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Annual fossil fuel subsidies top $5 TRILLION globally

It’s practically a conservative mantra. When it comes to support for renewable energy: “Government should not be picking winners and losers.” Most of the time, the argument is made by advocates for fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil and Koch Industries. The fossil fuel companies say all they want is a level playing field. But in fact, […]

August 9th

James Howard Kunstler – Are Russian sanctions a ploy so US can sell more natural gas to the EU?

Russia hysteria has become a full-blown national psychosis at a moment in history when a separate array of troubles poses the real threat to America’s well-being. Most of these have to do with the country’s swan dive into bankruptcy, but meeting them honestly would force uncomfortable choices on the grifters and caitiffs in congress. Meanwhile, […]

The Carbon Bubble – WSJ is misleading big oil investors

The carbon bubble is something I’ve written about at length. See “The Totally Insane Carbon Bubble” for an overview. It’s one of the core investment and economic issues of the century, so you would think that the Wall Street Journal would have covered it pretty extensively, right? Not so much. By Zachary Shahan  The Carbon Bubble in a nutshell: 1) […]

August 2nd

California’s cap-and-trade gets mixed review from Citizens Climate Lobby

On Monday, the California legislature passed a bill to extend its cap-and-trade program until 2030. The program “requires companies to buy permits to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,” reported the LA Times, and “provid[es] a key tool for meeting the state’s ambitious goal for slashing emissions.” By Citizens’ Climate Lobby But the legislation, known as […]

July 18th

The myth of Baseload Power (it’s not what you think)

Anyone who engages in online discussion on issues involving renewable energy for any length of time will encounter the myth that renewable energy is unreliable in supplying base-load demand. This myth is pushed into the discussion with substantial financial investment, directly and indirectly, by vested interests in continued reliance on the Global Suicide Pact power […]

July 18th