“Green” Economies

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[ASND recommends  this page  for further info on “green” economies.]

The [original] goal of renewable [energy] was to [intentionally reconvert] modern industrial societies back into agrarian ones, argued Murray Bookchin in his 1962 book, Our Synthetic Environment.  Bookchin [even] admitted his proposal ‘conjures up an image of cultural isolation and social stagnation, of a journey backward in history to the agrarian societies of the medieval and ancient worlds.‘”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/05/06/the-reason-renewables-cant-power-modern-civilization-is-because-they-were-never-meant-to/#ece5e58ea2b9

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Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet
[Written by a life-long, self-avowed environmentalist.]
You can make solar panels cheaper and wind turbines bigger, but you can’t make the sun shine more regularly or the wind blow more reliably…  [W]ind turbines are the most serious new threat to important bird species to emerge in decades…  [In fact,] wind turbines are on the verge of making one species, the Hoary bat, a migratory bat species, go extinct…  Building a solar farm is a lot like building any other kind of farm. You have to clear the whole area of wildlife…  It turns out that… nuclear [power] is the safest way to make reliable electricity…  Over an 80-year lifespan, fewer than 200 people will die from the radiation from the worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl, and zero will die from the small amounts of radiant particulate matter that escaped from Fukushima…  [In fact] nuclear plants have actually saved nearly two million lives to date that would have been lost to air pollution…  By contrast, solar panels require 17 times more materials in the form of cement, glass, concrete, and steel than do nuclear plants, and create over 200 times more waste.  We tend to think of solar panels as clean, but the truth is that there is no plan anywhere to deal with solar panels at the end of their 20 to 25 year lifespan… [and w]ind turbines, surprisingly, kill more people than nuclear plants…

https://quillette.com/2019/02/27/why-renewables-cant-save-the-planet/

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Over the last decade, journalists have held up Germany’s renewable energy transition, the Energiewende, as an environmental model for the world… But then, last year [2018], Germany was forced to acknowledge that it had to delay its phase-out of coal, and would not meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction commitments… Now [2019] comes a  major article  in the country’s largest newsweekly magazine, Der Spiegel, titled, ‘A Botched Job in Germany‘… [which] cites a recent estimate that it would cost Germany “€3.4 trillion ($3.8 trillion),” or seven times more than it spent from 2000 to 2025, to increase solar and wind three to five-fold by 2050… [As well, o]f the 7,700 new kilometers of [electrical] transmission lines needed, only 8% have been built, while large-scale electricity storage remains inefficient and expensive.A large part of the energy used is lost,’ the reporters note of a much-hyped hydrogen gas project, ‘and the efficiency is below 40%… No viable business model can be developed from this.‘… [N]o amount of marketing [can] change the poor physics of resource-intensive and land-intensive renewables.  Solar farms take 450 times more land than nuclear plants, and wind farms take 700 times more land than natural gas wells, to produce the same amount of energy…  [The predictable and unavoidable result:] the Energiewende has become… an excuse for the destruction of natural landscapes and local communities…  ‘The wind power boom is over [in Germany],’ Der Spiegel concludes…  All of which raises a question: if renewables can’t cheaply power Germany, one of the richest and most technologically advanced countries in the world, how could a developing nation like Kenya ever expect them to allow it to ‘leapfrog’ fossil fuels?  The new wind farm in Kenya, inspired and financed by Germany and other well-meaning Western nations, is located on a major flight path of migratory birds.  Scientists say it will kill hundreds of endangered eagles.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/05/06/the-reason-renewables-cant-power-modern-civilization-is-because-they-were-never-meant-to/

and…

[T]here is no possibility that the world is undergoing — or can undergo — a near-term transition to a ‘new energy [a.k.a. green] economy’.

https://www.manhattan-institute.org/sites/default/files/R-0319-MM.pdf

and…

Report: Green Energy Economy Is Simply ‘Impossible’

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/27/report-green-energy-economy-is-simply-impossible/

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The bottom line is that most consumers want [their cars] to be green, but not if there is a significant personal cost [for] them.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/going-green/27684560/detail.html

[Why is it always conservatives who refuse to simply examine the evidence, in this case about  hybrid   automobile   engines  and their  clearly   superior   environmental  and  cost   benefits  over strictly gasoline engines. Americans don ‘t just need these cars,  Americans   want  these cars.  Let’s follow  our leader’s lead  and use them.]

