Sunday, December 30, 2012

Greenest Government Ever: ‘Bribes’ To Halt Wind Farm Opposition
Rural communities hit by proposed new wind farms, fracking sites and even nuclear power stations could receive millions of pounds in compensation from energy companies. Under a government plan, branded “bribes for blight” by critics, the payments would be used to cut local people’s energy bills, provide bursaries to pay their children’s university fees, build village halls and carry out home improvements.

The extra cost of the “community benefits” scheme would be passed on to customers through higher energy bills.
AR5 Chapter 11; Hiding the Decline (Part II) | Watts Up With That?
The current version of IPCC AR5 Chapter 11 takes deception (intended or otherwise) to new heights. First, by hiding the fact that observational data lies outside the 95% confidence range of their own models, and second by estimating an upper range of warming that their own models say is next to impossible.
Twitter / MichaelEMann: Cool that @CSPAN aired our ...
Cool that aired our panel discussion (from Dec 4 in SF) tonight
EPA faces legal battles, might take easy confirmation road | Reuters
"This is shaping up to be four years of litigation," said Christopher Guith, vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Energy Institute.

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