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Wind farms vs wildlife

By Clive Hambler, spectator.co.uk The shocking environmental cost of renewable energy Wind turbines only last for ‘half as long as previously thought’, according to a new study. But even in their short lifespans, those turbines can do a lot of damage. Wind farms are devastating populations of rare birds and bats across the world, driving […]

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Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making a profit

By: Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith. He leads a company that some would consider the epitome of ruthless global capitalism. But Apple chief executive Tim Cook has shocked some in the US with an impassioned attack on the single-minded pursuit of profit – and a direct appeal to climate-change deniers not to buy shares in his firm. Eyewitnesses […]

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Eleven Global Warming Stories From 2013 You Probably Never Heard Of

By Elmer Beauregard – If you get you news from the likes of The Huffington Post and the New York Times here are some stories about Global Warming that occurred in 2013 that you probably never heard of. 1. Antarctic Global Warming Expedition Ship Trapped in Sea Ice. You may have heard about the Russian […]

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Obama administration gives wind farms a pass on eagle deaths, prosecutes oil companies

Published May 14, 2013, Associated Press CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. –  The Obama  administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind farm for killing eagles and  other protected bird species, shielding the industry from liability and helping  keep the scope of the deaths secret, an Associated Press investigation has  found. More than 573,000 birds are killed […]

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Wind Farms in Pacific Northwest Paid to Not Produce

By Dan Springer Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest — built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced — are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region’s electricity grid says there’s an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year. […]

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5 Biggest Whoppers In Obama's Energy Speech

Investors Business Daily Editorial Energy: The White House billed President Obama’s energy policy speech as a response to mounting criticism of record high gas prices. What he delivered was a grab bag of excuses and outright falsehoods. Obama’s main message to struggling motorists was: It’s not my fault, so stop whining. The speech only got […]

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Greenpeace Founder Questions Windfarms

By Patrick Moore Southwestern Ontario’s flourishing wind energy industry came under fire Wednesday from the co-founder of Greenpeace. Dr. Patrick Moore told more than 1,000 area farmers the industry destroys more jobs than it creates, and causes energy prices to climb for all users. “The industry is a destroyer of wealth and negative to the […]

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Household Electricity Bills Skyrocket

Obama in 2008: “Under my plan… electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.” By Dennis Cauchon Electric bills have skyrocketed in the last five years, a sharp reversal from a quarter-century when Americans enjoyed stable power bills even as they used more electricity. Households paid a record $1,419 on average for electricity in 2010, the fifth consecutive […]

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North Dakota Suing Minnesota Over Alleged Interstate Commerce Infringements.

From Plains Daily North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is announcing a lawsuit against the State of Minnesota over the latter state’s restrictions on using power from coal plants, among other sources. “It is unfortunate it has come to this. As Minnesota seeks to rebuild its economy, it will need energy,” said Stenehjem in a […]

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Obama Fundraising with Missouri Stimulus Beneficiary

By Alexander Burns President Barack Obama will raise money in early October with a Missouri businessman whose company benefited from a $107 million federal tax credit to develop a wind power facility in his state. Tom Carnahan, a scion of Missouri’s most prominent Democratic political family, is listed on Obama’s campaign website as a host […]

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Promises of green jobs withering on vine

Subsidies fail to help sector take root By Ben Wolfgang The green-jobs revolution may be going up in smoke.Despite billions of dollars in federal investment and cheerleading from President Obama, even the most ardent supporters of a transformed, job-generating energy sector based largely on wind, solar and other renewable sources acknowledge that their dreams have […]

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GE Decides to Dump Off-Shore Wind-Power Plans Despite Collecting Millions in Stimulus Funds for Wind Projects

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, the head of Barack Obama’s Economic Advisory Panel, was invited to sit with the First Lady during the president’s speech to Congress this past week. He’s been a strong supporter of the president since he took over the White House and his companies have received plenty of government funds as well. […]

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Campaign advice for ‘all of the abovers’

Wind power can be more expensive and dirty than we think.   By David Schnare As most of the Republican presidential hopefuls stake their positions to win the hearts of the party’s base, the Tea Party has made it safe for honest conservatives to stand up and demand more than spin.If we can demand fiscal […]

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Study: Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Mandate Will Damage State Economy with Little-to-No Benefit to Environment

By American Tradition Institute As the new state legislature scrutinizes Minnesota’s restrictive energy policies, a study commissioned by the American Tradition Institute and the Minnesota Free Market Institute provides several reasons for lawmakers and new Gov. Mark Dayton to reverse the state’s damaging Renewable Portfolio Standard. The study found that Minnesotans would pay $15 billion more […]

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