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Senate Democrats won’t approve new funding for disasters unless they get the funding they want for corporations that make electric cars.”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904583204576542770484363328.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

[Sounds like a  smart   idea  to me, especially  thoughtful,   conscientious   liberals  (everyone knows conservatives are evil).]

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Government[s] burn $70 billion a year subsidizing renewables, and wild claims of “fossil fuel subsidies” debunked

http://joannenova.com.au/2012/09/government-burn-70-billion-a-year-subsidizing-renewables-and-wild-claims-of-fossil-fuel-subsidies-debunked/

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US taxpayers giving $4B to foreign firms for green energy projects, study says

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/17/us-taxpayers-giving-4b-to-foreign-firms-for-green-energy-projects-study-says/

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Sting operations reveal Mafia involvement in renewable energy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/sting-operations-reveal-mafia-involvement-in-renewable-energy/2013/01/22/67388504-5f39-11e2-9dc9-bca76dd777b8_print.html

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Much of today’s energy policy assumes that regulations mandating greater energy efficiency will reduce energy use.  That isn’t always the case and energy efficiency improvements are seldom as large as promised by engineering calculations because of ‘rebounds’…  The pervasiveness of energy efficiency rebounds illustrates that attempts to plan or direct energy policy toward desired goals will likely fall far short of expectations.

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/NJI_IER_MichaelsStudy_WEB_20120706_v5.pdf

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Inside the strange world of ‘green energy’ politics and how it’s ruining the US

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/17/inside-strange-world-green-energy-politics-and-how-it-ruining-us/

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[Natural] Gas rebranded as green energy by EU

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/29/gas-rebranded-green-energy-eu?newsfeed=true

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Big Cars:

Bigger cars get better insurance rates

Small economy cars can cost hundreds more

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bigger-cars-get-better-insurance-rates-2012-02-10?siteid=nwhpf

and…

If you thought the “SUV craze” was over, you’re wrong. Very wrong. Market share for SUVs in recent months is the largest it has ever been.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/money/Surprise-SUVs-are-more-popular-than-ever/-/1719116/13412914/-/8di0l9z/-/index.html?treets=det&tid=2651079460813&tml=det_7am&tmi=det_7am_1_06000505162012&ts=H

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… a contingent of renegades deliberately forgoes daily bathing and other gold standards of personal hygiene, like frequent shampooing and deodorant use.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/fashion/31Unwashed.html?_r=4&pagewanted=print

[One more  good   reason  to  go   green.]

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6 Green Lies Threatening to Starve You

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/10/16/6-green-lies-threatening-to-starve-you/?print=1

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Why Walking to Work Can be More Polluting Than Driving to Work

http://www.econlib.org/library/Columns/y2013/McKenziewalking.html

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… the following is a list of all the clean energy companies supported by President Obama’s stimulus that are now failing or have filed for bankruptcy.

http://heritageaction.com/2012/04/can-president-obama-name-one-clean-energy-success/

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 Green Energy Fuzzy Math

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/green_energy_fuzzy_math.html

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Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus

www2.itif.org/2013-challenging-clean-energy-deployment-consensus.pdf

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Greenagenda is not healthy for children and other living things

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/15/uns-threat-to-biodiversity/

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Green growth proponents are convinced that if they could only offer the right subsidies, their agenda would prevail.  Unfortunately, subsidies are doomed to fail because they try to make fundamentally economic decisions through the political process.  [Government] officials, no matter how well-informed they are, simply don’t know what demand for green products will look like or what the opportunity cost of different technologies may be.  Examples like Solyndra, Evergreen Solar, and Cascade Grains illustrate the enormous costs when the government gets it wrong.  Far from being the exception, failed investments are by far the more likely result when state governments try to steer the market.

