Category Archives: Energy

After Growing Up Poor in Chicago, Gianno Caldwell Went Right

“After I began to volunteer with this alderman and learn the ways of the Democratic Party … I began to question some of the narratives,” says Gianno Caldwell. “Why is it that although these politicians come every year during election … Continue reading

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Has Nuclear’s Time Come? | Ask Bill Gates

If you seriously think that carbon dioxide emissions pose an existential threat to the planet–I don’t, but let’s assume you do–the only rational course is to go nuclear. Wind and solar are both terrible for the environment; more important, they … Continue reading

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Low-income Californians still reeling from planned blackouts | CA is now a Third World Country

Pacific Gas & Electric turned off power to Ana Patricia Rios’ neighborhood in Sonoma County for eight days in October, three at the beginning of the month and five near the end. The mother of three young boys watched twice … Continue reading

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The developing world has hit the brakes on clean energy |China!

Clean-energy investments in the developing world plummeted last year while coal use reached a record high. Those are very bad signs for the climate. Most of the world’s economic expansion in the coming decades will be in nations like China, … Continue reading

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African Nations Raise Eyebrows by Recommitting to Fossil Fuels – Thanks to China

The Grand Chinese Investment in Africa Among the top investors in Africa’s energy market is China. It is already one of Africa’s biggest trade partners ($200 billion USD annually). China’s energy investment in Africa since the year 2000 adds up … Continue reading

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China Ramps Up Coal Power Again

China Ramps Up Coal Power Again, Despite Pressure to Cut Emissions. “China is set to add new coal-fired power plants equivalent to the European Union’s entire capacity in a bid to boost its slowing economy, despite global pressure on the world’s … Continue reading

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Nobody Will Stop Africa (China, India, Russia) From Developing Its Fossil Fuel Resources

In prior posts where I have addressed the futility of jurisdictions in the U.S. trying to “save the planet” by reducing their use of fossil fuels, my focus has generally been on China and India. Those countries have huge populations … Continue reading

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