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Hydrogen Conundrum

Hydrogen Conundrum

Hyundai has just released a new hydrogen-powered car in New Zealand – the ix35 Fuel Cell SUV.

ix35 Fuel Cell SUV HyundaiIt emits water from its tail pipe, so why isn’t it on the front burner for environmentalists?

Right now, environmentalists are focused on battery-powered vehicles, but ...

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Higher Gas Prices the ‘Price of Cleaner Air’

Higher Gas Prices the ‘Price of Cleaner Air’

ABC, CBS, NBC promote new EPA regulations, undermine critics.

New EPA regulations could increase the price of gas by nine cents or more when they take effect in the next four years, American Petroleum Institute (API) scientists say. However, ABC, CBS and NBC  news programs gave little credence ...

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Maryland Moves Forward with Controversial Chicken-Waste Electricity Project

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced his approval of a project to turn chicken waste into electricity, but the idea still faces opposition from consumer advocates and some environmentalists.

Environmental Benefits Asserted

Green Planet Power Solutions presented a bid to state officials to ...

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Insight Into Smart Meters and the Hype Surrounding Smart Grid

Insight Into Smart Meters and the Hype Surrounding Smart Grid

The hype surrounding the smart grid  has resulted in smart meters being equated with the smart grid.  

Smart meters can improve certain aspects of the distribution system, and can play a very limited role in efficiently managing the grid, but they do not comprise the major ...

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Batteries, the Achilles Heel

Batteries, the Achilles Heel

The sale of EVs and PHEVs has been sluggish, probably because of the high cost of the battery. The 16 kWh battery for the Volt, for example, Cost of the battery for the all electric Leaf is around $15,000, and it would require roughly 11 years to recover its added cost costs around $10,000, ...

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Climate Change and The New Hockey-Stick

Climate Change and The New Hockey-Stick

By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)

The New Hockey-stick: 

As anticipated, statistical expert Steve McIntyre is shredding the new hockey-stick reported (in Science on March 8) by Marcott, Shakun, Clark, and Mix (Marcott-Shakun). McIntyre has ...

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Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

Obama appointees seek to impose ideological control over our energy, economy and property

Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use “dangerous manmade ...

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Energy Efficiency, Not Efficiency Mandates

Energy Efficiency, Not Efficiency Mandates

 In order to compel American businesses and consumers to act in a manner that suits the federal government, various federal agencies have created mandates and energy-efficiency programs for vehicles, homes, manufacturing processes, appliances, and more since the 1970s.

Proponents of those ...

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President Obama’s Blueprint for a Clean and Secure Energy Future

President Obama’s Blueprint for a Clean and Secure Energy Future

Washington D. C. March 15, 2013, The White House

The United States is on the path to a cleaner and more secure energy future. Since President Obama took office, responsible oil and gas production has increased each year, while oil imports have fallen to a 20 year low; renewable electricity ...

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