http://www.statebudgetsolutions.org/doclib/20120306_GreenJobsReport.pdf

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Solyndra and the Perils of Green Industrial Policy

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ir_19.htm

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Green” Fascism

The Green Nazis

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/the_green_nazis.html

and…

This section of DiscoverTheNetworks explores the worldviews, activities, and agendas of radical environmentalism, a movement whose goal is not the advancement of human health, human happiness, and human life, but rather the creation of a world where “nature” is deemed to have ‘intrinsic value’ that ought to be revered for its own sake, irrespective of any benefit to mankind.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guideDesc.asp?type=issue&catid=99

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Green Lebensraum: The Nazi Roots of Sustainable Development

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/green_lebensraum_the_nazi_roots_of_sustainable_development.html

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The explosion of [“green“] energy subsidies seemed to coincide rather neatly with Democrats taking over both the House and Senate in 2007, and then the presidency in 2009.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/big_oil_and_tax_breaks.html

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Clinton Honoree Sentenced To 30 Months In Biggest “Green Energy” Scam In        American History

https://thewashingtonstandard.com/clinton-honoree-sentenced-to-30-months-in-biggest-green-energy-scam-in-american-history-54-million/

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Obama’s Enviro-Fat Cat Welfare Program

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/02/20/obamas-green-fat-cat-welfare-program/print/

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Surprise: [Despite] Higher Gas[oline] Prices, Data Shows [sic] More Solo Auto Commuting

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002484-surprise-higher-gas-prices-data-shows-more-solo-auto-commuting

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Alternative energies won’t replace oil, gas, and coal anytime soon.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2011/10/oil_and_gas_won_t_be_replaced_by_alternative_energies_anytime_so.single.html

[In case you didn’t know, this analysis was published in Slate, one of the most left-wing publications in the country.]

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Northeast’s Record Natural Gas Prices Due to Pipeline Dearth

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-06/northeasts-record-natural-gas-prices-due-to-pipeline-dearth

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FirstEnergy Corp. on Thursday announced it intends to retire six coal-fired power plants, including four in Ohio, because of stricter federal anti-pollution rules.”

http://junkscience.com/2012/01/26/obama-lays-off-529-ohio-coal-plant-workers/

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Videos:

The Green Jobs Answer Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJcjgAdsS1k

and…

Another high-budget, professionally produced video, this one on “green” economics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QF05atqXNU&feature=related

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Green consumption and false economies

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/04/green-consumption-and-false-economies.php

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Taxpayers Take [Massive] Hit as Layoffs, Bankruptcies Plague Green Firms

http://nlpc.org/stories/2012/01/26/layoffs-bankruptcies-epidemic-gov%E2%80%99t-subsidies-industry-aka-renewables

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Study of the effects on employment of public aid to renewable energy sources

http://www.juandemariana.org/pdf/090327-employment-public-aid-renewable.pdf

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Study says green sector costs more jobs than it creates

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12597097

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Five myths about green energy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042302220_pf.html

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Subsidies:

Promises of green jobs withering on vine

[Even] Subsidies fail to help sector take root

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/11/promises-of-green-jobs-start-withering-on-vine/

[Lest we forget, “subsidies” is a  euphemism  for “your money, taken from you by taxation.”]

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Clean Energy’s Accounting Gimmick: “Free” Taxpayer Subsidies

http://economics21.org/commentary/clean-energys-accounting-gimmick-free-taxpayer-subsidies

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“… subsidies consume wealth, they do not create it.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/secretary-chu%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98clean-energy-race%e2%80%99-blather/?print=1

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It’s Not Easy Subsidizing Green

http://www.visionandvalues.org/2011/10/its-not-easy-subsidizing-green/

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While citizens in other countries are now seeing soaring power rates, American householders can look forward to declining rates.

