Transformation glitch? Biggest issue facing South Australia is electricity say 70%

A Sunday Mail survey (paywalled) shows that despite South Australia (SA) having more “free, cheap and clean” renewable electricity than just about anywhere in the world, the number one biggest issue for most South Australians is … “electricity.”

And despite all the renewable jobs created, the second most common concern is “jobs.” Going for the Paradox-Trifecta: most strangely of all, with elected leaders who are leading the largest energy transformation since civilization began, the third “biggest issue” facing South Australians is “political leadership.”

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REPORT: Trump Supports Pruitt’s Plan To Publicly Debate Climate Change

President Donald Trump privately supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called “red team, blue team” debate on climate change, but some within the White House are hesitant to move forward on the plan, according to a Monday report from E&E News.

“There is support for the initiative at the highest levels,” one Trump administration official told E&E News, referring to the EPA’s plan to debate the scientific consensus about climate change. Other officials are more hesitant to jump behind the idea.

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60 Minutes Describes Jerry Brown As A ‘Climate Missionary’ Who Preaches ‘The Gospel of Renewable Energy’

California Governor Jerry Brown is a “climate missionary, traveling the world, preaching the gospel of renewable energy,” according to the latest episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night.

The show’s description plays off Brown’s brief stint as a Jesuit seminarian in the late 1950s, but there’s a ring of truth to it. Brown, a Democrat, has made fighting global warming a central part of his governorship.

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Pope Francis Endorses Paris Summit, Links Severe Weather to Climate Change

Pope Francis has once again underscored the perils of man-made “climate change,” urging nations to adopt practical measures to counteract its effects.

After his “Angelus” message in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, the Pope gave a shout-out to the “One Planet Summit” that will take place in Paris this week, voicing his hopes for the summit’s success in fighting climate change.

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Opposing Keystone is anti-fossil fuel zealotry run amok

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) recently voted to approve the state’s segment of the 1,200-mile Keystone XL Pipeline. While that would appear to allow construction to move forward, more obstacles loom before KXL can finally bring North Dakota and Canadian crude oil to Texas refineries.

Commissioners who voted against approval have raised objections, some landowners still object to the pipeline crossing their lands, other landowners were not aware that the new route will cross their properties, and environmentalists plan more lawsuits to stop TransCanada’s plans to finish Keystone.

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It’s officially time to end the ‘war on coal’

At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others.

At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others.

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Dying Polar Bear Story Another Example Of Climate Porn

We finally have this year’s example of the new fad of claiming every polar bear that died of starvation (or on its way to starving to death) — and caught on film — is a victim of climate change: a young bear on Somerset Island near Baffin Island, Nunavut filmed in August during its last angonizing hours by members of an activist conservation organization called SeaLegacy.

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Does Bitcoin Really Cause Global Warming?

The green movement has found many things in modern life that cause global warming, but the latest really left us scratching our heads: Trading Bitcoins.

At this point it might be easier to ask, is there anything that doesn’t cause global warming?

No, it’s not a joke. Just about anything these days (Hat tip: The Daily Caller) even remotely connected to civilization, human flourishing, and comfort is, we’re told, a “cause” of global warming. It’s a crucial element of the Global Warming religion, which has only waxed even as real religion has waned.

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Time Running Out For Warming Hoaxters…Seven New Studies Show Large Parts Of Globe Cooling

Tibetan PlateauRecently I wrote about seven signs showing that the Earth has been cooling and likely will continue to cool.

To back this up, Kenneth Richards commented in a reply that this year has seen seven new peer-reviewed papers that show us that the Earth’s surface temperature at the poles and elsewhere has been cooling for about a decade. What’s worrisome is that the Southern Hemisphere surface is mostly ocean.

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Report: Trump Open To Drastically Reforming Biofuel Standard (with one big caveat)

President Donald Trump is open to changing the biofuel standard if it can be done without hurting oil refiners or the agricultural sector, lawmakers said Thursday after a meeting with the president.

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Utah’s Mike Lee requested the meeting to argue the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) threatens to put oil refineries in their districts out of business.

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Climate Policies: Real Economic Damage Fighting an Imaginary Problem

Sir Ian Byatt describes the self-induced plight of the UK, the nation perhaps most dangerously undermined by ill-advised energy policies supposedly to control the future weather.

Climate change is not the problem, but policies to fight it are. This blog has noted reports from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US (links below), with the UK now added.

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