Latest Articles: Alternative Energies
DOJ Sues eBay for 'Rolling Coal' Devices
Post Date: 2023-10-12 00:09:39 by Charles_Byrd
E-commerce company eBay could face $2 billion in fines for allegedly enabling the sale of 343,000 illegal "rolling coal" pollution devices. The Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged that eBay violated the Clean Air Act, which provides that each of the accused transactions may incur fines of up to $5,580. Click for Full Text!
1 of Biden's favorite green technologies is drowning in logistical hurdles
Post Date: 2023-10-07 21:50:38 by Charles_Byrd
The offshore wind industry is facing considerable logistical challenges that could severely diminish the technologys ability to meet the green energy goals that the Biden administration has established, E&E News reported. Offshore wind developers, many of which have struggled financially in recent months, are dealing with logistical and infrastructure inadequacies that are threatening to compound the inflationary pressures, supply chain backups and diminished opportunities to refinance that are dogging the industry, according to E&E News. Most of the logistical problems are related to the size of the enormous turbines and blades that developers are looking to use in their ...
Biden admin issues restrictions on gas furnaces in latest war on appliances
Post Date: 2023-10-02 23:37:13 by Charles_Byrd
The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule Friday mandating standards for residential gas furnaces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a press release. The DOE said it has proposed or finalized rules for new efficiency standards for 24 appliances in its attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the press release. The new rule, opposed by the American Gas Association (AGA), which said it might prohibit 40-60% of gas furnaces in homes, will take effect in 2028 and require residential furnaces to have an annual fuel efficiency of 95%. Click for Full Text!
Horrendous Number of Eagle Deaths From Wind Farms
Post Date: 2023-10-02 23:22:35 by Charles_Byrd
Further devastating evidence of the toll that onshore wind turbines take on local eagle populations has emerged in Tasmania. The local Wedge- tailed eagle is thought to be down to just 1,000 individuals, but over the last 12 years at least 270 birds have been killed or injured in the vicinity of wind farms. According to a recent paper in Australian Field Ornithology, a further 49 vulnerable White-bellied sea eagles have also been killed in this period. The scale of depredation is shocking but it could be much worse than reported. According to author Gregory Pullen, information about eagle deaths is not readily available, nor readily made available. His calculations arise from a ...
EV Battery Factory Will Require So Much Energy It Needs A Coal Plant To Power It
Post Date: 2023-09-25 00:07:03 by Charles_Byrd
A $4 billion Panasonic electric vehicle battery factory in De Soto, Kansas, will help satisfy the Biden administrations efforts to get everyone into an EV. It also will help extend the life of a coal-fired power plant. Click for Full Text!
Bloomberg Invests $500 Million More to End Fossil Fuels in the U.S.
Post Date: 2023-09-23 01:43:16 by Charles_Byrd
Michael Bloomberg, the former Democratic mayor of New York City, announced that he plans to pump an additional $500 million of his own wealth into phasing out the use of fossil fuels in the U.S. Click for Full Text!
On an EV road trip to promote green tech, the US Energy Secretary and her entourage couldn't find enough electric vehicle chargers
Post Date: 2023-09-13 03:36:29 by Charles_Byrd
When the US Secretary of Energy and her team embarked on a road trip to promote electric vehicles, they ran into a predictable yet frustrating obstacle: a lack of electric vehicle chargers. Indeed, there are only about three electric vehicle charging ports for every 10,000 people in the United States, Insider reported in April. Click for Full Text!
Zero Net EV Economic, Climate Benefits and Gov't Admits It
Post Date: 2023-09-06 19:03:21 by Charles_Byrd
Buried deeply in the bowels of a 56,342-page Federal Register Volume 88 along with an environmental assessment accompanying the Department of Transportation's newly proposed fuel standards are some candid admissions that electric vehicle- (EV) promoting bureaucrats and subsidy beneficiaries aren't anxious for any of us to know about. Click for Full Text!
'Couldn't care less': Green groups let offshore wind off the hook as mysterious whale deaths surge
Post Date: 2023-08-28 21:13:04 by Charles_Byrd
Several environmentalist groups campaign against offshore oil and gas projects because of their ecological impacts, but those same groups appear to apply less scrutiny to the potential impacts of offshore wind developments. Click for Full Text!
