Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #244

The Week That Was: 2016-10-08 (October 8, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Changing Sun: Andy May has an interesting essay on Watts Up With That on variability of the sun and its influence on climate.…

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U.S. sees lower energy costs while Australia and Europe’s renewable energy mania creates energy price spikes and supply disruptions

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Energy Information Administration released electricity price data on October 6 for the first 6 months of 2016 showing lower residential prices compared with the same period in 2015 largely driven by lower cost natural gas availability. Also on October 6 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull slammed renewable energy obsession…

EPA’s Clean Power Plan and its Moment of Truth

Guest essay by Stephen Heins, Energy Consultant, Business Writer and Practical Environmentalist While many of us have actively tried to follow the broad-based scientific discussions about climate change including those at the Paris Meetings, most of us are stuck between to the “alarmist” and the “denier” narratives. The “luke warmers,” as we are called, suspect that…