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Friday funny bonus – Green blob feeling the heat

Josh writes:  There is lots of news around about renewables, especially wind and solar, feeling the sharp stab of economic reality and the burn of bankrupcy – see SunEdison, German renewables, more SunEdison, Dutch wind and British green blundering – all via The GWPF. This would be cheery news if governments hadn’t wasted so much taxpayers cash on such pointless policies in…

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Sunday Silliness: Trumped oil

I happened upon this during my travels  and thought it was a hilarious commentary on energy and politics. I’m guessing it will make some conservative and liberal heads explode equally well. P.S. As I understand it, it is actually a working oil pump, not just a derelict with a decoration. It was in motion as…

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Turning our backs on the poor? Cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: It is extraordinary to think that Bjorn Lomborg first published The Sceptical Environmentalist 17 years ago in 1998 – that’s as long as The Pause! However there has been no pause in some people ignoring his message as we have, rather depressingly, read on BishopHill over the weekend – see here and here. It…

When life gives you fracked water, make methane hydrate

From the American Chemical Society , an environmentalist’s nightmare. Desalination of drinking water, fracking, and methane hydrates all wrapped up into one positive outcome. Using a form of ‘ice that burns’ to make potable water from oil and gas production In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis, scientists are reporting development of a…