Category Archives: Energy

New Nuclear

Longtime readers know that I work in this sector, so the announcement today that Washington will be assisting in financing the construction of two new commercial nuclear power plants is just about the only good news I personally have ever … Continue reading

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Tragedy In Connecticut

There has been a horrific explosion at a new power plant under construction in Connecticut: MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Early reports were that a natural gas leak could have caused a devastating explosion Sunday morning that killed two and injured as … Continue reading

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Freezing In The Dark

Dominic Lawson in The Sunday Times: Now, almost a generation later, we face another election in which the main parties are united in a single masochistic view: that the nation must cut its carbon emissions by 80% — this is … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth To Nonsense

I’m guessing that CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf is off the few Democratic Christmas lists he was still on at this point. He’s been telling the truth – despite rather obvious strong-arm attempts by the White House. It hasn’t made him … Continue reading

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“Drive Small Cars And Wait For The Wind”

The windy promises of a Democratic Congressional aide made last year. Unfortunately, wind power is not without real problems: A blade on a wind turbine in Sheffield has broken in strong winds for the second time in 15 months. Manufacturers of … Continue reading

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You Are My Density

A (very) long piece by James P. Hogan at Lew Rockwell is worth reading. Some of it is purely speculative, but it covers a lot of interesting ground. (Generally speaking, it is longer than I suspect most web readers will … Continue reading

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Gee, You Mean They Are Telling Lies?

Here’s a shocker. The White House itself says that the Marxman-Wacky Crap and Tax bill could cost American families as much as $1,761 per year in additional energy costs. Per year. The Obama administration has privately concluded that a cap and trade … Continue reading

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And Then A Miracle Happens!

I’ve been an engineer in the utility industry for a long time, as regular readers know. I’ve spent a lot of my life just trying to keep the lights on. Since I have been blogging, I’ve even tried educating people … Continue reading

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Running On Empty

That’s the night the lights went out in Georgia Britain: Official papers show that consumers will be hit by an ‘energy gap’ when a number of existing power stations are shut down. Nine oil and coal-fired power plants are to close … Continue reading

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When Reality Catches Up With Fraudulent Windy Promises

Austin, Texas gets a lesson in the real economics  of electricity generation (as opposed to the “then a miracle happens” projections of wind power advocates): For the past decade, Austin’s ambition to become the world’s clean-energy capital has been best exemplified … Continue reading

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Princes, Peasants And Collateral Damage

Mark Steyn: “Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse, the Prince of Wales has warned. … And in a searing indictment on capitalist society, Charles said we can no longer afford consumerism … Continue reading

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So, What’s To Hate In The Marxman-Wacky Bill?

Rather a lot. Like the bit about not actually being able to sell what you thought was your own house: If You Don’t Hate the Cap and Trade Bill, Let Me Show You Section 304. I bet you thought that … Continue reading

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If The Media Was Doing Its Job….

…They would be following the money, not spouting the party line. It seems Algore ratcheted up the rhetoric again today: Al Gore invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill today by encouraging political leaders to follow the example of Britain’s wartime … Continue reading

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Pelosi’s Suicide Pact

Did Nancy Pelosi single-handedly doom the Democrat’s majority in the House come election day 2010? If this scenario plays out in enough districts, she very well may have. New Mexico Democrat Harry Teague’s decision to vote in favor of cap-and-trade … Continue reading

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Lunacy

Jack Kelly on the Marxman-Wacky bill to prevent a phony catastrophe: An unusually cold winter (it snowed in Saudi Arabia and Iraq; temperatures fell to minus 80 degrees in Siberia) was followed by an unusually cool spring (it snowed in … Continue reading

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