… there are windmills
Pay-go Vichyism: you want Trump in 2020?
Because this is how you get Trump in 2020. The Intercept just gave us a fabulous gift, by which I mean a gift filled with unreality and myth, that illustrates what our […]
Lake Albigna, a glacial lake in retreat
Lake Albigna, near Vicosoprano, Switzerland, 2,163m (7,096 ft) above sea level. Dammed for hydropower in the 1950s, a gondola was built to transport equipment and workers to the base of the glacier […]
Why save coal instead of investing in wind?
Money moves toward enterprises where profit lies in waiting. But money runs as fast as possible from the tired and unprofitable. Consider the fortunes of wind-generated energy and that produced by burning […]
Let’s talk about oil pipelines, for instance
Wherein I try a new troll…#indiesplaining As with everything else, I’m no expert. I’m just some rando doing some supposing about things when a headline catches the eye. Right now I’m thinking […]
… near Amarillo, Texas.
President Donald on coal: ‘Yes.’ His chief economic adviser: ‘No.’
Is there a sane mind in the White House, one who believes the resurgence of coal promised by President Donald is a fiction concocted to garner November votes? Or who at least […]
Export U.S. coal to Asia? Not so fast, say three West Coast states — and Canada?
It appears Canada may no longer be a willing partner for American coal companies wishing to export coal to Asia. No economically feasible alternatives to get coal to Pacific Rim markets exist […]
If Congress decides to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure, keep tabs on who gets it
The grades are in. The nation’s infrastructure is close to failing. The 2017 report card of the American Society of Civil Engineers, posted today, gives the infrastructure on which America depends for […]
Despite campaign promises, Donald can’t revive the American coal industry
President Donald wants to revive America’s coal industry. He says regulations, most notably from the Environmental Protection Agency, have forced coal plants to close. So he wants to do away with those […]