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Bats and Wind Energy

Disturbing article today in our local rag out here in Pittsburgh. It’s about the toll the growing ranks of wind farms take on bats. On average, it’s estimated, each turbine kills 25 bats a year. The article also emphasizes what … Continue reading

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Energy Traps

The trouble with the way we talk about energy is that we talk only about energy. Energy sources – mostly fossil fuels, but also nuclear and hydroelectric – are not created or exploited in a void. Their production and use … Continue reading

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State of the Union

On the bright side, Obama didn’t talk about exploiting America’s reserves of oil and natural gas. And one of his examples of entrepreneurial role models was some guys building solar panels. But those were about the only bright spots environmentally … Continue reading

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Gas Holes

An AP report this week announces that gasoline consumption in America “is at the start of a long-term decline.” The premises in the article, by Jonathan Fraley (identified as “AP Energy Writer”), appear sound, and Fraley even quotes esteemed historian … Continue reading

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