World Bank to Developing Nations: Drop Dead | Power Line
I am not aware of any nation that has grown prosperous without a fairly significant amount of coal-fired power.Energy Notes | Power Line
Reporting on the rolling epic fail of renewable/alternative energy schemes has taken on a Groundhog Day feel: what, another story of subsidy cuts and common sense backlash against hamster-wheel energy systems? Still, we do it here at Power Line so you don’t have to.Northwest key in fight against climate change, environmentalist says
"This area has emerged as this great choke point," McKibben said.Senate Confirms Gina McCarthy to Head EPA - NationalJournal.com
In the evolving climate movement, McKibben dismissed the notion that he and others on the front lines are "radical." All they want is a planet that works like the one they grew up with, he said. But there’s undeniable urgency, he said.
But McCarthy's work on climate change will keep her in the crosshairs of powerful lawmakers from coal-producing states, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
"As for Gina McCarthy, I have no doubt she's a well-meaning public servant," McConnell said in a statement. "We had some good conversations when she came to visit my office earlier this year." But he added, "But as the head of the EPA's air division, she's overseen the implementation of numerous job-killing regulations. These regulations, along with others promulgated by the EPA, have had devastating consequences in states like mine. They've helped bring about a depression—depression with a D—in parts of Eastern Kentucky.... As someone sent here to stand up for the people who elected me, I cannot in good conscience support a nominee who would advance more of the same. Someone who is not willing to stand up to this administration's war on coal."