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2012/05/11/lawrence-solomon-green-power-failure/

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… despite more than $500 billion in subsidies to public transit since 1970, the average urban resident rode [public] transit fewer times in 2011 than in 1970.  One reason why subsidies are ineffective at improving transportation is that most of those subsidies are captured by non-users, including increased profits for construction firms and increased pay and benefits for transportation workers.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ba767.pdf

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Truly ‘green’ — that is, efficient and safe — innovations rarely are driven by government.  They are the natural outcome of the competitive market which “green” policies seek to control.  The market development of chemical products is also naturally ‘green.’ After all, chemical companies do not succeed if they poison their customers.  They succeed by providing high-quality, safe products their customers want…  With the green chemistry movement’s anti-chemical agenda proceeding in so many states, we have begun to overturn one of our cherished principles by giving government the authority to clog scientific inquiry without convincing evidence.

http://cei.org/sites/default/files/Angela%20Logomasini%20and%20Daniel%20Murphy%20-%20Green%20Chemistry’s%20March%20of%20the%20Ostriches.pdf

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Green taxes could force one in four into fuel poverty

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048122/Green-taxes-force-fuel-poverty.html

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The Myth of Green Energy Security

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/lomborg72/English

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Will Green Energy Make the United States Less Secure?

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ba739.pdf

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‘Sustainable’ Poverty: The Real Face of the Leftist Environmental Agenda

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/sustainable_poverty_the_real_f.html

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Gresham’s Green Law

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/17/gresham%e2%80%99s-green-law-2/print/

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Eco- Imperialism – Green Power.  Black Death.

http://www.eco-imperialism.com/main.php

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Epic Green Failure

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/02/epic_green_failure.html

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Live green and die broke

Green choices are proving too expensive for many Britons

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthcomment/3350617/Live-green-and-die-broke.html

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Skepticism grows over products touted as eco-friendly

Environmentalists and some consumers are questioning the claims of an increasing number of companies and items promoted as green.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-greenwash-20110521,0,6706379.story

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Ontario’s Power Trip: The failure of the Green Energy Act

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/05/16/ontarios-power-trip-the-failure-of-the-green-energy-act/

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California:

California’s ‘Green Jobs’ Experiment Isn’t Going Well

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123336500319935517.html#printMode

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California’s Green Power Crisis

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/25/californias-green-power-crisis/print/

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California’s Green Nightmare

http://spectator.org/archives/2010/10/11/californias-green-nightmare/print

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Green Policies Mean Less Green in Our Wallets

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/green-policies-mean-less-green-in-our-wallets/?print=1

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Green Hell: Obama’s Environmental Plans Will Lead To ‘Energy Chaos,’ Author Says

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/green_hell_milloy/2009/04/14/202927.html

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Most Green Products Make Some False Claims: Report

http://planetark.org/wen/52454

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Use Energy, Get Rich and Save the Planet

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/science/earth/21tier.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

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Global warming policies make it harder on soybean farmers

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/emaf.nsf/Popup?ReadForm&db=stltoday%5Cnews%5Cstories.nsf&docid=9F3D95EA78CB0901862575B3008358D1

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The Alice in Wonderland World of the Greens

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/the_alice_in_wonderland_world.html

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The Wishful Thinking of Greenie Dreams

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/the_wishful_thinking_of_greeni.html

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Delusions of Greendeur

http://97.74.65.51/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=35481

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The Green Swindle

http://motls.blogspot.com/2010/09/fox-green-swindle.html

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Electricity:

Study: it takes 10 units of alternative electricity sources to offset 1 unit of fossil fuel-generated power

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/03/21/study-it-takes-10-units-of-alternative-electricity-sources-to-offset-a-unit-of-fossil-fuel-generated-power/

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Green power scheme ‘to double power bills’

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/green-power-scheme-to-double-power-bills/story-e6frg6nf-1225972390762

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Cheap electricity gone with the wind

Experts forecast bills will triple under burden of power-line financing

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=248109

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Electric Bills About To Spike Utilities across the country need more money for grid updates and pollution controls, and are passing the huge bill on to consumers. Laura Colarusso on why electricity bills are rising.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/05/americans-face-double-digit-hikes-in-electricity-bills-to-fund-upgrades.html

