Monday, September 24, 2012

Keeping the lights on - YouTube
Roger Helmer launches UKIP's new energy policy at the national conference in Birmingham.  [Around the 1:30 mark, Helmer mentions plans to close lots of British nuclear and coal plants in the near future, then says "the government plans to fill the gap largely with wind".  The crowd laughs at the absurdity of this idea.]
California Air Resources Board suspends cap and trade program electricity importer rule - Lexology
With the first auction in California’s cap and trade program fast-approaching on November 14, 2012, the California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) recently suspended a much-discussed aspect of the program that requires first deliverers of electricity to attest that they have not engaged in “resource shuffling.”
Illinois: Widespread frost expected early this morning
An early season surge of chilly canadian air will bring widespread frost early this morning across much of central and southeast illinois.
Unloading Hansen’s ‘Climate Dice’ — MasterResource
Today’s temperature “extremes” are simply yesterday’s extremes warmed up a bit. But they are not new events where none existed prior.

This distinction is neither subtle nor unimportant.

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