How the Trump Administration’s ACE Rule Affects Emissions

Host Daniel Raimi talks with RFF Research Associate Amelia Keyes about her recent research on the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. Amelia and several colleagues have estimated the effect of the rule on emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide, but they think that ACE could actually increase these emissions rather…

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Costly wind power menaces man and nature

The true costs of wind energy are too often (deliberately?) ignored or underestimated Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris Wind energy can never replace fossil fuels, despite claims of environmentalists and advocates of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND). It’s not environment-friendly either. Indeed, wind power is hampered by many limitations, including: * its intermittent…

Stanford Researchers: Save the climate by turning methane into carbon dioxide!!!

Guest no schist Sherlock by David Middleton Stanford News Service MAY 20, 2019Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution A seemingly counterintuitive approach – converting one greenhouse gas into another – holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming. BY ROB JORDAN Stanford Woods…

Will New Zealand Accept Thousands of Progressive Aussie Climate Refugees?

By Eric Worrall h/t Charles – a large spike in disappointed Progressive Aussies registering interest in migration to New Zealand has been detected in the wake of Australia’s shock Federal election result. Traffic to New Zealand’s Immigration Website Skyrocketed After the Australian Election By Gavin Butler|21 May 2019, 12:03pm … Immigration New Zealand (INZ) revealed that…

International Energy Agency: New Coal Plants are “Filling a Growing Gap” Between Soaring Energy Demand and Renewables

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Although investment in coal plants has slowed to its lowest level this century, the coal fleet is still growing. Global energy investment stabilised above USD 1.8 trillion in 2018, but security and sustainability concerns are growing 14 May 2019 Global energy investment stabilised in 2018, ending three consecutive years of…

Activists hope that fake news about droughts will win

Reposted from Fabius Maximus Blog Larry Kummer, Editor Climate change 19 May 2019 Summary: Activists hope that daily apocalyptic news stories about climate change will mold public opinion, no matter how much they exaggerate the science. For a stunning example, look at the news and facts about droughts. ID 50990297 © Kiosea39 | Dreamstime. The…

Will 5G Undermine Weather Prediction?

Reposted from Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog   HT/RonPE Saturday, May 18, 2019 There have been a number of media stories this week about a major threat to weather prediction:  the sale of electromagnetic spectrum for new 5G cellphone service.   The problem is that some of the wavelengths being auctioned off for 5G are critical…