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It costs more to charge an EV, than fill a gas-powered vehicle in Britain

People promoting electric vehicles told us that they were cheaper to operate than gas powered vehicles. Well, that green dream may soon be coming to an end. A British study says it is now cheaper to fill up a gas-powered car in England than an electric one as the price of electricity in that country has soared, The Telegraph reports. According to a report by AA, electric vehicles cost more per mile to operate than gas-powered vehicle, a difference of 16.18 pence per mile for an EV compared to 14.45 pence per mile for gas. This is the equivalent of £10 more per fill. And with the British government considering a ban on the sale of petrol vehicles over the next few years, the demand for and cost of electricity will only continue to rise. READ: Nolte: Brits Pay More to Charge Electric Car than to Gas Up AND New peak rates mean charging electric cars more expensive than petrol Toppling windmills On a related note, the unreliability and ultimately the cost of green energy …

British satirist critiques woke culture and the climate cult

With the climate cult claiming governments must limit how much CO2 an individual person can emit annually, it was interesting to watch British comedian, Konstantin Kisin, critique woke culture and the climate fanaticism dominating society, the Daily Wire reports. Kisin, starts off his presentation to the Oxford Union, which has been viewed over 5.6 million times, with this indictment of wokeness: “I want to talk to those of you who are woke, and who are open to rational argument. A small minority, I accept, because one of the tenets of wokeness is of course that your feelings matter more than the truth.” And he continues by adding that since Britain only emits 2% of the world’s CO2, it doesn’t matter what their country does, it will change nothing. If you believe CO2 is destroying the world, the changes need to happen in Asia and Latin America from people who are just trying to survive and couldn’t care less about climate change. He finished off by saying: “The only thing that wokeness has to offer … …

Are offshore wind farms impacting whale populations?

There have been calls for a moratorium on further offshore windmill developments after a seventh dead whale in just over a month washed ashore near such a project off the coast of New Jersey, the Western Journal reports. The latest death involved a humpback whale that washed up on a Brigantine beach on Jan 12, 2023, just six days after a similar incident a few miles down the shore at Atlantic City. At this point, the cause of these deaths is unknown. Calling it alarming, Cindy Zipf, the director of Clean Ocean Action, said she had never seen six dead whales washing ashore in just 33 days. Many are calling for a moratorium on further offshore wind development until studies have determined if they are having a negative impact on whale populations. READ: 7th Dead Whale Washes Up Near Planned Green Energy Hotspot – Are Offshore Wind Projects Killing Them? This is not the first time, concerns have been raised about the impact windmills have on wildlife. In Alberta, Canada, a windmill farm was asked …

Will we all soon be needing a horse and cart?

If I understand the global warming cult correctly, we need to go electric in order to save the planet. If we do that, then according to their propaganda, the world will start cooling off. This is why woke, left-wing governments, with not a lick of commonsense, are legislating an end to gas-powered vehicles. READ: U.S. government to end gas-powered vehicle purchases by 2035 under Biden order AND Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035 But here is the problem, electric-powered vehicles of every type hate cold weather, so that means these problems will only get worse if the world starts cooling. Apparently, a city’s electric LRT system was completely taken out by an ice storm. READ: Update: LRT service won’t be fully restored until at least Tuesday Another man complained that his Tesla wouldn’t charge because the weather was too cold, causing him to miss a Christmas celebration. READ: Tesla owner says he had to cancel Christmas plans because car would not charge in freezing weather And we shouldn’t forget …

Germany: Climate activists protest the moving of a hamlet to expand a coal mine

After being conned for several years by environmental extremists, the German government has finally come to its senses and is turning back to tried and true fossil fuels to head off potential blackouts caused by unreliable green energy. The most recent involves the tearing down of the small hamlet of Luetzerath in order to expand a coal mine, which has led to massive protests, VOA News reports. These protests were not taken up by the villagers, who had already sold their homes, but rather by climate change fanatics who occupied the empty houses and refused to leave. When police initially tried to remove the extremists, they pulled back after being confronted with a burning barricade, rocks, bottles, and fireworks. One person also glued themselves to a road. If the activists refuse to leave, the police have been authorized to remove them by force, if necessary, effective January 10th. READ: Climate Activists Protest as German Village to Make Way for Coal Mine As reported earlier, the German government had already torn down part of a windmill …

