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Radiation Fears?

A homeopathic and acupuncture proponent (Dr. (?) Mark Sircus) apparently from Brazil recently posted that Fukushima is going to kill a lot of people with radioactivity.  His claims appear to be on par with his referenced and disgraced H. Caldicott (Pandora’s Promise).  What is contrary is that a comment calling out a few problems with […]

To tax carbon? or not? Examine the basis!

The state of Washington’s Gov. Inslee has established a task force to recommend ways to reduce the state’s carbon emissions footprint.  Washington State is blessed with abundant hydro and nuclear electrical power, making it 80% ‘Green’ in that sector.  Replacing the singular coal plant with ‘renewable’ Maybewatts or natural gas would be barely noticed.  As […]

Big Economics and New EPA CO2 Rules

Dr. Peter Gleick of the  Fakegate episode1 postulates that due to the ever rising US GDP2, the impact of the recent US EPA carbon emissions regulations3 will hardly be seen economically. Or, rather, show a continued and perhaps even better situation. Sure hope so.  His (and the EPA’s) reasoning4 is that by graphics it would […]

Ellensburg WA Dumps Small Wind

Ellensburg WA dumps small wind and smart grid development as an expensive, unfinished, and failing experiment.

Subsidies for Oil Seed in Washington State

A 2012 white paper from WSU Pullman (http://tiny.cc/g9ye3w) identifies that no farmers elected to participate in the 2011 Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) subsidies.  Why? Because the sharp penciled farmers found it economically bad compared to standard crop insurance and market reliability of standard wheat crop rotations.  According to the study, farmers in the mid-Columbia […]