Green Energy

Hanover, New Hampshire’s Energy Future, or Something.

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2017

Hanover, New Hampshire has a warrant article on their town ballot that fits nicely with the progressive worldview but strains the fabric of believability. The concerns are primarily over Trump energy policy but never fear. The Sierra Club and no doubt the townsfolk will stay comfortable by redefining what ‘renewable’ and “100%” mean in this context […]

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It isn’t Easy Being Green

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2016

South Australia has learned a hard lesson. It not only isn’t easy being green, it is ill advised if you’d like to stay in the First World club. The South Australian Government, the world’s green energy crash test dummy, appears to have thrown in the towel. In the wake of economically damaging outages and vigorous […]

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Green Energy’s Contribution to the ‘Environment’ – Birdilizer

by Steve MacDonald September 7, 2016
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The Green energy future will include rich soil at the base of windmills from all the dead bird and bat carcasses. We can call it birdilizer. Tribes of humans who survive the green energy future can grow and forage there after worshiping the spinning metal gods. H/T RCS

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Vets Die on Wait Lists While VA Blows $400 Million On Green Energy Failures

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2016
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Because bailing out your Solar Buddies is a bigger priority. The contracts for the 11 projects reviewed by investigators totaled about $95 million, though some have become more expensive because of poor planning and delays. The VA spent more than $408 million on its “green management program” solar panel projects between fiscal years 2010 and 2015, […]

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This Should Make a Few Progressive Climate-Cultists Bleed Out Their Eyes

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2016
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I can almost hear them surfing to Think Progress or some other ‘bought-and-paid-for’ left-wing turd-flinger in search of the official rebuttal… Prager U

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“Take the money and run…”

by Skip February 16, 2016

With all due respect to the Steve Miller band (…take the money and run…), Carrier, is.  Yes, go for one of those seemingly “bottomless pit” grants after promising one thing – but just like Solyndra (the failed solar panel maker that Obama gave $500 million to and then ran away (albeit by going under)), we […]

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GrokTALK! – Green Energy is Not That Green

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2015
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Green energy is not that green. In this segment we touch on the toxic mess behind renewable energy, the regulatory state, rent-seeking, crony capitalism, tradeoffs, wasted dollars, and the desire of planners to meddle regardless. Full podcast here. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast.  Click the icon to listen on iTunes, TuneIn, iHearRadio, Sticther Radio, or Spreaker.

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Climate Boondoggle Retrospective

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2015
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While Obama is in Paris trying to give away the store again I thought a trip down memory-hole lane was in order: when it comes to betting your money on “innovations” in the “21st century energy economy” to address Mann-Made Global Warming Obama..what’s the word I’m looking for…? Sucks!

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Data Point – Fossil Fuel reserves; so much for “Peak Oil” alarmists

by Skip May 9, 2015

“The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work. […]

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Jaffrey NH Wants $2.6 Million Grant to Save $1.5 Million (over 20 years)

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2014
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You know government is ‘working’ when rate payers and municipalities have to pay higher rates for electricity to fund projects like this. The Town of Jaffrey wants to put a solar farm on their landfill.  That sounds like an excellent idea.  Wasted space put to some good use.  Too bad the ‘experts’ in the government […]

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California Fried Wildlife

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2014

Mike covered this a while back, (maybe he can add the link I can’t find here).  Massive solar farms kill tens of thousands of bird annually.  Workers call them ‘Steamers’ for the rapid evacuation of moisture, previously keeping the bird alive, that escapes as the critter is quick-fried in flight before the carcass drops to […]

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Who Is Trying To Buy the Senate to Get a “Special Break?”

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2014
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I can’t help thinking that the  Democrat “big oil is trying to buy the senate thing” is an opportunity for us to make a very important point about the fundamental flaws in Democrat thinking about energy and special breaks. First, we ought to be able to agree that any business or individual that is taxed […]

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Evil Billionaire And His Brother Try To Buy The US Senate

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2014
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When someone tells you a pair of rich brothers are trying to buy up the government do you think of Tom and Jim Steyer?  You should.  They are looking to buy up the US Senate for Liberal Democrats, and Tom has admitted as much.  They want to impose a radical green agenda on the nation–from […]

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These Aren’t The Solar Farm Projects You’re Looking For…

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2014
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WND has an article that explores the solar energy connections surrounding the Bundy Ranch standoff, Harry Reid, his family, and some high-ranking Democrats.  It’s quite an interesting read.  Or did I mean Reid? I guess the Chinese are out, and have been for a while, but there is a consortium of domestic interests that link […]

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Sequester? What Sequester? DoD Just Dumped $17 Billion Into Green Energy Companies.

