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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.

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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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Malcolm Shaw Likes Under-Covered, Unloved Energy Stocks

Malcolm Shaw Likes Under-Covered, Unloved Energy Stocks

As a former analyst with a strong background in geology, Malcolm Shaw uses his technical and market experience to dig through piles of news and company data to uncover resource investment situations that often go unnoticed by mainstream analysts. In this interview with The Energy Report, Shaw ...

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Private Property Assault: New Blueways and Wildlands Programs Could End Up In Omnibus

Private Property Assault:  New Blueways and Wildlands Programs Could End Up In Omnibus

Below is a critically important Letter to the Secretary of Interior from The House Western Caucus. They are complaining about how the Obama Administration and the Secretary of Interior are Bypassing Congress to make new land use designations. This letter has huge ramifications for you. You must ...

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New York’s “Sustainability” Plan: aka “Agenda 21”

New York’s “Sustainability” Plan: aka “Agenda 21”

An insidious plan to install the “New World” state-supported religion – Environmentalism

Agenda 21 was first introduced to the world at the 1992 UN-sponsored “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro. It addresses virtually every facet of human life and describes in great detail how the concept of ...

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Peak Oil Is Almost Here and There’s No Magic To Counter It

Peak Oil Is Almost Here and There’s No Magic To Counter It

This where we stand, and it's a fairly bleak view: Peak oil is almost here, and nothing new (with the possible but unlikely exception of Iraq) is coming online anytime soon and while the clock is ticking - forward movement on developing renewable energy resources has been sadly inadequate.

In the ...

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