NYC’s plan to convert garbage trucks to electric declared a failure

As part of its green agenda, New York City had decided to convert its fleet of garbage trucks, numbering in the thousands, to electric. However, there was one problem because the garbage trucks had also been adapted to serve as snow plows to clear the city’s 19,000 miles (ca. 30,578 km) of streets when winter storms hit. The transformation of its diesel-powered fleet to electric came to a grinding halt after city officials discovered the seven electric-powered garbage trucks it had purchased at a cost of $523,000 each, only lasted four hours when used as snow plows. It seems that battery-powered electric vehicles don’t like winter and the cold, of course, most people already knew that. READ: New York sees failure in plan to convert garbage trucks to electric Early this week a story went viral when a Virginia man complained that he was forced to cancel his Christmas Day plans when his Tesla refused to charge in the cold weather. It was 19 degrees Fahrenheit and the battery was at 40%. When he plugged …

Toyota CEO says car manufacturers are not sold on electric vehicles

With politicians being driven by a green agenda, there seems to be a complete lack of common sense in what is taking place. Several governments are already legislating an end to the sale of gas-powered vehicles in their jurisdictions over the next decade or so. Meanwhile, car manufacturers, the ones who actually know what they are doing, are suggesting it is a bad idea. While on a visit to Thailand, Akio Toyoda, the head of Toyota, recently commented that he remains skeptical of the push towards only producing electric vehicles, the Daily Wire reports. He said that most working in the car industry agree with him but are too scared to speak out. “People involved in the auto industry are largely a silent majority,” Toyoda said. “That silent majority is wondering whether EVs are really OK to have as a single option. But they think it’s the trend so they can’t speak out loudly.” He added that the infrastructure, technology, and economics are not in place for such a radical shift. Elon Musk, the CEO …

The left’s attack on food continues

The newly-re-elected progressive government of Ireland has announced its plan to cut the number of cattle in the country by 10% by 2030, Breitbart reports. This means the government will reduce the number of cattle in that country by 600,000 over the next eight years. It will have a devastating impact on farms in that country and as well the food supply According to the Irish Times, which received a copy of a draft report entitled the Climate Action Plan, the government will also reduce the number of cars allowed in the country by 25% over the same period. Of course, this is all just woke posturing as nothing that Ireland does will have any impact on global warming, even if you believe CO2 will destroy the world in the next couple of years. For over 30 years, the political elite has been warning us that we only have ten years to stop global warming, or it will be too late. READ: Great Reset: State Planning to Slash Automobile and Cattle Numbers For Green Agenda …

Most Americans aren’t ‘buying’ the climate change fanaticism, poll finds

A recent survey by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has found that people aren’t buying what left-wing politicians and environmental extremists are peddling. The poll conducted by CRC Advisors asked a simple question: How much were Americans willing to pay to fight climate change. In a nutshell, the majority of Americans (57%) are only willing to pay $10 or less a month to fight climate change. In other words, Americans are starting to see through the extremist rhetoric and realize there is another agenda afoot. This quit being about the climate years ago and is now all politics. The Daily Caller provided an overall summary of the findings: Of course, some were willing to pay significant amounts: When you see the photos of those activists gluing themselves to cars and paintings, they all seem to be in their 20s or early 30s. So how much is this age group willing to pay for climate change? READ: Voters draw the line for ‘climate change’ cost at $10! RELATED: New Study: Greenhouse Gases May Not Be Causing …

Britain approves construction of first coal mine in decades

After being conned by the environmental fanatics and the World Economic Forum for the past several decades, Britain has finally come to its senses and realized green energy will NOT supply the electrical needs of the nation. The British government recently approved the construction of a coal mine in that country. This is the first coal mine approved by the UK government in decades, the Daily Mail reports. The £165 million ($201 million US) mine, which is expected to create 500 jobs, will supply coal to Britain’s steelmakers, who were importing coal from outside the country to supply their energy needs. In order to pacify the green fanatics, the government insists that the coal will not be used to produce electricity for the country’s citizens. Instead, Brits will be forced to cut back their electrical usage or face blackouts this winter. Nevertheless, it is a realization that common sense is slowly starting to gain some ground. Windmills, solar panels and sunflower oil can’t meet the energy needs of any modern country. READ: Michael Gove approves …

