Is Wind Power, Having Inflated Electric Prices, Done in Germany?

 ... … … Wind power has successfully exploded electricity prices in Germany, turned its neighbors into enemies and cost a fortune. Has it, at last, run its course? New onshore wind energy is in a steep decline in Germany. The expansion of onshore wind power in the first half of this year is at its

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week, August 17, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Natural Gas NOW 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. This week’s selection of Natural Gas Now picks begins and ends with climate issues; how to not to

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EV Subsidies, Like Most Green Scams, Are “Robin-Hood-in-Reverse Policy”

Keep It Grounded In Fact(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)      EV subsidies are disgusting because they principally benefit well-off trendy folks who can well afford electric vehicles without help from ordinary taxpayers. When will EV proponents learn that attempting to manipulate consumer choice (and the free market) doesn’t end well? If California and Colorado

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PG&E names industry vet Vesey as utility head

Holding company PG&E Corp., operating under bankruptcy court protection, said the board of its Pacific Gas and Electric Co. unit (also in bankruptcy), has appointed Andrew M. Vesey CEO and president, effective Aug. 19. He will report to PG&E Corp. CEO and president Bill Johnson, Kallanish Energy reports. In his role, Vesey will have responsibility

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New Natural Gas Record for Power Generation Set

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  A new natural gas record was recently set for use of this energy source in producing electric power that sustains our way of living in this nation, says EIA. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) put out a fascinating article last week that should make the hair go up on

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Michael Moore and His Turn Against Renewable Energy

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. . .. Michael Moore, the radical movie guy who has made millions attacking capitalism, has turned against renewables, realizing they’re mostly a hedge-fund scam. Michael Moore’s new documentary on renewable energy, Planet of the Humans, has put the alternative-energy lobby

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Offshore Wind Is No Easy Sell and Carries A High Environmental Price

 ... … … Offshore wind projects along the East Coast are being regularly challenged successfully on environmental impact grounds, especially by fishermen. In Massachusetts and New York, fisherman seem to be winning small victories against offshore wind farms. The Edgartown Conservation Commission in Massachusetts denied an underwater cable route off the town’s coastline, citing the potential

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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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Leisure Class Environmentalists Are Too Often Just Selfish NIMBYs

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Leisure class environmentalists are the bane of true environmentalism or, as I prefer to call it, conservation. It is nothing but selfish NIMBYism. I first became aware of leisure class environmentalists many years ago, not long after I won an “Environmentalist of the Year” award from a local

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Pg&e didn’t repair lines it knew could cause wildfires: report

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (Pg&e) knew power lines in Northern California could fail and cause wildfires, but the company delayed repairs for years before a 2018 blaze that killed 85 people, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation. The utility identified parts that needed repair on its transmission lines to prevent “structure failure resulting (in) conductor

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Representative Ullman Gets Strong Response from UDRBC

Ron StametsVice-President, Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC)“More Than A River” … … Representative Ullman, who lives way downriver, speculates fracking is a threat to the Delaware and is determined to make landowners pay for her speculation. On May 29, 2019, Representative Wendy Ullman wrote an opinion piece that pretty much parroted the misleading talking

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Power from natgas to rise in 2019, slip in 2020: Steo

The share of U.S. total utility-scale electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants will rise from 35% in 2018, to 38% in 2019, and then decline slightly in 2020, according to the latest Steo, Short-Term Energy Outlook, produced by the Energy Information Administration. EIA/Steo forecasts the share of U.S. generation from coal will average 24%

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Norwich Solar Farm Another Snake Oil Pitch at Our Expense

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist …. ….   “Norwich solar farm will benefit everyone” the pitch goes, but Vic Furman has a different view. It’s just more of the same energy con game he says. Yesterday, a post showed up on Facebook announcing a 76 acre 56,000 panel solar farm in Norwich,

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Energy Realities for Confronting Crackpots and Frackpots

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Energy realities are the proper tools of rebuttal for cleaning up the green slime generated by crackpot and frackpot utopians with ideas that can’t work. Mark Mills is one of those experts at the Manhattan Institute who are so darned good at confront fantasy with facts. I previously

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Lake Erie Wind Project Shows Green Political Correctness Is A Disease

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … A Lake Erie wind project demonstrates the sheer futility of so much of green political correctness as time and money are wasted on a really dumb project. Our friends at Master Resource posted an interesting article the other day about a project with a weird name I’d never

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