Trump’s EPA Finalizes Plan To Repeal And Replace Obama-Era Coal Plant Regulations

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its plan to repeal and replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. EPA replaced the Clean Power Plan with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which requires coal plants to become more efficient. “ACE is an important step towards realigning EPA…

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NY State Passes Greenest Fantasy EVER!

And retrofitting homes that burn oil or natural gas? Well, it will certainly create jobs. Of course, re-painting my house each summer would create jobs, but it makes no economic sense. Limit that rule to new construction and major renovations.Or, burn money! Just mind the smoke. — Tom Maguire (@Tom_Maguire) June 19, 2019 HT/Clarice Feldman

Climate scientists’ motivated reasoning

Reposted from Dr. Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 19, 2019 by curryja by Judith Curry Insights into the motivated reasoning of climate scientists, including my own efforts to sort out my own biases and motivated reasoning following publication of the Webster et al. (2005) paper A recent twitter thread by Moshe Hoffman (h/t Larry…

Global Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2018: BP data

From edmhdotme 2018 Global CO2 emissions The following calculations and graphics are based on information on worldwide CO2 emissions published by BP in June 2019 for the period from 1965 up until the end of 2018, below. https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html The pie diagram above shows the proportion of CO2 emissions as of the end of 2018. The…

How do you attend a Distant Climate Conference Without Flying?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – Swedish climate messiah Greta Thunberg has a problem. She desperately wants to attend climate conferences in New York (September) and Santiago (December), but unlike most greens she is serious about avoiding air travel. How do you cross the Atlantic Ocean without flying? I’ve got a…

A record of the sun left on the moon

From NASA Goddard: Summary: The Sun’s rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. Yet, this spin rate affected solar eruptions, influencing the evolution of life. A team of NASA scientists think they’ve figured it out by using the Moon as critical evidence. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare…