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GREAT GREEN FLEECE: Air Force Spends $59 Per Gallon for Biofuel

By at July 24, 2012 | 12:23 am

GREAT GREEN FLEECE: Air Force Spends $59 Per Gallon for Biofuel

Michael Sandoval, July 23, 2012 The U.S. Air Force spent $59 per gallon on biofuels for a demonstration last month intended to show the promise of the alternative energy source. That’s more than double what the U.S. Navy spent as part of its so-called Great Green Fleet demonstration. The total cost for the 11,000 gallons of synthetic jet fuel from Gevo Inc., a ... Go To Article

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EXPOSURE TO CFL BULBS HARMS healthy skin cells | DailyCaller

By at July 24, 2012 | 12:15 am

EXPOSURE TO CFL BULBS HARMS healthy skin cells | DailyCaller

By Caroline May, July 23, 2012 New research funded by the National Science Foundation has scientists warning consumers about the potentially harmful effects energy-saving CFL light bulbs can have on skin. The warning comes based on a study conducted by Stony Brook University and New York State Stem Cell Science — published in the June issue of Photochemistry and ... Go To Article

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‘GREEN’ WOOD FIRED Power Plants Generate Pollution Violations – WSJ

By at July 24, 2012 | 12:10 am

‘GREEN’ WOOD FIRED Power Plants Generate Pollution Violations – WSJ

By JUSTIN SCHECK and IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN,BUSINESSJuly 23, 2012 -- BLUE LAKE, Calif.—Malodorous brown smoke from a power plant enveloped this logging town on April 29, 2010, and several hundred residents fled until it passed. Six months later, the plant got $5.4 million from a federal program to promote environmentally preferable alternatives to fossil fuel. The ... Go To Article

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CARNEY:: New solar failure got subsidies from Dems and GOP | WashEx

By at July 23, 2012 | 12:40 am

CARNEY:: New solar failure got subsidies from Dems and GOP | WashEx

Another politically connected subsidy-suckling solar company has hit the financial rocks, and once again, revolving-door lobbyists and Obama bundlers are implicated. But this time the GOP is on the hook, too. Amonix announced last week it was closing down its 214,000-square-foot Las Vegas factory that makes solar panels. The news generated schadenfreude among ... Go To Article

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ETHANOL:: A Hungry World Population? Oh Well, Let Them Eat Ethanol! – Forbes

By at July 23, 2012 | 12:25 am

ETHANOL:: A Hungry World Population? Oh Well, Let Them Eat Ethanol! – Forbes

…Here come the corn riots. Climate change policies—much more than the vagaries of climate–are now beginning to create the instabilities that cooler heads have been warning about for years. Corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade are now at or near record levels, around $8.30 per bushel for spot delivery. The rise in recent weeks has been dramatic, driven by ... Go To Article

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BARONE:: Booming North Dakota city shows wisdom of markets | WashEx

By at July 22, 2012 | 12:50 am

BARONE:: Booming North Dakota city shows wisdom of markets | WashEx

Barone: July 21, 2012 This is a tale of two cities. No, not Dickens' phlegmatic London and passionate Paris. Nor the two neighborhoods Charles Murray contrasted in his recent best-seller "Coming Apart," prosperous but isolated Belmont (actually, Mitt Romney's home for decades) and needy and disorganized Fishtown. These two cities have names you may not recognize ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Declining – IER

By at July 21, 2012 | 12:38 am

ENERGY:: U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Declining – IER

The Energy information Administration reports that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are 2.4 percent less in 2011 than they were in 2010, and 9.1 percent less than in 2007 when they hit their peak level. Why are carbon dioxide emissions on a downward trend? For several reasons: The sluggish economy has reduced the demand for energy High ... Go To Article

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WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Energy Revolution 2: A Post Post-American Post | ViaMeadia

By at July 17, 2012 | 12:55 am

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Energy Revolution 2: A Post Post-American Post | ViaMeadia

By WALTER RUSSELL MEAD, July 15, 2012 -- Forget peak oil; forget the Middle East. The energy revolution of the 21st century isn’t about solar energy or wind power and the “scramble for oil” isn’t going to drive global politics. The energy abundance that helped propel the United States to global leadership in the 19th and 2oth centuries is back; if the energy ... Go To Article

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WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: “Green” Energy Bias Killing California | Via Meadia

By at July 15, 2012 | 12:30 am

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: “Green” Energy Bias Killing California | Via Meadia

California’s dysfunctional alliance between suburban greens urban machines has killed what could and should have been a boom, writes Joel Kotkin at The Daily Beast. As part of a large piece about the political danger to the Democrats that comes from fighting the transformational “brown jobs” boom, Kotkin points out that Californians are turning their backs on a ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: The Shale Gas Secret – WSJ

By at July 14, 2012 | 12:45 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: The Shale Gas Secret – WSJ

'Whoever owns the soil, it's theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell." So goes the ancient common-law principle. Today, however, almost no major country recognizes full subsurface private property rights, except for the United States. We mention this because that blessing of American jurisprudence helps explain one of the few bright patches in the Obama economy—the ... Go To Article

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