Divestment Goes Full-Billy Madison

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton This post employs Billy Madison as a euphemism. Fossil fuel divestment is, by definition, Billy Madisoned. It is a concerted effort hold back or slow down fossil fuel production by cutting off access to capital. Fossil fuel divestment is “a really futile and stupid gesture”. An investment can only be…

Inherent unreliable renewables dictate GND “100% renewable electricity” mandate yields unavoidable GHG emissions

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Green New Deal (GND) and California’s SB 100 are both draconian and completely unrealistic pipe dreams that politically mandate “100% renewable electricity” for the U.S. and California respectively. A new 117 page study from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has determined that these politically contrived schemes of “100% renewable…

The decline of Weather Dependent Renewables in Europe: 2008 – 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Introduction The EurObserv’ER organisation publishes data annually on all types of EU28 Renewable installations and their productivity.  EurObser’ER is backed by the EU and promotes the transition to Renewables.  Their report for Solar power in 2019 here is a typical example of their annual data output for each technology. Photovoltaic barometer 2019…

The Nuclear Space Race Has Begun: NASA Receives Budget to Research Nuclear Rockets

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Following Russia’s announcement of their successful ten year programme to build a civilian nuclear powered launch vehicle, President Trump’s administration has directed NASA to restart US research into nuclear powered launch technology. Momentum Grows for Nuclear Thermal Space Propulsion By Jeff Foust a day ago PASADENA, Calif. — With congressional funding and…

Gleickero

Admitted fraudster Peter Gleick rewrites history. Rewriting appears to be in his blood. You mean when I worked with a whistle-blower to reveal the dark money funding being used by climate deniers to produce pseudoscience for young school children and policymakers? Yes. — Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) May 29, 2019 The link in the twitter conversation…