Wind power not coming through for California – power alert issued by the CAISO

I called the media support line for this press release issues today, to ask a couple of questions, here are the answers: 1. Q: Besides the heat wave, what other factors are contributing? A: “A Natural Gas plant of 775 megawatts went offline last night. The San Onofre nuclear plant remains offline with no restart…

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Of Coconuts, the Sun, and Small Isolated Islands

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For a few years, I managed a combination of businesses on a very remote 100 hectare (250 acre) South Pacific island. The main businesses were a shipyard; a machine shop building aluminum boats and water tanks; a banking agency; a postal agency; a buying point for locals selling copra (dried…

Cliff Mass pans Hansen’s PNAS paper

Cliff writes to me to tell me about this essay: Climate Distortion. I’m happy to draw attention to it. He writes: This week, with great fanfare,  NASA scientist James Hansen and associates released a paper “The Perception of Climate Change”  in the journal PNAS that claims that recent heat waves and droughts were caused by…

A fascinating new interview with Prof Richard Muller, quote: On Climategate – “What they did was, I think, shameful. And it was scientific malpractice”

Guest Post by Barry Woods The Progressive Radio Network website had a fascinating interview with Prof Richard Muller last week following his ‘man of the moment’ opinion piece – “The Conversion of a Climate Change Sceptic” in the New York Times (28th July 2012). This is how the interview was trailed, just a few days afterwards…