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Trump Rejects Request For Emergency Order Protecting US Coal Power Plants

President Donald Trump rejected a plea Tuesday from energy companies for an emergency order protecting coal companies from a changing and shifting energy market.

The White House and the Department of Energy have agreed that an emergency rule is unnecessary. The Trump administration considered Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray’s request for the rule but decided not to issue the order, a White House official told The Washington Post.

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Court Blocks Major Natural Gas Pipeline because Feds Didn’t Consider CO2 Emissions

A federal court has halted a major natural gas pipeline project from being built on grounds that federal regulators did not consider the “carbon emissions that the pipelines will make possible.”

Judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled two to one against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which approves natural gas pipelines. The Sierra Club sued FERC over the approval of three natural gas pipelines to bring fuel to Florida power plants.

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Harvard Physicist: ‘Climate Science In Serious Trouble…Really Dirty People Doing Bad Stuff’

In a presentation (after the jump), Harvard astrophysicist Willie Soon came out blasting with both barrels at the corruption in climate science.

He started by saying that any respectable scientist would say that the American National Academy of Science (NAS) is “100 percent corrupt” and the climate scientists who put up the content at the NAS  are “really dangerous”, likening their solution for global warming to amputating a patient’s arms and legs in order to cure his headache.

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Why won’t the government admit the true cost of renewable energy?

(H/t Paul Homewood) Everyone knows that renewable power is inherently unreliable, or as engineers put it: “intermittent”. Nonetheless, there is a plan in place to become ever more reliant on these technologies for our electricity supply.

This has forced the government into taking a risky bet on unproven “flexibility measures”, in a desperate attempt to try and manage this huge technical challenge.

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Africa to Play the Trump Card on Coal: For Poverty Alleviation

Are Africa’s power needs in Trump’s hands?

Some see Donald Trump as a rich weirdo who doesn’t care about climate change.

Others believe he’s the first US president not to view Africa through a Western lens. His latest move on aid, the World Bank, and the Paris Green Fund suggest they may be right.

In June 2017, Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord on climate change, to the scorn of the Left and some in his own party.

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Bombshell: Activists Admit #ExxonKnew Is About Attacking Free Speech

The environmentalist campaign targeting ExxonMobil for its statements on climate change is primarily about the company’s position on public policy, according to a new study authored by an activist closely aligned with the campaign.

Environmental groups have claimed for years that ExxonMobil knew about climate change in the 1970s but then worked to suppress their own findings. But late Tuesday night, Harvard history professor Naomi Oreskes and her colleague Geoffrey Supran published a report conceding that #ExxonKnew was never really about what Exxon “knew,” but instead was focused on punishing the company for arguing against specific climate policy proposals.

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Dakota Access owner accuses green groups of inciting terrorism

Vandalizing a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline using blowtorches.

The owner of the Dakota Access oil pipeline sued environmental groups Tuesday, accusing them of fraud, racketeering, inciting terrorism and other charges stemming from their opposition to the project.

Energy Transfer Partners said in a statement that Greenpeace, BankTrack and Earth First “manufactured and disseminated materially false and misleading information about Energy Transfer and the Dakota Access Pipeline for the purpose of fraudulently inducing donations, interfering with pipeline construction activities and damaging Energy Transfer’s critical business and financial relationships.”

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Climate scientist calls Gore Film ‘bad science’ as sales nosedive

It was a tough weekend for Al Gore. Not only did “An Inconvenient Sequel” continue its nosedive at the box office, but the climate change documentary also drew a scathing rebuttal from a leading climate scientist.

Climatologist Roy W. Spencer, the principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, released Saturday an 81-page e-book on Amazon titled “An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy.”

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Al Gore and me — Don’t believe the hype

I was surprised to discover that Al Gore’s new movie begins with words from me!

While icebergs melt dramatically, Gore plays a clip of me saying, “‘An Inconvenient Truth’ won him an Oscar, yet much of the movie is nonsense. ‘Sea levels may rise 20 feet’ — absurd.” He used this comment from one of my TV shows.

The “20 feet” claim is absurd — one of many hyped claims in his movie.

His second film, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” shows lower Manhattan underwater while Gore intones: “This is global warming!”

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Solar Cycle Continues To Be The Weakest In Two Centuries

The sun in July 2017

By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt
(Translated/edited by P Gosselin)

Our source of energy and life at the center of our solar system was significantly below normal with respect to activity last month.

The measured sunspot number (SSN) was 18.3. That was only 36% of what is typical (51) this far into the solar cycle – calculated from the previous 23 solar cycles recorded.

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