“New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized”… And hydrothermal oil!

Guest post by David Middleton   July 24, 2017 New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California. Despite being relatively close together, these vents host very different animal…

Matt Ridley: Britain’s Energy Policy Keeps Picking Losers

From The GWPF Matt Ridley, The Times The liberalised energy markets introduced by Nigel Lawson in 1982, embraced by the Blair government and emulated across Europe, delivered both affordability and reliability. But they were abandoned. All three parties share the blame for Britain’s policy fiasco. Shortly before parliament broke up this month, there was a…

“Failing Nuclear Power Is Good For Coal”

Guest post by David Middleton Scana Corp. announced Monday it will stop construction on a nuclear power plant in South Carolina—one of two in development in the U.S. Project costs ballooned in recent years, and the decision should eventually save electricity customers $7 billion. But the stoppage and others like it may cost everyone more in the long run.…

Europe’s climate alarmist policy fiasco leaves EU economy prisoner of foreign energy providers

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The excellent WattsUpWithThat? article presenting the energy challenges pitting U.S. and Russia’s global dominance in natural gas production thus setting the stage for international business export customer competition also exposes another global energy dilemma brought about by the ill-considered, ludicrous and scientifically unjustified climate alarmist policies of the EU. l…

Panda Meet Graph

Guest post by David Archibald   China recently built a photovotaic farm in the shape of a panda at a cost of some $40 million. To create the visual effect of darker and lighter solar panels, Panda Green Energy used both darker monocrystalline silicon and lighter thin film cells. No doubt the cost will come…

Coal is #1… again.

Guest post by David Middleton Politics and Energy Coal Is Number One STEPHEN MOORE July 28, 2017, 12:05 am Before Donald Trump came along, it was left for dead. Quick: what was the number one source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you are…