Environmental activist Meghan Markle flies home in a private jet

With political and celebrity elites calling for net-zero emissions, we need to understand that they expect the serfs of this world to cut down their carbon emissions. Certainly, we should not be expecting the elite to make similar sacrifices. With that in mind, Environmental celebrity activist, Meghan Markle, was recently caught flying home on a private jet after speaking at a women’s conference in Indianapolis. Fox News provides more details: Markle was seen exiting an SUV before boarding the plane located at an area hangar also used by the Indianapolis Colts professional football team, according to video footage obtained by Fox News Digital. Markle had arrived just three hours earlier to speak at an event hosted by the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana.  Markle and her husband Prince Harry, meanwhile, have been vocal environmental activists. The pair committed through their private organization in November 2021 to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030. “As global leaders convene for COP26 to commit to solutions for our climate crisis, all of us at Archewell, led by The Duke and …

Holland threatens to nationalize 3,000 farms as part of the left’s attack on agriculture

As the rest of the world deals with a food crisis, the Netherlands’ left-wing government continues its attack on agriculture, The Blaze reports. The Dutch government recently announced it will purchase between 2,000 to 3,000 farms, as part of its plan to reduce nitrogen fertilizer usage in that country. Of course, fertilizer is necessary for larger crops. This is part of the government’s 2055 net-zero carbon emissions’ strategy, which includes a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, an impossible target to achieve unless you are willing to destroy the country and people’s lives. In its first stage, the government will offer Dutch farmers a voluntary buyout which will be over market-value for the property. However, if not enough farmers participate, the government said it will simply nationalize the rest, if necessary. This is all part of the left’s continued attack on agriculture and its plans to save the world by starving it. READ: Netherlands seeks to close 3,000 farms by threatening farmers with ‘compulsory’ land buyouts if they refuse ‘voluntary’ offers to comply with …

UN demands that all the rich countries, except China, pay $2 trillion in climate change reparations

The United Nations is demanding that rich countries pay two trillion dollars annually in climate reparations to the developing world. But curiously, the UN has exempted arguably the world’s largest CO2 emitter, Communist China, from paying any carbon reparations. A country that can afford the world’s largest military, a space program and nuclear weapons apparently does not have to cough up any money. Also under previous climate change accords, such a Kyoto, Communist China was not required to reduce its CO2 emissions. If the UN really believed CO2 emissions were going to end the world how could it exempt China? In addition, Communist China constructed 43 new coal power plants this year. If the UN really believes CO2 is bad and that coal-powered plants are a major source of CO2, it should at least pretend to be outraged. But it is not, which tells us this climate change fear-mongering has little to do with the climate but is all about politics. Breitbart provides more details on reparations: China has been specifically excluded from the demand …

British Labour MP calls for climate change reparations for Pakistan

While Pakistan has enough money to develop a Space program and nuclear weapons, a British Labour MP, Ed Miliband, is demanding Britain pay Climate Change reparations to Pakistan in light of the recent flooding. Of course, the rhetoric is ramping up because the Cop-27 climate change summit has just started in Egypt. This is when all the world’s elite annually gather via their private jets to tell the rest of us we need to cut back CO2 emissions. The Daily Mail provides more details on the Labour MP’s demands: Labour’s Ed Miliband today backed calls for taxpayers’ money to be given to countries such as Pakistan and the Maldives for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change. The shadow climate and net zero secretary insisted it was ‘morally right’ to hand money to poorer nations that are ‘on the frontline of the climate crisis’.[…] A debate over ‘loss and damage’ is expected to be a key issue at the Cop-27 summit, with developing countries having already made demands ahead of the Egypt gathering. READ: Ed Miliband …

At its core, Global Warming is a front for Marxism

It has been suspected for years, that at its core the global warming movement is not driven by a concern over CO2, but rather by a Marxist ideology and a hatred of capitalism. That was recently confirmed by Global Warming’s high priestess, Greta Thunberg who raged on about capitalism, when promoting her latest book, The Climate Book. Breitbart provides more details: The dewy-eyedactivist, nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, announced Sunday she wants an end to the West’s free-market capitalist system which she blames for “imperialism, oppression, genocide… racist, oppressive extractionism.” Calling for a “system-wide transformation” at the London Literary Festival where she launched her new book, Thunberg says the world’s current “normal” – dictated by the people voted into power – has failed. READ: Workers Unite! Greta Calls for End to West’s ‘Oppressive, Racist Capitalist System’ RELATED: Russia duped Europe into energy dependence by funding ‘rabid environmental groups’: experts And GRETA Is not alone Who are the ‘useful idiots’? In the video below, former Lieutenant Colonel Allen West explains how Vladimir Lenin, …

