China Is the Threat But Our Media and Politicians Have Been Bought

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: China threatens our security and environment but has bought off big business, big tech, media and our political establishment.] China is not only building coal-fired plants in its own country, but it is also building them around the world. As of 2019, China had 2,363 active coal-fired power plants and was building another

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Peaking Plants Policy Is Trending Toward Peak Nonsense

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Peaking plants used in New York City are now in the gun sights of climate fanatics but shutting them all down is foolhardy nonsense.] On January 11, 2021 the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Power (CLCPA) Generation Advisory Panel met as part

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – January 16, 2021

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Defeated State Treasurer Talks Super-Pollutants? The office of Pennsylvania State Treasurer is typically just another row office in the Commonwealth. Not

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Battery Costs in the Billions About to Be Tacked Onto NY Electric Bills

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: New Yorkers are about to see already high electricity bills go even higher thanks to Governor Cuomo’s battery storage plans.] New York will purchase a 100-megawatt battery system to back up its offshore wind fleet, which is expected to total 9 gigawatts of capacity by 2035. The battery will be supplied by South Korean

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Green New Deal Ideologies, Fantasies and Realities

Paul DriessenCommittee For A Constructive Tomorrow …. ….  The incoming Biden Administration is going whole hog with the Green New Deal and it promises to be an unmitigated disaster awaiting. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, AOC, the Democrat Party and US environmentalists are committed to making climate change, the Green New Deal, and replacement of fossil

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Free Speech Is Under Major Assault by Big Tech Fascists

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The events of this weekend represent a frightening attack on free speech by a Big Tech oligarchy that is increasingly fascist in character. Some of you like President Trump. Some of you don’t. As for me, I believe he has been an outstanding President and has been cheated

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – January 9, 2021

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Our guest blogger Roger Caiazza looks at New York’s climate plans and concludes they Bald Eagles have been thrown to the

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Climate Policy or Climate Injustice (Or Just Climate TomFoolery?)

David KreutzerSenior Economist at Institute for Energy Research … …  [Editor’s Note: Climate policy, as envisioned by global tax and spenders, essentially transfers wealth from the poor to already wealthy elites.] What is the most we should take from a poor person to make somebody who is already four times as rich two-thirds of a

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RGGI Proceeds, Not the Results, Seem to Be Goal

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: RGGI proceeds for pet Cuomo causes, rather than greenhouse gas reductions, seems to be the primary purpose of the entire program.] The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is likely to generate over $149 million in fiscal year 2021-2022 for New York State investments to support

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Natural Gas Bans Meeting Resistance from Reality

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: Natural gas bans have been enacted by several California communities but are now colliding with the realities of energy affordability.] Some 40 communities in California have implemented bans or restrictions on the use of natural gas, which have ignited a backlash from some of California’s prominent Black and Latino leaders, who indicate that

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Climate Plan Pushed by Cuomo Will Yield Impacts Too Small to Measure

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act will achieve nothing of measurable significance regarding global warming.] On July 18, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which establishes targets for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – January 2, 2021

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Lisa Finley-DeVille started drinking bottled water around the same time her friend’s horses began to get sick and die. A half

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Deep Decarbonization or Deep Do-Do for New Yorkers?

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Deep decarbonization is, supposedly, the goal and political will is the means but it all sounds like more like “deep do-do” for New Yorkers.] On December 8, 2020, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State

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Emissions Data and Science Being Totally Distorted by New York DEC

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Andrew Cuomo’s DEC is distorting and manipulating greenhouse gas emissions data to fit its goals and objectives, abandoning science.] In late October 2020 I submitted personal comments on the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed Part 496 that defined the emissions limits for

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – December 26, 2020

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. “Christmas has come early for the renewable energy lobby, as Congress has once again reached into taxpayers’ wallets to generously subsidize wind,

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