Law of Unintended Consequences Number Eleventy-Zillion

By charles the moderator We missed this story in May, but in order to replace the use of coal in the UK, power stations are being refitted to burn wood chips.  But the UK doesn’t have enough forests to supply the wood chips, (biofuel) so… Wait for it… Wait… Yup, power companies in the UK…

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'plug-and-play' CO2 Scrubbers

From MIT, while “plug-and-play” is cited, it’s just a paper. Getting the carbon out of emissions Proposed method could be more efficient than previous systems and easier to retrofit in existing power plants. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power…

Lords a leapin

Guest post by Mike Jonas From the UK’s BBC comes this news item: Trillion-euro shortfall facing EU energy sector – Lords Committee Under the obligatory photo of chimneys spewing steam, is a totally uncritical article on the final report from an eight-month inquiry by the UK’s House of Lords into the EU power sector. The…

Germany To Open Six More Coal Power Stations In 2013

By Paul Homewood RWE’s new lignite power station opened in Neurath in 2012 Germany’s dash for coal continues apace. Following on the opening of two new coal power stations in 2012, six more are due to open this year, with a combined capacity of 5800MW, enough to provide 7% of Germany’s electricity needs. Including the…

The Washington Post Eilperin emissions trick

Dave Burton, via his Facebook page writes: The Washington Post’s caption says “…emissions spew from the smokestacks at… coal-fired power plant…” Do you want to know what propaganda looks like? Take glance at this article from the Washington Post. The photo at the top is purest propaganda, blatantly and deliberately deceiving readers and smearing a…

Really? 'Climate Change Causing Blackouts' – but see the real culprit

From GlobalWarmingIsReal.com, a rather hilarious take on what that 0.8C of temperature increase in the last century is doing. Who knew the global electric grid was so fragile that it couldn’t handle such massive temperature increases? /sarc -Anthony Excerpt: Global Warming Endangers Energy Production in the United States and Europe By Matthew Speer The energy…

How Green Was My Bankruptcy?

Guest Post by David Middleton My apologies to the memories of the late Richard Llewellyn and late John Ford; but I just had to borrow their title for this post. This paragraph from a 2010 Telegraph article really says it all… Its 500,000 photovoltaic panels will generate 30 megawatts of electricity, enough, in the popular…

The EPA Wrecking Ball

Guest post By Alan Caruba The Environmental Protection Agency is using its power to advance the objective of the environmental movement to deny Americans access to the energy that sustains the nation’s economy and is using the greatest hoax ever perpetrated, global warming—now called “climate change”—to achieve that goal. “This standard isn’t the once-and-for-all solution…