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President Obama: 3 Year Moratorium on New Coal Mines

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama has just announced a 3 year moratorium on leasing federal land for new coal mines, pending a review of the impact of coal on the global climate. According to Scientific American; Obama Halts Federal Coal Leasing Citing Climate Change The U.S. temporarily halts coal leasing on federal lands…

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Aussie Green Power Scheme Collapse

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – “The Australian” newspaper reports that a rise in costs, climate “fatigue”, and a rise in green tokenism has caused a collapse in demand for an Aussie green energy scheme. Climate change fatigue, cost hits renewable GreenPower scheme GreenPower, a scheme run by state governments in which people…

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The Value of Petroleum Fuels

Guest essay by Andy May It is difficult to compare 1840 to 2015, so much of what we have today didn’t exist then.  But, they had to move people and goods from place to place as we do now.  They had farms then as we do now. They used wagons pulled by horses, mules or…

Costs are rising for Californian Renewable Energy Consumers

Californian Government Intensifies Attack on Renewables

Guest essay by Eric Worrall WUWT recently reported how California had abandoned rooftop solar, by excluding them from generous renewable credit schemes. California has now intensified its attack on renewable energy consumers, by increasing fees for customers who switch to renewable energy schemes. Customers of clean energy programs hit with fee increase The California Public…

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German Continuous Nuclear Fusion Reactor Milestone

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Germany has activated its new Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator reactor for the first time, briefly testing its ability to heat and contain a Helium plasma. The German Stellarator is the first nuclear fusion reactor ever built which has a chance of hitting break even – or at the very least, of…