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Claim: US West’s power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change – but environmentalism might be a bigger threat

From: Arizona State University TEMPE, Arizona — Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be “climate-proofed” to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University engineers. Expected increases in extreme heat and drought events will bring changes in precipitation, air and water temperatures, air…

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KPMG: Addressing Britain’s energy crisis is a priority

Guest essay by Eric Worrall On the first day of the new British Government, Simon Virley, UK chair of energy and natural resources at KPMG, has warned that a priority for the new government is addressing Britain’s looming energy crisis. According to The Telegraph; Ahead of the results of one of the closest elections in…

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Peak Oil Re-visited

Guest essay by Mike Jonas   In January 2012, my article “Peak Oil – the R/P Ratio re-visited” was posted on WUWT. 3 years on, maybe this ever-controversial subject is worth (re-)re-visiting. In 2012, I said that it was getting ever more difficult to increase production, and that I suspected that we were already at…

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NYT: Developing world abandoning Obama’s green agenda, turning to China for help

h/t James Delingpole – The New York Times reports that the developing world is abandoning green tainted US backed global banking institutions, and is looking to China for infrastructure finance. According to the New York Times; American diplomats are upset that dozens of countries — including Nepal, Cambodia and Bangladesh — have flocked to join…