Environmentalism Today Is Infected with Urban Smugness

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … Environmentalism hasn’t been right, that is to say healthy, since Earth Day in 1970, when, shortly thereafter, it was infected with terminal urban smugness. As one of our guest bloggers and commenters noted recently, “the issues are really no longer Republican and Democrat in New York State, but

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More Power Outages Coming to New York, Thanks to Cuomo

 ... … … If you live in New York State you can expect more power outages thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandering attempts to curry favor with green energy scammers. New York’s Con Ed has had two major power outages within a two-week period—and the power outages probably will continue given the state’s new policies

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The New York Green New Deal – Where’s the Plan? There Is No Plan.

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … The New York Green New Deal is a proposal without a plan; rhetoric wrapped in political promises that have no substance because there is no nothing there. My biggest problem with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal proposal to achieve 70 percent renewable energy

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FERC Issues Certificate for Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … A four-member FERC issued a Certificate for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline this past week, which is a big step forward. The NESE is on its way! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted 3 to 1 to issue a certificate authorizing the construction and operation of “an expansion

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New York Climate Plans Will Have No Discernible Impact — On the Climate!

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … New York climate plans will have no discernible impact on climate. Is this why proposed legislation doesn’t attempt to quantitative global warming impacts? In the 2019-2020 regular sessions the New York State (NYS) legislature is debating the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA). This post calculates how

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Cuomo’s Energy Initiatives Put New York City at Risk of Another Blackout

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … Andrew Cuomo’s plans for New York City’s natural gas peaking plants depend on untried and technologically challenging renewables. He’s risking a blackout. On February 28, 2019 the New York State of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed regulations to lower allowable nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from simple

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NESE Project Divides Ordinary New Yorkers and Elite Environmentalists

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc.   A video highlighting the support of New York City public housing leaders for the NESE project illustrates the gap between ordinary New Yorkers and elites. Too much of environmentalism is pure elitism. It elevates aesthetics above the needs of ordinary human beings for the basic necessities of human life.

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Indian Point Provides Natural Gas Lesson for Anyone Paying Attention

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  The foolish idea the Indian Point nuclear station can be replaced by a bunch of solar farms offering expensive intermittent energy is exposed as a fraud. Andrew Cuomo has been aching for the longest time to see the Indian Point nuclear station shut down. He browbeat it into agreeing

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