No City Uses 100 Percent Renewable Energy – Not Even Close

from Climate Depot:

Alex Epstein: Gore’s sequel ‘lies’ about alleged ‘100% renewable energy’ city of Georgetown TX

Epstein: “Gore shows us the town of Georgetown, Tex. and its use of 100-per-cent renewable energy. Stories about “100-per-cent renewable” locations like Georgetown, Tex. are not just anecdotal evidence, they are lies. The Texas grid from which Georgetown draws its electricity is comprised of 43.7 per cent natural gas, 28.8 per cent coal, 12 per cent nuclear, and only 15.6 per cent renewable. Using a virtue-signalling gimmick pioneered by Apple, Facebook, and Google, Georgetown pays its state utility to label its grid electricity “renewable” —  even though it draws its power from that fossil-fuel heavy Texas grid — while tarring others on the grid as ‘non-renewable.’” read more

What’s the Point of a Solar Plane?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In case you are unaware, there is a plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Whoop-dee-do, you might say. Unless it’s nonstop, how is that any sort of feat? No, it’s not non-stop – however it is a feat due to the fact that the plane is 100% solar powered.

The plane is dubbed the Solar Impulse 2, being the Solar Impulse 1 didn’t cut the mustard. It has a colorful and inspirational website , which tells the story. The site states: “A new Utopia? A beautiful scene from science fiction? No, a cutting-edge technological challenge! A sufficiently eccentric project to appeal to one’s emotions and get one’s adrenalin pumping: to harness a clean and renewable form of energy, and use it to fly night and day without limit.”

That’s fascinating – tell us more. “The adventure began with Bertrand Piccard’s vision that clean technologies and energy efficiency can reduce our emissions and improve our quality of life.” His vision led to the development of the massive Solar Impulse 2, multi-motor plane.

Although the project has two pilots, the plane is but a single-seater. The pilots must switch off at designated landing sights around the globe. Of course it is never mentioned how the other pilot gets to these designated landing sight, but I’m going to guess by dirty, polluting, commercial aircraft. read more

Obama’s Energy Pie In The Sky Is A Lie

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What Obama State of the Union show would be complete (complete disaster that is) without a diatribe on Climate Change and further ruination of the coal and oil industries with his call  to “accelerate the transition away from dirty energy.” However climate weenies lamented that, “there was no laundry list of bold programs and budding proposals this time.” That is a shame.

“It’s time to not only reform our fossil fuel leasing program, we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground,” said Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, in a statement. Translation: the federal government must confiscate more and more land and place it off limits to any kind of exploration. Great idea! That will solve our energy needs moving forward.

“In fields from Iowa to Texas, wind power is now cheaper than dirtier, conventional power. On rooftops from Arizona to New York, solar is saving Americans tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills, and employs more Americans than coal…Meanwhile, we’ve cut our imports of foreign oil by nearly sixty percent, and cut carbon pollution more than any other country on Earth,” Obama exclaimed. read more

Tesla and the War on Coal

by: the Common Constitutionalist

You may have seen pictures of Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, playing amateur daredevil as he tried his hand at wing walking the other day. Yes, he’s happy-go-lucky, living high on the hog – his coffers full of government largess.

So dependent upon the government for its survival, Tesla’s 2014 annual report stated: “Our growth depends in part on the availability and amount of government subsidies and economic incentives.”

That’s a pretty bold and honest statement. Let me rephrase that. It’s a pretty bold statement, for to be honest, Musk’s company depends almost entirely on the generosity of us ignorant taxpayers, in one form or another.

They don’t sell many cars, and the money they do make is through a myriad of tax credits and other government giveaways. It’s a great scheme and the model for crony corporatism.

Tesla, by all estimates is a great car, but the company couldn’t survive a year in a real free-market. Yet they are evidently not content with their current method of fleecing the American public. read more

After Obama’s Energy Crackdown, We Will Resemble California, Or Worse

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We will be judged in history for our lethargy. History will judge us as posterity looks back at this period in America with disdain. We will be known as the generation that ushered in the end of America, as was once known.

And all this is happening the same way it did when the progressive Republican disaster Herbert Hoover led directly to the more disastrous Franklin Roosevelt. But it’s worse this time around, for there are multiple millions more stupid people who are evidently much more easily duped by a slick talking salesman.

How else could an America hating community agitator get elected – twice?

Some would say this to be overly provocative and hyperbolic, but think about it this way. Your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend says to you, that he or she loves you – loves everything about you. So much so, that they wish to change you completely. Yes honey – I love you so much that I want to change everything about you. read more