I Rented A Tesla For A Week And Am Totally Sold On Gas-Powered Cars
Post Date: 2023-08-28 04:37:51 by Charles_Byrd
While planning a week-long trip to the Seattle area recently, I wondered aloud to my husband if we should rent a Tesla. Neither of us had ever driven an electric vehicle before. The price difference between the long- range Tesla Model 3 and a standard mid-size gas-fueled vehicle was pretty negligible. We agreed it would be an interesting learning experience despite our objections to the eco-agenda to phase out gas-powered vehicles. We also dont believe EVs are particularly environmentally friendly since they need batteries that require the strip-mining of rare earth minerals such as lithium and cobalt. The World Economic Forum knows this very well and is likely looking for heavy ...
What Happens When a Rivian EV Runs Out of Battery Charge?
Post Date: 2023-08-15 23:10:37 by Charles_Byrd
More than any other concern they may have about EVs, most folks want to know what'll happen when one runs out of battery. The simple answer is that it will stop moving. What people really want to know though is, what happens after that? We decided to find out. Click for Full Text!
Tesla sued for false advertising after allegedly exaggerating EV ranges
Post Date: 2023-08-06 01:07:51 by Charles_Byrd
Tesla is already facing the fallout from a report that it exaggerated EV ranges and tried to muffle complaints. Three owners in California have launched a proposed class action lawsuit accusing Tesla of false advertising. The trio claims their cars fell well short of their estimated ranges, and that they've had no success lodging complaints. The customers either wouldn't have bought their cars or would have paid considerably less for them, according to the suit. The owners allege Tesla committed fraud, violated warranties and conducted unfair competition. If the lawsuit gets class action status, it would cover all people in California who bought a Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X or ...
Biden Administration Proposes New Fuel-Economy Standards in Continuing EV Push
Post Date: 2023-08-01 01:06:34 by Charles_Byrd
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed stricter fuel economy standards Friday to hasten the transition to electric vehicles. Automakers will be required to improve the average mileage of passenger cars sold between 2027 and 2032 by 2 percent a year, and the average mileage of light trucks by 4 percent a year. In order to achieve the estimated average fuel economy of 58 miles per gallon by 2032, roughly two-thirds of new cars automakers sell by then would have to be electric, the New York Times reported. The Transportation Department estimates that its proposal will avert more than 900 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Click for Full Text!
Companies abandoning massive offshore wind projects as prices skyrocket
Post Date: 2023-07-25 20:30:49 by Charles_Byrd
Billions of dollars in scheduled offshore wind developments in waters of the U.K. and U.S. have been paused or canceled in recent weeks, according to Bloomberg News. Three major offshore wind-related contracts have fallen through as rising costs and economic concerns have saddled developments off the American and British coasts, according to Bloomberg. While offshore wind proponents remain confident in the long term viability of offshore wind, the recent cancellations may be a sign of more substantial troubles for offshore wind despite strong support from the Biden administration, according to Bloomberg. Click for Full Text!
IMF Cancels Nobel Prize Winner’s Seminar on Climate Models
Post Date: 2023-07-24 23:45:21 by Charles_Byrd
Rather than have their carefully constructed narrative that anthropogenic climate change is a global emergency threatened by a Nobel Prize winner, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has chosen to cancel a seminar on climate-change modeling by Dr. John Clauser. Clauser, one of three winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize for his work on quantum information and encryption, was scheduled to present a Zoom talk on July 25. The IMF is heavily engaged in financial strategies that focus on the climate-emergency narrative, while Clauser has recently revealed that he doesnt believe that there is a climate crisis, having called that notion a dangerous corruption of science. ...
It's Too Hot For EVs To Work Right
Post Date: 2023-07-24 23:40:18 by Charles_Byrd
We already knew electric vehicles dont do so well when it gets really cold outside. Well, apparently they dont really like extreme heat either. According to Automotive News, the recent heat wave across much of the Southern and Western U.S. has brought their range issue to the forefront. A Seattle-based EV battery and range analytics company called Recurrent has reportedly tested thousands of vehicles in various weather conditions. It found that many vehicles experienced significant declines in their range as temperatures rose. Some apparently suffered a 31 percent drop when temps got about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. That is less than ideal. At cooler temperatures, the ...
Biden's Plans for Sun Would Leave Us Cold, Dark and Hungry
Post Date: 2023-07-08 01:04:42 by Charles_Byrd
The White House confirmed last October that it was looking into a harebrained scheme to cool the earth by reflecting sunlight back into space, something that was considered but ultimately rejected two years ago. But it had its earliest beginnings in a cartoon series "The Simpsons." Click for Full Text!
