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Earth.Nullschool.Net: Super typhoon Neoguri crosses paths with El Niño 2014

El Niño 2014: Climate alarmists disappointed

Austin, Tx., July 11, 2014 — Climate alarmists hoping for a super-El Niño this fall and winter to jolt global warming back into high gear again are likely going to be sadly disappointed. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its July monthly El Niño report on July 10. The consensus probability for El Niño conditions in

Author: The 1,534Mw Sandow Station coal-fired electric power plant in Rockdale, Texas

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: The state regulation

AUSTIN, July 7, 2014 — The Clean Power Plan is the most pervasive set of interlocking regulations the EPA has ever put together. If adopted, they will cut atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel electric power plants by more than 30 percent. The state regulation is the best known of the three newly proposed rules.

BBSO/NJIT: Big Bear Solar Observatory produces the most detailed sunspot images ever seen

Sunspots 2014: Record setting month; more coming!

AUSTIN, July 3, 2014 – Solar sunspot Cycle 24 continues to defy the odds, with perhaps the highest secondary-peak above its first peak in the entire 400-year history of sunspot cycles. For the fourth month in a row, the monthly sunspot number dropped. Yet for the fifth month in a row, a new solar maximum record

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan: What is it?

AUSTIN, July 2, 2014 — EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy proposed new regulations governing carbon dioxide emissions at all existing fossil fuel electric power plants last month. They are the most far-reaching EPA regulations ever conceived. The regulations are called the Clean Power Plan. The sound-bite description of it is: ‘Reduce fossil fuel electric power plant CO2 emissions

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Hank Paulson’s new Wall Street push for carbon tax racket

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 — Former Bush Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson wrote in the New York Times on Sunday, seeking to jump start another crusade for the imposition of carbon taxes in America. “It’s true that the United States can’t solve this problem alone. But we’re not going to be able to persuade other big

Author: Oil pump jacks and windmills coexist on the same land near Lubbock, Texas

Texas: The renewable, green energy state

AUSTIN, June 23, 2014 — It’s a little known fact that Texas, the nation’s largest fossil fuel producer, is also the greenest green-energy state in the United States. That title was confirmed again today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its latest “Today in Energy” report for June 23. On March 26, for

EPA Clean Power Plan: Greenhouse gas emissions by energy sector. Electricity contributes 32 percent of the total

Clean Power Plan: The clock is ticking

AUSTIN, June 18, 2014 —You have until October 16th, 2014 – exactly 120 days from today – to make your opinion known on a newly proposed EPA regulation that may increase electric rates $1,200/month for a family of four and kill 600,000 jobs. It’s called the Clean Power Plan. The new proposal appeared as document

Wind farm and greenhouse gas farm, together, photo by kevin dooley via flickr

American energy policy: Government must do what’s right for the health of its citizens

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 — By almost a two-to-one margin, Americans are willing to pay more for cleaner and greener energy. They are willing to support a candidate who addresses the issue of climate change. This is a very good sign as America approaches mid-term Congressional elections later this year. The poll, conducted by Bloomberg, also gives

NOAA El Niño Report/June 2014: El Niño 2014 strength fading compared to super El Niño of 1997-98

El Niño 2014: Early strength fades

AUSTIN, June 12, 2014 — NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its monthly El Niño report for May on June 5. The consensus probability that there will be El Niño conditions for the Northern Hemisphere summer jumped to 70 percent, getting as high as 80 percent by late fall and winter. Last March saw the highest