The Dirty Secrets of “Clean” Electric Vehicles

The widespread view that fossil fuels are “dirty” and renewables such as wind and solar energy and electric vehicles are “clean” has become a fixture of mainstream media and policy assumptions across the political spectrum in developed countries, perhaps with the exception of the Trump-led US administration.

No Plan B for Planet A

Replacing fossil fuels with “renewable” energy would devastate the only planet we’ve got Paul Driessen Environmentalists and Green New Deal proponents like to say we must take care of the Earth, because “There is no Planet B.” Above all, they insist, we must eliminate fossil fuels, which they say are causing climate change worse than…

Modern societies require minerals, and mining

Congressional bills would end US mining and leave USA dependent on foreign critical materials Paul Driessen and Ned Mamula When OPEC imposed its 1973 embargo, the United States was just over 40% dependent on foreign sources for its oil. But sudden price hikes and shortages severely disrupted families and businesses. Today the USA relies on…

Solar Powered Bitcoin Mining: Fake power for fake mining of fake gold?

Guest “you gotta be kidding me” by David Middleton Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Could Be a Very Profitable Business Model Tam Hunt outlines the compelling economics for using solar to supply Bitcoin mining operations. TAM HUNT SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are now a major business, with the global market capitalization of these coins…