Data Point – If it were still up to Obama’s policies, you’d have frozen pipes right about now

by Skip December 30, 2017

Coal to the rescue as record cold grips the East That’s right – the natural resource that Obama declared war against (his promise to bankrupt any new coal fired electrical plant) from before his first inauguration.  He poured billions of our tax dollars into “renewables” that basically only renewed the wealth of the politically connected […]

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Exeter Selectman Declare Support for Paris Climate Accord

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2017

With apologies to William Shakespeare and Macbeth, Exeter is but a walking shadow, a poor Climate player That struts and frets its hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Unless of course, Exeter is planning to build […]

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Data Point – about that Paris Agreement?

by Skip July 3, 2017

I thought that coal was bad and set up the “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!”, right? That “everyone had to do their part”.  SUCH shock and rancor that the US simply decided not to self-immolate its economy – where’s all the uproar about this? 1,600 new coal-fired power plants are planned or under construction in 62 […]

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Robert Murray Warned us Last Year About Jobs and Coal

by Steve MacDonald July 5, 2016
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Last year at the Practical Federalism Forum Murray Energy’s Robert Murray (video below), passionately warned us about a lot of things regarding coal, energy, America, and Obama. And some of these things are upon us. ( Murray Energy, the largest privately held coal company in the US, is warning workers of massive layoffs planned for September, […]

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EPA hates Santa

by Skip December 27, 2015
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Obama: “It’s just that it will bankrupt them”

by Skip August 25, 2015

as he was talking about coal generated electrical plant.  Which means coal.  He never got his Cap N Trade program FORMALLY legislated so he used his EPA to effectively do the same thing.  Coal plants are shutting down because of punative GHG regulations.  And with no market, coal companies are going under – not because […]

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An Intelligent Conversation About Energy

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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Former State Senate Candidate Steve Kenda continues the discussion of energy along with Susan Olsen (our on staff energy expert), as we delve into capacity, delivery, plant shutdowns, and what New England needs realistically to meet the demands of the Northeast market.  Then there’s the circular cabal within the PUC, we talk China’s pollution, RGGI, […]

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America’s Biggest Hypocrite

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2014
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Just replace ‘Bruce Braley’ With Jeanne Shaheen, and Iowa, with New Hampshire, and the ad works just as well here. Steyer has spent over 3 million in third party ads to help  Jeanne Shaheen (reported so far).  I expect that sum is much larger given the frequency of internet ads I see from his PAC […]

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Project Veritas: Alison Lundergan Grimes lies to her constituents about her support for coal

by Skip October 6, 2014

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams, October 11, 1798.) Last time I knew, moral and religious people do not lie – and should not countenance those that do.  It is clear that we, as a people, are no longer […]

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Shaheen Backer Tom Steyer Was Still Profiting From Coal A Few Weeks Ago

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2014
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Tom Steyer has been pouring money into New Hampshire in support of Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.  He’s the Green energy global warming billionaire buying up the US Senate for Democrats.   Steyer is one of those evil banker types who made a chunk of his fortune investing in coal,  two strikes Democrats dismissed when he promised to […]

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EPA Regulation Supporters – never thinking of the ramifications on others

by Skip August 8, 2014

The new CO2 emissions regulations now being put forth by the EPA is going to have a huge impact on the American economy and people.  Here, Dan Joseph of MRC TV went to interview (yeah, in DC he gets to do interviews with all kinds of folks) some folks that were demonstrating FOR the EPA to […]

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Hardly, Zachary Shahan, hardly

by Skip March 31, 2014

(Emphasis mine, reformatted): Terrorists could knock US electricity grid out for 1.5 years, but more solar power could help protect it The idea that the US electricity grid could be knocked out for 1.5 years is a bit shocking. But that’s what the agency in charge of protecting it has revealed.  It may have all […]

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Speaking of the EPA – Forcing Pennsylvania to downsize

by Skip October 7, 2013

Really!  With their new coal industry killing regulations, and that PA’s electrical generation is heavily skewed to coal,well, the obvious is about to happen. From Junk Science (“Pennsylvania prepares to downsize economy rather than build more power plants“), we see that (with all due respect to Mary Poppins)  “money will make the crap go down, […]

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War on Coal – battleground Ohio

by Skip August 14, 2013

The EPA is nothing more than Obama’s own “hatchet man” that is implemented his policy of Determined Weakness (TM) in the energy industry. Since he is above the Law and above the Constitution, our Constitutional Lecturer (and he has never stopped lecturing us) President, Obama can and is simply ignoring the fact that Congress never […]

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The only Obama campaign promise that has come true: “laser like focus on jobs”

by Skip July 7, 2013

When is the last time that a President decided to kill off an entire private sector industry?  Never recall seeing that in the enumerated powers of the US Constitution… (H/T: Powerline)

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This will drive the Greenies at TreeHugger nuts!

by Skip December 19, 2012

Over at Breitbart is a post with this headline:     “Coal Use Set To Surpass Oil In  A Decade: IEA“.  I used to go over and post comments over at TreeHugger, as regular readers of the ‘Grok know, and bring the Lefty Enviro-wacko stream of consciousness back here just so that you see what the mindset […]

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Data Point – Federal Subsidies for electric power

by Skip December 10, 2012

    Yes, the enviros can complain that coal gets more of a subsidy than solar; true enough.  Add the subsidies for the top 4 items vs the renewables?  No contest – fossil fuels get $4.557 billion while renewables get $5.954 Billion.  In the end, however, is what is the bang for the buck.  It […]

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Book Review – Rebuild the Dream by Van Jones – Part 1: Lie 1

by Skip July 1, 2012

As I posted here, I purchased a copy of Van Jones’ new book and had it signed by Van himself.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a shot to start reading it.  Until today. There’s been a lot of stuff going on, both in my blogging life as well as in the life outside of the laptop […]

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Where Has The Other Senator Ayotte Gone?

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2012

Obama’s war on coal is netting some unusual suspects as supporters.  New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who indicates that she has a history of preventing outside meddling with policy of this nature, voted against a resolution that would have overturned the EPA’s utility MACT rule. From her Web Site Continuing New Hampshire’s tradition of protecting […]

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EPA decides to be both Legislative and Executive Branch – outlaws coal generated electricity

by Skip March 27, 2012

So, where is all that electricity going to come for Obama’s million electric cars? The proposed rule — years in the making and approved by the White House after months of review — will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The […]

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