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2013
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The Pentagon just issued back to back $7 billion dollar awards, $14 billion total, that’s $14,000,000,000.00, for…wind and solar projects. ($7 bill here, and another $7 bill there.) This must be the change we were looking for.  After the Department of Energy wasted close to a trillion on green energy boondoggles, a majority of which […]

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Fed’s Waste Your Money on Another Failed Clean Energy Loan

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2013
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We can add the Vehicle Production Group (VPG) to the long list of central planning failures by the Federal government, proof again that national control is a recipe for waste, fraud, and abuse with your hard earned dollars. You’ve probably heard of Soyndra ($500 million), Fisker ($192 Million), and there are dozens of others.  Well […]

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Bad News For Obamamobiles

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2013

One of the best things about ignoring all the hype and just using common sense is when you are proven right.  The only thing better than that is when the Kool-aid® drinkers start to realize that you were right as well.  What the heck am I talking about?  Electric cars. For close to five years, […]

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Where Treehugger doesn’t add the 1 + 1

by Skip May 1, 2013

(H/T: Treehugger) As most readers know, I used to go over Treehugger a lot and bring back “stuff” as a Doodling – rather easy when they have a big slant for Progressivism, Urbanism, and UberEnvironmentalism all wrapped up into a single package.  However, since they’ve been purging of the likes of ‘Grok commenters Cris P […]

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by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2013

If you gave Exxon Mobil an army, the ability to print their own currency, the power of taxation, the ability to set national energy policy, and executive authority to enforce it, what do you think might happen? If Democrats are to be believed they would do with oil and gas what Barack Obama and the […]

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Why “Green” Energy?

by Steve MacDonald December 26, 2012

If you wanted to bring western civilization down, give it a good beating for all its so-called malfeasance, what better way than to make it near impossible to sustain the things that made being a western civilization all it was cracked up to be? Consider that which makes us or any of our allies any […]

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by Steve MacDonald December 4, 2012

Your government floods the AM band with public service announcements (PSA’s).  Back in the day I used to have to read them when I did radio in High School.   We didn’t have them pre-recorded.  But now they have them canned and you can just play them with a mouse click or program them into the […]

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Obama: “I Want Wind Turbines Manufactured Here In China.”

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2012

Biden-Mouth Disease Breitbart TV

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Global Warming Still a Hoax

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2012

How much warmer has the world become since a) 1880 and  b) the beginning of 1997? The answer to a) 0.75C The answer to b) zero. How much has wacky left wing energy policy based on this ridiculous idea cost us?  Enough to buy the world a coke and keep it company several hundred times […]

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Ask New Hampshire Democrats…About Gas Prices

by Steve MacDonald October 5, 2012

Nothing says ‘we have no principles whatsoever’ like a crowd of screeching banshee gone silent when the shoe is on the other foot. If you’ve failed to notice this happens to Democrats often and no example is more prominent than gas prices. Back when it was politically expedient, Democrats in New Hampshire were wailing like […]

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Which Utopian Democrat Dream-Scam Is Failing Faster?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2012

Which Utopian dystopian Democrat dream-Scam is failing faster? In Cah-Lee-Four-Knee-Ah the Workers paradise is collapsing at an ever increasing rate as the anchor of unsustainable public union contracts and pensions drag otherwise average, every-day, incompetently run, but barely sustainable left wing bureaucrapalities (bureaucratically strangled municipalities run by an endless string of administrators and political descendents […]

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Happy “Dependence Day” Seattle – Your City Just Banned Plastic Bags

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

Nothing says freedom like telling your citizens or local businesses what to do.  But Seattle is not exactly a bastion of Freedom and liberty.  And today is no different. The Seattle City Council has voted to ban plastic grocery bags. This is another win by so-called environmental groups that claim the bags fill up landfills […]

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Evil Energy Speculators

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2012

Thanks to commenter JackL for the reminder; that Jeanne “no oversight” Shaheen, Barack ‘Boondoggle’ FauxBama and the Democrats have always relied on the lie that rising energy prices were the result of “Evil Oil Speculators.” Evil Speculators…speculators… Isn’t what Mr. Obama, Secretary Chu, and Senate Energy Committee maven Greene Jeanne Shaheen have done, energy speculation?  […]

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The ‘Bain’ Of Green Boondoggles

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2012

Following Skip, who followed me, here is White House Propaganda Minister Jay Carney attempting to articulate the differences between private venture capitalism (Romney/Bain/private money/80% success) and Green Venture Corporatism (Obama/Cronyism/ Public money/ Billions lost for nothing). From Allahpundit c/o Hot Air For one thing, Bain evidently did due diligence on the companies it bought instead […]

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Ask Jeanne Shaheen – Where’s The Oversight?

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2012

According to this video (from Obama Isn’t Mr. Obama has blown through $16 billion ($16,000,000,000.00) on public equity green energy gambles that have cost jobs and lost our money, much of it to Big Obama donors, and cronies. So here’s a question?  New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen cut her teeth in her first Senate […]

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Solyndra Pay To Play Hanging On Obama Like A Dead Weight

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2011

Obama’s Solyndra problem in under three minutes

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