Green Peace: Recycling is a waste of time and money

Many municipalities are embracing recycling forcing their citizens to separate their plastics from their regular garbage. Of course, along with those new bins, the city is able to add extra charges, call it a tax grab, in order to save the environment. In a shocking report, Green Peace has announced that the recycling of plastics is basically a scam and does nothing to save the environment and in fact, is probably making things worse. The City Journal writes: This has been obvious for decades to anyone who crunched the numbers, but the fantasy of recycling plastic proved irresistible to generations of environmentalists and politicians. They preached it to children, mandated it for adults, and bludgeoned municipalities and virtue-signaling corporations into wasting vast sums—probably hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide—on an enterprise that has been harmful to the environment as well as to humanity.[…] The Greenpeace report offers a wealth of statistics and an admirably succinct diagnosis: “Mechanical and chemical recycling of plastic waste has largely failed and will always fail because plastic waste is: (1) …

Germany dismantles windmill to expand coal mine

After going green and now facing a looming energy crisis, Germany is not only reopening coal-power plants, it allowed a coal mine in the country to expand. INCREDIBLY, part of this expansion included the dismantling of at least one windmill. Michael Kern explains: A wind farm is being dismantled in western Germany to make way for an expansion of an open-pit lignite coal mine in a “paradoxical” situation highlighting the current prioritization of energy security over clean energy in Europe’s biggest economy.   The dismantling of at least one wind turbine at the wind farm close to the German coal mine Garzweiler, operated by energy giant RWE, has already started. RWE says that lignite, or brown coal, has been mined from the Garzweiler coalfields for over 100 years. RWE also said at the end of September that three of its lignite-fired coal units that were previously on standby would return to the electricity market on schedule in October. READ: Germany Is Dismantling A Wind Farm To Make Way For A Coal Mine Of course, if …

Sweden scraps its climate change department

It was a bit of a shock, but the citizens of Sweden have finally tired of the left’s green and pro-crime agenda and for the first time in decades tossed them out of office. The first thing that the newly elected Prime Minister, Ulf Kristersson, did was scrap the country’s climate change department that promoted the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) agenda of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. Armstrong Economics provides more details: “New Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson is not heeding to the Green agenda. He promptly eliminated the entire Ministry of Climate and Environment, marking the first time in 35 years that Sweden does not have a specific climate ministry. People are crying that the world will crumble without funding bureaucrats who pretend they have the ability to alter the weather cycle with enough funding.“ The Swedish government will also be restarting two nuclear reactors that were also shut down by the previous government’s green agenda and is also budgeting additional money for new nuclear power plants. It is the WEF’s net-carbon emission schedule, Agenda …

Video: Dealing with ‘woke’ bank’s attack on energy and farming?

Left-wing activists and Democrats are trying to force American banks to go woke and allegedly using them to financially hinder oil companies and farmers over climate change issues. In response, nineteen state Attorney Generals (AGS) are demanding that six American banks hand over any documents related to the United Nations Net Zero Banking Alliance. The AGs allege that the environmental and social practices (ESG) instituted under this program is harming America’s energy and farming industry.

Did the NY Times just endorse eco-terrorism and sabotage?

The New York Times has apparently allowed a Swedish Eco extremist, Andrew Malm, to write a column for their paper. In his article, Malm apparently praised eco-terrorism and sabotage. The Daily Caller provides more details: Throughout his NYT essay, Malm, who is also an associate professor of human ecology at Sweden’s Lund University, criticized the climate activists who threw soup on a famous Van Gogh painting in London to protest fossil fuel production as their actions were not “gritty” enough. Malm argues that engaging in eco-terrorism is the most productive and logical form of climate activism and is also the author of the nonfiction book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire.  “As a rule, I tend to think sabotage is most effective when it is precise and gritty,” Malm wrote. Malm praised the British environmentalists who destroyed gas station pumps in the United Kingdom, stating that they “hit the nail on the head” because it directly targeted a source of climate change. Malm claimed that climate movements in the West are now using …

