Energy

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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America Needs a National Energy Plan

by Harrison H. Schmitt The constitutional mandate for a rational, scientific, and economically sound national energy plan lies in its close modern relationship to the constitutionally mandated “common Defence“.  Dependence on foreign sources of oil, and therefore transportation fuels, limits both near and long-term national security options. That dependence also creates an economic burden to …

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Nuclear Power in China

Summary of article in World Nuclear Association Mainland China has 13 nuclear power reactors in operation, 25 under construction, and more about to start construction soon. Additional reactors are planned, including some of the world’s most advanced, to give more than a tenfold increase in nuclear capacity to 80 GWe by 2020, 200 GWe by …

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Why We Support Nuclear Power and Why You Should Too

by Dr. Edwin X Berry and MG Paul E. Vallely Several of my subscribers have asked why I support nuclear power. I support nuclear power because, as a physicist, I am aware of its significant advantages and minimal disadvantages. America needs abundant, low-cost, reliable energy. America’s enemies – The Sierra Club, their likes, our politicians, …

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Open Letter Supporting Nuclear Power in America

John A. Shanahan, Corresponding Author [PDF] 660 Detroit St.; Denver, Colorado 80206 Tel. 303 399 0393; E-mail: acorncreek2006@gmail.com February 1, 2010 Dr. John P. Holdren Director, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President Washington, D.C. (by e-mail, fax, regular mail)

Driessen: Unsustainable cow manure

by Paul Driessen, Canada Free Press Seek a sustainable future! Wind, solar and bio-fuels will ensure an eco-friendly, climate-protecting, planet-saving, sustainable inheritance for our children. Or so we are told by activists and politicians intent on enacting new renewable energy standards, mandates and subsidies during a lame duck session. It may be useful to address …

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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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