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Americans Can’t Afford Biden’s Green Obsession

As if Biden’s push for green energy hasn’t hurt America enough with the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate, it’s now fueling the rise in utility bills for hardworking Americans across the board….

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: As Texas went dark, power flowed in America’s coldest place

Utilities across the northern U.S. have long fortified themselves against extreme cold, preventing the widespread outages seen in Texas last week. The dirty secret: The power systems remain highly reliant on fossil fuels to keep the lights on.

Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk – PreventionWeb

By Laurie Goering From Louisiana’s battle with two hurricanes and an icy polar vortex in the past year to Kenya’s struggle with locusts, drought and floods, climate risks are piling up – and colliding with other threats like COVID-19, making…

Climate change explainer: Earth is warming but winters could get worse – here’s why – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

This article was first published in the “In This Climate” Newsletter, a periodical newsletter looking at the impact of climate change in Michigan. Sign up for it here, or by using the form at the bottom of the article below….

Natural Gas Battles Local Climate Efforts – NPR

Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon’s company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. “The reason we’re giving it away is to clean…

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 – Yahoo News

Even as Texas struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks posed by increasingly extreme weather to America’s aging infrastructure were cropping up across the country. The week’s continent-spanning winter storms triggered blackouts in…

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change – The New York Times

“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…

Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen – The New York Times

“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…