Ex-Keystone pipeline employee blames Biden for energy crisis

A former welder who worked on the Keystone Pipeline, says President Joe Biden is to blame for America’s energy crisis in an interview with Fox Business. The pipeline that was intended to ship oil from Canada to refineries in Texas was shut down by President Biden as part of his move to green energy. Breitbart provides the details: “I don’t know how he gets away with keep saying that he doesn’t have anything to do with [high gas prices] when they’ve got everything to do with it,” Neal Crabtree said during an interview this week with Fox Business. Crabtree previously worked on the Keystone XL project and was among hundreds of others laid off after the president took office. Biden canceled the federal permit for the pipeline that would have brought vast amounts of oil on a daily basis from Canada down to the state of Texas. The move was meant to prioritize clean energy over fossil fuels. READ: Ex-Keystone XL Pipeline Welder: Biden Administration ‘Has Everything to Do’ with Rising Energy Costs Meanwhile, in Germany Climate …

Is the Dutch government planning to drive farmers off their land?

Influenced by the World Economic Forum, advisors of the radicalized left-wing Dutch government are recommending that the government start seizing farms and relocating farmers as part of its continued attack to drive farmers off the land. However, it appears that Dutch farmers will not go without a fight. Breitbart explains: Dutch farmers’ organisations have vowed to launch more protests in the Netherlands in response to advice from the government’s mediator, who has called for the forceable relocation of farming firms and the seizure of up to 600 farms deemed to be the heaviest nitrogen emitters. Farmers Defence Force leader Mark Van den Oever announced this week that Dutch farmers will once again take to the streets after the government expressed its intentions to adopt the plan presented by former deputy prime minister Johan Remkes to meet the nitrogen standards demanded by the European Union. READ: Dutch Farmers Promise Fresh Protests After Govt Backs Plan to Forcibly Seize Farmland With warnings that millions of people are potentially facing famine in 2022-23, I would think we need …

Enviro fanatics attack another ‘oil’ painting

A couple of environmental extremists associated with Just Stop Oil tried to vandalize a Vincent Van Gogh painting, Sunflowers, hanging in London’s National Gallery on Friday, Oct 14, 2022 as part of their protest against oil and gas development in that country. The duo threw a can of tomato soup on the painting and then promptly glued themselves to the wall. Other than minor damage to the frame, the painting was unharmed because it was protected by glass. Van Gogh’s paintings have been a favorite target of eco extremists over the past few months, and other than the fact they are ‘oil’ paintings, it is uncertain why. A Van Gogh painting hanging at London’s Courtauld Gallery was targeted by eco extremists in June. READ: Anti-oil environmentalists pour tomato soup on Van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’ painting Enviro fanatics hinder ambulance and fire trucks from attending emergencies However, other protests by Britain’s environmental extremists have caused more serious problems. Earlier this week, 32 members associated with environmental groups, Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain, blocked traffic at the …

Taxing cow burps in New Zealand, the left’s attack on agriculture continues

In a bizarre move, the government of New Zealand’s socialist Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has announced it is now going to tax cow burps as part of Ardern’s grandiose plan to tackle climate change. The government is bragging that it would be the first country in the world to implement such a tax. Farm groups are warning that such a move would mark the end of family and dairy farms and the destruction of rural New Zealand, a major part of New Zealand’s economy. Global News reports: The government has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the country carbon neutral by 2050. Part of that plan includes a pledge that it will reduce methane emissions from farm animals by 10% by 2030 and by up to 47% by 2050. Under the government’s proposed plan, farmers would start to pay for emissions in 2025, with the pricing yet to be finalized. READ: Taxing cow burps? New Zealand’s novel climate change plan has farmers crying foul With a looming food crisis, we are seeing the …

Report: Biden’s extremist policies have cut oil production in the US by 3 million barrels a day

According to a report by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, President Joe Biden’s oil and gas policies are as much the reason for the recent escalation in gas prices as OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production, Breitbart reports. There was a dramatic rise in gas prices across North America recently, after OPEC+, which includes Russia, announced it would be reducing oil production by two million barrels a day. However, the committee countered that if Biden’s policies had maintained the direction of the previous administration, the increased oil production in the US would have more than countered this OPEC+ cut. The group estimated that Biden’s extreme environmental policies done in the name of climate change have reduced US oil production by upwards of three million barrels a day. Breitbart provides more details: According to the study, Biden’s war on American energy will cost the United States nearly $100 billion in output every year, which translates to between two and three million barrels of oil a day, the same amount of production OPEC+ cut Wednesday. Yet Biden …

