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Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa’s energy future

Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa’s energy future

Column By Duggan Flanakin  This major skirmish could determine the outcome of Africa’s fight for energy freedom It was quite a shock to Africa Energy Chamber Executive Director NJ Ayuk – and an even bigger shock to the Chamber – that the London-based Hyve group decided to move the annual Africa Oil Week from Cape Town, South Africa […]

Newsom declares emergency over heat; state under power-rationing alert

Newsom declares emergency over heat; state under power-rationing alert

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom is loosening climate restrictions on power providers to ensure they’re able to crank out enough wattage to keep residents cool through the ongoing heatwave.  Newsom has issued an emergency declaration for the second time in less than a year to free up additional energy […]

California Power Managers Optimistic But Warn Of Rationing

California Power Managers Optimistic But Warn Of Rationing

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The Golden State’s melting point again is being neared, but power officials are confident their infrastructure will withstand the heat without requiring residents to take emergency measures. Temperatures across California are at or near triple digits. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the state’s bulk electricity […]

Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables: ALL Forms of Energy are “Intermittent”

Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables: ALL Forms of Energy are “Intermittent”

COLUMN by Thomas L. Knapp On May 8, my wife and I pulled into a local gas station and filled the family car’s tank. It wasn’t intended as a smart move, nor did it result from a premonition. It was just dumb luck. Within 24 hours, we were driving past gas stations with yellow plastic […]

Solar Panels Generate Mountains of Waste

Solar Panels Generate Mountains of Waste

    By Duggan Flanakin They also heat the planet, blanket wildlife habitats and cause other ecological damage The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As environmental journalist Emily Folk admits in Renewable Energy Magazine, “when talking about renewable energy, the topic of waste does not often appear.” She attributes this to […]

Why does California’s power grid keep flirting with disaster? We’ve got answers

Why does California’s power grid keep flirting with disaster? We’ve got answers

Sammy Roth LA Times• California was forced to take desperate measures over Labor Day weekend to keep the lights on. Less than a month after the state experienced its first rolling blackouts in nearly two decades, officials again urged residents to use less electricity during the late afternoon and into the evening as extreme heat, fueled […]

Santa Paula Council: Crime, Finance, Wastewater, Energy

Santa Paula Council: Crime, Finance, Wastewater, Energy

By Sheryl Hamlin The dense agenda of the August 19, 2020 Santa Paula City Council (via Zoom) included major presentations by the Santa Paula Police, the Finance Department and Public Works. Santa Paula Police Department Presentation Commander Varner gave the quarterly report (April 1 through July 30, 2020) for the SPPD. Commander Varner is one […]

SoCalGas Launches The “Fueling Our Communities” Program to Feed Vulnerable Groups in Rural Parts of Central and Southern California

SoCalGas Launches The “Fueling Our Communities” Program to Feed Vulnerable Groups in Rural Parts of Central and Southern California

Utility partners with charitable organizations to provide meals to 40,000 seniors, students, families and migrant farm workers and stimulate local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2020 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) in conjunction with five regional charity organizations today launched the “Fueling Our Communities” program to provide free meals […]

Meeting the Terawatt Challenge

Meeting the Terawatt Challenge

    By Duggan Flanakin In his latest seminal book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, Austin, Texas-based energy analyst and futurist Robert Bryce declares that “electricity has become a human right.” It’s not an “endowed by our Creator” human right, nor one enunciated by a constitution or UN charter. It’s […]

The Giga and Terra Scam of Offshore Wind Energy

The Giga and Terra Scam of Offshore Wind Energy

  By Paul Driessen Can anti-fossil fuel policies based on climate crisis alarmism possibly get any more insane than this? In what might be described as a pre-Halloween trick of ginormous proportions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) now asserts that “renewable, sustainable” energy output will explode over the next two decades. Certainly for onshore wind […]

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