Renewable Energy?

So called renewable energy is not renewable. When you take into account the cost of construction, installation, maintenance, transmission, and the need to keep real energy sources running constantly to make up for fluctuations in supply caused by the unreliability of wind and sunlight, any wind or solar installation has a net cost in energy. …

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So Scary It’s Profitable

A couple of excerpts from Matt Ridley, writing in The Australian: No matter how many scares are proved wrong, the next set of dispatches of doom are treated with the same reverential respect. Remember what the media said about the Y2K computer bug? “This is not a prediction, it is a certainty: there will be serious …

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Big Wind

No, that is not my Native American name. Gary Jason at Liberty Unbound draws attention to two recent WSJ articles about the cost of ‘green’ subsidies. The first is about those annoying annoying and expensive energy saving light bulbs: California’s utilities alone spent $548 million over the past seven years in CFL subsidies. In fact, …

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Fixing Things That Ain’t Broke

With solutions that don’t work. I hope soon to comment on the Murray Darling proposals (costing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to ‘preserve’ something that never existed until fifty years ago) and SA’s proposed marine parks (costing some 1,000 jobs and approximately $1 billion in lost income from commercial and charter fishing …

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