Monday, November 26, 2012

Climate Change Dispatch - China gives lie to Flannery's climate change fantasies
...That means even using his optimistic numbers for current wind and solar generation, we would have to increase our installations of wind and solar by at least forty times what they are today to get 100 per cent of our electricity from these two "plentiful" sources.

Let that sink in. Imagine all the windmills already out there now, lazily, uselessly, occasionally, turning around, and multiple them by 40.

At least 40, arguably more like 80 or indeed 160.

Because they are so fickle and unreliable - even the most optimistic claims are that they produce barely 30 per cent of their 'rated capacity.' So you'd have to put in at least twice as many.
Heartland to present ‘rein in the EPA’ petition | Watts Up With That?
The Heartland Institute has collected more than 15,000 signatures on a petition demanding Congress rein in a “rogue” Environmental Protection Agency. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and The Heartland Institute will present the petitions to Congress at a public event in the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 27 at 11 a.m.
 The Wall Street Journal Editorial: Here Comes the Regulatory Flood
Energy. In the lead-up to November, the Environmental Protection Agency stood down under White House pressure, delaying rules for ozone air quality and industrial boilers, and deferring carbon standards. Now EPA chief Lisa Jackson has the run of the place.

She will resume the Administration's anti-carbon agenda through "new source performance standards," which will set greenhouse gas emissions for new power plants so low as to prevent their construction. Look for this early in 2013.

She'll follow with standards for "existing" sources that make coal-fired plants uneconomic to run. Inside of a decade, Ms. Jackson may wipe out what used to make up more than half of U.S. power generation. Environmentalists will write books about it, even if her agenda has received almost no public scrutiny or debate.
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