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‘Significant’ rise in electric bills seen

http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/04/news/economy/electric-utility-bills/index.htm?source=cnn_bin

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Price of Electricity Hit Record for October; Up 42% in Decade

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/price-electricity-hit-record-october-42-decade

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Electricity Price Index at All-Time High in U.S.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/christmas-lights-electricity-price-index-all-time-high-us

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This rise in coal electricity is not, as some newspapers have written, happening ‘despite the country’s campaign to shift to green sources of energy.’ It is happening because of the shift.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/unreliable-german-solar-and-wind-forcing-new-coal-boom/?print=1

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Electricity Price Index Soars to New Record at Start of 2014; U.S. Electricity Production Declining

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/electricity-price-index-soars-new-record-start-2014-us-electricity

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Green Termites

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/09/green_termites.html

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Spain:

On Green Energy: Plainly Not Helping Spain

http://www.american.com/archive/2011/april/on-green-energy-plainly-not-helping-spain

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Spain the model: “Green” power generation working out so well that the electricity system only needs a $32 billion bailout

http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2012/10/spain-model-power-generation-working.html

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Cap-and-Trade Would Slow Economy, CBO Chief Says

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/14/AR2009101404054_pf.html

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‘Post-Fossil-Fuel World’ Includes Farming With Oxen

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/post-fossil-fuel-world-includes-farming

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Going Green by Starving America of Oil

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/04/22/going-green-by-starving-america-of-oil/print/

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Green Initiatives Working or Wasting Money?

New film sheds light on energy conservation

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/happening-now/index.html#/v/4656070/green-initiatives-working-or-wasting-money/?playlist_id=86919?test=faces

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Green” Lawsuits:

Environmental groups collecting millions from federal agencies they sue, studies show

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/08/environmental-groups-paid-millions-by-federal-agencies-sue-studies-show/

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Costly ‘green jobs’ plant sued by greenies

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/costly_green_jobs_solar_plant.html

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Green Profiteers

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/jlaksin/green-profiteers/print/

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Seeing the face of energy poverty, up-close, in Cancun

http://www.cfact.org/a/1856/Seeing-the-face-of-energy-poverty-upclose-in-Cancun

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The Church of the Green Dragon

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/the_church_of_the_green_dragon.html

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Report: ‘Green’ product claims are often misleading

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/10/green-product-claims/1

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Will Green Energy Make the United States Less Secure?

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ba739.pdf

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Half Of Northern Ireland In Fuel Poverty – Thousands Predicted To Die

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/half-of-northern-ireland-in-fuel-poverty-thousands-predicted-to-die/

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“‘Renewables’ serve misanthropes’ purpose, strangling energy supply while wasting finance and industrial effort.”

http://junksciencesidebar.com/2011/09/21/renewables-serve-misanthropes-purpose-strangling-energy-supply-while-wasting-finance-and-industrial-effort/

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The Great Green Giveaway

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/27/the-great-green-giveaway/print/

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Profits elude geothermal companies

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2011-10-05/profits-elude-clean-energy-companies/50674030/1

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The history of the trash-to-energy incinerator is a saga of lofty intentions undone by incompetence.

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/18/garbage-in-garbage-out/print/

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Wal-Mart Ends “Green” Products and Sees Customers Return

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/10/13/wal-mart-ends-green-products-and-sees-customers-return/?print=1

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The more the United States embraces green energy technologies, the worse off it will be geopolitically and economically.”

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ib103.pdf

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“… the tip of the iceberg [into which] that the green Titanic has run [includes]…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmichaels/2011/10/21/the-great-green-energy-crack-up/

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Carbon Limits:

UK’s carbon-capture failure is part of a global trend

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20761-uks-carboncapture-failure-is-part-of-a-global-trend.html

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EU’s Carbon Allocation Scheme and Scandinavia’s Carbon Taxes Have Not Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120629120332.htm

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CO2 tax will double UK electricity bills

There’s a nasty shock in store for the British householder when a new ‘carbon’ tax comes into force

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9575598/George-Osbornes-CO2-tax-will-double-UK-electricity-bills.html

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Carbon Tax Would Kill Major Industries, Hurt U.S. Consumers

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-on-the-right/101612-629540-carbon-tax-would-kill-off-growth-in-american-economy.htm?p=full

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Carbon Tax Would Raise Unemployment, Not Swap Revenue

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/pdf/ib3819.pdf

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Green Energy: Damn the Facts, Full Speed Ahead!

