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The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

The Energy Solution For Texas — And America

In response to the excellent commentaries about the Texas wind energy fiasco (e.g. from Tucker Carlson), there is a lot of pushback baloney — because the guilty parties never want to acknowledge the failures of their policies. It is always…

Biden’s New Dawn Of Net-Zero Is Looking Like A Dark Day For Labor

Last Labor Day, candidate Joe Biden made an impassioned pitch to leaders and members of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation. Stressing that “the great American middle class was built by unions,” he jabbed his finger in the air for…

Paper: Data Shows ‘Cheap’ Offshore Wind Power Claims Are False

A new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation shows that the cost of offshore wind power is high and barely falling. GWPF is calling for ministers and officials to come clean with the public. Since 2017, renewables advocates have…

Who Misses The Energy Crisis? Biden Does

The regulatory and policy changes of the Trump administration led to unparalleled job growth and national prosperity. We suffered through the dark Carter years of interrupted energy supplies, higher fuel costs, and long lines at gas stations, at the mercy of oil-rich…

The Enormous Risk of Atmospheric Hacking – The New Yorker

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. Sometime in the next two weeks, an independent advisory committee is expected to issue a recommendation on a request from a team…

Tracking Arctic climate change from a Greenhouse to an Icehouse world – EurekAlert

The Arctic Ocean is a very sensitive and important region for global climate change, and is unique in comparison to the other oceans on Earth. Due to complex feedback processes (collectively known as “Arctic amplification”), the Arctic is both a…

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids – The New York Times

While analysts are still working to untangle all of the reasons behind Texas’ grid failures, some have also wondered whether the unique way the state manages its largely deregulated electricity system may have played a role. In the mid-1990s, for…

A Glimpse of the Future in Texas: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids – The New York Times

By Brad Plumer Huge winter storms have plunged large parts of the central and southern United States into an energy crisis this week as frigid blasts of Arctic weather crippled electric grids and left millions of Americans without power amid…

GM’s move to all-electric lineup could be global-warming game changer – Watertown Public Opinion

In an ambitious and historic announcement, General Motors last month said it will stop making gasoline-powered passenger cars by 2035 and offer an all-electric lineup. It’s no coincidence that the announcement comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s inauguration….