Russia announced on Monday that it will be cutting its oil production significantly, a move that comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is also restricting its oil output, according to Reuters. Russian officials declared Monday that they will cut product
Post Date: 2023-07-05 00:51:01 by Charles_Byrd
The high-profile announcement by Siemens Energy that a large portion of its wind turbines could be suffering from faulty components sent its stock tumbling last week, but many industry experts are concerned that the problems it is facing may not be unique, CNBC reported Monday. The company announced on June 22 that between 15% and 30% of turbines installed by subsidiary Siemens Gamesa are currently suffering from component failure, prompting the company to withdraw profit estimates and sending stock plunging 36% in the immediate aftermath of the announcement. Christian Burch, CEO of Siemens Energy, said in a call with reporters Friday that too much had been swept under the ...
White House Wants To Block Sunlight To Save Planet From 'Global Warming'
Post Date: 2023-07-04 00:02:51 by Charles_Byrd
Despite the European Commission's recent warning that large-scale interventions such as solar engineering to reverse 'climate change' could have "unintended consequences," the White House published a new report Friday indicating that the Biden administration wants to manipulate planetary systems to block the sunlight to save the planet. The congressionally mandated report released by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy shows the Biden administration is very eager to explore "geoengineering" methods to block sunlight because they allege the planet is burning and there's an imminent climate crisis that will destroy the world. Click for ...
Automotive Lobby: EPA's Vehicle Emission Standards 'Neither Reasonable Nor Achievable'
Post Date: 2023-07-03 18:25:39 by Charles_Byrd
In April, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule intended to significantly curtail carbon emissions. If adopted, it would require that electric vehicles (E.V.s) make up 60 percent of all new vehicles sold by 2030and 67 percent by 2032. It was a significant escalation from the Biden administration's previous goal of 50 percent E.V.s by 2030. The nation's "Big Three" automakersFord, General Motors, and Stellantis agreed to the latter goal when it was first floated in August 2021. Now, the auto industry's largest lobbying organization has gone on record opposing the more aggressive plan. Click for Full Text!
EPA official clueless regarding the cost of electric vehicles
Post Date: 2023-06-23 01:18:21 by Charles_Byrd
A top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official tasked with guiding the Biden administrations emissions regulation policies was unable to approximate the average cost of electric vehicles (EVs) sold in the U.S., despite his own agency pushing to largely regulate combustion engine cars out of the auto market over the next ten years. Click for Full Text!
'Insufferable idiot': Dem calls for complete end to fossil fuels
Post Date: 2023-05-30 21:51:29 by Charles_Byrd
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Democrat with extremist ideologies, is demanding that Americans abandon fossil fuels production completely, drawing a harsh round of criticism that characterized him as "an insufferable idiot." The comments came from Bowman during an interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. Click for Full Text!
Here's how long EVs have to be driven before they save emissions versus gas cars
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:08:50 by Charles_Byrd
Electric vehicles must spend a while on the road before they reduce carbon emissions relative to gas-powered cars, an environmental consideration looming over President Joe Biden's push to electrify the vehicle fleet. Thats because producing an electric vehicle and manufacturing the battery, in particular yields a significantly larger carbon footprint compared to producing a traditional, internal combustion engine vehicle. Click for Full Text!
If You Build it . . .
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:22:29 by Charles_Byrd
I have yet to see a single Rivian in my area which isnt surprising given Rivian has only delivered 20,332 of its electric truck/SUV appliances with the Edsel-esque face so far. And that ought not to be surprising, either, given that the least expensive of these battery- powered appliances stickers for $73,000 to start (no extra charge for the serial glitches being reported by the handful of people whove bought one so far). Rivian is not likely to ever sell more than a small handful of these devices because theres only a small handful of people who have the means to buy a $73,000 vehicle, battery-powered or not. Click for Full Text!
Hoot of the Day: The UAW Demands a "Just Transition" to Electric Vehicles
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:09:52 by Charles_Byrd
Massive subsidies and other goodies in the Inflation Reduction Act are not enough to satisfy the United Auto Workers union. The UAW now seeks a Just Transition to EVs. Their new concern is a race to the bottom started by Elon Musk. Click for Full Text!
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