Author Archives: morgan

“crash course in sustainable wind energy”

“in fact, this could be the first “net-zero” building in Coos County. That means all of the energy needed to operate the museum and aquarium is expected to be generated on site. No offense, but with all such claims … … Continue reading

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Too much CO2? Well, stuff it!

A couple of weeks ago over at Anthony Watts’ fine site there appeared a cautionary post by Eric Worrall regarding carbon sequestration.  Be sure to read his full and very interesting piece – 1 million tons of pressurised CO2 stored beneath … Continue reading

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Green Policy: “probably unnecessary, certainly ineffectual and ruinously expensive”

A very interesting discussion presented without comment. Please visit panel moderator Piers Corbyn, Astrophysicist, long range weather forecaster, and campaigner, at Climate Realists and also subscribe to his YouTube channel.  

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Climate Etc. – understanding the cost of renewables

Climate Etc. readers requested a post on “the generation planning process to help them better understand cost issues surrounding the large scale addition and integration of renewable resources.” According to the author of the excellent analysis, “the major takeaway is that … Continue reading

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Another case of the green chicken coming home to roost?

You just knew it had to come: “With just a 48-hour notice delivered by a personal phone call to Ms. Merkel on a Saturday, the CEO of E.ON, the largest German and European power producer, let it be known that … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m not that stupid!

I make no apologies for this post, which may appear, by Allegheny Treasures standards, somewhat off topic. To the contrary, this post has everything to do with the effort made in this little blog to call for an open and … Continue reading

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Two options for baseload electricity: fossil fuels and nuclear power

If you have only time to read one article today, you might consider this one:  Iowa roots: James Hansen speaks truth to power Readers might recall Mr. Hansen joining three other distinguished scientists (Dr. Ken Caldeira, Senior Scientist, Department of Global … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy and the corporate skunks

You know, skunks get a bad rap!  I admit they do get a little funky at times, but mostly when you mess with them or, worse, run over them with your car.  But that smell is nothing compared to what’s … Continue reading

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A tale of two investors … it’s all about the subsidies!

The largest Dutch pension administrator, APG, decided not to invest in wind farms, “and is choosing to put money into fossil fuels instead.” Why?  Seems the fund management is “wary of investing because of the insecure role that government subsidies … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy? You be the judge.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway “has been able to plow so much into renewable energy because it can use tax credits to offset profit at other businesses.” How much did he “plow” in? Seems Mr. Buffett didn’t even know, but, when told … Continue reading

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