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/green_energy_damn_the_facts_full_speed_ahead.html

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When the Color of Unemployment Is Green

http://american.com/archive/2011/october/when-the-color-of-unemployment-is-green

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South Africa has a power shortage, Greenpeace makes it worse

http://junkscience.com/2011/11/07/south-africa-has-a-power-shortage-greenpeace-makes-it-worse/

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Maryland spends $2.3m on renewable energy for $637,000 in savings

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/maryland/2011/11/maryland-spends-23m-renewable-energy-637000-savings

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CAFE Standards: Fleet-Wide Regulations Costly and Unwarranted

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/wm3421.pdf

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Politicians and special interests still win.  Taxpayers and consumers keep losing.  It’s past time to change that intolerable calculus.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/ethanol_subsidies_not_renewed_taxpayers_and_families_hardest_hit.html

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Warning: Being [“Green“] can be hazardous to your health

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/warning_being_politically_correct_can_be_hazardous_to_your_health.html

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Woman Claims Neighbor’s Energy Efficient Windows Are Melting Her Toyota Prius

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/25/woman-claims-neighbors-energy-efficient-windows-are-melting-her-toyota-prius/

[I’m sorry, but that’s just funny.]

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“... some of the power saving and monitoring devices sucked up more electricity than expected.  The home’s gas fuel cell also broke down for three weeks during winter, blowing the home’s energy budget for three weeks.”

http://smh.domain.com.au/green/back-from-the-future-as-energy-experiment-ends-20120119-1q7aw.html

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… $500 million in green job training grants that reached just 10% of its job-placement goal, according to a government report.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-01-30/obama-green-jobs-program-failure/52895630/1

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An Administration’s Green Fiascos Pile Up

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/02/01/green-disasters-pile-up/print/

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Green” Government Loans:

US government could lose $2.7B on clean-energy loans, study finds

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/10/us-government-could-lose-27b-on-clean-energy-loans-study-finds/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29

and…

U.S. sells $50 million green-tech loan at sharp [loss to taxpayers]

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/05/autos-vpg-sale-idUSL2N0H11YV20130905

and…

Loan guarantees are privileges granted to special interests — in other words, cronyism — whether the companies that benefit from the loans go under or stay afloat.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/op-ed-get-uncle-sam-out-of-the-green-startup-loan-business/article/2528701

and…

… $3.9 billion [of taxpayers’ money] flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/venture-capitalists-play-key-role-in-obamas-energy-department/2011/12/30/gIQA05raER_story.html

and…

Lobbying, Cronyism and Section 1705 Loan Guarantees

http://reason.org/studies/show/federal-loans-lobbying-cronyism

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Public Transit:

… only 9.6% of lower income citizens used [public] transit to get to work.

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002666-how-lower-income-citizens-commute

and…

Federal Transit Programs: Spending More and More for Less and Less

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/wm3176.pdf

and…

Timber industry suffers as loggers blame federal regs for lost jobs

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/26/timber-industry-suffers-as-loggers-blame-federal-regs-for-lost-jobs/

and…

… most people in Europe use cars – not trains [&] U.S. mass transit doesn’t deliver even close to a commensurate return on the huge share of our money it consumes.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/rethinking_public_transit.html

and…

[Mass] Transit Spending Slows Urban Growth

http://www.cato.org/blog/transit-spending-slows-urban-growth

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Nuclear Power:

Renewable Green Nuclear Energy: Here, Now

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/renewable_green_nuclear_energy_here_now.html

and…

As Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions rise

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/18143834/as-japan-shuts-down-nuclear-power-emissions-rise

