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Boom! Boom! Out Go the Lights! (If We Don’t Smarten Up)

The New Hampshire State Supreme Court has sided with the Site Evaluation Committee’s rejection of Northern Pass. If the committee has that authority under law, then that’s the right call. But while some factions are cheering, this is indicative of a serious issue.

To Eat or Turn On the Lights, Heat, Charge the Car?

Doesn’t wind power seem to be the path to a carbon-free energy future? It’s clean and abundant. Larger turbines have enhanced wind’s power-generating capacity. It’s all good right? Well maybe not so much. Wind energy has grown thanks largely to billions of dollars of production tax credits. That’s a tax , regulatory, and affordability issue. …

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Off-Shore Wind Boondoggles- NH Says Deal Me In

New Hampshire has expressed an interest in “milking” the sacred cow of offshore wind. To that end Governor Sununu recently asked the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to establish an intergovernmental offshore renewable energy task force for New Hampshire. The move is the first step in a multiyear process whose goal is to screw taxpayers for …

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Why Wind Will NEVER be the Answer to Anyone’s Power Needs

If you look at the complete manifold of global energy needs Wind power’s contribution is too small to measure. In 2014 (the last year for which there is data) the nearest whole number for wind’s contribution is zero percent. From the International Energy Agency’s 2016 Key Renewables Trends, we can see that wind provided 0.46 …

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Green Energy is Not That Green

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, trade offs, wasted dollars, and the desire of planners to meddle regardless.  

“Green” Cleaner Responsible for Blaze

Thankfully no one was hurt but talk about an eye opener. Fire Lt. Kenneth Vincent said with the increase in people using “green” cleaning products, the number of chemical combustion fires is on the rise. Those are two words that should make any Birkenstock wearing, free-trade-latte-drinking-tree-hugging-Kashi-eating-granola junkie shudder – ‘chemical fire.’ That can’t be good for the …

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Another Whack at RGGI

..what I find particularity perverse is that “Republican” Senators in New Hampshire could be tying themselves to the Massachusetts compromise as the tipping point at which staying in RGGI would then no longer make sense.