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Obama’s Green Energy Crony Corruption – Chapter 4 of 6

Companies that received special DOI fast-tracked approval Chapter 4: The First Solar Swindle by Marita Noon   As we dig deeper in the green-energy crony corruption-story, it begins to sound more and more like the making of a big-budget Hollywood thriller. This installment on First Solar includes billionaire investors, corporate welfare, favoritism, threats, exaggerations, lawsuits …

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Why solar power, as a source of energy for the power grid, will simply never work

by Porter Stansberry, Stansberry & Associates Investment Research [Porter Stansberry has given PolyMontana his personal permission to republish this article. Here, Porter describes why solar energy cannot compete with carbon fuel energy. Porter not only shows his excellent insight into investment research but also his excellent understanding of physics and thermodynamics. – Ed]

A Rational Look at Renewable Energy

The implications of intermittent power by Kimball Rasmussen, President and CEO, Deseret Power, November 2010, Edition 1.2 Download the complete PDF report. Here are the highlights: Effectively, we end up building new fossil-fueled peaking power plants (usually natural gas) to back up the wind resources that were intended to eliminate fossil-fueled resources in the first …

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Green Energy Failure

by Ross McKitrick, Financial Post The pledge by Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak to roll back key provisions of the Ontario Green Energy Act is a courageous move and deserves to be applauded. It will likely spark intense debates as we head into the upcoming election. It is hard to say whether public opinion will …

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Wake up Montana: Netherlands drops wind for nuclear

by Andrew Orlowski,  The Register In a radical change of policy, the Netherlands is reducing its targets for renewable energy and slashing the subsidies for wind and solar power. It’s also given the green light for the country’s first new nuclear power plants for almost 40 years. Why the change? Wind and solar subsidies are …

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Wind power: Even worse than you thought

by Lewis Page, The Register A new analysis of wind energy supplied to the UK National Grid in recent years has shown that wind farms produce significantly less electricity than had been thought, and that they cause more problems for the Grid than had been believed.

John Muir Trust: Wind Farms are Totally Useless

by John Muir Trust Report Questions Wind Power’s Ability to Deliver Electricity When Most Needed Stuart Young Consulting, with support from the John Muir Trust, has released a report studying the ability of wind power to make a significant contribution to the UK’s energy supply. It concludes that the average power output of wind turbines …

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Wind is no Energy Panacea

By Charles Battig, Roanoke.com Battig, of Charlottesville, is a retired physician with an advanced degree in electrical engineering. To those living in line-of-sight of rotating (not “oscillating,” as Richard Rusk states) turbine blades, the health issues are real enough. “Wind-turbine Syndrome” was coined by Dr. Nina Pierpont in describing the medical impacts on captive neighbors. …

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Second thoughts on Green Dogma from Germany

by Steve McCann, American Thinker Germany has long been the titular and emotional leader of the “Green Movement” in Europe. No country has adopted more so-called environmental friendly policies. The German population has obediently gone along with environmental measures; in fact they have been the model people when it comes to green living. So it …

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Wind Energy is a Corporate Welfare Scam

by Mary Kay Barton, The Daily News After reading Invenergy’s self-serving pontifications in their recent article, “Invenergy and NYSERDA enter renewable energy credit purchase agreement,” it seems we need to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. I (and most citizens) agree: We have environmental and energy issues; and These technical matters …

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Are National Energy Policy Loan Guarantees Constitutional?

by Harrison H. Schmitt The President and the Congress obviously are hooked on interfering in the American economy. Loan guarantees and their ultimate manifestation in financial bailouts, show the extremes of this addiction. Now, the President proposes to use the authority provided by Congress to guarantee loans to a single power company (Southern) to build …

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