Monthly Archives: July 2008

Dr. Roy Spencer’s bold claim

In testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on July 22,2008, Roy Spencer made some consternation causing claims. I am predicting today that the theory that mankind is mostly responsible for global warming will slowly fade away in … Continue reading

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Debate that’s over isn’t over.

In fact, the debate that was supposed to be over is just getting started among the physicists of America. The American Physical Society (APS) editorial comment makes you want to rub your eyes, blink. shake your head and wonder "did … Continue reading

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Doubts about Solar

Any doubts about the emergence of solar panels as an important component of the renewable energy field should be laid to rest by these items: 1) A new solar panel plant with $2.9 billion in orders-enough to keep the plant … Continue reading

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Oil Sands big escape

Just when the Alberta oilsands are being fingered for their environmental impact along comes some welcome news. Bruce McGee of E-T Energy Ltd claims an extraction solution that is environmentally friendly. At the project site, a stone’s-throw north of Fort … Continue reading

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Whim of the wind

The problems of wind described below can be solved with storage technology. As wind and solar power are used more the need for storage becomes even more urgent.  In Texas: The wind blows hardest before the sun comes up, when … Continue reading

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High gas prices-relief is on the way

New technology for producing ethanol will put a scare into gasoline producers. But first a little background on ethanol: Last month, for the first time in history, the cars racing in the Indianapolis 500 were fueled by pure ethanol. This … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide is beneficial

In an email exchange with a local politician I was told that without convincing evidence for CO2 as a danger "it can’t hurt to reduce CO2". This view might be misguided in the light of the following. At a time … Continue reading

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