If you wish to converse with me, define your terms. - Voltaire, H/t Gordon Cheyne, in Master Resource

No Consensus? Naturemagazine published an article by Jeff Tollefson on the failure of the earth's surface to warm ...

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Natural Gas Prices in Northeast Spike Due To Cold and Pipeline Constraints

Natural Gas Prices in Northeast Spike Due To Cold and Pipeline Constraints

Very cold weather increased the demand for natural gas used for home heating and for gas-fired electric generators in the Northeast, causing a spike in prices earlier this month. Prices spiked because of the increased demand for natural gas and because constrained gas pipelines could not handle the ...

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Did Wind Really Save Texas from Rolling Outages?

Did Wind Really Save Texas from Rolling Outages?

On Monday, January 6, the system operator of the Texas electric grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), announced an Energy Emergency Alert and took steps to protect the grid. By 9:50 a.m., ERCOT was able to cancel the Alertbecause of improving generating conditions. On Tuesday ...

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Sunny Hawaii Highlights Challenges of Solar Adoption

Sunny Hawaii Highlights Challenges of Solar Adoption

Hawaii has the highest electricity prices in the country and receives a lot of sun. As a result, from 2008–2011, the number of annual rooftop solar installations increased 900 percentand, until recently, showed little sign of slowing. That all changed earlier this year when new rules took effect ...

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Does The Federal Government Think We Are Dim Bulbs?

Does The Federal Government Think We Are Dim Bulbs?

If you like incandescent 60-watt or 40-watt light bulbs, you better buy them before the end of the year because the federal government is banning these light bulbs after December 31, 2013.



Background

In 2007, Congress and President Bush decided that the American people were not wise enough to make ...

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Sharing the Burden of the Wind PTC, Production Tax Credit

Sharing the Burden of the Wind PTC, Production Tax Credit

A new study by IERestimates the net burden of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) broken down by state. The study finds that 30 states (plus the District of Columbia) are net losers, meaning that their citizens pay more in taxes to fund the PTC than members of the state receive in PTC subsidies. ...

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