Allegations Britain is stripping Canada’s old-growth forests

With its move to green energy, primarily wind and solar, one of Britain’s power plants has also converted a coal power plant to wood in order to go green and produce power. The BBC alleges that one of the sources of its wood is environmentally important ‘old-growth’ forests in British Columbia, Canada. The BBC explains: One of the Drax forests is a square mile, including large areas that have been identified as rare, old-growth forest. The provincial government of British Columbia says old-growth forests are particularly important and that companies should put off logging them. Drax’s own responsible sourcing policy says it “will avoid damage or disturbance” to primary and old-growth forest. However, the latest satellite pictures show Drax is now cutting down the forest. READ: Drax: UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada It has been a busy couple of years for Canada as the country supplies the world with needed commodities. This included some of the world’s deadliest pathogens that were sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology from Canada’s …

Study exposes hoax of climate change emergencies

A study entitled, “A critical assessment of extreme event trends in times of global warming” written by four Italian researchers and published this year in the European Physical Journal Plus is reporting that there is no climate emergencies due to Global Warming. The data shows that despite claims to the contrary we are not having more droughts, hurricanes, or more floods than we would normally expect. WND provides more details: But the research found there’s “no evidence of a climate emergency in the record to date. No evidence,” he said. Neither are the authors “deniers,” he pointed out, noting their recommendations to prepare to make adjustments and changes. But the study noted, “Fearing a climate emergency without this being supported by data means altering the framework of priorities with negative effects that could prove deleterious to our ability to face the challenges of the future, squandering natural and human resources in an economically difficult context.” […] The study continued, “Although evidence of an increase in total annul precipitation is observed on a global level, corresponding …

A couple contradictory stories from the climate change cult

Let them burn The council for the city of Vancouver has gone all teary-eyed on its purchase of an electric fire truck. Lorne Gunter explains the benefits: Vancouver is giddy about being the first city in the country to receive an all-electric fire truck. The new e-truck will cost $300,000 more than a comparable diesel model, pump 40 per cent less water and have such a short range (30 km) because of its enormous weight that it will have to have backup diesel power in case it runs out of juice on the way to a blaze. READ: GUNTER: Here are more signs of how cultist our green thinking has become Let them freeze The UN is warning Europe with the coming winter and Russia’s cuts in natural gas exports, that their green politicians should not return to fossil fuels to keep people warm. Breitbart provides the details: The world is grappling with the worst energy crisis in generations however the U.N. has warned Europe a return to fossil fuels in response to soaring prices and …

Switzerland threatens jail times for heating homes too much this winter

Interesting things are happening in Switzerland. In addition, to embracing unreliable and expensive green energy, the enlightened country also decided to purchase its natural gas, from a communist tyrant. The people of Switzerland are now paying the price for these ‘woke’ decisions. With shortages of natural gas expected this winter after Russia cut off its supply, Swiss politicians are threatening jail time for anyone who raises the temperature of their house over 19 degrees Celsius this winter. Breitbart provides the details: Under proposed legislation in the home of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Swiss lawmakers are preparing to set legal limits on the use of heating during the winter should the country face energy shortages. Under the plans, gas-heated buildings would be capped at 19C (66.2F) and water heating up to 60C (140F). Saunas and swimming pools would also be forced by government diktat to remain cold. So-called “heating sinners” in Switzerland who heat buildings above the legal limit will face daily fines of 30 francs ($30/£27) to a maximum of 3,000 francs. Fines for companies that deliberately …

Is Europe planning to forcibly ration energy?