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American auto dealers are pushing back on proposed fuel economy rules that, they claim, would price out millions of buyers from the new-car market, potentially jeopardizing the environmental benefits of the program and the resurgent auto industry itself.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/15/auto-dealers-warn-fuel-efficiency-proposal-will-price-out-millions-buyers/

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‘Feasibility Studies’ for Tribal ‘Clean Energy’ Projects Will Cost More Than Actual Projects

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feasibility-studies-tribal-clean-energy-projects-will-cost-more-actual-projects

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The High Cost of Renweable-Electricity Mandates

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/pdf/eper_10.pdf

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The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help mobilize as much as $100 billion a year to lower global greenhouse gases, is seeking a broad blanket of U.N.-style immunity that would shield its operations from any kind of legal process, including civil and criminal prosecution, in the countries where it operates.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/03/22/mammoth-new-green-climate-fund-wants-un-style-diplomatic-immunity-even-though/?test=latestnews

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WA woman livesgreen in tiny, 84-square-foot home

http://www.kptv.com/story/17385298/woman-lives-in-84-square-foot-home

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Gore and the Democrats’ Green Graft Machine

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/gore_and_the_democrats_green_graft_machine.html

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The Continuing Failure of Green Conceit

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/the-continuing-failure-of-green-conceit/

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Newton (MA) saves money by going green.  Sort of.  Not really.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/newton_ma_saves_money_by_going_green_sort_of_not_really.html

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Renewable-Power Boom Leaves Nations Without Backup, Report Shows

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-08/renewable-power-boom-leaves-nations-without-backup-report-shows.html

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A geothermal energy company with a $98.5 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration for an alternative energy project in Nevada —  which received hearty endorsements from Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  —  faces financial problems, and the company’s auditors have questioned whether it can stay in business.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/4/lights-go-dim-on-another-energy-project/

[ASND reminds readers that $98.5 million is their money, not Barack Obama’s.]

… &

Nevada: $1.3 Billion In Green Energy Subsidies Produce 288 Permanent Jobs, Rising Electricity Prices

http://junkscience.com/2012/08/09/nevada-1-3-billion-in-green-energy-subsidies-produce-288-permanent-jobs-rising-electricity-prices/

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In D.C., Renewables Fraud Greeted With More Money

http://www.productsandpower.org/2012/08/07/in-d-c-renewables-fraud-greeted-with-more-money/

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UK faces power shortages risk by 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19841036

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Europe’s Stark Renewables Lesson

Like Frankenstein, the EU has created a renewable-energy monster it does not know how to tame.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303553204579348470302047850

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Germany:

Germany’s surcharge for renewable energy will rise by almost half [in 2013]… intensifying the burden for consumers from the country’s shift away from nuclear power.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/10/us-germany-energy-renewables-idUSBRE8990PC20121010

and…

Germany’s Energy Poverty: How Electricity Became a Luxury Good

Germany’s agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/high-costs-and-errors-of-german-transition-to-renewable-energy-a-920288.html

and…

Europe’s green energy nightmare could haunt the US

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/22/europes-green-energy-nightmare-could-haunt-the-u-s/?print=1

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Another Green Company (Which Received $249 Million [of your money]) Bites the Dust

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/10/16/breaking-another-green-company-which-received-249-million-govt-grants-bi

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GreenStimulus Money Funds Chinese Tech Advancement

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/green-stimulus-money-funds-chinese-tech-advancement/print/

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U.K.:

As Coal Plants Shut Down, United Kingdom Faces a Power Crunch

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/08/130829-united-kingdom-power-crunch/

and…

Green Britain: Energy Blackouts Imminent

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/enza-ferreri/green-britain-energy-blackouts-imminent/print/

and…

Hundreds Of Businesses To Be Paid To Shut Down To Prevent Blackouts

http://www.thegwpf.org/hundreds-businesses-paid-shut-prevent-blackouts/

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Customers don’t care about green hotels

http://m.theweek.com/article.php?id=251761

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The dollars and nonsense of energy conservation

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/27/kreutzer-the-dollars-and-nonsense-of-energy-conser/

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