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DOE Green Energy Loans: $11.45 million per job and a rounding error’s worth of averted carbon emissions.

Guest Post by David Middleton The cost of each taxpayer-financed green energy job created since 2009: $26.32 billion divided by 2,298 jobs = $11.45 million per job… Green energy jobs and DOE loans are tallied under programs 1703 and 1705 … Continue reading

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In other news…”Ten Reasons Why Fracking is (not) Doomed”

Guest Post by David Middleton I ran across a really funny story on Real Clear Energy last Friday… Once you get past all of the nonsense about fracking polluting groundwater and global warming hysteria, the article really gets “interesting.”

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How Green Was My Bankruptcy?

Guest Post by David Middleton My apologies to the memories of the late Richard Llewellyn and late John Ford; but I just had to borrow their title for this post. This paragraph from a 2010 Telegraph article really says it … Continue reading

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Why there cannot be a global warming consensus

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley In a previous post, I explained that many of the climate-extremists’ commonest arguments are instances of logical fallacies codified by Aristotle in his Sophistical Refutations 2300 years ago. Not the least of these is the … Continue reading

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Earth Hour – Is it worth the effort?

Guest post by Russ Rodrigues On Saturday, March 31st at 8.30pm (local time) WWF is inviting you and everyone around the world to celebrate Earth Hour 2012 by turning off non-essential lights for sixty minutes to “protect the planet”. Now, … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensitivity II – the sequel

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Joel Shore, who has been questioning my climate-sensitivity calculations, just as a good skeptic should, has kindly provided at my request a reference to a paper by Dr. Andrew Lacis and others at the Goddard … Continue reading

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Feedback about feedbacks and suchlike fooleries

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Responses to my post of December 28 about climate sensitivity have been particularly interesting. This further posting answers some of the feedback. My earlier posting explained how the textbooks establish that if albedo and insolation … Continue reading

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Sense and sensitivity

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Reed Coray’s post here on Boxing Day, commenting on my post of 6 December, questions whether the IPCC and science textbooks are right that without any greenhouse gases the Earth’s surface temperature would be 33 … Continue reading

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Andrea Rossi and the magic coffee pot reactor

I allowed Ric Werme to post a couple of entries on the E-Cat “power reactor” by Andrea Rossi in the past, mainly to spur debate on whether this idea had any merit at all. I shut down comments on the … Continue reading

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An end of an era – the incandescent light bulb

Also, there’s a poll at the end of this article, asking about what you might be doing for the upcoming ban in California. On January 1st, 2011, just a few days from now, California will begin phasing out the legal … Continue reading

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