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and with all the mockery I have heaped on Obama and windmills, I could not have dreamed up this headline and story, Wind farms may have warming effect - research: Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United...

From reader Tim, who writes: Was on pump in Wilmington NC earlier this week. Looks like No new oil from anwr, east coast, the gulf. No pipeline from Canada $4 gal Thanks Obama voters I can't imagine that signs like that aren't popping up all across America. Looks like Tim is  right,...

Please make more of these sort of arrogant and dismissive speeches. It helps motivate and bring out the base.  Our base: Update:  The Eagle has landed, er, pulled into the driveway, and this low blow on Rutherford B. Hayes has him agitated: The quote cited by Obama does exist...

I'm all in favor of wind energy.  If it works, do it.  But the notion that windmills will be anything more than a small aspect of electricity production is blowing smoke. I previously highlighted the problem in Britain, where wind turbine owners are paid not to...

Obama on our energy future: "We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance, algae -- you've got a bunch of algae out here," Obama said at the University of Miami today. "If we can...

Newt has released a 28 minute video discussing energy independence. (h/t numerous readers) Via Human Events, the video will be broadcast in key markets, in its entirety. Also, it was done entirely from memory, without aid of notes or a teleprompter. Big question: Will people watch a...

Windmills are a centerpiece of Obama's energy plans for the nation. We've already documented how wind power subsidies take from the windless to give to the winded, and some problems when the wind blows too much. Here's another, from Britain, regarding noise pollution: Wind turbines are being turned off...

When I dubbed the nascent Solyndra scandal "Teapot Solyndra" in memory of the Teapot Dome Scandal, I worried that I might be getting ahead of myself. But with this administration, it's hard to get ahead of oneself.  Fearing the worst usually is the safest bet. And that worst fear seems...

Taking wasted energy from auto traffic and turning it into electricity sounds hard to believe, but these Israeli researchers may be onto something (h/t LukeHandCool): Scientists in Israel say they have invented a way of turning traffic into electricity. The bright sparks at the country's Technion Institute of Technology...

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