After a sharp turn to Green energy, the European Union announced plans to force citizens to reduce the amount of energy they use at peak times of the day, morning (6 am to 9 am) and evening (5 pm to 9 pm). Coincidentally, these are the times when energy use peaks and also when the wind typically doesn’t blow, and of course, the sunshine is at its lowest levels. Meanwhile, EU manufacturers of aluminum and zinc, critical elements in today’s technology, have cut production by 50% because of soaring energy prices. READ: Europe’s non-ferrous metals producers call for emergency EU action Meanwhile, in California

Environmental groups want natural gas banned in the US

Over two dozen environmental groups recently petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban natural gas in the US, the Denver Gazette reports. In his article for the Gazette, Scott Weiser writes: More than two dozen environmental organizations petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of natural gas for home heating nationwide, arguing the federal agency must regulate “deadly pollution from heating appliances.” The petition, sponsored by the Sierra Club, claims fossil fuel-fired home furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers and stoves emit enough nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) that they must be classified as “new stationary sources” of air pollutants, placing them in the same regulatory regime as power plants and factories. Critics suggest, that the inclusion of nitrogen oxide in the list of banned substances, would essentially eliminate the usage of natural gas across the US. If implemented, new homes would not be allowed to use natural gas. As well, owners of older homes would be required, at horrendous cost, to convert all natural gas appliances including furnaces, stoves, …

France to restart all its nuclear reactors by winter

After being conned and intimidated by the environmental fanatics, France hopes to have all its nuclear reactors restarted by winter. According to France24, the country had shut down 32 of its 56 reactors. For the record, France relies on nuclear for 67% of its electricity. Only 7% of its electricity comes from natural gas, meaning the Russian-Ukraine war was having a minimal impact. Somehow, the environmental extremists convinced French politicians to include nuclear in their fight to lower CO2 emissions. Despite this, there are still concerns that there will be energy rationing this winter, as French politicians have embraced unreliable and expensive solar and wind power. French citizens may yet face rolling blackouts, where they will not have electricity for two hours at a time during the winter. Many French citizens use electricity to heat their homes. READ: Minister: All French nuclear reactors to restart by winter AND France to restart all nuclear reactors by winter amid energy crunch Electricity rationing in Colorado? A few days ago, an electricity provider in Colorado, allegedly prevented over …

Europe’s energy crisis is due to green energy, not war, says report

With Europeans facing skyrocketing energy prices this winter, and warnings that they will have to cut back on energy consumption if they don’t want power blackouts, everyone is blaming the Russian-Ukraine war for the shortfall. However, research by Rystad Energy suggests that the real problem is in fact the move to green energy. Over the past several years, European politicians have been shutting down fossil fuel and nuclear power plants in favour of wind and solar, which are not only less reliable, but significantly more expensive. Fox News explains: Green energy policies in Europe designed to rapidly shift the continent away from fossil fuel dependence have contributed to soaring power prices in the region. The European benchmark index measuring future electricity prices increased to a record $993 per megawatt hour (MWh) on Monday, days after prices in France and Germany surged 25%, according to European Energy Exchange data compiled by Bloomberg. By comparison, the average price of electricity in the U.S. hit $129 per MWh in June, federal data showed. […] A Reuters analysis published …

Oh, the California irony

It’s California, so it is to be expected. But just days after California announced that it will be banning the sale of new gas-powered personal vehicles effective 2035, Californians were asked to limit the charging of electric vehicles, because of a looming electricity shortage on the Labor Day weekend. The Blaze provides more details: California energy managers are warning that an expected heat wave over Labor Day weekend could cause blackouts and are urging state residents to conserve energy — which is bad news for electric vehicle owners. The California Independent System Operator — a non-profit that manages the power grid for 80% of California and a small part of Nevada — issued a bulletin Tuesday announcing that “extreme heat” conditions are “likely to strain the grid with increased energy demands, especially over the holiday weekend.”[…] “Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights,” the ISO advised. READ: Californians are urged to avoid charging electric vehicles, days after state announced ban of new …

What’s really happening with hurricanes?

The climate change fanatics blame everything on man-made global warming these days, but they are running into problems. The propagandists have used hurricanes as their whipping boy on man-made climate change, but the facts are telling a different story. In his article, “What the media won’t tell you about hurricanes”, Roger Pielke Jr explains: 1. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its latest report, concluded that there remains “no consensus” on the relative role of human influences on Atlantic hurricane activity. Here is what the IPCC says exactly: “[T]here is still no consensus on the relative magnitude of human and natural influences on past changes in Atlantic hurricane activity, and particularly on which factor has dominated the observed increase (Ting et al., 2015) and it remains uncertain whether past changes in Atlantic TC activity are outside the range of natural variability.” READ: What the media won’t tell you about hurricanes Once something turns political, the truth becomes expendable.