Even if Climate Change Theory is False, We’re Still Harming the Environment

One of the biggest problems with the left’s emphasis on climate change is the fact that skeptics end up throwing out all environmental concerns on the basis of the “flimsy evidence” for global warming. That’s unfortunate, because the reality is that we are actually doing a lot of damage to the environment, even if the earth isn’t heating up due to carbon emissions. One of the biggest and most unheralded global environmental crises is with water pollution: It has been suggested that water Read more […]

Is Wind Power Viable? Denmark Thinks So

On a particularly windy day in Denmark last Thursday, wind turbines were able to collect 140% of Danish electricity needs and export some to other European countries as well. This is causing some people to think wind power and other renewable energy sources might be sufficient to power the whole world: “It shows that a world powered 100% by renewable energy is no fantasy,” said Oliver Joy, a spokesman for trade body the European Wind Energy Association. “Wind energy and renewables can be Read more […]

Utility Companies Propose Taxes for Solar Power

As solar power becomes cheaper and more widely implemented, utility companies across the country are feeling the squeeze. And they’re fighting back with local taxes and user fees to recoup some of their losses. The most recent cases in Wisconsin and Utah involve private, individual solar power grids that are running on a net metered basis—excess electricity from solar power is available to local neighbors in a grid. In other words, net metered houses are using less electricity than they are Read more […]

US Oil Production and Pump Prices Both at Record Highs

According to a recent report by Bank of America, the United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer of oil: “The U.S. increase in supply is a very meaningful chunk of oil,” Francisco Blanch, the bank’s head of commodities research, said by phone from New York. “The shale boom is playing a key role in the U.S. recovery. If the U.S. didn’t have this energy supply, prices at the pump would be completely unaffordable.” Oil extraction is soaring at shale Read more […]

Tesla Motors Paves a Path Around Big Auto and Big Oil

There are two major inter-related reasons we are dependent on oil (either foreign or domestic): conventional cars and conventional power plants. Tesla Motors may have found a way to make real progress to get around these two obstacles. Whatever your opinion of the Green Energy movement (and its many-times liberal enthusiasts), there is no doubt that clean, reliable, sustainable energy would be a good thing. If it’s voluntary (and possible). But one major roadblock in the path toward freedom Read more […]

Green Energy Could Collapse the Existing Power Grid

An article in the Los Angeles Times points out a problem that few proponents of green energy have considered: the existing power grid was not designed to deal with the fluctuations and unpredictability of green energy power sources. As it is, the power grid is an extraordinarily complex and fragile system. An array of highly-trained engineers work alongside a complex of supercomputers to make sure that the power generated by plants is distributed without interruptions to the individuals and businesses Read more […]

Trained Green, But No Jobs: Why “Stupid Government Planning” Is Redundant

The government, especially the Leftward wing of the ruling class, has decided that the future belongs to “green energy.” Most people would agree with them. I would even agree with them if it turns out that the “peak oil” story is true. (I’m pretty sure it isn’t; but not a hundred percent certain). But even if you can predict something will happen in the future, that doesn’t mean it can or should happen tomorrow. If we waste resources developing alternative energy sources, when it costs Read more […]

President Obama’s War on Coal

A couple of days ago President Obama did what he does best, and no, it isn’t driving the nation further into the ground. Well, he did that too. President Obama delivered an important speech about one of the issues that is nearest and dearest to the hearts of voters all over our fair country. The President spoke out about climate change, fossil fuels, and renewable energy. Wait – this isn’t one of the things that people in the United States are most concerned about right now? Continuing Read more […]

Romney’s Free Market vs. Obama’s Socialism

From the moment it was apparent that Mitt Romney had secured the Republican nomination for President of the United States, Barack Obama and his troupe of fabricators began a vicious attack on his record at Bain Capital.  They picked a couple of examples of where Bain Capital either closed a company down or shipped their business overseas and ignored the majority of what Bain really accomplished. In the meantime, the Obama camp of ‘can do no wrong’ failed to tell the American public about Read more […]

The Left wants to increase both unemployment and energy prices—and works with Mideast Big Oil to brainwash you

One man against the many. The poor against the wealthy and arrogant. These ideas are the stuff of legends and sagas from the beginning of history. So anyone wanting to get people to cooperate with their exploiters will use these themes in stories in order to manipulate potential victims. While Obama keeps selling the fantasy of “Green Energy,” Natural Gas has been creating jobs even in these hard times: …in 2009, 44,000 new jobs were created by fracking compared with 35,000 created Read more […]

Why Are My Gas and Electric Bills So High?

I know this will really date me, but when I started driving, I paid 28¢ per gallon of gas.  When the local gas stations would have a gas war, I got gas for as little 25¢ per gallon.  It wasn’t long before gas jumped to 32¢ per gallon and then to 35¢ and I remember thinking this was terrible.  When gas hit $1 a gallon, I wondered how long we could afford to continue to make ends meet. When Barack Obama took office, the national average for gas was $1.90 per gallon.  The average now has Read more […]