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Propaganda Minister Colbert: Green New Deal ‘Bold’, Nuclear Energy Poison

CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert has been less a late-night comedian and more a radical Democrat for quite a while. So it’s not shocking that even Bill Gates wasn’t radical enough for Colbert. The Microsoft co-founder appeared on CBS Monday…

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…

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

“We have to get better at understanding these compound impacts,” said Michael Craig, an expert in energy systems at the University of Michigan who recently led a study looking at how rising summer temperatures in Texas could strain the grid…

Media reaction: Texas ‘deep freeze’, power blackouts and the role of global warming – Carbon Brief

This week, a blast of Arctic air has engulfed much of the central US, bringing freezing conditions and record low temperatures to many states. Texas, in particular, has been badly affected, with grid operators hit by power outages and struggling…

My Word | Climate change debate rages on – Eureka Times-Standard

The debate rages on, by both those who know little or nothing about climate and those who are experts on the subject. Climate change is inevitable. It has always changed, and I expect that it always will. People are told…

UTEP awarded $1 million NNSA grant to expose minority students to nuclear energy industry

(University of Texas at El Paso) Students from The University of Texas at El Paso will have more opportunities to train for competitive jobs in the energy industry through a $1 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The grant is part of a program that exposes underrepresented students to energy systems research and prepares them for the workforce

Carbon: Getting to net zero — and even net negative — is surprisingly feasible, and affordable

Reaching zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry by 2050 can be accomplished by rebuilding U.S. energy infrastructure to run primarily on renewable energy, at a net cost of about $1 per person per day, according to new research.

Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Stimulus Deal – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the waning days of the 116th Congress, lawmakers have authorized $35 billion in spending on wind, solar and other clean power sources while curtailing the use of a potent planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. Both…