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Reform USAID Energy Aid Policies Now!

Reform USAID Energy Aid Policies Now!

  Paul Driessen and David Wojick Apparently unable to grasp the cruel irony, USAID Commissioner Mark Green boasts that “electricity enables access to refrigeration to store fish, milk and vaccines. Electricity brightens the night and helps school children study. Electricity allows businesses to stay open later and makes communities safer.” Abundant, reliable, affordable electricity absolutely […]

Shutting down middle and blue-collar America

Shutting down middle and blue-collar America

  By Paul Driessen Vocal activists increasingly drive Democrat Party positions across the public policy spectrum. Print, television, social and click-bait media generally support them, while permitting little debate on liberal proposals or their potential ramifications. Even semi-moderate Joe Biden has been pressured into shifting or flipping his positions on abortion, energy, climate change and other issues, […]

Solarize Ventura Program Helps Homeowners Go Solar, Public Invited to Attend Free Workshops

Solarize Ventura Program Helps Homeowners Go Solar,  Public Invited to Attend Free Workshops

The City of Ventura and the Community Environmental Council announced the launch of the 2019 Solarize Ventura program that makes it easier and more affordable for homeowners to go solar. Coastal Solar, the installer partner, will offer discounted prices through July 31, 2019; the date will be extended for survivors of the Thomas Fire that […]

Germany’s green transition has hit a brick wall

Germany’s green transition has hit a brick wall

  by Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible. Germany took on that challenge, to show the world how to build a society based entirely on “green, renewable” energy. It has […]

Here the Real Reason Solar Companies Love California | It’s Not Because of the Weather

Here the Real Reason Solar Companies Love California | It’s Not Because of the Weather

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Contributor The solar industry cheered the California state assembly’s passage of a bill to mandate 100 percent “carbon-free” electricity by 2045, calling it “groundbreaking legislation.” “As we await final confirmation in the Senate, this bill will lead to significant investment and jobs creation in California, and elsewhere in America,” Abigail Ross […]

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

     by Steven Lyazi     I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms. Buildings are stronger, people get warned in […]

Yet another renewable energy boondoggle

Yet another renewable energy boondoggle

. By Paul Driessen Croplands, habitats, taxes, family budgets, safety sacrificed to enrich politically connected few?   Wilkinson Solar has filed papers requesting permits for a 74-megawatt solar electricity facility about 35 miles east of Greenville, NC. If approved, 288,120 solar panels would blanket 600 acres (0.94 square miles) of now scenic, serene farmland next door to […]

Solar Eclipse in Ventura County – Photos

Solar Eclipse in Ventura County – Photos

Though we didn’t get a view of the full eclipse in Ventura County we did get a shift in light, an almost ethereal dimming in illumination.  An inventive young gentleman in Somis, he turns eleven in October, sent us photos of the eclipse.  Christiano Amodei used a combination of NASA approved glasses and a power […]

County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

On April 18, 2017, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors approved a groundbreaking Energy Services Agreement between the County and Ventura Solar, LLC. The agreement, which will be administered by the General Services Agency (GSA), will enable the County to purchase electricity generated from a planned 3-megawatt photovoltaic system to be installed in the […]

Proposed bill would mandate 100 percent renewable energy in California

Proposed bill would mandate 100 percent renewable energy in California

By James Poulos Joining a would-be trend that includes lawmakers in deep blue Massachusetts, Senate majority leader Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, has unveiled a new proposal that could become California Democrats’ answer to the limits of cap-and-trade.  “The California Senate leader has introduced legislation that would require the Golden State to get 100 percent of its electricity from […]

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